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To Halal or not to Halal?

EsculentSep 15, 2019, 6:58:39 PM

If Halal ends up including the vast majority of meat in the UK then it starts to become a problem for British Christians who eat such believing it has been sacrificed to devils...

1 Corinthians 10:27-28
27 - If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
28 - But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

For Gentile [non-Jewish] Christians were given clear commands regarding eating meat offered to devils in a letter penned at Jerusalem, and then distributed throughout all of the Churches throughout Asia etc...

Acts 15:29
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from [eating] blood, and from things strangled [as they still have the blood in them], and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

The question we have to ask ourselves is....

Can Halal been defined as meat sacrifices to to idols? Maybe not in the strictest sense but it might be said "That Halal meat is meat that has been offered to the Muslim moon god in sacrifice". Thus when we read in Rev 2:14... that Jesus was not pleased with the Church of Pergamos because apart from some other things, they also "Ate things sacrificed unto idols"...

Revelation 2:14
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

We have to reflect on this issue, for again we find another example where the risen Lord was not well pleased in Revelation 2:20, in this case 'a Jezebel' did likewise in the church at Thyatira of which we read...

Revelation 2:20
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Indeed, then this issue of halal starts to become a problem when new believers see me a Christian of twenty years or so, 'knowingly eating meat offered to the Muslim moon god' for where do they then draw the line then? Can they thereafter with a good conscience watch movies where devils are worshiped and glorified? Attend the Mosque or compromise their faith to Muslim demands in other areas of their life?

1 Corinthians 10:20
But I say, that the things [our animals] which the Gentile [Muslims] sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils [their moon god], and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

Yes, there are a few things that I need to consider regarding this issue.

1 Corinthians 8:10-12
10 - For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak [new believers] be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
11 - And through thy knowledge [that we who are strong in our faith can] shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12 - But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

Additionally, let us remind ourselves what their moon god is after...

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Yes, who having been cut off from the blessings of God is out seeking to steal our blessings, even our very lives if possible.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

But God would not have it so, but rather that through a knowledge and obedience to His Word...

Luke 11:28
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Have us starve the devil out of our lives...

Zephaniah 2:11
The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.

And out of the UK, by refusing to eat meat sacrificed to their moon god, that old devil from Ur of the Chaldean's, even Satan himself.