Is there a reason why we are not to eat pork? Can it have anything to do with how close the pig is to what a human is? Why the exclusion of meat from predators? Shellfish?
There’s a place in Acts where God removes the ban on certain foods. (paraphrase) “Do not call unclean that which God has made clean.”
No, in fact, there isn't. Peter's dream is interpreted by Peter himself, just a few passages down. The dream is about accepting the gentiles into the church. The spin you have absorbed is the doctrine of a church, not the Word... To believe it is to believe that God changed what is declared to be unchangeable in the OT, and denies the direct, explicit commandment of Jesus Christ to keep and do the Torah, and denies the prophets who have predicted that the whole world will follow the law of God by the end.
But that is not the point here... I was just expanding upon the idea that Maelstorm introduced. Food laws are just one aspect. There are many things in the Bible having to do with DNA and seed that might be taken as physical that many have taken as spiritual... IF physical, the ramifications are daunting.