…ON ACCOUNT OF CONSCIENCE

When we were living in Indonesia and up to now, all meat of slaughtered animals (except meat that are slaughtered by and for the consumption of non- Muslim communities; Chinese in particular) are slit with a brief acknowledgement  in the name of Allah, all affectionate and all loving, “bismillaahirrahmaanirrahiim.”

meat market

The so slaughtered meat is categorized as hallalmeat and labelled as such here, in North America.

Our family, (presently up to the fifth generation), even though we profess our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ or  יהושע (Yeshua) Messiah, we have no uneasiness to buy and consume meat sold in the market when we were living in Indonesia, and now, or ever since we moved to North America.

However, with the birth of new “back to Hebrew root” movement, where in essence, adherents (supporters) are more or less led into “modified” Judaism and Jewish-ness, the question of  “kosher meat” following after the Torah of Moses, started to be revived among gentiles (non-Jews) “wanabes” (want to be) Jews.  In so doing, meat labelled as “hallal” becomes taboo for the “wanabes” Jews.

Let us watch the following discussion on labelling meat concept in England:

What does the word of Elohim tell us what to do?

(1Co 10:25-27)  You eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions because of conscience, for “The earth belongs to יהוה, and  all that fills it.” And if any of the unbelievers invite you, and you wish to go, you eat whatever is set before you, asking no question on account of the conscience.

However, if you happened to dine and the host offered some dainty morsels as exemplified below:

chinese offering

(1Co 10:28-31)  And if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it because of the one pointing it out to you, and on account of the conscience, for “The earth belongs to יהוה, and all that fills it.”  Now I say conscience, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?  But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for what I give thanks?  Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the esteem of Elohim.

 

 

 

 

 

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