Example: Does Acts 10 say we can eat pork?
I was reading the bible and it says we shouldn’t eat pork. When I asked my youth leader she directed me to Acts chapter 10 about Cornelius, the Italian centurion saying that the Lord told peter we can eat anything we want. I read the verses and im not sure… What do you think?
As a child, Acts chapter 10 was the scripture I was given as to why it is ok for Christian's to eat the pig.
Let it be known that Cornelius is the 1st Gentile to be admitted to the church. In verse 3-6 the angel told him to find Peter (instead of just telling him, Cornelius must find the ‘israelite’ to find out what God wants).
Now after the angel tells Cornelius, to send for Peter; God is setting Peter up for this meeting as well. Let's see:
"On the morrow... Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
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 upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Wherein were all manner of four-footed 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. Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate" (v.9-17).
Now before we get into the commentary of the vision first I must point out a few things that most just read past. This story in Acts 10 is happening approx. 10 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH, RESSURECTION, AND ASCENSION OF JESUS!
Now Peter, was a disciple, was aware of what happened in “Matthew chapter 15:11 when Jesus said, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man".
We no also that Jesus revealed all things concerning Himself and His ministry to His disciples.(Mark 4:34/Luke 24:27)
Yet despite all of the opportunity given in a 13yr span for Jesus to inform Peter about pork OR ANY OTHER UNCLEAN ANIMAL, when the voice told Peter to kill and eat Peter responds, ' I have NEVER eaten any thing that is common or unclean.'
It was also stated that Peter was 'very hungry.'
In verse 17 when the dream is over Peter IS STILL doubting what the vision should mean because he knew it COULDN’T mean that God cleansed everything to be eaten. In verse 19 Peter is still thinking about what the OBVIOUS METAPHOR really means, and the Spirit suddenly speaks to him and tells Peter to go doubting nothing. The men sent by Cornelius were probably Italian just as Cornelius himself was from Italy. Under normal circumstances this Italian would have been a pagan. But, because he “ feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always” God wanted to make it acceptable for the Israelite's (Jews) to associate and thereby sharing the gospel with the rest of the world. At some point between Peter coming down off the rooftop and actually meeting Cornelius and his family and kinsmen, Peter figured out exactly what the vision meant.
"And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but GOD HATH SHEWED ME that I should not call ANY MAN common or unclean" (v.28).
He explained to them how under normal circumstances the Jews would not come into the home of a stranger, but God showed him in a vision that he should not call any Man (not food or beasts) common or unclean.
Also read Isaiah 66:15-17 & then read 2Thessalonians 7-9 after it. Its Jesus!
Example: DREAM:what does this dream mean?
I dreamed that i was buying a dog it was gold but not the gold that we know it was about to turn white or yellow dont ask me how, then one of the workers who who works there told me that is not a dog that is a sanke i told he how she told me this a sanke, i didnt believe her and i bought the dog, after this i ve noticed that the dog's tail was not a dog tail it was a snake after this i was sitting behind the dog then he left me and crossed a street, i ran after him but i was paralized when i was about to catch him, then there was a garden he lied there in the soliy part,( i wasnt paralized at this part i moved after he lied in the garden, ) then i couldnt catch him cause he was like the jelatine, so i left him, then when i was coming back home a white dirty dog ran after me and cought me, he didnt move away , he came with me home, and i showerd him then he was so dirty , he had insects in his fur, i gave to a doctor he stayed with her for 2, 3 days then i went to see him, he had some insects left, so i took him a left him in the street
Example: Repenting for sins? does that mean?
does that mean one has to go to the priest and confess and pray?
so how long one should pray for his sin?
wont that prayer itself remind him of his once commited sin and make his condition worse..
i dont understand this process of repentence...
what one should do inthe processes of repentence?
Secondly, how does one xperience forgiven from God...
what is the proof that he has been forgiveness from god..
will god appear in dream and say that " you are forgiven"
or is that we have to imagine pourselves that we are forgiven...
or is that we have to give alms to the poor to get forgiveness as my grandma keeps saying...
someone please explain...
Would you question whether it was really God talking to you, or just obey?
2. If he asked you to give an extra $1000?
3. If he asked you to donate your car?
4. If he asked you to sell all you own and give everything?
At what point does your materialism exceed your faith? When would you start to make excuses to get out of giving what is asked of you? When would you claim that it wasn't the words of God, or that the words were not meant for you?
See Matthew 19:21
What is your excuse?
Example: If we meet God today ?
If we happen to meet God today How will we recognize ?
If God refuses to create a miracle or Magic to prove God is real , will we acknowledge that being as God ( I mean he has limitless power but is in no mood to prove )?
Karna was surya dev's son according to hindu mythology
any song that you can think of the most meaningful song win best answer.
Example: Muslims a question ?
I don't mean to be offensive, I have nothing against muslims my best friend is one, but I feel awkward asking her these questions
1. Why did Mohammed have sex with a 9 year old?( you say it was normal back then, but then you say Mohammed is the perfect example if a man for all time it is not normal now)
2.why does the Koran/Hadith (I don't know which) say men excel women & a woman mind is deficient in intelligence?
3. Why did Mohammed have sex(rape) slaves?
4. Why does the Koran/Hadith have lot oslf verses of violence
5. Why do terrorists believe they will get. 72 virgins (houris)?
*please don't bring Christianity/other religions into this - it's like saying. 'Dont critise Stalin, what about hitler' and I don't believe in religion.
Once again I mean no offence I was just curious ? :) all answers welcome x
i need to put one.. and i want it to be good and meaningful. help please?
thanks in advance (: