I had 2 McDonalds breakfast sausage and egg McMuffins in the fridge and fealt too guilty eating them when i found out I couldnt eat Pork. I actually have a smoker and used to make my own natural honey smoked bacon. It was GOOD too. But God knows best.
Yes, God knows best:
Now the apostles and the brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, 3 saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4 But Peter began and explained to them in order: 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, something descending, like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came down to me. 6 Looking at it closely I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8 But I said, ‘No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11 At that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesare′a. 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brethren also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” 18 When they heard this they were silenced. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto life.”
If the above excuse was all it took, i wouldnt have entertained the idea. But I spent hours researching it and concluded that I must comply.
The above passage is about Peter associating himslef with gentiles. He was following a sect where Jews were not permitted to associate with gentiles because they were unclean. In the vision, God shows Peter the a tent with animals inside and tells him to kill. Peter takes it as OBVIOUS THAT HE COULDN'T MEAN TO EAT NON KOSHER. So the dream confused him. God says to not call something unclean that he has never made unclean. Then God tells peter right after that someone has come for him and to go. Peter ponders the vision and realizes it was about him not associating with the Gentile. He even admits it later on.
God doesnt change and go back on his word. I thought that this was rabinical created nonsense like Kosher. I had no idea that this was a direct commandment of God himself. So I had to comply after I read it because i am God fearing now and take it for real.
God's blessed me in my life since I attempted to walk with him.
When I went to St Josephs Auritory in montreal last Christmas eve, I acted like a tourist didnt pray, took pictures. Lit a candle asking my wife to take pictures. Looked at girls. Dissed the fact people were praying with their hamd touching themstatue of Mary.
On Christmas eve at 8pm or so, we went out to the parking lot and the car wouldnt start. God punished me for my disrespect. We were stranded in another town. I knew God punished us. My 2 year old in the car freezing while I'm trying my best to get it started. i tried for an hour straight with my cel phone lighting under the hood trying to pull fuses. Nothing worked. It was a nightmare.. We finally had to call our inlaws and it seriously put a damper on Christmas. We took a cab back and the trip was basically ruined because of that. I had no car and couldnt leave the house.. It was awful.
So if God knows, that i know the truth in the Bible and 'know better', then i have to comply.
I used to put my whole bacon in brine for a week woth nitrites, then put brown sugar and syrup and then colde smoke it. I put bacon on the pizzas and pasta with alfreado sauce.
But I got beef pepperoni and it actually tastes really good. The chicken bacon is still in the fridge but Im not holding high hopes
I knew if i ate those Egg Mcmuffins in the fridge, God would get me. I litterally couldnt touch the pork after doing my due diligence and research on the matter. At first I just wanted to stay ignorant, but my consience got the better of me and i realized that God was expecting me to do my research. So I did and wow it was pretty cut and dry. My wife also isnt going to be eating pork. She never ate it much anyhow.
If you know me you'd know i hate people who are vegetarians and dont eat pork. i used tho think it was for people of the far left, Athiests, and religious zealots that have issues. But wow I cant believe me out of all people is doing some 'dietary restriction' and not eating pork no less.
But God had this rule for a divine reason. I'll do as he says because I believe he's real (thanks to all the evolution research.). It was hard letting go, but women are expected to do it with their hair, so i should be expected to do it with Pork. Its not so bad though.. Oh yes and shellfish is included with that also so next time at the buffet, no delicious shrimp.