Why Don’t Jews Eat Pork?

from Jan 05, 2019 Category: Ligonier Resources

When we read through the Old Testament, we encounter some strange and foreign information in places—very specific rules on what to eat and what to wear, how to bathe and how to worship. They weren’t even permitted to eat bacon. At first glance, these rules could seem trivial. But when two priests didn’t follow them to the letter, God killed them instantly. Why were these rules so important? And what can they teach us today?

In today’s message from his video teaching series Dust to Glory, R.C. Sproul helps us understand the regulations and rituals of Leviticus. These commands are not arbitrary but rather symbolize an important truth: God has called His people to be separate and consecrated, for He Himself is holy. When the nations looked at Israel, they saw a people set apart down to the last detail of which foods they would eat.

If you’ve ever struggled to read through Leviticus, this message is designed to bring clarity to a wealth of information that can help you understand the rest of Scripture. You’ll discover that even the smallest regulation points to God’s holiness, man’s sinfulness, and the redemption found in Jesus Christ.

Watch today’s message, or for a limited time, request your copy of the full teaching series Dust to Glory for a donation of any amount. You can also dig deeper into the Scriptures with the Reformation Study Bible.

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