1. What was the purpose of the food laws for Israel?
a. A holy people ‚Äď set apart from the other nations. b. The food laws were about ceremonial purity not moral purity.
2. Do these food laws apply to Christians today?
a. The NT church also called a peculiar people. b. The distinction between clean and unclean animals is also known before the flood. c. But God has now abrogated these food laws, with the whole ceremonial law. Made clear in many NT passages. d. All foods are clean. e. Dealing with differences ‚Äď some Christians believe that they shouldn't eat certain foods.
3. What do the food laws teach us about living as Christians?
Neil van der Wel studied at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Victoria, from 1997 to 2001. He was ordained into gospel ministry in 2012 and has been serving the Lord in Reformation Presbyterian Church, Rockhampton since September 2015. He is married and has eight...