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Filipino Term for Forbidden Meat


Filipino language has an equivalence for forbidden meat. But like sodomy, the term is being understood as not connected to  the prohibition “eating meat with blood still in it” but may be deeply noted to be just the same, as it is still a type of sexual perversion.

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Thus, if you happen to talk to a man, who would boast his sexual prowess done to a woman or the unusual effort of the woman, the discussion would always be taken not in a biblical perspective but on a sexual sense.

The violation of prohibition, which maybe sexually eating” by a man or by the woman of the other’s genitalia, is not being consciously considered. Instead, the discussion would usually end up in “laughter”, “enjoyable and light conversion“, “bragging”, etc.

Tradition and hesitance on the part of preachers to confront the issue resulted in the contamination of the meaning of the prohibition, especially, at present,when pornography is rampant. Worst, some priests are helping in the promotion of the prohibited act. (more…)

Forbidden Meat and Sodom and Gomorrah


What is the connection between forbidden meat and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Is there any logical connection between them? After discussing the “Concluding topic on Procreation and Prohibited Meat“, let us connect the prohibited act to actual scriptural event, to confirm whether or not the Words indeed are referring to a living human meat or animal meat.

Advise: Don't feed the lion at rest with forbidden meat.

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The subject verse states, to wit:

4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it; I forbid this because the life is in the blood.(Genesis 9:4, TEV)

We will try to see, based on scriptural evidence, if in case of its violation,  it had indeed resulted to punitive actions. But when we say punitive actions, let us agree that it means punitive actions by the One who spoke, to the exclusion of punitive actions by parents, preachers, imams, etc, who are not the origin of the Words.

Why punitive actions, by the way? Because, the words were spoken immediately after the flood. They can be used as a clue to the gravity of the “prohibited act” in the eyes of the One who spoke the prohibition, (more…)

Procreation and Forbidden Meat


Before proceeding to the articles on application of the rules on human procreation stated in Genesis  9:1-7, we will review first and try to have a concluding sub-topic on forbidden meat, otherwise known as Eating Meat with Blood Still in it“.

Eagle's eyes are focused on forbidden meat

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In the first topic, “What is it” readers were introduced to five major and five minor elements of Genesis 9:1-7 verses 1-7, to wit;

1. General statement- Taking a human life is punishable. (Verses 5 and 6).

  • If the one taking a human life is an animal, God will punish the animal with death. (Verse 5)
  • If the one  taking is a human being, then God permitted other human being to kill him. (Verse 6)
  • There is distinction on the procedure of punishment between human beings and animals. (Verse 5 and 6)

2. Human beings are superior to animals.(Verse 2)

Procreation Statements in Prohibited Meat


What is the significance of the opening and closing procreation statements in prohibited meat? And what are these opening and closing procreation statements? Merriam-Webster dictionary  defines “procreate” as “to produce children or offspring”.

He is not procreating, he is just visiting the Taoist Temple.

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As an example of the word, it cites “procreate” for animals, as follows: “animals have a natural instinct to procreate”.

To look into the operational definition of The Word on “procreate”, we will review some verses in the “Word” to have a comprehensive and full understanding of the word “procreate”.

This is to understand how to apply the word in human beings and animals. And whether or not the definition and example given by Merriam-Webster dictionary is comprehensive enough.

The “Word” states as follows:

For animals:

15 God said to Noah, 16 “Go out of the boat with your wife, your sons, and their wives. 17 Take all the birds and animals out with you, so that they may reproduce and spread over all the earth.” 18 So Noah went out of the boat with his wife, his sons, and their wives. 19 All the animals and birds went out of the boat in groups of their own kind. (Genesis 8:15, TEV).

In God’s Word, is there any prohibition/condition pertaining to the act to procreate for animals and birds? None.

For Human Beings:

9 God blessed Noah and his sons and said, “Have (more…)

Human Meat vs. Animal Meat


What is the scriptural difference between human and animal meat? And what is its significance to the discussion on prohibited or forbidden meat?

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We have previously discussed the following topics concerning the verse, to wit: 1) What is it? 2) the Logic of the Words, and 3) the Circumstances when Words were Spoken, with the subject verse stating as follows:

4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it; I forbid this because the life is in the blood. (Genesis 9:4, TEV)

The previous discussions logically point to a human meat as the one being prohibited to be eaten, if with blood still in it.

The verb “eat” and it’s counterpart

Now, let us try to dissect the verb “eat” that is being used in the verse. Eating is a function of the oral cavity. Aside from eating, there are other functions (more…)

Forbidden Meat: Circumstances when Spoken


To fully comprehend the intent of the prohibition, is it necessary to correlate the spoken words to the circumstances when they were spoken. But before discussing more deeply on the topic, it would be helpful to know the surrounding circumstances when the words were spoken.

Don't teach the youth in downstairs eat the forbidden meat

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In brief, these words were spoken to Noah and his sons after the flood.

4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it; I forbid this because the life is in the blood.(Genesis 9:4, TEV)

Although The Word does not specifically mention the traumatic effects of flood on the family of Noah, their fear may be seen and acknowledgement of  the power of God was exhibited by Noah’s acts of offering sacrifices to God.

13 When Noah was 601 years old, on the first day of the first month, the water was gone. Noah removed the covering of the boat, looked around, and saw that the ground was getting dry. 14 By the (more…)

Logic of words on forbidden meat


What is the logic of forbidden meat verse in Genesis 9:4? More specifically, the subject words are accompanied by the following verses; “2All the animals, birds and fish will live in fear  of you. They are all placed under your power. 3Now you can eat them, as well as green plants; I give them all to you for food. 4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it. I forbid this because the life is in the blood. 5If anyone takes human life, he will be punished. I will punish with death any animal that takes a human life“. (Genesis 9:2-5, TEV).

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Previously, the main issue that was posed is: “Whether not not the word “life” stated in verse 4 refers only to  “human” life,  to the exclusion of “animal” life”.

If your answer is NO, that is- both human and animal life are deemed included in the word “life” in verse 4, then it is necessary to review the accompanying verses in order to be sure on the thoughts of the One who spoke, whether or not, it is really so.

Immediately after verse 4, verse 5 states as follows:

5If anyone takes human life, he will be punished. I will punish with death any animal that takes a human life. (Genesis 9:5, TEV).

Why is it necessary to review the accompanying verses of the subject word “life”, in the first place? (more…)

“Eating Meat with Blood Still in it”: What is it?


What is the relationship between biblical verses on “homosexuality” and “sexual perversion” and biblical “eating meat with  blood still in it” verses? Is there any relationship between them?

Guitar_Mactan_Cebu_storeBefore discussing fully the issue, let us believe in good faith that the translation of the “Word” from its ancient language to the present version is correct and that the translation takes into full consideration the sequence on how the “words” were spoken, specifically on the above cited verses. Having done so, then let us proceed.

The subject verses are as follows:

1God blessed Noah and his sons and said: “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth. 2All the animals, birds and fish will live in fear  of you. They are all placed under your power. 3Now you can eat them, as well as green plants; I give them all to you for food. 4The one thing (more…)

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