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Bible Q

Does Paul’s advice to eat whatever is sold in the meat market (1 Co 10:25) contradict James’ letter (Acts 15:29) not to eat meat with blood in it?

The answer here has to be “yes”. There’s no way to reconcile the two following passages, other than by allowing that circumstances had changed. First, the Jerusalem council, dated to around 49 CE. 19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, 20but should write to […]

Did Jesus sweat blood and what did it mean?

You also say: When it says and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground, do you think it was blood and if so what was the meaning or symbol did this represent? I think that this description, is referring to blood pigment in sweat, which very occasionally […]

Is it okay for Christians to eat pork and shellfish?

Yes, all food is permitted for Christians Yes, according to the New Testament it is perfectly okay for Christians to eat pork and shellfish, both of which were prohibited to Jews in the Law of Moses. This is illustrated by Mark’s comment that Jesus “declared all foods clean”: Mark 7:18 And [Jesus] said to them, “Then are you […]

What is the significance of Exodus 29:20?

… and you shall kill the ram and take part of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tips of the right ears of his sons, and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the great toes of their right feet, and throw […]

When Jesus went back to heaven after his resurrection, did he sprinkle blood on the altar or mercy seat?

Most sacrifices were completed by sprinkling some blood from the sacrifice on the altar. And in one specific case (Lev 16) on the mercy seat (or atonement cover). Since Jesus’ death was a sacrifice, it might make sense that his blood should be sprinkled on the altar. But there’s no evidence that this happened, nor […]

Should Christians eat meat with blood?

Noah The question of eating blood goes right back to God’s instruction to Noah after the flood. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. (Genesis 9:3-4) This […]