Most Christians don’t even know this, but though Gentile Christians, we do have dietary commands that we are to follow. They are most decidedly scant, which is all the more shame that most Christians don’t even know them, much less concern themselves with keeping them. God gave to Noah one dietary command for His people to keep which was reiterated by the apostles:
“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” Genesis 9:3,4
“For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these requirements: You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or eating the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. If you do this, you will do well. Farewell.” (Acts 15:28, 29)
What’s off the diet:
1) Food offered to idols. Hardly a problem in this day and time.
2) Eating blood.
3) Eating the meat of stangled animals.
I know this will be a hard blow to those of you who like their meat cooked somewhat rare, but God doesn’t want us eating blood. Honoring God is definitely more important than our meat preferences. If what you like out of rare meat is having moist, juicy food, there are other ways of having moist meat than leaving it bloody. Some ideas include: using meat tenderizer or a good marinade, using some good sauce like steak sauce or barbecue sauce, or getting more tender cut of meat. Always put God first in every aspect of your life and He will bless you. God bless. Rachael