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, May 11, 2024

Opus 2024-110: New Terms: Neo-Kosher

Down through history, the Jews have often been persecuted because they are healthier.  During the time of the Black Death, you found that the Jews did not die as often as Gentiles.  One of the reasons was that the Jews followed the biblical standards for cleanliness and diet.  Unlike the Gentiles, they washed their hands.  They did not eat questionable foods.  You might consider all of this fitting under the title of kosher.

Most of us are not Jewish.  The kosher laws never were applied to us unless we were visiting a Jewish friend, although even that is questionable under the Rabbinical Jewish laws.

I would suggest that the biblical principles of diet and behavior would go along way towards making us healthy and keeping us healthy.  We would not be practicing them for salvation or an extra dose of grace.  We would simply be saying to ourselves, “God usually has a reason for the things He says.”

I might suggest calling it Neo-Kosher or maybe write a book about The Antinomian Diet.  Although I am not ready to give up bacon I will gladly stop boiling baby goat in the mother’s milk.  Actually I would be looking at other indicators in scripture to give guidance in what is healthy and what is not.  For instance, Jesus referred to Himself as “the Bread of Life”.  How could bread be a bad thing.  We are to be the salt of the earth.  Israel was going to the land of milk and honey.

Is this a doctrinal statement or a new denomination with dietary laws?  Never.  Just a little thinking outside the box and away from the cookie jar.

Bon Appetite

homo unius libri

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