Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 25, 2018

Pigs and rats

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.  He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.  He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.  It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.  Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”  “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”  The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”  This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.”  Acts 10:9-16

Many suppose this to change the law against the ‘unclean’ foods of Leviticus 11.  But a prophecy shows otherwise: “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things—they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the Lord.  “And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.”  Isaiah 66:17-18


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