• Serpents and swine are not particularly favored.
  • No cursed ones or holy ones. Just ones in the Old Testament system that may or may not be eaten by the Jews or offered at the Temple. God alone knew why He told them not to eat certain animals, but it could have been at least partly to save the life of the people of Israel, as the ones that are forbidden were disease carriers in the main.
  • The Bible does not mention holy animals, but there are many animals that make good pets. On the contrary of the words evil and cursed, the serpent ranks on top. It is more crafty and cunning than any other wild animal. It is no surprise why it crawls on its belly, while eating dust all the days of its life. (Genesis 3:14) If you meant to ask, which animals are forbidden to eat? That's at your own risk. (Matthew 15:11)
    • pugwashjw65
      The early Jews had restrictions on their diet, but Jesus changed all that...he asked for compassion rather than sacrifice...its allabout our behavior towards other people... (1 Samuel 15:22) Samuel then said: ?Does Jehovah take as much pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Look! To obey is better than a sacrifice, and to pay attention than the fat of rams; A And Jesus asked us to " love our enemies"
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thanks for sharing! You said it yourself, "the early Jews" until Jesus made it clear in Matthew 15:11. Therefore, we are not condemned by what we eat. Of course, there are many foods that are bad for your health, which is why Ellen G. White brought the SDA Health Message so we can live healthier.
  • Jews don't eat pork or shelled fish, you guess is as good as any!
  • Jews don't eat pork or shelled fish, you guess is as good as any!
  • No... Animals operate on instinct, built into them by Jehovah...they have no concept of spirituality. And so cannot be blamed for being good or bad. As in elephants, there does show some maternal instinct, where the mother protects her well as all the related ' aunts'... But if she loses a calf to a lion, will after a few days just wander off and continue her ' life';,,, If a bear attacks and kills a man, it is not doing it out of malice, but just for food. Same with a white pointer shark... In scripture, a snake or serpent is used as an example [ but only because most people are cautious of their poison bite... Jehovah could Just as easily have used the funnel web spider...but snakes are more familiar worldwide. (Exodus 4:3) He said:
  • Since the bible is a work of fiction what difference does it make?
    • pugwashjw65
      The Bible is the only book we have that answers the ' deep ' questions... Like...where we come from...and where do we get compassion...Ifa robber is holding your family
    • pugwashjw65
      up with a gun, you hope he does have enough compassion NOT to shoot.

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