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Clean And Unclean Foods


  • 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,
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.
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:
And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
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:
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.
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.
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.
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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