Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Opus 2012-142, Healthy Insights: Biblical Nutrition, No Longer Kosher

Are there any health nuts out there?  Excuse me.  What I meant to say was “Are there any of you that are serious about only putting pure nutrition into your body?”  As a diabetic it is amusing to read the different opinions on what people should eat.  Some want to go carbohydrate free.  Meat and greens are the answer.  This, of course, runs in conflict with the vegetarians. 

Some people count cholesterol.  Some people count carbs.  Some focus on sodium.  I only watch calories.  There is value in each but it really depends on you as an individual.  Each of us is different.  We need to accept that.  What works for one will not work for the next.  Some people have allergies that are life threatening.  Most of us just have weird hang-ups.  So go ahead and share notes but don’t get hostile about it.  Bald people wear more hats than hairy people but people prone to skin cancer totally avoid the sun. 

God gave a set of dietary rules to the Jews.  We refer to it as eating kosher.  We are hearing more about the Muslims dietary restrictions, halal, also.  They have a lot in common but are not the same.  As Christians we have been set free from the dietary laws of Israel.  Peter had this experience that was passed on to us in the book of Acts.
(Acts 10:10-16 KJV)  And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:  Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.  And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.  This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
There is a symbolic teaching here about accepting the Gentiles into the faith but it is also a teaching about the Law and its dietary regulations.  They do not apply to us as law any more.  Many of them still make sense but they are not spiritual limitations any more. 

The question I want to look at is “What does the Bible say about foods our culture attacks?”

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Many of the kosher choices seemed to have more to do with food safety than spiritual matters though others (like eating blood)DO have spiritual implications.

  2. True. I am guessing that some of the more obscure kosher laws such as mixing foods will someday be discovered to have an unknown scientific reason also. It is amazing how God put it all together.

    Since you have been out of electricity I assume you are spending some time at Walmart or the Golden Arches.

    Grace and peace.


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