A time to keep kosher

Faith at work

To the best of my knowledge, the early church dispensed with the kosher food laws of Judaism for two distinct but closely related reasons.

The first was that “all things were clean” to those who, through Jesus Christ, had been made “a new creation.” The second reason followed logically from the first. The absence of food restrictions would make it easier for gentile converts to become a part of that “new creation.” After all, they too had once been regarded as “unclean.”

 

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