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Biblical Dietary Laws

Clean Animals you CAN eat:
Whatever animals that have divided or cloven hoofs and chews its cud you may eat. Lev. 11:2; Deut 14:6.


Fishes that have fins and scales may be eaten (Bass, croppie, flounder, cod,  haddock, pike, salmon, sunfish, mackerel, snapper, trout, perch, smelt,  tuna, etc.). Lev. 11:9; Deut 14:9.

All clean birds can be eaten (e.g., chicken, turkey, pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, etc.). Deut 14:11, 20. 


Insects-locust, bald locust, grasshoppers. Lev. 11:22. 


If a clean animal dies it is considered unclean until evening. Lev. 11:39-30. 


Animals  which you can eat--ox, sheep, goats, deer, roebuck, gazelle, fallow  deer, wild goat, antelope, buffalo, caribou, elk, ibex, wild ox, moose,  chamois. Deut. 12:15,22; Deut 14:4-6.

Clean Animals you CAN'T eat:
Camel (does not have a divided hoof). Lev. 11:4; Deut. 14:7.
Rabbits, hares, and rock hyrax (does not have a divided hoof). Lev. 11:5-6; Deut. 14:7.
Cattle which either do not chew the cud or divide the hoof (horse, donkey, quagga, llama, etc.). Lev. 11:4; Deut 14:7.
Swine or hog (does not chew the cud). Lev. 11:7; Deut. 14:8.
Creeping  things-weasel, mouse, tortoise, turtle, sand reptile, ferret,  chameleon, gecko, frogs, toads, snakes, crocodile, lizard, squirrel,  raccoon, mole. Lev. 11:29-31.
All water life that does not have fins  and scales are not to be eaten (e.g., shrimp, lobster, snails, clams,  shark, shell fish, eels, catfish, scallop, octopus, etc.). Lev.  11:10-12; Deut 14:10.
Every creeping thing that flies is unclean. Deut 14:19.
Unclean  birds-Eagle, buzzard, osprey, vultures, kite, ravens, owl, night hawk,  ostrich, hawk, little owl, cormorant, great owl, falcon, swan, pelican,  stork, herons, hoopoe, bats (and the eggs of unclean birds). Lev.  11:13-19; Deut 14:12-18.
All winged insects that walk on all fours. Lev. 11:20.
Whatever crawls upon its belly or is multi-footed among all creeping things that creep on the earth. Lev. 11:42.
Whatever  goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, are  unclean (e.g., dogs, cats, coyote, bears, foxes, etc.). Lev. 11:27.

PIG & PORK FACTS
THE  pig or swine is a very popular food item with most Christians. Yet  Christians are unaware that the God they profess to believe in had  condemned the eating of swine's flesh.
The condemnation was based on some very sound biological principles. 


Here are some facts on pork that prove it to be a very unhealthy food to eat:
A pig is a real garbage gut. 


It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. 


They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals. The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. 


Their meat can be 30 times more toxic than beef or venison.
When  eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so  what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and  can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4  hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level of toxins  within a shorter time.
Unlike other mammals, a pig does not sweat or  perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the  body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and  in the meat. Pigs and swine are so poisonous that you can hardly kill  them with strychnine or other poisons.
Farmers will often pen up  pigs within a rattlesnake nest because the pigs will eat the snakes, and  if bitten they will not be harmed by the venom. When a pig is  butchered, worms and insects take to its flesh sooner and faster than to  other animal's flesh. In a few days the swine flesh is full of worms.
Swine  and pigs have over a dozen parasites within them, such as tapeworms,  flukes, worms, and trichinae. There is no safe temperature at which pork  can be cooked to ensure that all these parasites, their cysts,and eggs  will be killed. Pig meat has twice as much fat as beef. A 3 oz T bone  steak contains 8.5 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork chop contains 18 grams of  fat. A 3 oz beef rib has 11.1 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork spare rib has  23.2 grams of fat. Cows have a complex digestive system, having four  stomachs. It thus takes over 24 hours to digest their vegetarian diet  causing its food to be purified of toxins. 


In contrast, the swine's one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh. 


And the  swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it is  unclean unto you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead  carcass).
The  trichinae worm of the swine is microscopically small, and once ingested  can lodge itself in our intestines, muscles, spinal cord or the brain.  This results in the disease trichinosis.
The symptoms are sometimes  lacking, but when present they are mistaken for other diseases, such as  typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, MS, meningitis, gall bladder  trouble, or acute alcoholism. The pig is so poisonous and filthy, that  nature had to prepare him a sewer line or canal running down each leg  with an outlet in the bottom of the foot. Out of this hole oozes pus and  filth his body cannot pass into its system fast enough. Some of this  pus gets into the meat of the pig. There are other reasons grounded in  biological facts that could be listed to show why pigs and swine should  not be eaten. But a true Christian should only need one reason why not  to eat this type of food because God prohibited it.

"And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it is  unclean unto you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead  carcase." - Leviticus 11:7,8; Deuteronomy 14:8

Those who say Christ abolished the law condemning pork are motivated by their stomach not Scripture. The problems with pork are biological, and Christ never changed the laws of biology.