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Is All Meat Meet to Eat? (4th Edition)

Is All Meat Meet to Eat? (4th Edition)


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A book offering extensive evidence that the Messiah never did away with the laws concerning clean and unclean animal flesh. A loving Creator knows what is best for His creation!
A book offering extensive evidence that the Messiah never did away with the laws concerning clean and unclean animal flesh. A loving Creator knows what is best for His creation!

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And the Scripture, foreseeing that Elohim would justify the heathen
through faith, preached before the Good News unto Abraham,
saying, “In you shall all nations be blessed.”

Galatians 3:8

Too many religious circles exude the same,
proud air seen amongst many members of rich,
exclusive country clubs – clubs which have be-
came so popular across the American continent
over the last century. And just like these worldly

many churches advocate this
very same “Exclusive Club Syndrome” (or
should we call it “the Exclusive Club Sin-
drome?”). hwhy never intended His word and
ways to start an “exclusive-salvation-club” relig-
ion; His intention is to fill the entire earth with
His splendor and to save all the ends of the earth;
and He will most certainly accomplish that very

So the spirit of exclusivism is really
nothing more than the idolatrous, golden calf
dressed up to look and feel religious. This atti-
tude is otherwise known as the “boastful pride of
life.” 1Yochanan 2:16 Far too many people
want to have: the best car, the biggest house, the
most prestigious job, the most fame, “the best”
team, the most exalted nationality/race, and on
and on. Consequently, this same attitude is often
seen in ministers59

as such an air can be a real
draw to secure many religious patrons – who are
naturally motivated by the desire to be a part of
“the best” church. Such followers will readily
give of their many tithes and offerings in ex-
change for being part of “the best, the true, and
the one and only!”60

But hwhy – in His unstop-
pable, eternal plans to save all mankind –
chooses the lowly to fulfill the intents of His


Romans 12:2


Psalm 22:27, Yeshayahu 45:22, Yochanan 12:32, Ephe-

sians 1:10


This spirit is revealed in often used and openly boastful,
symptomatic phrases such as, “We are the only true
church,” or, “We have all the gifts”… or “We are a ‘Full
Gospel church’” [implying, of course, others are not Full


And should all of those members openly advocate the
giving of tithes and offerings, there would be no objection;
but let just one such member take a stand for keeping the
rest of the Torah’s moral code and that person would
quickly be ostracized in many ways by most, if not all, of
the congregation (including the pastor).

heart, and He chose Abraham and his descen-
dants to spearhead the small, initial phase of the
eventual, complete, and large-scale “restoration
of all things.” Acts 3:21 hwhy preached the
Good News to and through Abraham, as seen
above in our opening text; He later preached the
Good News to Yisrael, Hebrews 4:2; and He also
preached the Good News through Yisrael to
many nations, Deuteronomy 4:6. Contrary to the
popular teaching which vilifies the Mighty One
of the “Old Testament,” the salvation of hwhy
has always been open to repentant Gentiles.61
Yeshayahu 56:6 He who changes not has always
shown favor to those who fear Him, and He has
worked to draw many Gentiles into the com-
monwealth of Yisrael even before the coming of
the Messiah!

But how many today realize and acknowledge
the clear teachings of the apostle Shaul – who
stated the Torah and the Good News are in com-
plete, 100% agreement? (We will momentarily
view that teaching which is seen in one of his
letters to Timothy.) Most Evangelicals today
teach nearly the opposite! Most today teach the
Good News has abolished the Law.62

Is it not
amazing how preconceived notions can be so


We cite a number of engrafted Gentiles who became
part of the commonwealth of Yisrael along with their de-
scendants: Asenath, the wife of Yoseph (Genesis 41:45);
Zipporah, the wife of Mosheh (Exodus 2:16,21); Caleb,
the son of Jephunah the Kennizite [Genesis 15:18,19, Ye-
hoshua 14:6; this faithful man was given an inheritance in
the tribe of Yehudah (Numbers 13:6, 34:19) according to
the word of hwhy in Yehoshua 14:6-14 and Yechezkel
47:22,23]; Rahab, the harlot (Yehoshua 2:1,3, 6:17,23,25
Ruth 4:18-22, Mattithyahu 1:4,5); Ruth, the Moabite (Ruth
1:16, 4:5,10,13-22); and Uryah, the Hittite (Genesis
15:18,20, 2Shemuel 11:1-27). Many others are alluded to
in Yeshayahu 56:6,7. Compare also Yeshayahu 56:8 with
Yochanan 10:16.


eswhy, Shaul, and all the other apostles taught the Law
(the Torah) was not abolished through faith by any means,
but rather, it is to be fulfilled, kept, and upheld by anyone
who possesses True Faith.


blinding? Have you ever convinced yourself a
possession was lost and then could not find the
item even though it was sitting right there before
your very eyes? Perhaps it was lying right on
the table in front of you? It has happened to me.
For those already old enough to drive automo-
biles, another question is posed: “How many
times have you been about to pull out into traffic,
looked both directions, saw nothing coming, and
then, looked just one more time before pulling
out … only to see a car or some other vehicle
barreling right towards you?” Had you pulled
out, it probably would have been disastrous, if
not tragic or deadly! It has happened to me on
more than one occasion. One incident in Chi-
cago is recalled in which I was preparing to
make a left turn across four lanes of traffic.
While judging the distance of oncoming cars ap-
proaching from the two, left lanes, my mind was
only concerned with those vehicles. And being
more mindful of the line of approaching cars, I
failed to see a motorcycle in advance of the en-
tire pack of vehicles! An accident nearly ensued
as I pulled out into the traffic; the oncoming mo-
torcycle was barely avoided. So this incident
introduces yet another problem: we sometimes
see only that for which we are looking while fail-
ing to see what would otherwise be obvious; in
the case just cited, I was in a mindset to look for
cars and failed to see a motorcycle. All of these
cases exemplify a form of blindness in the physi-
cal realm
while providing us warning over the
emotional and spiritual realm: preconceived no-
tions can also blind us as we read and study
Scripture. Denominational idolatry/allegiance
can blind those who follow a man (or a woman!)
even over issues wherein that person speaks con-
to Scripture. Most members reason, “If our
church is doing this or believing that, then such a
practice must be Biblically valid and proper.”
And still others have wrongly assumed deceased
pastors and spiritual leaders – who are com-
monly exalted as “great men of faith” – could
not have possibly been in error over certain mat-
ters of doctrine; all the while eswhy warns we
should let no man steal our crown, Revelation
3:11, Yirmeyahu 17:5.
Below are a number of things which cause peo-
ple to interpret the Scriptures from viewpoints
which blind or, at least, severely block their rea-
soning with preconceived notions:

1. Current (false) experience believed to be true.
This point can be a part of the intrigue and de-
ception which religious leaders spawn (even un-
wittingly) as they supposedly have some set of
spiritual gifts while walking in the anti-Torah
lawlessness against which eswhy warns. The
bad fruit of lawlessness is that which brings
judgment when standing before the Messiah,
Mattithyahu 7:15-23. [The word in Mattithyahu
7:23 which the KJV translates as “iniquity,” is
much better rendered as, “lawlessness” – mean-
ing the practice of violating the Torah.] And the
Scriptures determine true and false prophets
based on obedience to hwhy via the command-
ments of the Torah, Deuteronomy 13:1-4, Mat-
tithyahu 7:15! The Messianic Scriptures alone
indicate true “doers of the word” are also
“doer[s] of the Law,” Mattithyahu 7:24-27,
19:16-19, Yochanan 15:7,10, Romans 2:13,
James 1:22, 4:11, Acts 24:14, 1Yochanan 2:4-6,
5:2,3, Revelation 12:17, 14:12, 22:14. (See the
ISRV and KJV in regard to the Revelation texts
just cited.)
2. Contemporary examples (usually ministers)
who themselves advocate some form of false-
hood or lawless apostasy. Such teachers even
present the lawless errors in a sincere, often pal-
atable, fashion. Yet they often use arguments
which have absolutely no Scripture to support
the espoused tradition.
3. Wrongly exalted (practically worshipped)
predecessors of a given persuasion or denomina-
tion who themselves advocated some form of
falsehood or lawless apostasy.
4. Incredulity that so many religious people
could be so wrong. However, this should not
surprise or derail any who believe the words of
the Savior, Mattithyahu 7:13,14. The issue is not
by clinging with incredulity to the
question, “How can so many people be so
wrong?” Rather, the reality which every indi-
vidual must face is found in the question: “What
is incumbent upon me, personally, as I prepare to
stand before the Creator and Lawgiver?” How
can we best help those around us: by being will-
ing to learn, to change, and to stand up for the
truth, or by “playing ostrich” and simply ignor-
ing the problem?
5. Unwitting ignorance of Scripture and a failure
to know the true power of the Most High. Mark


12:24 This prophetic power is only given to
prophets who uphold the Torah, Proverbs 29:18,
Yochanan 9:29-31, Acts 6:5,8, 10:38, Luke
24:19, 2Timothy 3:5.
The above points impress upon us the need to
become like little children (Mattithyahu 18:3,4)
– to be teachable and to approach the word of
hwhy with reverence and awe at all times, Prov-
erbs 28:14.

We have now laid the necessary groundwork
for introducing the intent of this chapter: to
bring forth a case in point regarding the decep-
tion which presently surrounds the general,
Christian attitude towards the Law of hwhy.
Writing to Timothy, the apostle Shaul clearly
states the Law of hwhy is in absolute accordance
with the Good News; but not only so, he also
declares the Law is actually part and parcel of
the Good News of the Kingdom
! Every kingdom
has a king and every kingdom has laws; the To-
rah of hwhy is the Law of His Kingdom, Deuter-
onomy 33:2, Yeshayahu 2:1-45, 33:22, Ya’acob
4:12. Yet why have so many failed to see this is
the simple, clear, uncontestable context of the
following Scripture? Hear the words of this
great apostle as he declares the Torah, the Law
of hwhy, is an essential part of the Good News:
But we know that the Law is good, if a man use it
lawfully; knowing this, that the Law is not made
for a righteous man, but for the lawless and dis-
obedient, for the irreverent and for sinners, for
impure and profane, for murderers of fathers
and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves
with mankind (i.e., homosexuals), for mensteal-
ers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there
be any other thing that is contrary to sound doc-
trine, according to the splendor-emanating
Good News of the blessed Elohim
, which was
committed to my trust
. 1Timothy 1:8-11
Here the apostle has just clearly stated the Law
of hwhy is an integral part of the Good News of
the Kingdom! And he writes any violations of
the Torah are “contrary to [the] sound doctrine
(teaching)” of the Good News
! The apostle
clearly stated anyone who breaks the Law of
hwhy is also disobeying the Good News!
2Thessalonians 1:8, 1Kepha 4:17 The precise
context of Shaul’s words show the Law is in ac-

cordance with the Good News! They go to-
gether! Psalm 85:10-12 Hence, when ancient
Yisrael rebelled and violated the Law, they
grieved the Set Apart Spirit of hwhy (Yeshayahu
63:10) … something which New Covenant be-
lievers are exhorted not to do! Ephesians 4:30
And the apostle Kepha agrees: the eternal Law
of hwhy was the very word by which the Good
News was preached to first century believers:

For all flesh is as grass, and all the splendor of
man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth,
and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word
hwhy endures for ever. And this is the word
which by the Good News is preached unto you.

1Kepha 1:24,25, Yeshayahu 40:7,8, Psalm 105:8,
Deuteronomy 7:9

Through the Torah, the Good News of the King-
dom was preached by Mosheh to ancient Yisrael
as hwhy made His Law and Kingship known
through the priesthood, Hebrews 4:2, 1Shemuel
10:17-19, 12:12, Malachi 2:4-7. The Law and
the Good News go together, yet so many today
teach just the opposite! Why? Because of
blindness induced by preconceived notions and
because of false assumptions based on the cur-
rent, spiritual status quo (albeit gravely errone-
ous and grossly substandard since the Torah has
been largely cast aside). False, preconceived
notions rule, hinder, and blind the minds of mul-
titudes because of those things which we have
considered above. Most who study the Scrip-
tures often see only that for which they are look-
ing (or that for which they have already been
schooled to see), while remaining oblivious to
what would otherwise be obvious. But ever as-
cending prayers that His Kingdom will come
shall surely prevail, Mattithyahu 6:10. The light
of the Torah will shine forth to enable many dear
brethren to see the eternal Law of the eternal
Kingdom and be blessed beyond measure in His
ways of rest, joy and peace. Walking in the an-
cient, eternal, immutable paths of His Law will
provide us with abundance of peace, rest, joy and
fulfillment, Yeshayahu 28:12, 30:15, Yirmeyahu
6:16, Mattithyahu 11:28-30. Because the word
of hwhy is forever settled in the heavens (Psalm
119:89), Mosheh could call heaven and earth to
witness against Yisrael concerning their giving
heed to the Torah:


I call heaven and earth to record this day
against you, that I have set before you life and
death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose
life, that both you and thy seed may live.
onomy 30:19, 4:26, 31:28
eswhy the Messiah said likewise as He, like
Mosheh (Deuteronomy 18:15-19), indicated the
Torah defined the “narrow way that leads to

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass
from the law, till all be fulfilled ...
5:18, Luke 21:33

Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the
gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to de-
struction, and many there be which go in
thereat; because strait is the gate, and narrow is
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there
be that find it.
Mattithyahu 7:13,14
This latter warning comes between the Messiah’s
exhortation to His followers that they be doers of
the Torah and the Prophets (7:12) and His exhor-
tation they were not to give heed to false proph-
ets – who historically turned the people of the
Most High away from the commandments of
hwhy (7:15-23, Revelation 3:11). In speaking of
“the narrow way,” eswhy was clearly teaching
the path of life defined by the Torah (5:17-20);

we see the very same thing conveyed in the
words of Mosheh concerning the commandments
of hwhy:

You shall observe to do therefore as hwhy your
Elohim hath commanded you; you shall not turn
aside to the right hand or to the left.
omy 5:32
The teaching of Mosheh and the teaching of the
Messiah are one and the same: anyone who
turns aside from the Torah – whether to the right
hand or to the left – is no longer on the narrow
way that leads to life. Proverbs 21:16
In closing this chapter, we emphasize once
more the message given to all the inhabitants of
the earth by the apostles Shaul, Kepha and
Yochanan: those who disobey the moral edicts
of the Torah commandments are also disobeying
the Good News of the Kingdom of hwhy.
1Timothy 1:8-11, 6:13,14, 2Timothy 3:16,17,
1Kepha 1:22-25, 2Kepha 3:15-18, 1Yochanan
2:4-7, 3:4, 5:2-5, Revelation 12:17, 14:6,7,12,
By faith in eswhy, we are to “keep the com-
mandment” (i.e., “the Shema”) without spot or
blemish until His appearing, 1Timothy 6:14, 63
2Kepha 3:14, Revelation 16:15.

t s r q u p e o n m l k y j x z w h d g b a


In 1Timothy 6:14, “commandment” is given in the sin-
, meaning “the Shema” – the “greatest command-
ment” of the Torah. Deuteronomy 6:4,5, Mark 12:28-30
The “goal of [this] commandment is love” (1Timothy 1:5)
and, thus, it encompasses all of the Torah! Mattithyahu
7:12, Romans 13:8, Galatians 5:14 If we hear with faith as
did Abraham, we will be keeping “the Shema;” and in
hearing by faith (Mattithyahu 13:38-43, Romans 10:17,
Galatians 3:2,5), we – like Abraham – will also be found
keeping the charge of hwhy: His commandments, His stat-
utes, and His laws. Genesis 26:5, Romans 3:31,
1Yochanan 5:1-3



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