Most Christians believe that the commandments in Leviticus 11 of the Bible are no longer valid, and thus, they can consume pork without any hesitation. However, the commandments were never abolished.
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According to the Bible, pigs are unclean, and therefore Christians should not eat pork
The following Bible verses should serve as sufficient evidence that eating pork is prohibited according to the Bible. Pigs are cloven-hoofed but not cud-chewing animals which is making them unclean.
In Isaiah, God makes a clear statement that eating pork is reprehensible, and those who consume it will be swept away.
Jesus drives demons into unclean swine
Another interesting passage from the New Testament indicates that even with the arrival of Jesus, Christians are not allowed to eat pork.
This raises the question of why demons wanted to enter swine and why Jesus allowed the herd to plunge off the cliff. The answer is clear: unclean spirits feel most at home in unclean animals. As Jesus was a devout Jew and adhered to dietary laws, he granted the request to prevent anyone from consuming the pigs.
Studies show that pork is unhealthy
In addition to these points, there are numerous studies today that demonstrate the health risks associated with consuming pork. Many doctors even advise their sick patients to completely avoid pork to recover. Scientifically, it is established that pork is harmful to health. Pigs, among other things, are unable to sweat, allowing toxins to accumulate in their cells and organs, which people consume. Furthermore, pigs are omnivores and eat anything, similar to shrimp, which consume all the waste from the ocean floor. It is therefore evident why consuming these animals could harm our health.
Consuming pork is prevalent mainly in the West today. However, there are still countries and cultures where people consciously avoid pork, considering it inferior. The mass production and consumption of pork today are primarily due to its cost-effectiveness.
Pork is unhealthy: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-pork-bad#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5
Christians should not defile the temple of God
The fact that pork is unhealthy alone poses a problem. However, when examining the New Testament, it becomes apparent that consuming pork is objectionable for Christians for additional reasons. Namely, because we are the temple of God. The Bible states that we should not defile the temple of God and present ourselves as a holy sacrifice.
If Christians were to eat pork, this defilement would occur for several reasons. Firstly, the pig itself is an unclean animal, thereby defiling our bodies. Secondly, the intentional act of consuming something so unhealthy is a sin against one’s own body. And we know that anyone who knowingly does something wrong against their own conscience is committing a sin.
Here you can learn more about this topic: Are the dietary laws of the Bible still valid? Which animals are considered unclean?