Jan 24, 2015


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The question: should followers of Messiah Yeshua keep the scripturally identified Clean food laws and abstinence from Unclean contamination? Proper review of biblical text produces evidence that convicts sinners of their disobedience to Yehawah’s Commanded Laws. A few principles for discovering truth are required. 
1. Yehawah does not change His laws that govern physical reality. 
2. Messiah Yeshua said that he did not abolish the law, but came to magnify the correct application of Yehawah's Commandments and teach obedience. 
3. Messiah's apostles taught from the books of the law given to Moses and the truth revealed to the prophets. Messiah Yeshua continually referred to what was written in the law as evidence for His application of justice and mercy.
4. The apostle Paul was falsely accused of teaching disobedience to the law of Moses.
5. The symbolic practices of circumcision and animal sacrifice are the, "Works of the Law" that only pointed to the required Obedience to the law from a Heart of Faithfulness.
6. The Spirit of the Father teaches followers of Messiah Obedience to His Word of Truth.
7. Messiah Yeshua Faithfully Obeyed His Heavenly Father and remains in His Love Forever. Repent and be baptized and receive the Spirit of Holiness so that you may be cleansed from your sins. Sin is lawlessness.

Noah and Clean Food
In Genesis 8:20; Noah offered acceptable clean animals on an altar of sacrifice to Yehawah. Yehawah blessed Noah for obedience. Noah and his family would continue in the Covenant Law and received authority to govern the earth. 
In Genesis 1:26; 27; 28; 29, Adam was placed in authority and received instruction that identified the green plants that were edible for food.
 In Genesis 9:2; Noah receives the same authority over all animals.
In Genesis 9:3 NASB; Ge 8:20; Noah offered lawfully clean animals to Yehawah. Now Yehawah, tells Noah, "all moving with the identified life, to you may be food, as green plants, you were given. The lawfully clean animals were identified as the only living creatures that are edible for food. Just as Adam received instruction to identify the lawfully edible green plants. Yehawah instructs His family in the way that they should eat only lawfully clean, "Food."

Law and Truth or Traditions
Mark 7:1; 2; 3; 4; Messiah Yeshua corrected the Pharisees for adding human traditions and neglecting the correct application of the law.
Mark 7:5; 6-7; 8-9; The Pharisees condemned Messiah's disciples for NOT washing their hands before eating bread.
Mark 7:17; 18; 19; Messiah Yeshua explains from the law. If a person eats something unclean, that it will enter the stomach and then pass out in the excrement's. Temporary uncleanness is explained in the law and sometimes requires the quarantining of an unclean person. Messiah Yeshua identified the serious sin of rebellion against Yehawah's commandments as the True Uncleanness that enters the heart and defiles a person.
[the statement, "thus Jesus declared all foods clean." Is a lie that was added by heretics to promote the eating of unclean animals. Messiah Yeshua did not mention unclean animals, but was teaching obedience to Yehawah's commandments. (Isa 42:1; 3; 4; 6; 16; 21; 23; 24; Mt 5:17; 18; 19; 20; )]
Mark 7:20-21; 22-23; The hearts of the Pharisees were full of hypocrisy, lies, and lawless disobedience.

Common or Unclean?
Acts 11:5; 6; 7; Peter had a vision of many kinds of creatures and a voice telling him to kill and eat.
Acts 11:8; Peter said he has never eaten anything common or unclean. The word common refers to clean animals that have become contaminated through sickness or being killed by wild animals. Even clean animals can become unclean and not lawful for food.
Acts 11:9; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17:24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; Ro 1:5; 2:25; 26; 27; 28; 29;  16:25; 26; Peter later learned that the vision revealed that Yehawah's Spirit would cleanse the uncleanness of the Gentiles that were turning to obedience of Yehawah's commandments.

Abstinence from Contamination
Acts 15:20; 21; Peter lists four types of contamination that Gentiles should abstain from.
1. (1 Cor 10:18; 19; 20; 21; 23; 28; ) Idols are contaminated by the worship of demons.
2. (1 Cor 6:15; 16; 17; 18; ) Sexual immorality is contaminated by adultery and diseases. 
3. (Ge 8:20; 9:4; Lev 19:26; 1 Sam 14:33; )  Even lawfully clean animals are contaminated by strangulation. 
4. (Lev 3:17; 7:26; 17:10, 14; Dt 12:16, 23; 15:23; ) The consuming of blood is forbidden and a contamination. 
Acts 15:21;  Peter continues to identify that the law of Moses provides Yehawah's instruction for abstaining from contamination through obedience to the truth. Peter also reaffirms that the Gentile world was familiar with Yehawah's Sabbath commandment.
(1 Cor 10:23 NASB; Lev 5:2; 3; 7:19; 21; 10:10; 11; 11:1-18:1; 20:25; 21:1-27:27; Isa 35:8; 52:1; 11; 64:6; 65:4; Eze 22:26;  44:23; 24; )

Clean Meat or Vegetables
Romans 14:1; 2; Faith is believing and living by every word of Yehawah and keeping His Commandments. Yahweh's instruction identifies lawfully clean meat, but some Gentiles were vegetarians.
Romans 14:5 NASB; Ro 14:6 NASB; Mt 12:7-8; Lk 6:5; People generally make judgments day by day.  A person  makes judgments every day. Everyone must be fully convicted in their mind to observe the, "Sabbath" day of the Lord and intentionally eating or not eat with Thanksgiving to Yehawah.
Romans 14:13; 14; 1 Cor 8:11; 12; 13; Paul taught disciples of Messiah not to judge vegetarians that did not eat lawfully clean meat.  If a person was fearful of something then it would be unclean to them.

Tabernacle of Holiness
2 Corinthians 6:16; 17; 18; Yehawah Tabernacles in Faithful  Obedient followers of Messiah Yeshua. Keep the tabernacle of your heart mind and body clean by abstaining from sinful lawlessness that contaminates.
(Ex 20:5; 6; 7-8; Dt 6:4-5; 6-7; 13-15; 16-17; 8:2; 3; 30:15; 16; ; Mt 4:1-2; 3-4; 5; 6; 7; 8-9; 10-11; Mt 19:16; 17; Lk 10:26; 27; 28; Mk 12:28; 29; 30-31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36-37; ) 
see also:  SPiRiT of HOLiNESS

Sanctified by Yehawah's Word of Truth
1 Timothy 1:6; 7; 8; 2:7; 4:1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;  The apostle Paul warned Timothy that heretical teachings come from people following deceptive spirits and doctrines of demons.  Hypocritical liars forbid marriage and teach people to abstain from lawfully clean foods that Yehawah has created to be thankfully shared by those who believe and know the truth. From the beginning of creation Yehawah designated what is lawfully clean and good for food. The written instructions of Yehawah sanctify the lawfully clean foods according to His Word of Truth. The lawfully clean foods are to be received with prayer and Thanksgiving. Sound doctrine is based on the unchanging and trustworthy Word of Yehawah's Commandments' Laws and Truth.
(2 Timothy 2:15; 19; 21; 25; 26; 3:5; 7; 14; 15; 16; 17; 4:1; 2; 3; 4; )
see also:  NAILED to the CROSS   and  CURSE of the LAW