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Eating Pork

Is it right or wrong to eat pig meat (pork) and what does the Bible say about this?

Eating pork was indeed prohibited under the law. Leviticus 11:7 states, "And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you." However, we are not under the same restrictions today. In 1Timothy 4, Paul warns Timothy of seducing spirits who will be teaching doctrines of devils in the last days. Of them he states:\

1 Timothy 4:3-5 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

This passage clearly teaches that no meat is prohibited today. It is not unclean because it is "sanctified" (made clean) by the word of God and prayer. It is true that most cultures have certain meats that they will not eat. But this is not God's prohibition. I tell people that if they can thank God for it (1 Timothy 4:4), then they can eat it. Pork is not prohibited by the Bible for believers today. In fact, the Bible teaches that those who teach it to be wrong to eat certain meats are actually teaching doctrines of devils. We need to be careful to stay away from such false teaching.