“The Levitical dietary laws are not the same thing as kosher. They are the more valid because they are God’s words and not the tradition of Rabbis. The Levitical laws were rescinded for Christians but still make good sense.” –guy on a msg board
Me: Yeah, God’s Word makes perfect sense!
But calling them the “Levitical laws” is a misnomer.
They are not limited to the Levites
They are not limited to the book of Leviticus
The definition of “torah” is more like “teaching/instruction” instead of “law”
G-d gave these teachings, not humans.
G-d has had the seperation of food from non-food since creation. If you look into it, you’ll see how even Noah, a gentile, knew the difference between what was clean and unclean and how they would be used after the flood by the number of animals of each kind he took on the ark.
Ok i’ll quote it because it’s so cool:
1 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
To sum up:
These instructions are given by God alone, were defined before the covenant at Sinai occured, applied to gentiles even from the beginning, and are best seen as “teachings” for living.