Pork Industry Wants Consumers to ‘Be Inspired’


The following struck me as unusual today:

Pork industry to call on consumers to ‘Be Inspired’

Rod Smith
Special Coverage from the National Pork Forum in Phoenix, Ariz., March 3-5.
The National Pork Board is scheduled to unveil its new advertising and promotion campaign this afternoon in which it will turn the page on “Pork: The Other White Meat” and replace the 25-year tagline with “Pork: Be Inspired.”   http://www.feedstuffs.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=F4D1A9DFCD974EAD8CD5205E15C1CB42&nm=Breaking+News&type=news&mod=News&mid=A3D60400B4204079A76C4B1B129CB433&tier=3&nid=4FD6698EDDD94824A9390654A01FEFC4


Notice the dictionary definition of that word:

aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence: an inspired poet. Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inspired

Christians would want to get their inspiration from the Bible and/or God’s Holy Spirit.  Not from pork.

The Bible never indicates that any one should eat pork.

Actually, the few times that swine are mentioned in the Bible, followers of the word of God are told not to eat it.  Here are the first couple of times it is mentioned in scripture:

7 and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.  (Leviticus 11:7-8, NKJV)

8 Also the swine is unclean for you, because it has cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud; you shall not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses. (Deuteronomy 14:8, NKJV)

Though some have different views, it is important to understand that the Bible clearly teaches that God will punish those who eat unclean meat in the future:

“Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following the one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of pigs and rats and other abominable things–they will meet their end together,” declares the LORD. “And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see my glory…”(Isaiah 66:17-18 NIV).

While the pork industry wants to tout the alleged health benefits of pork, the following news item that came out in December 2010 was of interest:

But an article just published in Scientific American says our pig monitoring is pretty bad. So bad that American pigs farms are virtually “flu factories,” according to author Helen Branswell, a Nieman Fellow in global health reporting at Harvard University. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/12/23/132256243/scientific-american-u-s-pig-farms-may-be-flu-factories

Pigs have always carried diseases that could hurt humans. The flu connection isn’t really new, but it may be news to some people. Pigs may cause various diseases to break forth.

Relatively soon, serious pestilences are prophesied as we are prophetically at/near the point Jesus called “the beginning of sorrows”–which includes pestilences (Matthew 24:7-8). Whether or how pigs may be involved is not mentioned in scripture.

If humans quit eating pigs, the “swine flu” and certain other infectious problems would probably go away.

FWIW, there is no scripture in the Bible that shows that any one called of God in either the Old or New Testaments ever ate pork. Some may be surprised to hear that.

Hence, “be inspired”, check out what the Bible teaches and do not eat pork.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What is the “beginning of sorrows”? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
The New Testament Church and Unclean Meats Are foods considered to have been unclean in the Old Testament considered to be food in the New Testament? This article discusses this from the perspective of the New Testament. It also has a list of clean and unclean animals. It also answers the question, is pork healthy or is pork dangerous?

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