Bible verse of the day #20


We are all disobeying the Bible one way or another, especially when it comes down to eating. Deuteronomy 14:21

“Do not eat anything you find already dead. You may give it to an foreigner living in any of your towns and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner.”

Which, unless you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, is what we do all the time. If you go out to the supermarket or the store down the road and go to the meat section, you’ll find a ton of frozen bits of animals, all of them already dead. God wants us to have to go out into the fields and kill our dinner, which would actually put a lot of people off of meat.

But the Bible does say that you can give already dead animals – like roadkill – to foreigners.

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