In relation to my previous question, What is the significance of Acts 10:13, 11:7 "make sacrificial slaughter".

o δε πετρος ειπεν μηδαμως κυριε οτι ουδεποτε εφαγον παν κοινον η ακαθαρτον

and yet Peter said not-at-all lord that have yet I eaten any/(every?) common or unclean.

If the blood in animal meat is considered unclean and common, would these passages invalidate Genesis 9:4,5 ?

How do Acts 10, 11 invalidate

  • Acts 15:29

  • אך בשר בנפשו דמו לא תאכלו
    but meat with its life its blood not shall you eat

Do "unclean and common" equate to "life its blood" ? How ?

  • ואך את דמכם לנפשתיכם אדרש
    מיד כל חיה אדרשנו
    but yet of your blood of your lives I will inquire
    consequence/from-hand of all living shall I inquire of him

Does this mean that Christianity affirming the prohibition against knowingly "eating food offered to idols" is also no longer valid?

I am not quoting the Deuteronomy passages because, clearly the passages in Acts intend to invalidate Deuteronomy. But question remains, how do you allow yourself to have a beef steak barbecue with blood oozing from the meat, without violating Christian biblical principles?

I know there are verses in Galations et al, that say, not to let anyone judge you by what you eat - but saying "Do not let anyone judge you by your reckless life" does not encourage you to live a reckless life.

  • edited typo: תוכלו should be תאכלו Oct 20 '15 at 13:40
  • As worded, this reads like a doctrinal question, which is off-topic here. To fix this, I think you need to ask if the author intended to invalidate Genesis, instead of asking if the passage does so. And, you certainly should remove the "how do you allow yourself to have a beef steak" bit and the stuff that follows, which is completely off-topic - no one here cares how individuals justify their actions in their own head.
    – ThaddeusB
    Oct 21 '15 at 1:19
  • "how do you allow yourself" under common-sense means, "with what scriptural basis". Oct 21 '15 at 1:34
  • which remains a doctrinal question ("what verse(s) are used to support this"), not a question of what the author of Acts meant in this verse.
    – ThaddeusB
    Oct 21 '15 at 1:58
  • Strong argument.
    – ThaddeusB
    Oct 21 '15 at 2:01

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