Violation of the Biblical Dietary Laws the Foundation of the Coronavirus?

C McC Mc Posts: 3,626
edited March 22 in Biblical Studies

CD Family,

Please read the source articles below. Is there a real connection between animals in general and the unclean animals in particular? Speak from enlightenment and be heard. Animals (zoonotic) disease is a disease spread between animals and people. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Some of these diseases are very common. Foods can be the source for some zoonotic infection when animals such as cows and pigs are infected with parasites such as Cryptosporidium or Trichinella.

The Pentateuch divides all animals into two groups: Clean which can be eaten, and Unclean which are not to be eaten. This law has been followed by many Jews for thousands of years. It has also been accepted as a rule to follow by some Christians. Other Christians, view them as outdated laws of the Jews. Many don't believe that these laws are binding upon Christians. Should these dietary laws in the Bible be taken seriously? If yes, failure to do so, could this be the basis of Coronavirus, if it were not cooked up in a lab?

One may raise a number of questions about the matter o f clean and unclean meats in the Bible. It's fair to ask:

  1. Revolve around the origin, nature, and authority of these biblical dietary laws.
  2. Are they of divine or human origin?
  3. At what time did they originate?
  4. Why were they given?
  5. What was the motivation and purpose of these laws?
  6. Are they moral, ceremonial, or hygienic laws?
  7. Are they an outgrowth of some primitive religious customs which the Hebrews borrowed from some other culture?
  8. Were these laws only for Jews, or should Christians also observe them?
  9. Did either Jesus or his apostles abolish these laws for the Christian Church?
  10. What do the biblical texts on animal meats really means?
  11. Is the failure to follow the biblical dietary laws the foundation of the Coronavirus that plagues the world today?

We just can't dismiss the questions above because "the illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic". See especially, the article: https://qz.com/795294/will-illegal-bushmeat-bring-the-next-global-outbreak/

Brethren, let's put our collective heads and knowledge together to contribute to the pandemic that plagues the land. What say ye? CM

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Comments

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    Dietary laws are not for today. No point in even investigating this.

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    Animals that the Bible deemed as "unclean" (especially, the unclean ones) are highly suspect in the Coronavirus.

    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" ( 2 Tim. 3:16-17).

    It's clear, the things that appear in the cannon are for us.

    "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope" (ROM15:4 NIV).

    Therefore, in view, it is worthy and worth studying and investigating to its core. "...holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost". God didn't reveal anything worthless (holy trash) or unimportant. Those that are not "NT Only People", the Dietary laws encompass value, merits, and a treasure-trove of practices and relevant principles for all men everywhere.

    For anyone who feels "no point in even investigating" the Dietary laws, he should seek to know the origin of them and why were they given in the first place? No right-minded Christian shouldn't or dismiss these laws without a thorough investigation before relegating them, even if one thinks there's no current value. All truth can withstand close examinations. CM

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    They were given to set Israel apart. If they were meant to be followed they would not have been revoked in the New Testament. Maybe you forgot that part....

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626

    Please provide biblical proof of your conclusions:

    1. The "Dietary Laws" and the distinguishing of "clean" and "unclean" animals were given to set Israel apart.
    2. Please cite biblical books, chapters, verses, or passages in the NT that states clearly that the distinguishing of "clean" and "unclean" animals "have been revoked."

    Reformed, I am" hoping against hope" that we can have a mature discussion of the facts and principles on the distinction of "clean" and "unclean" animals in the Bible. Too often, you go down rabbit holes and abort a good topic/thread with childish name-calling and gross obstinacy to accept biblical teachings that don't match your preconceived conclusions. Please signal your willingness to adhere to the forum guidelines and general Christian standards. They will contribute to the enlightenment and the benefit of all. CM

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,849

    Read Acts 10. And I don't appreciate the unprovoked personal attack that you all so want me to not do but then go and do yourselves. Hypocrite.

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,626
    edited March 30

    Reformed,

    Your last post affirmed for all the see that you're not serious about any meaningful exchanges on the subject matter above. It also indicates the you're obviously unable to or grossly unwilling to refrain from name-calling. This is not statement for anyone to pity you, but to "look beyond your faults and see your needs".

    Because of the important of the subject matter, discerning your needs is the only way forward. I pray you would find the need to see yourself in light of God's holiness. Your apparent contempt for the Word, fellow CD Users, and the silent readers are on display as a Vegas sign on a darken Nevada Street.

    However, your suggesting "Acts 10" as the abandonment for distinguishing between "clean" and "unclean" animals is not in the passage and is a misreading of the text on its face. I can point it out to one who has the respect for the Word and fellow users. I would say to you, please re-read the chapter and be will to readjust your thinkings. CM

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