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Clean And Unclean Foods

2016-01-16

  • At Creation, the Creator made certain animals and plants to be eaten.
  • Others are not to be eaten and are called in the Bible unclean.
  • The difference in clean and unclean was recognized from the very beginning of mankind.

Gen. 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

  • A fuller explanation is found in Leviticus 11
  • Since the Creator Himself has made a distinction between clean and unclean, we try our best to abide by His word.
  • We, therefore, do not eat eagles, falcons, crows, hawks, seagulls, owls, cats, rats, pigs, clams, crabs, etc.
  • Peters Vision Acts 10

Acts.10:1-2 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
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A devout man, and one that feared Elohim with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to Elohim alway.

  • Cornelius was a non-Jew. He was of the nations. He was a Gentile.
  • The Jews considered Gentiles Unclean or uncommon.
  • Acts.10:3-5
  • He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of Elohim coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it Master? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before Elohim.
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And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter.

Acts.10:9-14 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
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And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
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And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
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Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
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And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.
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But Peter said, Not so, Master; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

  • Peter first thought that Yahweh was telling Him to eat unclean food.
  • Note Peter refused.

Acts 10:24-28 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
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And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
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But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
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And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.
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And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but Elohim hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

  • Peters vision had nothing to do with food.
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