One of our faithful readers and supporter, and a pastor, sent me this. I thought you might find it interesting.
Is this really important? I ask, “Is being holy or set apart important?” At the conclusion of the instruction regarding permissible foods, verse 44-45 says: “For I am YHVH your Elohim. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. For I am YHVH who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your Elohim; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.’” It would seem clear from an honest reading of the scriptures, that what you eat can make you unclean, i.e. unholy. The Hebrew word for “unclean” in verse 7 is tame. It means either ritual or moral uncleaness. Both types of uncleanness is serious to YHVH. The Hebrew word for “holy” in verse 44 is qadhosh. It means both sacred ceremonially or morally. The idea is to be separate from the unclean. We as a community who follow YHVH and His Son Yeshua are to be separate from those who don’t follow Him. One way of separation is to make meals a sacred occasion. We eat what YHVH has said we may eat. Eating is not about my choices; eating is about following YHVH and His Son Yeshua. The community you are a member of is very important. Is your community clean or unclean?
The church invite means well. I will not be going. Candidly, I don’t think Yeshua will be going either, unless He brings His lunch.