Skip to comments.Are you eating food sacrificed to idols?
Posted on 01/31/2011 7:43:38 AM PST by Objective Scrutator
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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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
Then, logically, reciting from the koran makes a person unclean.
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.
Wouldn’t saying grace over the meal in Jesus name trump Allah?
“Cat: the other white meat.”
Farewell to you, too. I plan to.
“So many recipes, so little time ...”
>>You, like most Christians, need to learn context.<<
I don’t think that is the issue here. The context was implied, at least in what I was reading. And the context of Christianity itself supports DannyTN’s point.
I suspect that nobody on this thread would eat anything that had “HALAL” on the package, and for the very reason you give - supporting the religious belief it involves.
Your remark was also condescending.
>>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 <<
I disagree. I think that is why Paul had a “DADT” attitude about it. And yes, it was about the weaker brother.
The spirit of this is pretty clear. Food is food, but you are not to “appear” to be supporting the false religion.
If there is some guy in the kitchen at your favorite restaurant “sacrificing” the meat before he cooks it, and you don’t know it, you need not even think about it. OTOH, if there is the phrase “HALAL Restaurant” in big neon letters at the door of the restaurant, you should avoid it. Even then,there is nothing wrong with the food, but the reason for avoiding it is to keep from damaging the “lesser brother”.
Don’t even get me started about drinking alcohol. That one is a REAL conundrum - for some.
That is one of the best posts in this thread.
This is stupid. You mean you should not eat food that a Jew has blessed, or I shouldn’t eat food that a Christian has blessed? Silly.
Why should anyone care?
Depends, the rest of the chapter makes clear that what comes out of the mouth reveals what's in the heart. So if you recited the Koran to show people how false it is, then no. But if you recited the Koran, because in your heart you were hoping the Koran was true instead of those original scriptures, then yeah, definitely.
I’m glad to know this. I do not want to support in any way Islam or muslims.