πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Did the Lord Declare All Foods Clean In Mark 7:19?

β€œDid the Lord declare all foods to be clean in MarkΒ 7:19, as it says in the NIV? I thought He came to obey and fulfill the Law, not change or negate it?”

β€œβ€¦whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats” (MarkΒ 7:18,19).

At the end of Verse 19, the NIV adds in parenthesis, β€œ(In saying this, Jesus declared all foods β€˜clean.’)” These words, which in NIV format appear to be part of the Bible text and not an editorial note, are not in any Greek text. The Lord was not setting aside the Law; He was speaking of the body’s natural ability to purge food of impurities.

As we compare Scripture with Scripture, we know that if the Lord had spoken these added words, then Peter would not have spoken these words years later:

β€œI have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean” (ActsΒ 10:14).

If the Lord had pronounced unclean foods clean in Mark 7, Peter would have started eating them at that time, but his words here clearly indicate that such was not the case. The dietary laws of Leviticus 11 were not set aside until the ministry of the Apostle Paul (Rom.Β 6:14; I Tim. 4:4,5). God used Peter’s sheet vision to introduce this change, and teach Peter and his fellow Hebrews that Gentiles were no longer to be considered unclean (ActsΒ 10:28) by teaching them that unclean foods were no longer unclean. source

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[…] The very food we eat everyday would also be classified aΒ physical blessing. Notice that β€œevery creature of God is good”; that is, every piece of beef, chicken, pork, fish or shellfish we eat is good and not to be withheld as unclean today. Under grace, eating a ham sandwich is acceptable. Paul adds that it is set apart by God in accordance with His Word and prayer, a clear indication that we are to offer thanks to the Lord for what we have at every meal. […]

Roymond
Roymond
2 years ago

“These words, which in NIV format appear to be part of the Bible text and not an editorial note, are not in any Greek text.” That is not correct; in fact it is the opposite of the truth: there are no Greek manuscripts without the phrase! (Unless you mean “In saying this”, which is not found anywhere.) The actual issue is that there are two subtly different spellings of the verb for “cleansed”: one makes it read “cleansing all foods”, meaning that the digestive process makes food clean; the other makes it read “he cleansed all foods”, meaning that Jesus… Read more »

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[…] unclean, i.e., the Gentiles (Lev. 20:24-26 cf. Acts 10:9-16,28). That means anyone who says certain foods are uncleanΒ todayΒ must believe that the Gentiles areΒ stillΒ unclean. And anyone saying we shouldn’t eat […]

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