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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 8th, 2019
A part of the Let's Get Levitical: A Spiritual Workout series.
How much do we as Christians think about how we are to be holy in relation to food.
What does Leviticus have to teach us, and why are we now allowed to eat pigs?
The text of the sermon is here
The Food Laws in Leviticus 11
|Animals||Parted or cloven hoof and chews the cud, eg. cattle, sheep, goats||Camel, rock badger, hare, pig||Do not fit the standard. Also if it can be sacrificed, generally, it can be eaten|
|Fish||Has fins and scales||Shellfish etc.||Do not fit the standard|
|Birds||Not defined, so generally all birds, with these exceptions||Eagle, vulture, kite, owls, bat etc.||Not explained but assumed association with blood, as carrion eaters|
|Insects||Flying, hopping insects eg. grasshoppers||Winged, walking insects||Perhaps plant eating. Also not confused in movement.|
|Swarming things||Not allowed at all||Mice, rats, lizards etc.||Movements are “abnormal”, slithery, or rapid|