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Are you eating food sacrificed to idols?
World Net Daily ^ | January 27, 2011 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 01/31/2011 7:43:38 AM PST by Objective Scrutator

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1 posted on 01/31/2011 7:43:40 AM PST by Objective Scrutator
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To: Objective Scrutator

Eat more pork!


2 posted on 01/31/2011 7:45:42 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Objective Scrutator

That’s not kosher.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 7:46:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Objective Scrutator

“Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington”

Oh my, is there no place to hide? I was thinking of moving to northern Idaho or northern Washington...


4 posted on 01/31/2011 7:47:03 AM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: bgill
Eat more pork!

And shrimp, and catfish....

5 posted on 01/31/2011 7:47:28 AM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Objective Scrutator

I kill, gut, skin, and butcher my own.
No worries here.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 7:49:01 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Mat 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’ “


7 posted on 01/31/2011 7:49:29 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Objective Scrutator
That's one of the benefits of my pork and beer diet.
8 posted on 01/31/2011 7:49:40 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: bgill
Deserves repeating in H1 heading...

Eat More Pork


9 posted on 01/31/2011 7:49:57 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Objective Scrutator
10 Signs Your Co-Worker Is An Alien.

And now, for #11: Takes WND Seriously.

10 posted on 01/31/2011 7:51:01 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Objective Scrutator

Stupid, stupid article. World Net Daily has become World Nut Daily.


11 posted on 01/31/2011 7:51:26 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Objective Scrutator

“You could be eating beef, chicken, etc., offered up to Allah and not even know it”

LoL. Oh, good gravy. Yeah, that’s a real worry of mine. Lol.
Oh, Brother!


12 posted on 01/31/2011 7:52:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Objective Scrutator
You are what you eat recipes can be found at

http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/tv-show-recipes/you-are-what-you-eat-recipes

13 posted on 01/31/2011 7:54:50 AM PST by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Pass me my bag of pork rinds ...


14 posted on 01/31/2011 7:56:13 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: DannyTN

> Mat 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’ “

Well said, Danny. My faith trumps any silly mumbo-jumbo incantations. You can only pry my delicious lamb stew from my cold dead hands. Grace said at the table knocks out any spiritual impurities! :-)

Christians, I think you need to be less fearful and more confident in the Lord your God.


15 posted on 01/31/2011 7:58:03 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Objective Scrutator
I don't care. I seriously could care less. I eat what i want to eat and don't care if it has been blessed, sacrificed or even has some sort of curse. Why anyone would care about this is beyond me.
16 posted on 01/31/2011 7:59:35 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Objective Scrutator
those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah.

I personally don't really care whether it's halal or not, because I don't recognize their "god." There is only one God, and "allah" ain't it. So IMO they can face Mecca when they slaughter the animal, or they can face Dubuque, IA. Doesn't mean anything to me. I'm sure we have atheists, wiccans, buddhists, etc. also processing food products. I don't care if they chant druid prayers or bark at the moon, so long as what I'm buying isn't tainted.

And if I want pork products in my food, that's what I'll buy.

17 posted on 01/31/2011 8:01:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Oh good grief


18 posted on 01/31/2011 8:03:09 AM PST by mnehring
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Pass me my bag of pork rinds ...

Yumm. I wonder if you were eating those at work and a Muslim worked in your office if he/she could complain because the dusting could get into their burka and maybe into their mouth. Something to ponder is this day of wackiness.


19 posted on 01/31/2011 8:03:25 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Objective Scrutator

It’s questionable that unknowingly eating meat that’s been gone over with some hand waving and some Moobah Floobah, Shooba Dooba! incantation is going to have spiritual ramifications.

Of course just eat pork and solve all your problems.


20 posted on 01/31/2011 8:03:29 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Oh, my goodness. What goofballery.


21 posted on 01/31/2011 8:06:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: napscoordinator

Pass me a bag of pork rinds and a fan.


22 posted on 01/31/2011 8:09:49 AM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Objective Scrutator

No different than eating Hebrew National hot dogs.


23 posted on 01/31/2011 8:10:25 AM PST by topcat54 ("Dispensationalism -- an error of Biblical proportions.")
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To: Objective Scrutator
1) Trounce sharia
2) If you are unaware of the travesty, you are not complicit
3) It is not what enters a man that condemns him, but what comes out of the man.
24 posted on 01/31/2011 8:11:51 AM PST by G Larry
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To: TexasPatriot1

I wonder what other people in your apartment building say?

And the people at the leash free area of your city park must be terrified to see you :-)


25 posted on 01/31/2011 8:12:45 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: bgill
"Eat more pork!"


26 posted on 01/31/2011 8:19:05 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Objective Scrutator

In 1 Corinthians 10, the Apostle Paul lays out what is essentially a “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” regarding meats sacrificed to idols. My take is that Christians should probably not eat meat that they know is halal, but do not need to worry about unknowingly eating it and should not ask if meat is halal.

I won’t eat meat that is labeled or advertised as halal. That said, it might not be completely clear whether halal food is actually “sacrificed” to the muslim moon god when it is blessed in its name.

25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; 26 for “the earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness.”
27 If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake. 28 But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness.” 29 “Conscience,” I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience? 30 But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:25-31


27 posted on 01/31/2011 8:20:11 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: magslinger

lol. Love it.


28 posted on 01/31/2011 8:21:45 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Objective Scrutator

“You could be eating beef, chicken, etc., offered up to Allah and not even know it.”

Key words, “not even know it”. Regarding things like this, if you don’t know it, you didn’t do it. Eating food that you KNOW was sacrificed to idols is not the same thing as eating food that was “sacrificed to idols” but there was no clue that it had been. The former is all we can control, and all we, as Christians, are responsible for.

One needs to also consider what “sacrificed to idols” really means.


29 posted on 01/31/2011 8:22:44 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Objective Scrutator

This is sad.

Only those who are new or haven’t built up their faith enough would have trouble with this. But why bring it up? So that those who are weak can be made afraid? Why not preach that Christ and the Father are bigger and are GOD and some demon named allah is not to be feared? What possible point could there be to all of this?

Preach Christ and HIS salvation. That would be more important.


30 posted on 01/31/2011 8:22:58 AM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Objective Scrutator

I eat Kosher, too, so what? Food is food. I couldn’t care less who blessed it, idolized it, or said a prayer before it.


31 posted on 01/31/2011 8:23:06 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Objective Scrutator

>>...but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah. <<

If one looks up the word “blessed” and the word “sacrificed”, they will find two completely different meanings. One is not the other.


32 posted on 01/31/2011 8:25:15 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: DannyTN
Mat 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’ “

Or in the case of the is pastor, makes him an idiot.

In the Bible, Paul was the one eating the meat, there was nothing wrong with it, just be careful about those weak in the faith who might stumble.

33 posted on 01/31/2011 8:25:59 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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>>In a sermon last weekend which he posted online, Biltz explained, “In order for it to be halal, they have to slaughter the animal facing Mecca ... and they have to say this prayer about Allah is great and greater than all other gods. Muslims can only eat food that is halal, that has been sacrificed to their idol, Allah ... and with Allah’s name prayed over it.” <<

In the above statement the author makes the mental leap that the food is sacrificed merely because it is “prayed over”. That is a grossly incorrect inference.


34 posted on 01/31/2011 8:27:36 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

27 If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake.

That is very interesting. I wonder if I get invited to a friends home who is not Catholic during Lent and they are having steaks. I can eat them without sin? Wow. I like this little quote that is not mentioned much. I wonder if the Catholic Bible says the same? Or are you Catholic?????? I HOPE.....lol.


35 posted on 01/31/2011 8:28:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: choctaw man

I was driving around SeaTac airpoirt a few months ago and in a five block radius found no fewer than 3 “halal” markets.


36 posted on 01/31/2011 8:28:44 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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"From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol," Biltz told WND.

Very true. Allah is merely the monotheisation of Hubal, an ANE astral and fertility god.

37 posted on 01/31/2011 8:29:10 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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I don't care. I seriously could care less. I eat what i want to eat and don't care if it has been blessed, sacrificed or even has some sort of curse. Why anyone would care about this is beyond me.

I care--or should I say CAIR--and appear to be in the minority.

It is NOT whether anything I eat has been "blessed" by some Mullah-Mullah, with incantations over their faux, pagan, god, any more than eating Kosher foods....

IT'S the fact of "LEGITIMIZING" the Mooozies!

That and my NOT wanting to support them in any way, shape or form as they labor (stealthily) towards ever more of injecting Islam/Sharia into our lives, be it a Mosque at Ground Zero, a Crescent-Shaped Memorial in Pa to honor the heroes of Flt 93 or, Sharia ("No Interest") banking, Courts making rulings based on the Qur'an, eating any foods which they insist must be slaughtered according to Islam in order to be considered "acceptable," etc.

Start doing a little due diligence, all, as to "Sharia Creep" and maybe, just maybe, some will reconsider.

As for me, I WILL begin looking for Halal labels and asking if any meat I purchase is same.

It's the principle, donthca know?

38 posted on 01/31/2011 8:29:27 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: DannyTN

“Mat 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’”

You, like most Christians, need to learn context.

Of course, it doesn’t make you “unclean” (that is, unable to approach God through prayer.)

That is not at issue, and has to be read in context, and harmonized with the entire Bible.

There is a black letter teaching, in Acts, to for Christians to avoid eating meat sacrificed to idols, blood, and from living animals.

Meat sacrificed to idols should be avoided because you give credence (credibility) to the religion that is partaking in the sacrifice.

It doesn’t make you “unclean,” except by the fact that you are (indirectly) taking part in a pagan ritual, which makes the pagans look “OK” to outsiders.

Me, I don’t want to endorse Islam.


39 posted on 01/31/2011 8:34:09 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Objective Scrutator
Pretty sure "food sacrificed to idols" was dealt with by Paul who said:

Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat such food they think of it as having been sacrificed to an idol, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Stop looking for things to be upset about!

40 posted on 01/31/2011 8:34:32 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Good point. The one thing I am not worrying too much about is for years and years Kocher has been available but I don’t believe I ever ate any so I assume it will be the same with this Hulul (whatever the word is).


41 posted on 01/31/2011 8:36:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Tax-chick

Acts 15:29 (New International Version, ©2011)

29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.

Farewell.

People need to realize that the ENTIRE Bible must be read, and read together.

The admonition against pagan meat is very clear, and has nothing to do with “cleanliness” (ability to pray to God).

It has to do with indirect endorsement of a false religion, however small.


42 posted on 01/31/2011 8:37:41 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: TruthConquers

Amen, TC!


43 posted on 01/31/2011 8:43:31 AM PST by Budge (Who will protect us from the protectors?)
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To: VictoryGal
Christians, I think you need to be less fearful and more confident in the Lord your God.

Paul's teaching, which he explains in Romans 14:14-23 and 1 Corinthians 8:4-13, is that eating food sacrificed to idols is not wrong in and of itself, but is better avoided for the sake of Christians who think it is wrong and would consequently be led into sin (Rom 14:23).

44 posted on 01/31/2011 8:44:00 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: ScottinVA

Now I don’t know how similar halal is to kosher-—but kosher beef is usually dry because all the blood is drained from the cow. I like my beef rare....and hell, I like pork too much anyway.


45 posted on 01/31/2011 8:45:32 AM PST by brooklyn dave (Solidarity with the Copts! (the original Egyptians))
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To: Objective Scrutator
Are you eating food sacrificed to idols?

Big friggin deal, according to the Apostle Paul.
46 posted on 01/31/2011 8:50:52 AM PST by aruanan
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To: DannyTN

Then, logically, reciting from the koran makes a person unclean.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 8:55:14 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: Objective Scrutator

I have never in my life walked into a restaurant, butcher shop or supermarket and asked about which idols my food was sacrificed to. Why? Because I don’t care and this article does nothing to change my mind.


48 posted on 01/31/2011 8:56:44 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Objective Scrutator

Wouldn’t saying grace over the meal in Jesus name trump Allah?


49 posted on 01/31/2011 8:56:57 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: RobRoy
Eating food that you KNOW was sacrificed to idols is not the same thing as eating food that was “sacrificed to idols” but there was no clue that it had been. The former is all we can control, and all we, as Christians, are responsible for.

According to the Apostle Paul, eating food that you KNOW was sacrificed to idols is no different from eating food you didn't know was sacrificed to idols or food that wasn't sacrificed to idols, except if a weak brother observes you eating food sacrificed to idols and his faith is harmed.

The bottom line for everyone: "But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do."
50 posted on 01/31/2011 8:57:19 AM PST by aruanan
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