FALSE TEACHINGS ABOUT FOOD?

DID YOU KNOW that most Christians have been taught false teachings about food?

". . .And (Peter) saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, 'Rise, Peter: kill and eat.' But Peter said, 'Not so, Adoni! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.' And a voice spoke to him again the second time, 'What Elohim has cleansed you must not call common.' " [Acts 10: 11-15]

This happened three times and Peter refused to eat. Then the sheet was taken back up into heaven.

This raises an interesting question, as it happened after Y'hoshua had returned to the Father. If He had done away with the Law (the Torah), as so many believe, why didn't Peter know about it?

Next, this brings us to Peter's understanding about the significance of the sheet filled with all kinds of animals, birds and creeping things: "And he said to them, 'You know that a Yehudite man is not allowed to associate with, or go to one of another race. But Elohim has shown me that I SHOULD NOT CALL ANY MAN COMMON OR UNCLEAN.' " [Acts 10:28]

"And opening his mouth, Peter said, 'Truly I see that Elohim shows no partiality, but in every nation, he who fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.' " [Acts 10:34-35]

What is righteousness? "And YHVH commanded us to do all these laws, to fear YHVH Elohanu (our El), for our good always, to keep us alive, as it is today. And it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this command before YHVH Elohanu, as He has commanded us." [Deuteronomy 6:24-25]

Example: "Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness (see above) and lawlessness (violation of the Torah)? And what fellowship has light with darkness? And what agreement has the Messiah with Baal (meaning: lord)? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? And what union has the Dwelling Place of YHVH with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, 'I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.' Therefore, 'Come out from among them and be separate, says YHVH, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you. And I shall be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says YHVH Shaddai (the Almighty).'" [2 Corinthians 6:14-18]

In order to find out what is unclean, one must go back to Leviticus 11, where YHVH gave to Moses a description of all the clean animals, birds and creeping things which we are allowed to eat, and the unclean which we are not allowed to eat.

Now, after reading Leviticus 11, let's read 1 Timothy 4:1-5, "But the Spirit distinctly says that in latter times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having been branded on their own conscience, forbidding to marry, (saying) to abstain from foods which YHVH created to be partaken with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. Because every creature of YHVH is good, and none is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is set apart by the Word of YHVH and prayer."

Again, where in the Word can one find a list of clean creatures that YHVH has set apart for our consumption? In the Torah, for "One law is for you of the assembly and for the stranger who sojourns with you -- a law forever throughout your generations. As you are, so is the stranger before YHVH. One Torah and one right-ruling is for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you." [Numbers 15:15-16]

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