Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the
latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding
to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received
with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
highlighted verses: 1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good,
and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself
rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which
is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because
we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour
of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the
believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee
by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that
thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear
said every creature of God may be eaten if received with thanksgiving,
but I have a problem justifying this in my mind based on Genesis
9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as
the green herb have I given you all things. Even as the green herb to me
means don't eat pork any more than you would eat poison ivy. See
It may now be permissible now, from a spiritual
perspective, to eat pork but I still don't think it's any more healthy
for our flesh and blood bodies than would be eating poison ivy. Just
this flesh man's opinion!
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals. We pray that with the guidance of the Holy
Spirit, you accomplish both.