by Craig Wm. Peters

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; as the green herb, I have given you all. But flesh with its life, its blood, you shall not eat. Genesis 9:3-4 It is an age-abiding statute, throughout your generations, in all your dwellings: “All fat and all blood, you shall not eat.” Leviticus 3:17 In our days, an unstoppable onslaught of diseases and health maladies are increasingly afflicting the world’s population. What can be done? What are the causes? And, are there no answers? The problem is not just a physical one: It is also spiritual in nature. We say this because the first mention of demons in Scripture was a warning given in relation to not eating blood.1 Just recently, a news story featured a girl who was possessed by demons—what the liberal news media wants to water down and merely call “multiple personalities.” A sad story, yet with many others having preceded it.2 All of this shows us the Creator knows what is best for His creation. In Chapter One of the book, “Is All Meat Meet to Eat?”3 it was set forth based on the Word of hwhy that unclean animals retain their blood when slaughtered. Because this blood is inextricable, the warning set before us in Genesis 9 not only applies to unclean animals, it also provides us with a great deal of insight as to just why the flesh of unclean animals is detestable, or abominable, to hwhy.4 This present work reviews that concept, and it adds recently acquired, confirmatory evidence which was not known at the time of the book’s first three publication dates. There is actually scientific evidence which indicates the fat (and blood) of an unclean animal cannot be separated from its flesh! This means it is, indeed, impossible to eat the flesh of such creatures without also partaking of their fat and blood.
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Putting a Difference Between the Clean and the Unclean From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures set forth the difference between clean and unclean animal flesh.5 While Noach was instructed to board the ark with only one pair of unclean male and female creatures, the prophet was also directed to take seven pairs of animals which Elohim had stated to be “clean.”6 Further, no text in all of Scripture can ever be cited as “proof” it is now acceptable for humans to eat any kind of animal flesh on this side of the Messiah’s death and resurrection. These unfounded claims have absolutely no basis in Scripture, and proponents of this error can only cite references which have been taken out of context in an effort to uphold a false, health-depleting, man-made tradition. This
See the tract, “Clean or Unclean?” This brief pamphlet clearly shows those who teach all animal flesh was “cleansed at the cross” are actually taking away from the prophecies of Revelation. (Revelation 22:18-19) If the last book of the Bible is still warning us about unclean animals (long after the death, resurrection, and ascension of eswhy), how can people teach this law has been “abolished?” 6 Genesis 7:1-3. Also, let us not miss the point: Noach was centuries later called “a preacher of righteousness” by the apostle Kepha/Peter (2Peter 2:5): the patriarch stood for the righteousness of the Torah ordinances (Psalm 119:7, 40, 62, 106, 123, 138, 144, 142, 160, 164, 172; Romans 7:12) long before they were codified at Mount Sinai. Noach clearly represented hwhy in his distinguishing between the clean and the unclean; this is something which at least some priests in Yisrael would later fail to do. Ezekiel 22:26 Finally, we recall the words of the Messiah: … “as it was in the days of Noach.” Luke 17:26-27 In the days of Noach, “eating and drinking” (the wrong foods) was a big thing amongst those who had so soon fallen away from their Creator. So it is today. Luke 16:15 Thus, the End-Time warning from the prophet Isaiah warns hwhy will surely punish those who eat swine, the mouse, and other abominations. Isaiah 65:3-7, 66:3-4,15-17

Leviticus 17:1-14 Mark 5:1-9 3 This book may be downloaded at no cost from the IAH website: 4 Leviticus 11:10-13,20,23,41-42, 43-45 > 1Peter 1:15-16



tradition nullifies the Word of hwhy which forbids even touching the carcass of an unclean animal.7 The clear, emphatic point made by the Word is this: If it is forbidden to even touch unclean animals after they are dead, then eating them is a completely detestable proposition which should be absolutely nowhere within the range of human consideration! Evidence shows that those who teach it is now acceptable to eat “anything” are not only rejecting the commandment of hwhy,8 they are also introducing glaring contradictions into all of Scripture.9 This is interesting since most proponents of the Bible rightly teach the Scriptures do not contradict. We concur; the Scriptures do not contradict; hence, all of Scripture must either be believed and accepted, or disbelieved and rejected. The Messiah teaches us likewise, and He stated, “Scripture cannot be broken,”10 meaning that the truth of the immutable Torah will stand the test of time11 – including all diabolical and all manmade attempts to obliterate its precepts or to undermine its existence. The Fat and the Blood are Strictly Forbidden The second text seen at the outset is a perpetual statute from the book of Leviticus:12 all the people of hwhy have been forbidden to eat either fat or blood for all generations.13 Doing so will never be acceptable to the Most High for any reason! The context of this Scripture is actually speaking about the fat and blood of clean animals – animals which were acceptable to offer to hwhy through the Levitical Priesthood! The unwise dictate of King Sha’ul, forbidding the men of Israel from eating14 although they were in the rigors of battle,15 led to their extreme hunger and the sin of consuming
Leviticus 11:7-8, 10-12, 23-40, Deuteronomy 14:8, 2Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1, Jude 1:22-23 8 Matthew 15:3-9, Mark 7:6-13 9 That is, from Genesis to Revelation. 10 John 10:35, Psalm 119:89, Deuteronomy 4:26, 30:19, 31:28, Matthew 5:18, Luke 16:17, 21:33 11 Psalm 119:89, Isaiah 40:8, 1Peter 1:24-25 12 “Vayyikkra,” or “Wayyikkra,” in Hebrew. 13 Leviticus 24:22, Numbers 15:15-16, 29 14 1Samuel 14:24 15 Deuteronomy 25:4, 1Corinthians 9:9, 1Timothy 5:18

meat (in this case, clean animal flesh) with the blood: 31 And they smote of the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. And the people were very faint; 32 and the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood. 33 Then they told Sha’ul, saying, Behold, the people sin against hwhy, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, You have dealt treacherously: roll a great stone to me this day. 34 And Sha’ul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say to them, Bring here to me every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against hwhy in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there. 1Samuel 14:31-34 If the blood and fat of clean animals are strictly forbidden, how much more abominable are the fat and blood of unclean, detestable animals?! The mother of Samson was twice warned not to eat anything unclean while carrying her child during pregnancy.16 We believe scientific evidence can very likely be accumulated which shows birth defects and disease are the results of women eating unclean flesh while pregnant. Whenever the Most High repeats a matter, it is an indication of very great emphasis and importance.17 Wholesale Permission to Eat Anything One Desires? Taking Scripture out of context, many erroneously teach the text of Genesis 9 is giving mankind permission to eat anything that moves: Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; as the green herb I have given you all. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, you shall not eat. Genesis 9:3-4 Why is the above Scripture not giving us wholesale permission to eat “anything?” In Chapter 1 of the book, “Is All Meat Meet to Eat?” the statement was made that blood cannot be fully extricated from unclean creatures. This was written based on
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Judges 13:3-5, 8-14 Genesis 41:32, 1Kings 11:9, Job 33:14, Psalm 62:11


the Genesis 9 text: while clean animals – properly slaughtered, bled, and prepared – are admissible for eating, one realizes this text must necessarily imply the fat and blood of unclean animals is impossible to extricate. With this understanding, the Scripture in question presents no contradiction, and it also provides us the first definition of an unclean animal. Unclean animals are those from which the fat and blood cannot be extricated. “The Adverse Influence of Pork Consumption on Health”
An Article of Great Interest

The red flesh is often surrounded with an obvious layer of visible, off-white fat! This fat is easily removed and avoided. Not so with pork! Even if one removes all visible fat, there is still invisible, inextricable fat in the inner cells of the animal’s muscle (fleshy) tissue. Consequently, it is impossible to eat swine without partaking of its fat and its blood! So our statement about unclean creatures is true, and after so many millennia, the science of man finally catches up to the Word of hwhy: Unclean animals have inextricable fat and blood, and it is impossible to eat the flesh of such animals without partaking of these forbidden things. The saturated fat in pork is three times higher than that in beef, and evidence has been given which indicates this fat is actually found in the flesh of the animal. Hence, those who consume pork are certain to experience eventual (if not immediate) sickness and disease. Concerning this aspect of swine physiology,19 we suspect the same thing, or other things like this, will someday be scientifically proven for every unclean animal. And we can be sure a Creator who possesses infinite love and wisdom has other valid reasons for relegating certain creatures to the realm of unclean and detestable. How many of our readers have yet to hear the news regarding residents of the deep south20 who unwisely ingested armadillo meat? In ignorance, these poor souls violated the Scriptures and contracted leprosy from all the toxins introduced into their bodies.21 So we ask the question: Was all animal flesh really made clean “at the cross?”22 If the sacrifice of the Messiah had made all flesh “clean” when He was nailed to the Tree at Calvary, eating armadillos would not cause leprosy, unclean shrimp and oysters would not cause sickness, or even death,
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In the fall of 2005, we were blessed to have been presented with an article which shows us more of the truth behind this matter. This work was entitled, “The Adverse Influence of Pork Consumption on Health,” by Professor HansHeinrich Reckeweg, M.D. This is an article which appeared in Biological Therapy, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1983. In this article, Dr. Reckeweg, a German medical doctor now deceased, stated the following: Pork does not contain an enormous amount of fat, even the so-called “lean pork,” in contrast to other types of meat such as beef, lamb, etc. Pork contains much intracellular fat or particles of fat inside the cells themselves, while in other animals, the fat is found almost exclusively outside these cells, in the connective tissues, in the form of fat cells. Occasionally in aged beef, it is possible to find small amounts of fat in the cells themselves, while in pork, the cells have generally a high percentage of fatty particles. This can, for example be seen when even “lean pork” is fried. It immediately releases fat in a hot frying pan and is usually fried “in its own fat”.18 We need to understand what this doctor and scientist is telling us: While fat may not be visible to the naked eye when one is looking at swine’s flesh, the fat is, nevertheless, there; it is hidden in the actual cells of the pig! This means intracellular fat occurs throughout the animal (and blood is in the fat) even being hopelessly lodged in muscle tissue. Most readers will be familiar with a cut of beef sitting uncooked on display in a store:

Bold, italicized text has been placed here for personal emphasis relative to the topic of this overall study. Dr. Reckeweg’s original work did not contain bold or italicized font.

i.e., intracellular fat. Texas, if we remember. 21 Talk about toxins! The writer came upon a few armadillo carcasses during his time in Florida (likely killed by one of the dogs on the farm). Of all the dead animals I have ever smelled, the foul stench of a dead armadillo is, by far, the worst. And even as I write, I am on the verge of vomiting when recalling the deeply repulsive odor (and this on an empty stomach)! 22 As so many today claim to be the case.


and eating swine would heighten one’s health. But as it is, swine and other unclean creatures bring marked degeneration and a host of other maladies upon the human race, causing the Spirit of hwhy to warn: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” …
Hosea 4:6

Be sure to download and read the entire article by Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg as he discusses the many diseases which people bring upon themselves by eating swine’s flesh.23 Man’s Science Slowly Catches Up to Confirm the Truth of the Immutable Word We marvel that people will listen to the man with a white coat and stethoscope (and the title of “M.D.”) when he tells them to stop eating pork, yet our Creator has been telling us this very thing for centuries, and He goes largely unheeded. The Creator of heaven and earth is easily the Ultimate Scientist! He certainly knows what is best for His creation, and His directives to avoid eating the unclean were given for our health and well being. Righteousness Exalts a Nation Walking in ignorance of these simple truths, millions of Americans now suffer from failing health: high blood pressure (from arteries clogged with the saturated fat of pork/swine), arthritis (from toxins in the pork), diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Because eating unclean flesh is a violation of immutable, Biblical principles, America now faces a national health crisis of epidemic, Biblical proportions, and the best thing our leaders seem to be able to do is to politically wrangle about the need for comprehensive health care and just how to implement such a system (which, by the way, will prove to be absolutely powerless and helplessly ineffective before such a staggering problem – an already irreparable crisis which will now only worsen over time apart from the true solution: repentance and turning back to the all-pervasive wisdom of the ageless, immutable Torah.) Solomon wisely put it when writing: Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34

An Appeal to Parents Parents! Your children need you to seek and find the truth of this matter! They will generally eat whatever you set before them! A thorough study of Scripture will bear out the truth of what we are writing, and we appeal to you to remain humble, open, and teachable for their sakes. Through Mosheh/Moses, hwhy said this to the Israelites who had come forth out of Egypt: Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Deuteronomy 5:29

We understand there are many sincere believers in the Messiah who have been misled by Bible teachers who fail to see and understand the truth of this matter. But through earnest prayer and openminded study, we also believe the Spirit of the Messiah will shine the light of His Torah upon you24 and lead you into all truth.25 Blessed Are Those Who Believe Though They Have Not Seen Over the last 50 years, many Messianic believers have suffered persecution at the hands of scoffing believers who have historically refused to consider the truth of this all-important matter. Please realize that by walking in this blessed truth you are leaving a spiritual heritage for your children’s children.26 The obedient believer will not only reap blessings now,27 but faithfulness will also lead to many more blessings in the resurrection, even as Sha’ul has written: that “in the ages to come” He will “show the exceeding riches of His favor in kindness” toward those who fear Him.28 C.P. Northridge, CA 5/6/2007
Reprinted 1/15/2010
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For links to this article, see “The Harmful Effects of Eating Swine” under the IAH Menu: “Health and Nutrition.”

John 8:12, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 6:23, Ephesians 4:1718 25 John 16:13-15 26 Proverbs 13:22 27 Proverbs 11:31 28 Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 103:17-18, Ephesians 2:7



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