posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 02:30 AM
Originally posted by americandingbat
As long as people don't lose sight that religious commandments don't require confirmation by modern science to be valid or beneficial,
your right on this point. sometimes god may command something you dont fully understand. there is a certain amount of trust that god knows what he's
but whats interesting is that as i study deeper and deeper, jesus' 2 commandments that he stated to the pharisee's becomes more and more true.
interestingly enough im beginning to see how every single law and detail of the law fits into those commandments. even with regard to eating bacon.
however, it should be noted too that later, unclean animals where declared clean. whatever protection not eating pork gave, it wasnt critical enough
to continue forbidding pork. another aspect of the commandment was that it was symbolic of something.
in hebrews, paul described the law as a "shadow" of things to come. so pork may have had a significance with regards to christ.
we have to remember that only "clean" animals were allowed to be sacrificed. psalms states that mankind cannot furnish their own savior. hebrews
states that the blood of animals cannot take away sin of man. even if the jews were to take one of their own (human) and sacrifice him, it wouldnt
work. he is sinful (unclean). humankind HAD to wait for jesus, since he is the only one "clean" or sinnless. its interesting to note that in
revelation he is depited as a lamb (clean animal)
so why was pork permitted after? well in a symbolic sense it was declared clean. this parallels the christian congregation. if one took advantage of
the ransom they were declared holy or sanctified. in this respect they were declared clean.
so besides the standards interesting dietary reasons, there are also symbolic ones