WHAT’S FOR DINNER
If you live in America, you will have or has had someone knocking at your door. They want to tell you about their beliefs. So you try to be nice and let them talk. But after some time you find they do not want to know about what you believe, they just want to tell you about their beliefs.
You have some (Religions) who tell you what you should eat and not eat (Even telling you that it is in the Bible).
Let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this. Let us not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.
Some people have wrong understanding that leads to wrong believing.
The Old Testament Law tells us what we can do and not do what we can eat and not eat.
Jesus came and fulfilled the law.
We are no longer under the laws of The Old Testament.
Reading in Acts, Peter saw heaven opening and an object like a great sheet, bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter, kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord for I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” And the voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”
In Romans Paul a bondservant of Jesus Christ says, “I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
He goes on to say that we should not judge our brother, if what you eat or drink is unclean to you then you should not eat it. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.
You should not cause your brother to stumble. In other words, do not tell your brother who eats meat or seafood that it is unclean or a sin to do so. If your brother does not think it is a sin then it is not.
Do you have faith? Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
This is what Jesus is saying in Matthew 15, “It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a man.”
Peter asked Jesus to “explain the parable to us?” Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding?” “Do you not yet understand “whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated; but those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man?
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Read your Bible for yourself, so you know what the Word says and no one can condemn you or make you condemn yourself.
God Bless You