Thursday, December 28, 2006

God Hates Shrimp

Leviticus 11:9-12 says:

9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:9-10 says:
9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.



Allyson said...

It just never fails to amuse me that Christians claim to be so high-and-mighty, but they seem to follow the fewest of the biblical rules. The Jewish kosher laws have a rule against shrimp and other such fish. Granted, not all Jewish people keep kosher. Still, the Jewish religion at least acknowledges the biblical restrictions on shrimp. And most of my Jewish friends who don't keep kosher nonetheless know all the rules they need to follow if they choose to do so. Christians don't even seem to bother remembering what the Old Testament says.

Anonymous said...


John Foster said...

If only we obeyed the bible a little more.

Anonymous said...

The Bible teaches that "Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8) Yet the Bible also teaches that "...Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." (Luke 2:52) Does the Bible contradict itself? No, the apparent contradiction is simply an issue of proper interpretation. I know if Jesus were here he would advise us all to follow what the bible says , because people can say many things , can preach what ever but the bible is clear. Churches do NOT save but Jesus does .

Anonymous said...

Then why aren't these things clarified in the bible, if it's so holy and all-encompassing in its truths. You would think "god" would want it to be straight forward, but it's not because because it's written by imperfect man. Oops. Don't eat things with fins and scales, oooh it's such an abomination.. well why? Did you create man too stupid to understand your reasons behind your rules, God?

Anonymous said...

To Allyson:

Acts 10:9-19
New King James Version (NKJV)
Peter’s Vision

9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.

Allyson, you are absolutely right than in the old testament, God forbade His people to eat things like shrimp. But, Jesus said that He did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them.

At first God did say that it was unlawful to eat certain creatures, but in Acts 10:9-19 He declares the unclean animals clean; giving them to us to enjoy.

That is why Christians can and do eat animals that God originally deemed unclean. But now, we are free to eat them.