You have just read it for yourself – IT IS WRITTEN – which is correct? – The WORD or tradition?
Most of you would agree that drugs and alcohol are bad, yet you try to find a way to dispute GOD’S WORD on the subject of what we are to eat. In Deuteronomy chapter nineteen, verse fifteen it tells us, “at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” and again in 2 Corinthians chapter thirteen verse 1b, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” We have established in two witnesses, Leviticus chapter eleven and Deuteronomy chapter fourteen, IT IS WRITTEN.
In Dr. Reginald Cherry’s book, The Bible Cure, pages nineteen through twenty-five, he discusses the clean and unclean of Leviticus chapter eleven. Also, in Dr. Cherry’s book, The Doctor and the Word, in chapter five, pages seventy-one through eighty-five, he says “God, through the Leviticus dietary codes, told us specific types of food and meat in particular to eat and not to eat (pg. 74). God did not give us dietary law to put us in bondage, but rather it is to protect us (pg. 75).”
In Proverbs chapter four, verses twenty through twenty-three it says, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” But Proverbs twenty-eight verse nine says, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
So let us examine IT IS WRITTEN and the traditions that you have been taught in error, to the detriment of your health.
We will start with Peter’s vision. In Acts chapter ten, verses one through forty-eight: “There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared GOD with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to GOD always. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before GOD. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: (Joppa is approximately fifty miles.) He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What GOD hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate, And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth GOD, and of good report among all the nation of the Hebrews, was warned from GOD by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew (Hebrew) to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but GOD hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour (3 o’clock in the afternoon) I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of GOD. Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before GOD, to hear all things that are commanded thee of GOD. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that GOD is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth HIM, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with HIM. The word which GOD sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by JESUS CHRIST: That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; How GOD anointed JESUS of Nazareth with the HOLY GHOST and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for GOD was with HIM. And we are witnesses of all things which HE did both in the land of the Jews, (Hebrews) and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: HIM GOD raised up the third day, and showed HIM openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of GOD, even to us, who did eat and drink with HIM after HE rose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of GOD to be the Judge of quick and dead. To HIM give all the prophets witness, that through HIS name whosoever believeth in HIM shall receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the HOLY GHOST fell on all them which heard the Word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Heathens also was poured out the gift of the HOLY GHOST. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify GOD. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the HOLY GHOST as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LORD. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.”
Now let us see what happened when Peter got back home to Jerusalem – chapter eleven, verse one through eighteen: “And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Heathens had also received the word of GOD. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What GOD hath cleansed, that call not thou common. And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. And, behold, IMMEDIATELY there were THREE MEN already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting.”