Wednesday October 14, 2009
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"Honoring God’s Food Laws "

Honoring God’s Food Laws protects your health just as obeying His Commandments protects your soul and Matthew 5:17 KJV reminds you that all these laws remain in effect today:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Christ Coming did not change Old Testament Law; His Coming fulfilled it. It did replace rituals and blood ordinances as by shedding His Blood He became a permanent sacrifice for all of time.  

God’s Food Laws are good laws and they require your attention. They introduce you to a new way of cooking and eating and following them takes you to a new world of taste and health.

Fat has taste but Leviticus 11:16 KJV says that all fat belongs to the Lord and verse 17 confirms it:

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

Meat, being the number one source of fat, demands attention and buying range fed beef is a good place to begin as corn fed is marbled with fat. Before broiling your steak, trim all visible fat and when removing from the oven notice the grease drippings that have accumulated in the bottom of the pan; broiling as well as cooking over an open flame removes fat.

Your next step to avoiding fat is reading the labels on the food and drink that you buy. Do not concern yourself with fat free and low fat labeling but do make sure that the fat calories contained in each item is 10% or less of the total calories the item contains…Do the math!

Not that you were expecting it but Leviticus 11:26 KJV is going to describe unclean animals, you know, the ones that must be added to your “do not eat” list:

The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

Not chewing the cud makes pigs unclean; they are scavengers and they have no sweat glands. Without the ability to sweat, their poisons and impurities stay inside them; they go to the market with them.

Continuing with exclusions and unclean things, Leviticus 11:9 KJV describes those living in the waters:

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.

Without both fins and scales, catfish, shrimp and lobster are unclean. Bottom crawlers are scavengers while those swimming with fins and scales are clean.







Many today feel that God’s Food Laws no longer apply to them and they use Acts 11:7-9 KJV to convince themselves that God has eliminated these laws.

These verses show a vision from God where He is lowering a sheet of unclean food to Peter. Not discussing food, God, in Acts 11:7, asks Peter to eat and in verse 8, Peter responds:

But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

Not understanding his metaphoric dream, Peter is unaware that God is using a sheet of unclean animals to illustrate to him that Cornelius and the Gentiles are not unclean; verse 9 continues:

But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

“That call not thou common” is God illustrating to Peter that forgiveness is just as available to Gentiles as it is to him and the point is: Forgiveness cleanses them too.

An added benefit of eating God’s Way is that it prevents disease and saves money; it also saves most of the time that you spend waiting in the doctor’s office.

Even though eating unclean and fatty food is not a sin against your soul it is bad for you and it shows a lack of respect for God’s Laws!

Is all this talk about food making you hungry? For dinner tonight, the Food Laws suggest the following meal:

Fresh Tossed Vegetable Salad (extra virgin olive oil & vinegar dressing)

Grilled New York Steak (smothered in onions)

Baked Potato in the jacket

Steamed Asparagus

Hot Garlic Bread

Angel Food Cake (strawberry topping)

Obeying God’s Food Laws is quite demanding, huh? Enjoy!



Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at or viewed online at