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At one point in time, practically every Christian protestant denomination believed that alcohol consumption was forbidden in the Bible, and it is wise for Christians to completely abstain from it. It even lead to a national ban on alcohol, referred to as the Prohibition Era.

During this time period, rebellion took place and bootleggers began to sell alcohol on the Black market.

Eventually, the culture began to shift on the issue of prohibition, which would eventually be overturned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.

Eventually, acceptance began to work its way into the churches, and Christians began finding justifications for drinking.

The Word ‘Wine,’ In The Bible, Doesn’t Always Mean Alcohol

Grape Cluster

Grape Cluster

Isaiah 65:8 makes a clear distinction that the “new wine” comes directly out of a grape cluster, meaning that it is unfermented grape juice. – “Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.”

Scientists have found that grape juice has many “blessings” or benefits to our everyday health.

  • Reducing the risk of blood clots
  • Reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol
  • Preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart
  • Helping maintain a healthy blood pressure

In Proverbs 23:32, it has a completely different description of wine, signaling that there is a difference between fermented and unfermented. – “Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.”

So, now we know that wine can either refer to alcohol, or unfermented juice. Typically, unless otherwise noted in the scripture, wine refers to unfermented juice, unless otherwise stated. One type of wine is a “blessing,” while the other type is a “mocker.”

Pro-Alcohol Arguments


1) Jesus Turned the Water into Wine

This is the main argument that people use to justify wine consumption, and claim that Jesus himself drank alcoholic wine. This can be easily disproved.

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;)”

We know at least three things from the passage. Jesus turned the water into wine, it took place at a feast, and they ran out of the original wine.

If the wine was alcoholic, Jesus basically threw a beer party. Feasts with alcoholic wine are referred to as banquetings in the Bible.

If we read 1 Peter 4:3, banquetings are sinful.

“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:”

In the New King James version, the term “banquetings” is transitioned into “drinking parties,” which is exactly what Jesus would have contributed to, had the wine been alcoholic.

If Jesus participated in banquetings, that would mean he was a sinner, which the Bible says that Christ is the only man who is “without sin.”

Not to mention, they ran out of wine. Additional alcoholic wine consumption would have meant that people were going to get drunk, because most had already had at least one cup. Jesus would have been creating drunkards.

“Well, maybe they ran out of first servings,” you might claim.

That’s not true.

In John 2:10 the governor of the feast said, “Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”

He is comparing the wine that Jesus created, to the first batch of wine. This is at the very least, a second serving.

So, either you believe that the Bible is contradicting itself and is flawed, or you believe that the wine Jesus created was juice.


2) Jesus admitted that he drinks

People who claim Jesus drank alcoholic wine, quote Luke 7:33-34 as proof.

“For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!”

Wine, in this context when referring to John the Baptist, was not talking about fermented wine. John the Baptist was a nazarite.

A Nazarite could not drink alcohol or any product of the grapevine. They could not eat grapes. They could not cut the hair on the head, and had to avoid touching dead bodies.

In the book of Luke, we learn that John the Baptist could not drink fermented drinks or anything unfermented that comes from the grapevine.

Luke 1:15, “For he [John the Baptist] shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.”

Why would the Bible make a distinction between wine and strong drink? It’s because unless specifically stated, wine was not automatically associated with fermentation.

With regards to Jesus being a “winebibber,” when read in context, it clearly reveals that Jesus was talking about people gossiping.

Verse 31-32: “Jesus went on to say, ‘What can I compare today’s people to? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the market and calling out to each other. They say,’ ”We played the flute for you. But you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song. But you didn’t cry.”’

He was referring to their false accusation.


3) The Bible Says Alcohol is Healthy For Your Stomach

In 1 Timothy 5:23, people claim that it justifies consumption.

“No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.”

Grape juice has been found to settle upset stomachs. If you believe it was referring to alcoholic wine, then clearly this verse only permits it for medicinal purposes.


Conclusion

The fact is that every drunkard started off as a social drinker. If you never pick up a bottle, you will never become an alcoholic. When the Bible clearly states that we are to remain sober for the purpose of being a good witness to others, along with not tempting ourselves with sin, why is it such a challenge for some “Christians” to abstain from alcohol.

The reason is because whether they realize it or not, it becomes their master. They begin to thirst for alcohol. People who have never touched it, do not thirst for it.

Justifying alcohol consumption is the same as justifying any other sin. It is very convenient to point out the sins of others, while compromising the Word in areas that brings you conviction.


 

“Liquor is not necessary either for health or for so-called gracious living… It is the cause of untold sorrow, suffering, and material loss, not to mention the spiritual implications of drinking. Among young people… drinking is for getting drunk. And many go on to become alcoholics. Drinking and other forms of body-wrecking pleasures are signs of weakness rather than manliness. It takes a better man to live a clean life—free from the stimulants, depressants, and drugs—than to be artificially [stimulated].”

Billy Graham


In closing, do not tempt yourself with sin. Do not play with sin, because it risks your chances at inheriting the Kingdom of God and completely destroying your life.

Caiden Cowger is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Cowger Nation. Cowger also serves as the radio host of The Caiden Cowger Program. In 2015, he was named as being the "'Youngest' Syndicated Talk Personality" in the United States.

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  1. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    February 22, 2016 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm

    REBUTTAL:

    Caiden,
    What you are doing is what many Christians do; they create or have a doctrine, then they search the Scriptures for verses to support that doctrine while OMITTING Scripture verses that show said doctrine to not be true. Thus such Christians are not genuinely searching for or proclaiming the whole truth.

    How many Christians have read what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-19, that He did not come to destroy the law, ANY OF IT, even the least of it…?
    Well that doesn’t work for pork and shellfish eating Christians, so they say “Look here what Paul wrote, ‘We are no longer under law, but grace.,’ Break out the pork and lobster and let’s eat!”
    They TWIST Paul’s words and use them to overturn the commands of Jesus (as Peter said they would – 2 Peter 3:16).

    You omitted this verse in your article:

    DEUTERONOMY 14:26:
    And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or alcoholic drink, for whatever your heart desires; and you shall eat there before YHWH (the Lord) your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

    You said in your article:
    “At one point in time, practically every Christian protestant denomination believed that alcohol consumption was forbidden in the Bible…”

    Many Christians hold false beliefs and doctrines, and believing that alcohol consumption was forbidden by God and Scripture is or was one of them. How else can you explain Deuteronomy 14:26?

    ALCOHOLIC WINE REQUIRES NEW WINESKINS – (Yeshua) Jesus said, “Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins and both are preserved” (Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37-38).
    It is clear that (Yeshua) Jesus is speaking of alcoholic fermenting wine. During fermentation, to make wine alcoholic, new wine expands. If new wine were filled into old wineskins, wineskins that have already been stretched out from a previous wine fermentation procedure, the new fermentation process would stretch out the old wineskins even further and burst them. Therefore it is necessary to put new fermenting wine into new wine skins. If Jesus were referring to grape juice, the fact is that it would be possible to put non-fermenting wine (grape juice) into old wineskins, since grape juice does not expand. New grape juice poured into old wineskins will not cause the old wineskins to burst. Therefore, it can only be fermenting alcoholic wine that Jesus refers to when speaking of ‘new wine.’

    NOAH AND LOT GOT DRUNK – Noah drank wine, got drunk and passed out naked in his tent (Genesis 9:21). Lot became drunk on consecutive nights when his daughter’s served him wine to excess. Lot’s daughters, after weakening their father’s perception with wine, proceeded to conceive children with their father through acts of incestuous sex while Lot was drunk (Genesis 19:30-38). Noah and Lot were righteous men of the Bible in whom the Lord found grace (Genesis 6:8-9, 19:19). Both Noah and Lot drank wine to the point of intoxication, indicating that it was alcoholic wine that they consumed. If drinking alcoholic wine was a sin, Noah and Lot would have never drank alcoholic wine at all. It is not a sin to drink alcohol, but getting drunk can be problematic – even for the righteous.

    There may have been a scientific reason that Noah and Lot got drunk. They both got drunk shortly AFTER the great flood. It has been scientifically speculated that the oxygen content of the post-flood earth was reduced in half. Noah and Lot may have not been adjusted to earth’s new oxygen-depleted atmosphere, which may have caused them to not be able to handle the alcohol amount that they had previously been used to drinking and remain sober.

    The Christian call for alcohol abstinence is a false doctrine that was perhaps started with good intentions, but also involves issues of church control, criminalizing drinkers, and the spreading of falsehoods. The Temperance Doctrine is an evil doctrine of men, because it falsely accuses Christians who choose to drink alcohol in moderation as being sinners for doing so. Christians have the choice as to whether to drink or to not drink. Alcohol, when consumed in moderation is a blessing and when consumed in excess becomes a curse. The same can be said of food, yet no Christian denomination is calling for Christians to abstain from food! The Bible does not demand alcohol abstinence. The Bible permits alcohol consumption while giving many warnings about not drinking to excess.
    Sexual intercourse is not a sin in marriage, but outside of marriage it is the sin of fornication or adultery.
    Eating is not a sin, but eating in excess is gluttony and gluttony is sin.
    Drinking alcohol is not a sin, but drinking in excess to get drunk is a sin.

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Dog Meat Soup, Now Being Served at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

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Are Christians judgmental hypocrites about what is and what is not food?

It has been widely reported that South Korean restaurants have been continually selling bosintang, a dog meat soup dish, in the vicinity of the 2018 Winter Olympics that are being hosted by the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea. The restaurants had agreed with the 2018 Olympic Committee to suspend sale of dog meat during the duration of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but have failed to comply.

American Christians are horrified to learn that South Koreans breed and raise dogs for their dog meat, keeping them cramped in tight cages, and then having them slaughtered and served in restaurants for human consumption.

Americans, and Western nations in general, love dogs and keep them as pets. Other nations and peoples do not have the same regard for dogs that Americans do.

The mainstream American Christian rightly thinks of dogs as man’s best friend, not an animal that is to be slaughtered and eaten. Yet many other people of the world do not share our affection for dogs. Koreans and Muslims do not regard dogs as special creatures. In Korea, it is culturally acceptable to eat dog meat. Who do Americans think that they are to dictate what is acceptable to be eaten as meat in another culture?

American Christians commonly eat pork and shellfish. Like the Korean dogs, American pigs are bred, kept in tight cages, and are raised to be slaughtered and served in American homes and restaurants.

Are Christians judgmental hypocrites in declaring that Koreans are wrong for eating dog meat, while they themselves consume pork and shellfish?

Who or what determines what animal may be eaten for its meat, and what animal should not be eaten? Should meat allowable for human consumption be determined by country, culture, feelings, or taste?

God, the Creator, has declared to us through the Scriptures what animals may be eaten and what animals may not be eaten.

THE LAW OF CLEAN AND UNCLEAN CREATURES

LEVITICUS 11:46-47 (NKJV):
This is the law of the animals and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth, to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.

Dogs, pigs, and shellfish are not for food or meat meant for human consumption…

LEVITICUS 11:27 (NKJV):
And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are unclean to you.

LEVITICUS 11:3-8 (and DEUTERONOMY 14:6-8) (NKJV):
Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; AND THE SWINE, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.

LEVITICUS 11:9-12 (and DEUTERONOMY 14:9-11) (NKJV):
These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers—that you may eat. But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales—that shall be an abomination to you.

Mainstream Christianity proclaims that the law of clean and unclean creatures has been done away with in the New Testament, and believers can eat all creatures now. Mainstream Christian theology is in error in declaring that the laws of clean and unclean creatures, listed in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, have been abolished. Mainstream Christian teachings have used Scripture, twisting it, to discard the dietary laws. The rest of this article will be a crash course on why God’s dietary laws, the law of clean and unclean creatures, remain in effect to this day and always will remain in effect.

EVERY MOVING THING THAT LIVES IS FOOD

GENESIS 9:3 (NKJV):
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.

Christians use Genesis 9:3 to proclaim that they can eat pork and shellfish, as every moving thing that lives is food for man. Well then Christians, STOP being judgmental hypocrites in criticizing the Koreans for eating dog! Dogs are moving things too. Join the Koreans for a bowl of dog meat soup. While you are at it, break out the slugs, worms, and roaches and eat them, proving to the world that every moving thing is food!

Genesis 9:3 must be read and understood in the context in which it was written. Genesis 9:3 was spoken by God to Noah, as Noah was disembarking from the ark after the great flood subsided. While on the ark, Noah and the animals aboard the ark were restricted from eating animals and ate grain only, so that the animals would be preserved.

GENESIS 6:21 (NKJV):
And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.

Here is the true meaning of Genesis 9:3. Every moving thing that was food for you (clean creatures) before you got on the ark shall once again be food for you as you disembark from the ark.

On to the New Testament…

EAT ALL MEAT IN THE MEAT MARKET AND WHATEVER IS SET BEFORE YOU

1 CORINTHIANS 10:25-30 (NKJV):
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.”
If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake. But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.” “Conscience,” I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience? But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?

The conscience’ sake issue is whether or not the meat was first offered to an idol. A modern day application is whether or not the meat in question is Halal meat, having been slaughtered by a Muslim in the name of Allah. Since there is no other god and idols have no power to defile meat, believers need not concern themselves with whether or not the meat was first offered to an idol or a false god. Believers are to eat whatever meat is sold, and whatever food is set before them. Unclean creatures are not meat for humans, nor are they food. Likewise, believers should eat whatever FOOD is set before them, not exactly whatever is set before them, for then they would need to eat the cups, dishes, and utensils too. Neither dog, nor pork, nor shellfish, if sold in the meat market, is meat for human consumption.

YESHUA (JESUS) PURIFIED ALL FOODS

MARK 7:18-20 (NKJV):
So He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.”

The misunderstanding here among Christians is in believing that unclean creatures are food. Yeshua (Jesus) never ate an unclean creature, nor did He cleanse them for human consumption. Unclean creatures are unclean. Unclean creatures are not unclean food, which would imply that they are a type of food, albeit an unhealthy food. Unclean creatures are unclean and are not to be considered food at all.

Yeshua (Jesus) was commenting on eating food with unwashed hands. Eating food in this manner cannot defile a man’s character.

Eating unclean creatures out of ignorance cannot defile a man’s character either, but eating unclean creatures, or anything harmful, can certainly defile a man’s body.

LET NO ONE JUDGE YOU IN FOOD OR DRINK

COLOSSIANS 2:16 (NKJV):
So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths…

Colossians 2:16 was not written to the modern day Christian; it was written to the new Messianic Torah observant convert of the Apostle Paul’s time. Here is how Colossians 2:16 should be properly understood…

COLOSSIANS 2:16 (NKJV) [WITH INTERPRETATION]:
So let no one judge you [DO NOT BE CONCERNED WITH ANYONE’S JUDGMENT] in food or in drink [GOD’S DIETARY LAWS WHICH YOU ARE FOLLOWING], or regarding a festival [GOD’S FESTIVALS – LEVITICUS 23] or a new moon* or [SEVENTH DAY] Sabbaths…

*Christians have never observed new moon Sabbaths as part of their faith. Therefore, the book of Collosians was not written to the modern day Christian, but to believers who observed new moon Sabbaths.

RISE PETER, KILL AND EAT

ACTS 10:10-14 (NKJV):
Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 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. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things
, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”

Peter never did eat any unclean creature as a result of receiving his vision. As a matter of fact, no saint in the entire Bible, Old or New Testament, was ever recorded to have eaten an unclean creature. Peter later revealed in Acts 10 what his vision actually meant, what God had cleansed that Peter should not call common: the non-Jewish Gentile people of the world…

ACTS 10:28 (NKJV):
Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or associate with one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call ANY MAN common or unclean…”

God used unclean creatures in His vision to Peter in Acts 10 as a metaphor to represent the Gentile people of the world. The vision was not given so that Peter could eat unclean creatures.

EVERY CREATURE OF GOD IS GOOD FOR FOOD

1 TIMOTHY 4:4-5 (NKJV):
For every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Every creature is good for food IF it is sanctified by the word of God to be consumed as food. Unclean creatures are not sanctified by the word of God as food. Prayer cannot cleanse unclean creatures. Christians who believe that they can cleanse unclean creatures through prayer are in error.

ISAIAH 66:17 (NKJV):
“Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says YHWH (the Lord).

Isaiah 66:17 describes your typical outdoor summer BBQ pig roast at a Catholic residence, where there typically stands an idol statue of Mary in the midst of the backyard garden. Praying over unclean creatures will not make them clean. God warns that whoever regularly eats unclean creatures will be consumed…WITH DISEASE.

Christians lead the world in acquiring cancer. It is no longer only a matter of faith to believe that unclean creatures cause illness in human beings; it has now been scientifically verified. A 2015 World Health Organization press release reported that consuming processed pork products such as bacon, pork hot dogs, and sausage causes cancer. Numerous government studies have declared the danger of eating shellfish, but rather than telling consumers to refrain from eating shellfish, municipalities typically instruct the public to cook shellfish well.

JOB 14:4 (NKJV):
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!

There is a certain cause and effect for things. If one fornicates with many sex partners, the consequences could be an unwanted pregnancy and / or a sexually transmitted disease. If one smokes cigarettes, that person can expect to have damaged lungs and will likely acquire lung cancer.

BUT MY GRANDMA ATE BACON FOR BREAKFAST EVERY DAY AND LIVED TO 100!

OK, but I’d bet granny was quite feeble for a good portion of her latter years. With pork, as with cigarettes, some people eat or smoke and live longer, while some get cancer early in life and die prematurely. The continued consumption of unclean creatures, be it dog, pork, or shellfish, will certainly cause a person to become feeble in old age, if that person happens to live long.

WHEN THE HEBREWS DEPARTED FROM EGYPT, THERE WERE NONE FEEBLE AMONG THEM

PSALM 105:37 (NKJV):
He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was
none feeble among His tribes.

Imagine a whole nation, the elderly included, and no one is feeble. America is a Christian nation filled with elderly feeble people in nursing homes, many of who have eaten pork and shellfish their entire lives.

The good health of a nation’s people is not exclusive to the Jews…

Before the arrival of the Europeans in America, the North American Plains Indians consumed a diet consisting of bison (a clean mammal) and vegetation. The Plains Indians typically lived to be 85 to 90 years old and never acquired cancer, heart disease, or even suffered a heart attack. It is believed that the Plains Indians, as a people, would have lived well beyond 100 years with adequate dental care.

BE LIKE MOSES

DEUTERONOMY 34:7 (NKJV):
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.

Cigarettes were once advertised as being healthy for you. The time came when the scientific evidence was so overwhelming that cigarette smoking was detrimental to a person’s overall health, that it could no longer be denied that cigarettes were harmful. The time is now here and the evidence is in about Scripturally declared unclean creatures. Human consumption of Scripturally listed unclean creatures is harmful to human health.

NEVER TOO LATE TO START EATING RIGHT

The human body’s cells are dying and being replaced all the time. A person can literally replace many of the bad cells of their body with healthier cells if that person eats right going forward.

THE TRUE GREAT COMMISSION: TEACHING PEOPLE TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS OF GOD

MATTHEW 28:19-20 (NKJV):
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Yeshua (Jesus) taught His disciples to observe the dietary laws. He certainly never commanded or taught anyone to eat dogs, pigs, or shellfish.

WALK AS HE WALKED AND EAT AS HE ATE

1 JOHN 2:6 (NKJV):
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

A Christian is not walking as He walked, and eating as He ate, if he or she consumes dog, pork, or shellfish.

PROPER DIET IS NOT A SALVATION ISSUE; IT IS A HEALTH ISSUE

MATTHEW 5:18-19 (NKJV):
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them,
he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Christians who continue to ignorantly eat unclean creatures will not lose their salvation over this issue alone. The dietary laws are among God’s “lesser laws.” Those who continually break the greater laws and do not repent from breaking them, (adulterers, drunkards, fornicators, homosexuals, idolaters, murderers, revilers, swindlers, thieves), will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Those who break and teach men to break the lesser laws, such as the the dietary laws, will make it to heaven, but they will be least in the kingdom of heaven. Those who observe the lesser laws, the dietary laws, and teach others that they should also observe them, they will be of greater stature in the kingdom of heaven.

GOD THE DESIGNER HAS DETERMINED PROPER DIET; CULTURE DOES NOT

If American Christians believe and proclaim that God has cleansed all creatures to be eaten as food, then they are being hypocritical and have no moral standing for criticizing the Koreans for eating dog meat.

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Billy Graham goes on to be with the Lord at 99.

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This morning, Evangelist Billy Graham went to be with the Lord age 99. Graham was on overwhelmingly influential minister and lead millions to Christ.

“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead,” he once expressed. “Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

In his ministry, he counseled Presidents, ministered to Queen Elizabeth, and presented the gospel on a large international level. His willingness to preach the simplistic, uncompromising Word of God should be the aspiration of every pastor, teacher and evangelist.

Dr. Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, shared a recollection of his father on twitter:

Billy Graham’s grandson, Evangelist Will Graham, also shared a quote from his grandfather:

Dr. Graham preached the message of Jesus Christ for over 80 years, and now he is with our Savior in heaven. Billy Graham’s legacy is a wonderful example of how just one life can completely impact the world, expanding the Kingdom of God.

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CATHOLIC POPE FRANCIS, A FALSE PROPHET, PREPARES THE WAY FOR THE ANTIMESSIAH (ANTICHRIST)

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April 16, 2017. A wax image figure of Catholic Pope Francis was set up for the Easter Mass at the Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcántara, in the city of Petropolis, Brazil. The statue was afterward transferred to the Petrópolis Wax Museum, where it is on permanent display.

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‘Prepare the way of YHWH (the Lord); Make His paths straight.’

–Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4 (NKJV)

Satan, God’s adversary, often imitates God with a counterfeit version of what God does. John the Baptist, a true prophet, prepared the way for Yeshua (Jesus), the Son of God, to appear before the world during His Messianic mission. In a similar manner, Catholic Pope Francis, a false prophet, is preparing the way for the false prophet and the Antimessiah (Antichrist) to appear before the world in the end times.

1 JOHN 2:18 (NKJV):
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antimessiah (Antichrist) is coming, even now many antimessiahs (antichrists) have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

1 JOHN 4:1 (NKJV):
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

MATTHEW 24:11 (NKJV):
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

Catholic Pope Francis, born December 17, 1936 is not the false prophet, but a false prophet who will be succeeded by the the final Catholic pope, known as the false prophet of Scripture.

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand) –Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14 (NKJV)

REVELATION 13:14-15 (NKJV):
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to MAKE AN IMAGE to the beast…
He was granted power to give breath to the IMAGE OF THE BEAST, that the IMAGE OF THE BEAST should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the IMAGE OF THE BEAST to be killed.

The Roman Catholic Church has always used idolatry as a means of deception. Catholic Pope Francis is beginning to prepare people of the world to worship image figures of living men. It is prophesied that the Antimessiah (Antichrist) will one day make an image of himself and set this abominable image up at the site of the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, Israel, and he will demand that the world worship his image.

REVELATION 19:20 (NKJV):
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

The beast (Antimessiah / Antichrist) and the false prophet will be defeated by Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) at His return. But before they are thrown into hell, one third of mankind will die (Revelation 9:15-18).

“For false messiahs (christs) and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” –Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22 (NKJV)

Catholic Pope Francis is fulfilling his role, as a false prophet, to deceive even the elect of God, if possible. True saints of God, the watchmen, are doing their job to alert those who will listen to the signs of the end times (Jeremiah 6:16-19).

One final comment on wax image figures used by the Roman Catholic Church system…

2 THESSALONIANS 2:9 (NKJV):
The coming of the lawless one
is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders…

The Roman Catholic Church has a long history of using fake bleeding prop statues as lying wonders to deceive their masses. The Catholic Church, in more recent times, has proclaimed that some of their saints are so righteous that they are ‘incorruptibles’ who do not decompose in death. Is it really any wonder that the Catholic Church, which has engaged in so many lying wonders during its history, also uses wax figurines housed in glass coffins in their necromancy adoration and worship of the dead to deceive their flock?

LUKE 21:36 (NKJV):
“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

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