Did Jesus declare all food clean, and abolish the food laws?

Did Jesus declare all food clean, and abolish the food laws?


Didn’t Jesus declare all food to be clean? This question is in reference to Mark 7:19
in the NIV, which says, For it doesn’t go into his heart but into
his stomach, and then out of his body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean.”)
(Mark 7:19 NIV) Now, look at the same verse in the King James: “Because it entereth not into his heart,
but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats” (Mark 7:19 KJV) The New King James says it this way: “because it does not enter his heart but
his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods” (Mark 7:19 NKJV) Notice that the phrase “In saying this,
Jesus declared all foods ‘clean’” is not present in the King James or New King
James. This is because it is a translator’s note that was added by the translators of
the NIV (and a few other modern translations). If you look at the Greek text, you will not
find that phrase anywhere. It is not present in any of the Greek manuscripts, it is an
addition that was made by the translators. This actually really bothers me, because so
many people are being misled to think these words are valid Scripture, when in fact they
are nothing more than someone’s opinion. But because it is inserted into the body of
the text, instead of the footnotes, it gives the impression that it was actually part of
the Scriptures. This is quite a deception, and unfortunately many people have been misled
by these eight words – “In saying this, Jesus declared all foods ‘clean’.” However, even if that phrase was in the original
text, it still would not mean that Yahshua declared all animals to be food. It simply
says that all foods are clean. If you go by the Biblical definition of food, you will
see that pig, shrimp, crab, and rabbit (among many other things) are all listed as unclean
animals. This means they are not even to be considered as food. Just because it is in our grocery store today
does not mean it was meant to be food by Yahweh. This is why the phrase “Jesus declared all
foods ‘clean’” is so confusing to people today, because they see pork in the grocery
store and on the menu at the restaurant, and so they think it’s food. However, these
same people would probably not consider rat, dog, vulture, bat, lizard or skunk to be food.
The reason for this is because of conditioning and habituation. We have been programmed to
think certain things are food, when in reality they are not. We have become so familiar with
seeing these items on the menu that we are now comfortable with the idea of eating them.
Did you know that rat is considered a delicacy in some countries? There is very little difference between the
diet, lifestyle, and anatomy of a pig and a rat. They are both omnivores, they both
live in filth, they will both eat anything including their own young. They even eat feces.
Their bodies are full of toxins, diseases, and parasites. There are actually great health risks in being
a pig farmer, and they must take special precautions when they are around the pigs, like wearing
masks, gloves, and protective clothing. Many pig farms require employees to shower after
leaving the pig area because the spread of disease is such a high risk when working with
these unclean animals. These are the same kinds of precautions that people would use
when handling a rat. Now, lets examine the context of Mark 7, and
you will see how the claim that “all animals are now clean” does not even fit the context
of that chapter. “Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes
came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when they saw some of His disciples eat
bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees
and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the
tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they
wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing
of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him,
“Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread
with unwashed hands?” (Mark 7:1-5) So we see right here from the context, that
Yahshua’s teaching is in direct response to the Pharisees claim that the disciples
must wash their hands before eating bread. This is not a commandment from the Scriptures,
it is a “tradition of the elders”. Now listen to how Yahshua responds: “He answered and said to them, “Well did
Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their
lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines
the commandments of men.’ “For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition
of men – the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.” He said
to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.”
(Mark 7:6-9) He is telling the Pharisees that their hand
washing ritual is not based in the Scriptures, and in fact it is a rejection of the commandments. The entire context of Mark 7 is about eating
bread with unwashed hands. Bread is already a clean food, and there is nothing we need
to do to make it clean. There are no special rituals or prayers that must be said to purify
our bread, because it is clean by definition. For someone to teach and require that special
rituals be done before eating actually borders on witchcraft, and Messiah called them out
on it. He goes on to further explain to the people
what he is talking about: “When He had called all the multitude to
Himself, He said to them, “Hear Me, everyone, and understand: There is nothing that enters
a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are
the things that defile a man.” (Mark 7:14-15) But his disciples were a little confused about
what he was saying, so they asked him to explain it for them. “So He said to them, “Are you thus without
understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot
defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated,
thus purifying all foods?” And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For
from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
All these evil things come from within and defile a man.” (Mark 7:18-23) So, he is saying that food is not what makes
you unclean, even if you eat it with unwashed hands, because it just passes through your
body. But, the things that come out of your heart is what makes you defiled. To the Pharisees,
cleanliness is the result of special rituals, but according to the Messiah, cleanliness
is about having a pure heart. So, did Messiah declare all foods to be clean?
No, the translators of certain modern Bibles made that declaration. Did Messiah declare all animals to be food?
No, that is an assumption based on faulty interpretation. Is is wrong to wash our hands before we eat?
No, it is perfectly fine to wash your hands before you eat, but don’t think it’s a
magic ritual that will somehow make your food clean. All you are doing by washing your hands
is getting the dirt and germs off.

100 thoughts on “Did Jesus declare all food clean, and abolish the food laws?”

  1. 1st Timothy 4:4 for every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused if it be received with Thanksgiving for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

  2. So my question to you or anyone who believes like you is if the New Testament said over a dozen times it's okay, then why don't y'all believe it????

  3. Acts chapter 10 verses 10 through 15 explain that every four-footed beast, every wild beast,every creeping thing and every fowl of the air is okay to eat under the New covenant.

  4. No. Jesus did not. Paul certainly did. But then Paul was trying to drum up new converts and he couldn't do that by sticking to Jewish Mosaic dietary laws.

  5. I think these kind of conversations produce strife, judgmentalism, foolish debates…I eat bacon…I drink beer in moderation…..sin is the condition of the heart…sin is doing Acts of lawlessness, iniquity…..does the New Testament ever mention anyone who eats bacon as sin? How come none of the Apostles taught against eating lobster, shrimp, or pork? C'mon brother, don't give me your religious garbage…God is interested in our hearts being pure & holy….then we will see more clearly how to care for our body….you're trying to promote the laws of Moses into New Testament spiritually alive believers….we observe the spirit of the law, not the letter dude

  6. It is a western luxury to be picky like this. Rats and insects and dogs and cats are the only source of protein for many places in the world.

  7. Dude you're completely ignoring Christs deliberate use of metaphor and hyperbole lolol theres a difference between being clean spiritually and biologically.

    And I don't think anyone believes washing hands is a spiritual process. We just do it because germs are dangerous.

    All food today has some type of health risk in the west. Most people don't have the funds or the means to afford a healthy organic diet. I think being this strict on food is doing exactly what christ was critiquing here.

  8. My goodness I’ve watched like 3 hours of teaching from this channel today.

    These videos are awesome and have only solidified what The Spirit of Adonai has been revealing to me, while reading through His Holy Scriptures.

  9. I have a hard time believing Yeshua sat down and eat pork and shellfish during the his last supper with his disciples. Don't worry though, God forgives all Christians and after death we will live happily ever after with all rapists and murderers in heaven….. 😒

  10. I thought all Thu vs were made cleAn when Peter saw the vision of the unclean animals being lowered from heaven and hearing I HAVE MADE ALL THINGS CLEAN. But perhaps he only meant gentiles.

  11. When Jesus rose from the dead, He ate a piece of broiled fish in front of the apostles to prove He wasn’t a ghost. Then when He appeared to them at the lake He caused Peter to catch a miraculous amount of fish, and when they came to the shore He had fish cooking for them over a fire. So Jesus wasn’t vegetarian ,

  12. Yeah well the KJV also has some of the worst translations and had 7 books removed. So to base anything from that version of the Bible is ludicrous.

  13. The Bible is old enough that you There's now proof that what you're saying is true that it was added in if anything you're breaking the rule of The Bible that says no man will add or take away from this book you sir are actually sacriligious

  14. UNLEARN the lies For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
    “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Rev. 22:18–19.)
    The enemy is very deceitful if pudge these contradicting things like oh this could not have been true written in The Bible because it happened this many years ago and it's not done by the original author and all that the devil uses that and hes using you It literally says you shall not add or take away what's in that book trust me when I say this it was written down for a reason because God is the one that put the words on people's mouths I'm telling you right now you have it wrong that 1st proves it no man shall add or take away the fact that you're saying that no that's not true is exactly what you're doing you're adding your own spin on it and I courage you my friend to truly read The Bible at face value

  15. Romans 14:14 New International Version (NIV)

    14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.

  16. Galatians 3:23-29 New International Version (NIV)

    Children of God

    23 Before the coming of this faith,[a]we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

  17. Jesus: "Listen everyone and understand, there is nothing entering into a man that can make him unclean. Only what comes out of him can defile him. For out of the heart proceeds unclean thoughts…"

  18. Jesus did not say all foods are clean but HE said that no food can defile a man. Only evil thoughts which proceed from the heart defile a man.

  19. when Jesus sent the 12 and the 72, he told them to go in a special way, not taking extra clothing, purse etc, he also told them to go to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles, he told them to eat what they are given, only when the know that meat is going to be offered to their gods, they should not eat. So can you pleas explain this

  20. Muslims are following Jesus in the Bible more closely than Christians

    For Example:

     Jesus prayed by putting his head on the ground (Matthew 26:39)

     Jesus had a beard (evidence not in the bible but common knowledge)

     Jesus ate kosher – Halal food – never ate pork

     Jesus was circumcised
    (Luke 2:21)

     Jesus fasted ( probably same way that Muslims fast
    )
     Jesus submitted his will (the word submission in Islam is Arabic)

     Mary covered her hair all the time – just as Muslims do! JW ladies only cover their hair in their churches (Kingdom Halls)

  21. The entire bible is full with misinterpretations. This is what muslims say about the fact that Bible is not a real word of god. It is corrupted.

  22. Why are you referencing corrupt translations?
    Are you a Luciferian Satanist?
    Your Sabbath video is complete and utter BS as well.

  23. I will not starve i have to eat if someone offer me pork for Breakfast or lunch i will eat it i can't resist it it better to eat then starve

  24. Thank you for this video and clearing this up. It's hard to look back to how things got mistranslated.

  25. We can eat all food, Jesus even created a new commandment so what are you saying? I think you are wrong about this eating. You are too focus on worldly things and not the scripture of his word

  26. What about Genesis 9:2-3? 2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

  27. Why dont you put it in simple terms so everyone will understand?
    No black pudding…which is made with animals blood .
    So, is it No or Yes we can eat pork?
    No bats…monkeys…rats ..etc as these carry disease such as Ebola virus.
    No bottom feeders..crab. ..lobster prawns…and so on.

  28. He did not point out that the 8 words are in parentheses. The New Testament is clear that we are not under The Law. It’s also clear from Paul’s writings that unclean no longer the rule we are to live by

  29. Many of the laws of Israel come from Mesopotamia and Egypt. When we are told that Jesus is priest according to the order of Melchizedek has a great significance.

    Jesus brakes the bread and takes wine, bless them and shared it. This is the same ritual performed be Melchizedek in the book of Genesis.

    Jesus brought us back to what really matters to God since the beginning of creation.

    It's not about traditions, but rather to please God doing what is good.

  30. It's very simple. What comes first… the animal or the food? Obviously, the animal; you need to slaughter the animal first before you can actually make a dish out of it to eat.

    Since Yeshua made all foods clean, then there is an implied condition that the animal (before it becomes an edible food /dish) must still remain kosher—meaning, under what HaShem declared as acceptable to eat.

    Context is massively important, people!

  31. So …… Food poising isn't real? Bacteria isn't real? salmonella isn't real? Nothing that enters a man makes him unclean? This isn't talking about the literal washing of the hands. Its a parable, as was most teachings of Jesus. The Pharisees believed that the tradtion of washing the hands and dishes kept your spirit clean as well. Jesus spoke about separating these and it having nothing to do with the spirit of men. Please….wash your hands before you eat, wash your dishes to stop the spread of bacteria, but know it doesn't help you get closer to God, it doesn't make you Spiritually clean, it just is what is defined as hygiene.

  32. I have been on this topic for months now. an angel in revelations declares swine still sinful and unclean. Personally I don't think it should be ignored.

  33. You do a great job exposing Bible truths. Can you lease talk about replacement theology, and also the 144 thousand from the 12 tribes of Israel in Revelation 7. Thank you

  34. Romans 14 King James Version (KJV)

    14 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

    2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

    3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

    4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

    5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

    6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

    7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

    8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

    9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

    10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

    11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

    12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

    14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

    15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

    16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

    17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

    19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

    20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

    21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

    22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

    23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

  35. wow, you are more knowledgeable than pope. salute to you from a muslim. I agree with you. and as such it is dangerous to change the words of God.

  36. Let me ask you a question? Are you a 7 day Adventist? because that was a law for Jewish people not gentiles

  37. I stopped eating pork after subscribing to this channel. Even though I liked shrimp, I will not eat it again. Only fish. But, while it Is true that Jesus is Jewish, He is our savior, and we should follow Him. Like worship on the Sabbath, not Sunday.

  38. King James Bible
    I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean

  39. Aramaic Bible in Plain English
    For I know and I am persuaded by THE LORD JEHOVAH Yeshua that there is nothing that is defiled in his presence. But to the one who regards anything impure, it is impure to him alone.

    GOD'S WORD® Translation
    The Lord Jesus has given me the knowledge and conviction that no food is unacceptable in and of itself. But it is unacceptable to a person who thinks it is.

  40. New Living Translation
    Food doesn’t go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.” (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God’s eyes.)

  41. As stated in Revelations, when Lord Jesus the Christ returns he will enforce the Health Laws and the Holydays upon the entire creation of mankind when he gets here. For mankind is suppose to be obeying the health laws and The Holydays.
    Instead we allowed satan the devil to turn us away from the health laws and to follow the holidays that satan the devil created to replace the Holydays of God Almighty's.

  42. That is true you was talking to the Pharisees and scribes but he was not talking to the Levi's or the children of Israel who would have been trying to keep to the Commandments of the way it take to eat those were different people brought in when the northern tribal taken talk to customs but not the real ways and they kept their own customs and just add it to our scriptures

  43. At what point were Gentiles given their food laws? We would have had to be given food laws in order For Jesus to have abolished or not abolish them. Please point me to the scripture in Old testament giving us gentiles food laws. Thanks

  44. So this verse saying all foods are clean was never said by God? It's nowhere to be found in the original, Hebrew Bible?

  45. Everything in moderation. You can eat chocolate, and bacon.

    Sometimes together…

    Just give thanks and eat. The dietary laws were simply symbols of spiritual uncleanness, and made the people of God conscience of sin. God didn't create a select few types of animals that were morally sinful to eat. He simply chose some of the least cleanly animals to make a point. These laws were fulfilled, therefore there is no longer a need for them.

  46. The Torah was written for Jesus only for only can fulfill the law!! this is why he said it is finished. He took away the 613 laws and gave us two commandments to love God with all your heart and soul and to love others have i've have loved you.

  47. I won’t ever argue the Bible with people, simply because I don’t know the word well enough to defend it properly. I trust what your saying though about what was lost in translation. However, I worked on a massive pig farm for years and I believe that some of your information may have been misconstrued. The reason for showering in and out of the farm is due to helping eliminate bringing certain bacteria’s and virus’ into the barns to avoid getting the animals sick and possibly wiping out all the barns, not to keep from spreading disease to people after you leave. We never wore protective gloves or masks unless we were washing and sterilizing crates or moving dead. I do not mean any disrespect here at all. I believe in what you do and your message.

  48. Hey Lex, thank you for always be helpful. Tonight I can’t sleep as this topic keeps coming to mind. For the past year I have debated myself on this. There are so many scriptures that makes it sound like all meat is clean but I am not sound on this topic. I think it would be wonderful to discuss in live video or another video or a book about Kosher? Here’s the verses that I have in question :

    “Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness.” If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake.”
    ‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭10:25-27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Wouldn’t the only meat that has been called unclean be the meat that may cause questions for the conscience at the super market?

    “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
    “Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” which all concern things which perish with the using— according to the commandments and doctrines of men?”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:16-17, 20-22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    The question is the “do not taste” and the statement “which all concern things which perish with the using”.

  49. Lex Could you help a friend and I understand Corinthians 10;23 – 33 we are confused??? Some say you can eat anything put before you. But how could this be? Main question is verse 27

  50. The problem with following the Torah with strict adhesion is that the people that say we should abstain from eating unclean meat will say that we shouldn’t stone people to death for breaking the sabbath. You break one law, you break them all. I enjoy this channel.

  51. Salvation is by grace and trust in Christ. However, the levitical dietary laws are for our own good. Eat what you want, but God knows best. Just don't eat certain things just to earn your place in heaven. Do it for your health, which was the purpose of these dietary laws in the first place.

  52. Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill them..
    this is the definition of fulfillment fulfillment-the meeting of a requirement or condition.
    for better understanding on this topic, I recommend reading Galatians:2:12-16 and Acts:10:9-16
    I believe when you read these verses you will see that the food laws don't hold the weight they once held.
    I don't think this is saying don't eat kosher
    but I do believe that what it's saying is, a Kosher diet will not bring you salvation.
    in Galatians, it's important to understand that when you were eating at somebody's table, you were eating the food they were eating
    and in Acts it's important to understand it was against the Jewish culture to go into a non Jewish Home because when you are invited into somebody's house you would eat with them.
    the Great Commission was to go out into the world preaching and baptizing All Nations.

  53. funny how christians keep messing with their own bible and interpret as they wish no wonder why many are atheists …..bible should be a comic book .

  54. Please read Gen 9:3 first(prior to the law of Moses). Then, Rom 14:20-21 and Col 2:14-17. It is consensus that that did not mean the 10 Commandments and moral law. What did it mean then? Could it be that certain laws were only relevant after Yahushua's resurrection or until it would be revealed otherwise? If all laws were meant to be kept forever, THEN what of circumcision? There was obviously ceremonial and moral laws. Moral laws are forever.

  55. holy spirit is not delusions. God sent him for specific job. Job accomplished, god resurrected holy spirit unto him before Jesus born & never sent him second time on this earth. John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.Spirit of truth was not holy spirit. This spirit was like us covered with bone & flesh.Very simple understanding,can a unseen & dumb[holy spirit] thing guide human beings?

  56. Yeah, so this is false. Jesus sends Peter to visit a Roman centurión named Corenelius. In order bridge the divide between Judaism and paganism, kashrut had to go. Jesus justifies this action saying that Cornelius gave charitably and loved God. The Bible implies that he even loved Yahweh. God makes it clean to eat Roman centurions, thus establishing cannibalism.

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