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Discovery Magazine 11/1/1990

We Are All the Same to God!

by  Brad Bromling, D.Min.

God gave His Old Testament people (the Jews) very strict laws regarding the kind of foods they could eat. Many animals were considered “unclean” and could not be eaten (like pigs and snakes). In the New Testament, however, all these food restrictions were removed.

Peter was taught this lesson in a very unusual way. The Bible tells us: “he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, `Rise, Peter; kill and eat.' But Peter said, `Not so Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.' And a voice spoke to him again the second time, `What God has cleansed you must not call common.' This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again” (Acts 10:10-16).

This vision taught Peter two things. First, it taught him that God no longer considered some animals unclean. The second, and more important, lesson was that all people are the same to God (just as all animals are now clean). Peter said: “..God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34). Today, God's people are no longer just the Jews, but come from among all nations. If we want to please God, we will have to treat everyone (no matter if they are black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, or handicapped) with love and respect.



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