The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Letter from Jess Kriegel about Luke 24:40-45
- 7 Jul 2006
Interesting response, Please know I am not trying to convince you to change your personal convictions, that would be wrong. Everybody must obey the Lord in what He has laid on their hearts.
Most certainly most diets are not contrary to scripture, but eating meat is not in any way contrary to the scripture as seeming implied by the sermon I was reading that lead me to this link.
I do have a question for you... Since Jesus, our model, ate fish after the resurrection (Luke 24:40-45) why would you find it a part of your ministry to convince others to do something that is not a scriptural mandate. (I cited the post resurrection reference to set it outside of the Law which I referenced earlier.)
Blessings in Christ,
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
The whole thing about living in the will of God has to do with the difference between living in the will of God, as opposed to the concessions He allowed. See the article by that name in our Christian Living section.
Jesus tells us to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect and to pray for His heavenly will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Since that is no death in heaven, Jesus is clearly pointing us to live by a higher standard. When we couple this with what Jesus tell us in John 14:12, we no longer have to resort to eating a piece of broiled fish to satisfy the skeptics of this world; we can do a greater work by eliminating as much suffering as possible.
It is also interesting to note that in the Greek, Luke 24:43, Jesus is offered a piece of broiled fish and a honey comb, and He ate IT (singular). Since we are not told which, He may have eaten the honey comb.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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