In the Old Testament there are laws and commandments which some believe no longer apply to us today. One of the big ones is eating pork and some other animals. The Jews of the Old Testament could not eat pork and other animals (going forward I’ll just use pork as the most common example), but today that does not apply to us any more. Does this make sense? Let’s find out.
First we have to ask, why was that a law? What reason did God have for making this law? Was there even a reason? The Bible actually tells us that these things were banned for a very good reason, they were “unclean”. While it’s kind of ambiguous what that means, unclean is obviously bad. When a woman had a baby she had to go into the woods to be by herself for a number of days because she was unclean. If she had a boy she was unclean for 7 days. If it was a girl she was unclean for 14 days. And during her period she was unclean. But that went away after a time. These animals were simply all unclean and that never went away.
So what changed? There was a good reason not to eat the animals. They were unclean. Is that no longer the case? Did Jesus wash all the little piggies in the world? Did the blood of Jesus clean, not just our souls, but the uncleanliness from all the animals? There is no mention of this in the Bible or any other religious text that I have ever heard of. As far as I can tell those animals are as unclean today as they were then. If the reason for the law forbidding eating them was that they were unclean than, and if they are still unclean today, why does that law not apply today? The problem still exists, the reason still exists, why does the law not still exist?
In Mark 7:15-19 Jesus specifically says that nothing you eat can defile you because it enters your stomach, not your heart. This is why many Christians say it is now okay to eat piggies. But again, what changed? Did Jesus declare that these animals were now clean? That is what some Christians contend, but that’s not what it says. He doesn’t say, “These animals are no longer unclean”, he says that it can’t defile you because it doesn’t go through your heart. He is clearly saying that yes, it is unclean, but that can’t hurt you. So the animals are still unclean.
Paul does go a littler further in 1 Timothy 1:1-5 to say that everything God created is good, that it is made holy by the power of God and prayer. But that’s not what God said. God created these animals. Did he specifically make them unholy so he would then have to do more work to make them holy? God said that they were unclean. No exceptions, no way to fix it, so just don’t eat them. Jesus, who was also God, didn’t say that they were clean, just that being unclean wouldn’t hurt you. And did God not have the power to make them holy before Jesus was born? He hadn’t actually died yet when he said it was okay to eat them, so this law changed before the sacrifice. But when?
So WHAT CHANGED? Absolutely nothing but attitude. There was no change between God forbidding it and Jesus okaying it. NOTHING changed. This very important law to prevent people from eating unclean things just stopped being important.
This is pretty potent evidence that God is a fiction. Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Many times Jesus says that he is God. Yet here is a very big change. God thought it was so important not to eat unclean things that he made a law forbidding it. Then Jesus says it’s no big deal, completely meaningless. So did God make a meaningless law? Did Jesus use his magical powers to do a thing? Of course not. The people who made up the God who made up the law died. They were replaced by new people, who then also died, being replaced by new people on down the line until the generation that wrote about Jesus decided that God didn’t care any more and never should have. The new generation had a whole different set of sticks up their butts about a whole different set of issues and they liked surf n turf and pork sausage. And then bacon was invented and this law had to go!