What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats?

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Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does scripture really reveal on this subject?-- Inside this booklet:
-- Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction?
-- How Should We Understand Scripture?
-- Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14
-- Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions?
-- Not Only a Matter of Diet
-- Which Animals Does the Bible Designate as 'Clean' and 'Unclean'?
-- A Matter of Health?
-- A Matter of Proper Cooking?
-- A Telling Event From Jesus Christ's Ministry
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Who we are: This publication is provided free of charge by the United Church of God, an International Association, which has ministers and congregations throughout much of the world.

We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings, doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and to teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20).

Free of charge: Jesus Christ said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). The United Church of God offers this and other publications free of charge as an educational service in the public interest. We invite you to request your free subscription to The Good News magazine and to enroll in our 12-lesson Bible Study Course, also free of charge.

We are grateful for the generous tithes and offerings of the members of the Church and other supporters who voluntarily contribute to support this work. We do not solicit the general public for funds. However, contributions to help us share this message of hope with others are welcomed. All funds are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

Personal counsel available: Jesus commanded His followers to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17). To help fulfill this command, the United Church of God has congregations around the world. In these congregations believers assemble to be instructed from the Scriptures and to fellowship.

The United Church of God is committed to understanding and practicing New Testament Christianity. We desire to share God’s way of life with those who earnestly seek to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our ministers are available to counsel, answer questions and explain the Bible. If you would like to contact a minister or visit one of our congregations, please feel free to contact our office nearest you at info@ucg.org .

For additional information: Visit our Web site www.ucg.org to download or request any of our publications, including issues of The Good News, dozens of free Bible study aid booklets, Beyond Today programs and much more.

Mailing address: United Church of God, an International Association, PO Box 541027, Cincinnati, OH 45254 

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United Church of God
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Published on
Oct 18, 2010
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Pages
51
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ISBN
9780557747504
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Language
English
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Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Jewish & Kosher
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / General
Religion / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Theology / General
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Overwhelmed? Need a day off... a break? Maybe it's time to learn the truth about the Sabbath.Everyone, it seems, lives his or her life at a breakneck pace, constantly rushing here and there to get everything done. Technological advances that once promised more leisure time now seem only to push us further behind, making it ever more difficult to catch up.

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Chapters in this ebook:

-- The Sabbath: In the Beginning
-- When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept?
-- Which Day Is the Sabbath?
-- Names for Saturday in Many Languages Prove Which Day Is the True Sabbath
-- Jesus Christ and the Sabbath
-- Just What is Legalism?
-- Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament?
-- Was Sunday the New Testament Day of Worship?
-- Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament?
-- Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament?
-- Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday
-- "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God"
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-- God's Sabbath in Today's World
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-- The Mystery of Death
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-- The Promise of Life After Death
-- Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven
-- Words of Encouragement
-- Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven
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-- How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All
-- The Biblical View of 'Hell'
-- Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever?
-- Are the Wicked Punished in an Ever-Burning Hell?
-- Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire?
-- Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell?
-- Steps in Dealing With Grief
-- How Can We Help Those Who Are Grieving?
-- Everlasting Life Conquers Death

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