MaxGravy wrote: fredzoyt wrote:
All this talk of animal innards is making me hungry for some tripe.
So your body isn't a temple?
Matthew 15:11 - "What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
The law was abolished when Christ came to die for our sins, because after that salvation was a matter of faith plus works, not strictly works. The law was also an anomaly in the historical timeline. For example, the mark God placed on Cain was to prevent anyone from harming him, not to single him out. Under the law, Cain would not have retained his life. Moses brought the law because people were worshipping false idols and so it was a time of reprimand essentially. As for the pork (and shrimp) thing specifically, it was simply a matter of health in a time when there weren't good refrigeration techniques.
With regard to the Romans passage, it's essentially another version of the one that says if your right hand causes you to sin then cut it off. If something causes you to stumble then avoid it. If it doesn't cause you to stumble, then it's not a problem.
As for me, I haven't met a food I didn't like as long as it's prepared how I like it! Although I'll take the beef pho over the tripe hands down