Sermon: The Diet Challenge Leviticus 11

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 8th, 2019

A part of the series.

“A glutton is a man who digs his own grave with his teeth”  French proverb.

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

Type Standard Unclean Reason?
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