How does one sort through the claim that evangelical Protestants who oppose homosexuality are being inconsistent, because consumption of unclean meats is also considered an abomination?
Mark Huey of Outreach Israel Ministries delivers the following message on the Torah portion for this week: B’har-B’chuqotai or “On the mount-By My Regulations”
Mark Huey of Outreach Israel Ministries delivers the following message on the Torah portion for this week: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim or “After the death-Holy Ones”
Mark Huey of Outreach Israel Ministries delivers the following message on the Torah portion for this week: Tazria-Metzora or “She Conceives-Infected One”
“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat. Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it. For whoever eats the fat of the animal from which an offering by fire is offered to the LORD, even the person who eats shall be cut off from his people. You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings. Any person who eats any blood, even that person shall be cut off from his people’” (Leviticus 7:22-27).
“You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying” (Leviticus 19:26).
“You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out. Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them. Hence I have said to you, ‘You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples. You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean. Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine” (NASU).