The Importance Of Not Eating Pork Or Touching Its Carcass. There is a great debate among many Christian regarding the eating of pork, and we mustn’t confuse the teaching of God with the will of humankind.
To fully understand why the eating of pork is an abomination to God and His words, let us delve deep into the Bible and find the answers that teach us about what God ordained and for humanity to follow.
Leviticus 11:1-8 And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless, these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud or divide the hoof: as the camel, because it cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; it is unclean unto you.
And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
And the swine, though he divides the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
We must remember that every instruction God gives to us and uses the word SHALL means absolute and cannot be diluted or changed from what he told us to do.
Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.
Deuteronomy 14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
Matthew 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments and teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Acts 10:9-15 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 starving and would have eaten, but he fell into a trance while they made ready.
And saw heaven opened, and a specific vessel descending upon 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 world, wild beasts, creeping things, and fowls of the air.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Acts 10:28 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 God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Many Christians misconstrued the teaching and the vision that Peter received, associating his dream with the eating of pork. However, the animal in Peter’s vision was a metaphor; it was related to preaching the gospel to humanity irrespective of their religious background.
God has never cleansed the pig, and he was never talking to Peter about the swine, so if someone wants to consume pork, do so but do not believe that God has ever sanctified or blessed the pig for human consumption.