Can Christians Eat "Halal" Foods?

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Can Christians Eat "Halal" Foods?

Post  Admin on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal

Christians have a strict obligation to avoid eating meats offered to idols, including to the Demon Allah of Mahomettanism, not because the meat itself is in anyway "contaminated" (it is not) but because those who behold you buying and eating it may believe that you accept the validity of their superstitions. That is what St. Paul the Apostle teaches the Corinthians.

However, the Christian must not specifically ask if food is prepared idolatrously or not and can and must eat it with a free conscience, unless specifically told that it is idolatrous meat.

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Lucio Mas.

    Corinthians viii & x; Romans xiv

    Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up; but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known by him.

    But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but one.

    For although there be that are called gods, either in heaven or on earth (for there be gods many, and lords many), yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

    But there is not knowledge in every one. For some until this present, with conscience of the idol: eat as a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

    But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more; nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less.

    But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.

    For if a man see him that hath knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not his conscience, being weak, be emboldened to eat those things which are sacrificed to idols?

    And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ hath died?

    Now when you sin thus against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

    Wherefore, if meat scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh, lest I should scandalize my brother.

    What then? Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is any thing? Or, that the idol is any thing?

    But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God.

    And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.

    You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord, and the chalice of devils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, and of the table of devils.

    Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient.

    All things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.

    Let no man seek his own, but that which is another's.

    Whatsoever is sold in the markets, eat; asking no question for conscience' sake.

    The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

    If any of them that believe not, invite you, and you will be willing to go; eat of any thing that is set before you, asking no question for conscience' sake.

    But if any man say: This has been sacrificed to idols, do not eat of it for his sake that told it, and for conscience' sake.

    Conscience, I say, not thy own, but the other's. For why is my liberty judged by another man's conscience?

    If I partake with thanksgiving, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks?

    Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever else you do, do all to the glory of God.

    Be without offence to the Jews, and to the Gentiles, and to the church of God: As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself, but to many, that may be saved.

    Now him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts. For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that is weak, let him eat herbs.

    Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and he that eateth not, let him not judge him that eateth. For God hath taken him to him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own lord he standeth or falleth. And he shall stand: for God is able to make him stand. For one judgeth between day and day: and another judgeth every day: let every man abound in his own sense.

    He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord. And he that eateth, eateth to the Lord: for he giveth thanks to God. And he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth thanks to God. For none of us liveth to himself; and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and rose again; that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

    Destroy not the work of God for meat. All things indeed are clean: but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good not to eat flesh, and not to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother is offended, or scandalized, or made weak.

    Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he that condemneth not himself in that which he alloweth. But he that discerneth, if he eat, is condemned; because not of faith. For all that is not of faith is sin.

      Lucio Mascarenhas wrote:

      Dear Sir,

      Halal meat is meat of the animal slaughtered according to the idolatrous suspicions of Moslemism but it is not meat offered to idols.

      Again, since Idols are nothing in themselves, a Christian can freely bless it and eat it. To assume that such meat is under the power of the idols is to assume that idols or false gods have greater power over creation than God the Creator has. Perish the thought. A Christian should not entertain such superstitions that the infidels wish us to be intimated with. We must be faithful to God, not enslaved in terror to Satan.


      Lucio Mascarenhas

        DV wrote:

        Please Clarfiy My doubts. Here I have to eat beef, mutton called Halal (or Kosher) offered to Idols. Can I bless it and eat it or must I Abstain from such foods?
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Should Christians Eat 'Halal' Meat?

Post  Admin on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:24 am

A recent correspondent has affirmed that 'halal' meats are meats offered in idol worship of the false 'god' of Mahomettanism, and therefore that Christians should not eat such meats.

It is true Mahomettans 'dedicate' animals to their demon Allah before ritually sacrificing them. It is also true that Christians when informed that the food being served them is offered to the demons should refrain, not because the demons are anything, but because otherwise one commits the sin of allowing these devil worshippers (Mahomettans) believe that their sin is "lawful" and thus one becomes a participant in their eternal self-damnation, a mortal sin.

Christians are allowed to eat with a free conscience any food offered or served to them if not informed that these foods have been 'dedicated' to the demons.

However, at the same time, knowing how prevalent is the situation where these devil worshipers have forced so many societies to conform to their villainies, it is right and proper that Christians should be just as obstinate and adamant about NOT appeasing these devil worshipers.

To that end, Christians should purchase animals alive and slaughter them themselves where possible. Of course, in most homes, this is impossible for anything other than fowls, but where possible, Christians must also slaughter their own animals, not buy 'halal' or 'kosher' foods.

It is time for Christians to begin a 'New Testamentary food movement' that insists on the right of Christian principles of slaughter and consumption of flesh meats including retaining and consuming the blood.

Most Protestants believe that they may not consume blood. Therefore, and also because Protestants aren't really Christians, Christians should not bother with Protestant cooperation in this movement.

Regardless of whether anybody else is doing it, each and every individual Christian should slaughter their own animals and prepare and eat the meats themselves where possible.

Christians who own restaurants, markets and food chains, and where the economy of scale allows, should also slaughter and prepare their own flesh meats where feasible.

Christians have the collective and individual responsibility before God of witnessing to the dupes of Mahomettanism and of post-Messianic Judaism that their religions are false and that they worship not the true God, but the Devil, and that Christians will neither tolerate nor acquiesce in these villanies.
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