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Is it OK for a Christian to drink wine?

The full question: I would like to know whether I could drink wine.  I heard over a television site (Christian) that we should not drink anything that is fermented.  Also, regarding eating crab, prawns (shell fish), and any fish without scales. The short answer is yes, it is permissible for a Christian to drink wine […]

Why did the Old Testament make a distinction between certain meats (i.e., clean and unclean) but not plants, even though some plants are poisonous?

There are two possible reasons why the law was given distinguishing between clean and unclean animals: (1) The main reason, because it is the one explicitly stated in the Bible was that the people were to “not defile themselves”, the physical defilement apparently emblematic of spiritual defilement. Leviticus 11:43-44 Do not make yourselves detestable by […]

Is a puffer fish ‘kosher’?

(Before answering this question, it’s worth noting that “kosher” rules — which are part of the Law of Moses — do not apply to Christians. For more on this, see the answer to ‘Is it okay for Christians to eat pork and shellfish?‘.) The Law of Moses said: “Of all that are in the waters […]

What foods did Jesus eat?

It is specifically stated that Jesus ate bread (Matt 26:26), fish (Luke 24:42), and wine (Luke 7:34). On one occasion it is recorded that he intended to eat figs (Mark 11:13). It is also reasonable to assume that Jesus ate the Passover lamb, as well as the other foods usual for the times, such as […]

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 […]

Should I welcome preachers in my house?

Q: God welcomes everyone, regardless of what we eat or when we rest, doesn’t he? We were taught to not open the door to people we do not know well. Why should I welcome people that I don’t know right into my house? Should people wishing to spend some time in my house explaining some […]

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 […]