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Did Jesus eat meat?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Phil4987, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. Phil4987

    Phil4987 Regular Member

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    I know God condones meat eating in the OT which is fine, but did Jesus eat meat? I looked it up, and foun dthis:
    Does someone know if this is true?
     
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    Jesus celebrated the Passover seder with His disciples on the night he was betrayed. This would have included roast lamb. There is not biblical indication that he did NOT eat mean, and vegetarianism is essentially unheard of in semitic culture.
     
  3. Phil4987

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    Jesus must have followed the law and ate passover lamb. k thanks. that answers my question.
     
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    LadyGarnetRose Frum Reconstructionist (pm me for details)

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    Not only did He eat meat, but being He perfectly executed The Law... He made burnt offerings.
     
  5. Completely agreed.

    Besides, even if you reject any idea that Jesus ate meat (which I don't see how you could do), he still very clearly aided fishermen in catching fish for sale and consumption. If eating meat is a sin or a result of the fall, Jesus was an accomplice to that.
     
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    Macrina Macrinator

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    Keep in mind, this is coming from a vegan who hasn't deliberately eaten meat in 20 years.

    Scripture records Jesus eating fish after the Resurrection (a proof that he is truly and really alive!).

    There is no biblical requirement to be a vegetarian.
    There is no biblical requirement not to be a vegetarian.

    I think there are good reasons for vegetarianism today (obviously, since I'm vegan), but I don't think it's a sin to eat meat.
     
  7. Phil4987

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    Jesus had to meat anyhow. It was Law.


    Agreed, it is not a sin.
     
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    LadyGarnetRose Frum Reconstructionist (pm me for details)

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    But, if this is the case...then the bible is inerrant...

    For Yeshua would surely have known if the sacrifices and that eating meat...was wrongly written...
     
  9. Phil4987

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    Your latter statement is incoherent. Please restate.
     
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    LadyGarnetRose Frum Reconstructionist (pm me for details)

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    You have asserted, in another thread yes, but still asserted, that the bible is not inerrant.

    That God could not have commanded Sacrifices they were hold overs from Pagan times.

    Wouldn't Yeshua, Jesus, have known that these passages to have been incorrect and stopped the Sacrifices still going on during His life? Preached to the Pharisees and the Sauducees that the Sacrifices were wrong, that eating the burnt offering was WRONG for we should not sacrifice?

    In Acts it is even stated to the Gentiles, the only meat forbidden is that which as been dedicated to an Idol.

    The Paschal Lamb...is a burnt offering.
     
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    I faith in God, not man. As I see no evidence supporting an infallible WoG, I have no reason to believe what man says over God. That is why I talk to God about these things.
     
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    I think we all have faith in God not man, regardless all scripture was penned by man Christians have faith that, God has kept scriptures integrity intact.

    Where does the scripture forbid the eating of meat?
     
  13. MrsJoy

    MrsJoy In love with my wonderful husband

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    the quote you put up is...amusing at best.
    there is not reason to believe that Christ did not eat meat-there were certain ones that Jews were instructed not to, and, as He followed the law, I believe He did not eat that.
    but apart from that...
    what you put up was some propaganda.
    we don't read that Jesus did a lot of things (i.e. relieved Himself), but that doesn't mean He didn't do them.
    in fact, i doubt that he was accused of being a glutton of veggies ;)


    when others have an agenda, they will try to make "their way" seem like the only way.
    Not that I have anything against vegetarians, in the least.
    but, to stretch it in the way that that was...not really wise.

    I'de say, as with any other subject, look into it yourself.

    I am not calling you silly for wanting to know, btw...I just found the idea that someone (that you found) would stretch something that far, funny to me

    I'de be in trouble if it were true that we were not to eat meat...now , where is that steak?
     
  14. MrsJoy

    MrsJoy In love with my wonderful husband

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    Hezekiah 13:43;)
     
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    The quote "butter and honey shall he eat" are you suggesting that Jesus only ate butter and honey and nothing else? I confess I'll need to review that whole chapter to comprehend its meaning. I don't think "butter and honey" would indicate that's the only form of nourishment he'd consume do you? That's a rather poor diet wouldn't you say. I'm going to assume there is a deeper meaning.
     
  16. MrsJoy

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    The Gospels do not speak of Jesus eating honey.
    what are you referring to? I am lost.
    I am sorry, I just figured it out...
     
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    There is a book called Hezekiah?
     
  18. MrsJoy

    MrsJoy In love with my wonderful husband

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    13 Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 15 He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right. 16 But before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste. 17 The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away from Judah—he will bring the king of Assyria."
    18 In that day the LORD will whistle for flies from the distant streams of Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria. 19 They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices in the rocks, on all the thornbushes and at all the water holes. 20 In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the River —the king of Assyria—to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards also. 21 In that day, a man will keep alive a young cow and two goats. 22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey. 23 In that day, in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, there will be only briers and thorns. 24 Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers and thorns. 25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.

    I do not see how this can be stretched to mean "only eat"
    the phrase "milk and honey" is used often in Scripture to show blessing and abundance!
    example, this is how God detailed the promised land.
     
  19. MrsJoy

    MrsJoy In love with my wonderful husband

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    LOL
    no, it was meant as a joke ;)
     
  20. JWNEWMAN

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    Hence the smiley winking fella...
     
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