Isaiah 66:17: “Some of you …… eat the meat of pigs …… But I, the Lord, WILL DESTROY YOU FOR THIS.” (Contemporary English Version)
Hopefully no one, after the second resurrection, will ever have to learn to obey the food laws the hard way.
CONSTANTLY INCREASING evidence shows that pork is significantly more potentially injurious to public health than any other commonly eaten meat. Not many people are aware of the amount of harmful, toxin harboring fat dispersed between and EVEN EMBEDDED RIGHT !! INSIDE !! THE MUSCLE CELLS of pigs, which is a far less serious problem in “clean” meats. Read item 5. Few people, also, seem to know that forbidden bacon has now been documented as the meat most often suspected of causing stomach cancer. Read item 21. Usually acidic toxins found in pork can cause cancer by breaking critically important double bonds holding atoms together in the long, incredibly complex DeoxyriboNucleic Acid molecule. Your body’s cells need intact DNA molecules for continued, cancer free health.
Apparently Jesus never killed or endangered any living animal except the pig as revealed in Mark 5:2-17. Jesus allowed 2,000 pigs to die, and the Bible does not record that He expressed any concern for the loss of the pigs as a source of food. Our Savior was not wasteful with food as shown in John 6:12-13 in which He commanded the Apostles to gather up the bread scraps for a future meal after a separate miraculous event. The Scriptures also do not record that Jesus was concerned about the huge economic loss to the local pig farmers who urged Him to leave the area after the death of the pigs, which indicates that Jesus did not consider pork edible, and that the farmers should not have been raising pigs in the first place, further reinforcing the continuing validity of the dietary laws.
PIGS DO NOT REGURGITATE THEIR FOOD AND CHEW IT AGAIN, one of the strict Biblical requirements for four legged animals to be “clean,” or edible for human consumption according to Leviticus 11:7-8. Pigs were divinely created to be useful, organic garbage disposal units to help clean up our environment, to be the eaters, not the eaten. These scavengers eat almost anything, including their own waste and the decaying, sometimes cancerous carcasses of other animals. These animals that can almost be called walking sewers were not created for human consumption, and the Mosaic laws strictly forbid eating pork or pork derivatives, which include pepperoni, the number one pizza topping in America, in which a major ingredient is pork, or even touching a dead pig (invisible parasitic worms or their eggs on pig skin can later accidentally be ingested, etc.). Divine dietary laws never were really “abolished.”
How can mainstream “Christians” declare edible what GOD Himself has stated will STILL be unclean over 1,000 years from now (after the millennium, Isaiah 66:17) and was forbidden to eat long ago about 1,000 years BEFORE the Mosaic food laws were formally identified (Genesis 7:2,8, 8:20)?
1) The 19 + different kinds of worms and parasites that can infect pigs can usually be killed by cooking to around 170 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, but DIARRHEA causing clostridium perfringens spores can survive the boiling temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit which is above normal cooking temperatures. If the quantity of c. perfringens bacteria is great enough, illness can occur, and it appears that cooked pork products generally contain more of this potentially harmful bacteria than other kinds of cooked meats. The site edepot.wur.nl/121470 reported a study showing that 66% of fresh swine meat was contaminated with clostridium perfringens but only 26% of fresh cattle meat was similarly infected. About 81% of processed pork products were found to be contaminated with c. perfringens. According to fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Foodborn the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that about 10,000 cases of c. perfringens poisoning occur each year in the U.S. The site cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/PHR250/2007slides-25007Cperf.pdf states that c. perfringens is prevalent in 0 to 39% of pork, 45% in cooked pork, 22% in beef, 0 to 54% in chicken, and 2% in fish. The parasitic worm causing trichinosis often found in pigs, after ingestion, can lodge in our intestines, burrow through them and enter the bloodstream to relocate in muscle, organ, brain, or other tissues in our bodies. The symptoms of trichinosis can be mistaken for typhoid, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, rheumatism, fever, and a host of other serious diseases. Toxoplasmosis and taeniasis (tapeworm) are some more parasitic diseases acquired by eating pork products. An article in Readers’ Digest in their March, 1950 issue essentially said that pork contains “a myriad number of baffling and sinister parasites.” Recently passed laws in America, based on new scientific research not available hundreds of years ago, limiting what can be fed to commercial pigs has basically eliminated trichinosis in the United States, but that certainly is not a new license to break one of God’s laws. Undercooked trichinosis infected pork is still a common problem worldwide, affecting millions of people. As you can see from the list below, divinely condemned pork is still more dangerous to eat than other commonly eaten meat in America.
2) Unlike the Biblically clean cow which has 4 different stomachs or digestive chambers, pigs have only one stomach to try to purify or filter out poisons and parasites. During rumination a fermentation process in Biblically “clean” larger animals such as cattle, deer, bison, sheep, antelope, and camels with cloven hooves kills most diseases in the food resulting in meat that is much safer to eat compared to pork. Cud chewing, clean animals like cows require 24 or more hours to convert their food, vegetation, which has a much lower concentration of toxins to begin with, into flesh, but omnivorous pigs convert ingested food into swine flesh in only about 2 to 5 hours, which means less time is spent on neutralizing or filtering out TOXINS AND PARASITES before new flesh is formed. These poorly filtered or poorly neutralized parasites and toxins are usually deposited into fat. Yes, some Biblically sanctioned food such as chickens and fish do have only one stomach, but such animals generally are more particular in what they eat, avoiding more potentially harmful, toxic food compared to what pigs will readily eat.
3) A mink farmer in New Holstein, Wisconsin once ordered beef livers to feed to his minks he was raising. The supplier made a mistake and accidentally shipped pig livers instead according to realtruth.org/articles/263-apt.html. Some of the minks that ate the liver developed cancer within a few days, and some minks after ingesting the livers developed gastro-intestinal illnesses so severe that they bled to death!! Every single mink that ate the polluted livers soon died!!
4) Since the meat and fat of pigs absorb toxins like a sponge, their meat can be more toxic than beef or venison. According to cognm.org/cognm/Sub%20Files/Fit%20Food.htm a family in southern New Mexico many years ago fed mercury treated seed corn to their hogs. The family some time later butchered one of those hogs and ate it. Then some of the family members became so sick from mercury poisoning that they died, and others suffered SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE. The mercury had been absorbed by the hog, probably into its fat mostly, but the hog did not die or show any signs of mercury poisoning. Further evidence that pigs can absorb some poisons that humans, for example, cannot, has come from Britain. According to navs.org.uk/media_centre/35/0/712 pigs can be safely sedated with etorphine hydrochloride, which is toxic to humans, and sometimes fatal.
5) Leviticus 3:17: “This shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations …….. you shall eat neither fat nor blood.” Medical science, verifying the health benefits from obeying the above verse, has shown that a direct cause and effect relationship exists between excessive consumption of fat and heart disease. Most of the fat in lean beef, for example, and other Biblically clean meats, is in fat cells which is visibly isolated from the meat cells and can be easily trimmed away. MUCH OF THE FAT IN PORK, however, is not clearly isolated from the meat. Such fat is IS DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE MEAT INTERCELLULARLY among meat cells AND INTRACELLULARLY inside the meat cells making it basically impossible to trim all of it away according to Don Colbert, M.D. (What Would Jesus Eat?, 2002, pages 49-50) and German Professor Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, MD.’s kyrieology.com/drupal/wwje/adverseinfluenceofpork website. Read also the upper one third of the British website anewbelief.com/Adverse%20Infl again quoting Dr. Reckeweg’s research. I remember the sensation of chewing cooked pork chops when I was a kid, which seemed different compared to other meats. The pork chops always felt or tasted gritty, which I realize now was apparently caused by tiny, hardened fat particles interspersed between muscle cells and also actually embedded inside the meat cells. Consumption of pork therefore involves two sins: ingestion of forbidden fat and ingestion of forbidden swine. Pork generally has a higher concentration of fat per ounce of meat than beef, lamb, poultry, and of course fish according to common knowledge and a host of websites. The subcutaneous layer of fat is so thick that farmers, according to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_venom and other sites, sometimes use hogs to help rid their land of poisonous snakes since that outer layer of fat under the skin usually can harmlessly absorb venomous snake bites.
6) Numerous links between pork consumption and paralysis have been discovered. Editing, will be completed soon.
7) In factory farms about 70% of the pigs have pneumonia by the time they are sent to the slaughterhouse because of the extremely crowded conditions, filth, and poor ventilation. To keep the pigs alive farmers often keep the pigs on a steady diet of the antibiotics that we use to treat human illnesses. These drugs are stored in the pigs’ fat. When you eat ham, bacon, sausage, or wieners additional unprescribed doses of ANTIBIOTICS can enter your body and kill off part of the beneficial bacterial populations in your intestines, allowing the harmful bacteria and fungi to proliferate more than they would otherwise.
8) Commercial pigs will not always gorge themselves when given an unlimited supply of food, so they are often treated with hormones that induce a constant state of hunger to make them eat and become fatter.These HORMONES and drugs are stored in their fat, which your body in turn stores in the form of pig fat when you eat them, which can be harmful.
9) When white mice are fed pork, they develop CANCER more often and succumb to more fatal illnesses than other mice that are fed with food that does not include pork, according to a documented study by H. H. Reckeweg, M.D. That research is an indicator that humans should be healthier if they avoid pork consumption.
10) Some fish farmers use pork meat to kill off unwanted fish populations, such as trout, according to Dr. Reckeweg. If pork can kill fish, it can help kill you, too.
11) According to Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg in his book Biological Therapy, soldiers in North Africa during World War II became ill in ever increasing numbers. They were suffering from “tropical ulcers” involving abscesses on the lower part of their legs. The ulcerations often became so severe that the soldiers became unfit to fight and required lengthy hospital confinement. Every possible treatment was used to try to cure the disease, with no success. Someone eventually suggested that the soldiers’ diets could be the cause of the ulcers since the local natives showed no signs of the disease. Pork was then removed from the soldiers’ food rations (their war time rations contained cooked, not raw pork), which was one of the least expensive meats available at the time, and the men adopted a diet much like that eaten by the Islamic population. The leg ULCERS almost immediately began healing and were soon gone.
12) It has been discovered that each and every single pork cell contains a RHINOVIRUS, the main cause of the common cold, according to ezinearticles.com/?10-Commandments-of-Natural-Health-(Scary-but-True!)&id=651335. Rhinoviruses can be killed by cooking, but generally only if a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit is reached to destroy all of them. Such viruses can also be destroyed by normal stomach acidity not weakened by malnutrition, disease or age. Research results on the internet are not readily available, possibly meaning they are nonexistent, showing that other commonly eaten animals contain a rhinovirus or similar virus in every cell of the animal. Since each pork cell, though, has been proven to contain a potentially illness causing rhinovirus, it is additional evidence of pork’s “uncleanness.”
13) An extensive INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC resulting in many fatalities occurred in Germany following World War I. At that time the defeated German people were being fed on plentiful American bacon in those first food shipments after the war. Large quantities of Canadian bacon were also shipped to Germany in November when winter hog slaughtering normally occurred. The bacon was consumed by the Germans, and in January and February the terrible influenza epidemic broke out which killed many hundreds of thousands of people. Influenza epidemics are almost nonexistent in Muslim countries where pork is not eaten. The preceding influenza account was documented in the same book mentioned in fact 14 above.
14) It was reported relatively recently in 1997 that pork cells contain one or more RETROVIRUSES that can infect the cells of humans, according to inetteacher.com/Upload2/203169/docs/Microbes%20that%20Cause%20Infectious%20Disease.pdf. The existence of retroviruses in pork cells is discussed in a multitude of other websites, too. Retroviruses can and have caused a host of serious and sometimes deadly ailments such as smallpox, polio, AIDS, leukemia and other cancers, influenza, pneumonia, persistent infections, and chronic, wasting disorders. According to page 227 in Kevin Trudeau’s 2006 edition of More Natural Cures Revealed, a retrovirus called porcine endogenous, similar to the AIDS virus, is also present in ALL pork cells. Since there is a great shortage of human organs available for people needing organ transplants, intense research into the safety of transplanting abundantly available pig organs into people has shown that porcine endogenous retroviruses can cause infections in humans. These particular retroviruses can survive extremely high cooking temperatures for a prolonged period of time!! A number of websites, including ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC109758/ and mindfully.org/GE/animal-based-xenotransplant.htm, state that porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) definitely can invade and multiply in human cells and cause different diseases, including strange rashes and fevers. At least 11 different kinds of PERVs exist in pigs. PERV caused diseases in humans do not appear at this time to be a major, immediately detectable problem for those eating pork products just like flesh eating Vibrio vulnificus bacterial infections are not a major problem for most people who eat forbidden oysters (such infections do continue to occur from eating oysters as explained on my FORBIDDEN FOOD page), but why expose yourself to the proven potential of contracting illnesses, some possibly still unidentified by science, from eating pork loaded with sinister PERVS? The AIDS retrovirus can lay dormant for as long as 10 years before showing symptoms, and PERVs likewise can remain dormant in humans for years before any sign of an ailment develops. People with low stomach acid levels such as some elderly individuals may be more susceptible to PERV infection since normal stomach acidity, fortunately, can kill retroviruses.
15) The lungs of pigs are a major component of sausage. People who eat sausage are more susceptible to INFLUENZA, including bird flu, than people who do not eat sausage, according to birdflu.homestead.com/index.html.
16) Pork contains histamine and imidazole compounds, which can produce itching, inflammation, and other symptoms similar to those of an ALLERGIC REACTION according to numerous other websites. (still editing)
17) Commercial pigs and hogs are fed primarily grains, which includes much if not mostly corn. Corn has been shown to be universally contaminated with potentially very harmful, DNA BREAKING, CARCINOGENIC MYCOTOXINS, which are the poisons produced by fungi in the corn that has usually been stored some place for a long time. Even organically grown corn is contaminated with these toxins. Knowthecause.com has been documenting the existence of these corn mycotoxins and their generally unrecognized dangers for a long time. Corn mycotoxins can be heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, which is far above normal cooking temperatures. Pigs are loaded with these grain mycotoxins and retain them in their fat, which is dispersed evenly throughout their meat. Therefore when you eat pork it is basically impossible to avoid ingesting the toxins.
18) Also, most of the corn and soybeans presently grown in America, now strictly banned in Germany and some other European countries, has been genetically modified, thanks to profit oriented Monsanto, other large chemical companies, and their Food and Drug Administration lobbyists, which is in turn fed to pigs. Genetically modified means basically that the corn and soybeans have been engineered to contain a potent ! INSECTICIDE ! in the form of viruses, bacteria, or other agents attached to the genes of these plants. Incredibly, the long term effects of these potentially carcinogenic crops on humans still have not been tested, and data available so far has shown that cancer, a host of debilitating illnesses, and death occurs often in animals forced to eat these foods. If given a choice, most animals refuse to eat these modified crops. So when you eat bacon, sausage, pork contaminated salami, or other pork products, you’re getting a double dose of carcinogenic toxins, both natural and manmade.
19) Pig kidneys extract a much smaller percentage of URIC ACID from blood when compared to many other edible animals such as the cow. So if you have ever wondered why pork sometimes smells like urine, blame the kidneys. The ingestion of excessive amounts of uric acid by eating pork may aggravate a variety of existing ailments. (editing — will be completed)
20) MRSA, or methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infections kill about 18,000 Americans yearly, which is more people than die from AIDS, according to the CDC. The site ……….. states that more than any other commonly eaten meat, the mere handling of raw pork meat before cooking appears to be responsible for many potentially life threatening MRSA skin and blood infections. Overuse of antibiotics by pig farmers is believed to be the cause of high rates of MRSA in pork products. (editing — will be completed soon).
21) According to abc.net.au/health/thepulse/stories/2006/08/10/1710593.htm 15 studies published during the past 40 years have led researchers at the Karolinkska Institute in Sweden to conclude that people regularly eating processed meats, especially bacon, acquire STOMACH CANCER 15 to 38% more often than people in the normal population. The studies showed that the risk for cancer was consistently highest for bacon. This conclusion was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
22) Studies in 14 mostly western countries during the past 40 years have shown, according to perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=5569, that eating pork causes liver disease(cirrhosis of the liver) as often or possibly even more often than excessive alcohol consumption. The same studies also showed that there was a positive correlation between pork consumption and hepatocellular carcinoma (LIVER CANCER) that was as equally significant as alcohol consumption. Researchers found that there was no significant relationship between liver cancer and beef, total fat meat, or even cigarette and tobacco consumption. Eating pork was also found to positively correlate with acquiring multiple sclerosis, but there was no significant correlation with beef consumption. Multiple sclerosis is rare in Islamic Middle Eastern nations forbidding eating pork and also has a low prevalence in countries such as Brazil and Australia where beef consumption exceeds pork consumption. Adding confirmation of the preceding research, the website ccg.org/english/s/p015.html states that cirrhosis (irreversible scarring) of the liver is a significant problem among Indian children of Hindu descent who do not consume alcohol or beef but do eat pork. More evidence comes from detoxifynow.com/Food_profile.htm stating that Canadian researchers have discovered a close link between pork consumption and cirrhosis of the liver. In countries where people consumed alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) together with pork products such as sausage or schnitzel, the Canadian researchers determined that the probability of acquiring cirrhosis of the liver increased by a factor of 1,000. Such pork is usually well cooked pork.
23) The book Food — Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper states on page 257 that a group of Cajuns in Louisiana who ate pork more than once a day tripled their chances of getting usually fatal PANCREATIC CANCER compared to people who consumed pork less than twice a week.
24) According to the website peopleforanimalsindia.org/article/325-how-cancer-is-related-to-meat a study of people who eat bacon five times a week are 59 percent more likely to develop BLADDER CANCER than people who eat no pork. This research by Dr. Dominique Michaud of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
25) Television’s popular Dr. Oz on drozfans.com/dr-ozsadvice/dr-oz-brain-cancer-headache-diary-warning-signs says that you should avoid eating cooked ham, processed pork, and bacon to help prevent BRAIN CANCER. Although it is generally believed that the nitrosamine content in such forbidden foods is the main carcinogen, Dr. Oz does not warn us to avoid eating other kinds of meats which also contain nitrosamines.
26) According to ……. more than any other meat pork causes more BREAST CANCER (editing — will be completed)
27) Finally, since it is sinful to eat pig meat, at any time now or in the future our Lord can, without any warning at all, suddenly create and put in pigs a completely new, previously unknown debilitating, even fatal, cooking resistant bacteria, virus, worm, or their cysts, or other pathogen to punish people for eating what is forbidden to eat. Just identifying the new disease could take decades, and even longer to develop a cure, if it even is curable. Just as He suddenly created the horrible new, unforgiving AIDS virus within recent decades, catching millions of scoffers off guard, to mercilessly punish them for promiscuity or homosexuality, our Creator can do the same to transgressors of the still holy and still valid Old Testament dietary laws. Remember, venereal disease is extremely rare in animals even though they are predominantly promiscuous. Yet sexual diseases, instead of being extremely rare, are far more common among humans. Hmmmmm, wonder why? Breaking divine laws, of course, is the answer.
Some overzealous websites state that pigs have “poison ducts” or “running sores” near or on the bottom of their feet that release much toxic material, supposedly further evidence of overall swine toxicity. Other types of animals, though, including the edible sheep, also have glandular duct outlets near the bottom of their feet which merely help to cool down the animal in hot weather. Such pig “poison ducts” should be more accurately described as merely sebaceous carpal glands consisting of masses of merocrine sweat glands, which hog farmers, veterinarians, and veterinary medical schools can readily verif
You can confidently assume that God is not deliberately lying to you in any verse because He told us that He does not lie. Hebrews 6:18: “……it is impossible for God to lie ……” God has also told us that He is not trying to confuse us in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 14:33: “For God is not the author of confusion.” Therefore we can confidently assume that the original Greek in the New Testament is not really self contradictory concerning law keeping. Since God will not lie to us then we need to really believe literally the following 12 verses that plainly tell us that Christians still need to obey the law, which of course includes the protective dietary laws. 1) 1 John 3:4: “…… sin is the VIOLATION OF THE LAW” 2) Romans 2:13: “For not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the DOERS of the law will be justified.” 3) Romans 6:1,2: “…… Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 CERTAINLY NOT! How shall we …… live any longer in it?” 4) Romans 6:15: “…… Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? CERTAINLY NOT!” 5) Romans 3:31: “Well then, if we are saved by faith, does this mean that we no longer need to OBEY God’s law? JUST THE OPPOSITE! In fact, only when we trust Jesus can we truly OBEY Him.” (The Living Bible) 6) Romans 6:16: “Do you not know that …… you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of OBEDIENCE leading to RIGHTEOUSNESS?” 7) Romans 6:18: “And having been set free from sin, YOU BECAME SLAVES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 8) Romans 6:19: “…… For just as you presented your members as slaves of UNCLEANNESS, and of LAWLESSNESS leading to more lawlessness, SO NOW PRESENT YOUR MEMBERS AS SLAVES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HOLINESS.” The Greek definition of UNCLEANNESS includes the Levitically “unclean” or forbidden foods. The Greek definition of LAWLESSNESS refers primarily to breaking the Old Testament, Mosaic laws. The word “righteousness” in these Roman verses usually refers to the Jewish law keeping type of righteousness. So according to the green, capitalized phrase above, Paul clearly commands us to start or to continue OBEYING THE LAW. 9) Matthew 19:17: “….. BUT IF you want to enter into life, KEEP the commandments.” 10) Revelation 22:14: “Blessed are those who DO His commandments, that they may HAVE THE RIGHT to the tree of life ……” 11) Matthew 7:23: “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART from Me, you who practice LAWLESSNESS.” 12) Matthew 13:41,42: “…… His angels …… will gather …… those who practice LAWLESSNESS 42 and will cast them into the FURNACE OF FIRE ……”
So are you still going to believe that the majority must always be right 100 percent of the time with no exceptions, and that a handful of verses mainstream churches twist out of context claiming the law has been abolished, is correct????
To read the correct interpretation of 7 commonly quoted verses mainstreamers use to try to make you think the dietary laws have been done away with, read 7 VERSES MAINSTREAMERS CLAIM ABOLISH THE FOOD LAWS. More information about why pork is forbidden to eat is also available by visiting gnmagazine.org/booklets/CU/CU.
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