Skip Main Navigation
Amazing Facts - God's Message Is Our Mission!
   |  
Bible Question Archive Archives
Previous: Does the 'holy laughter' movement have any support in Scripture?
Next: Elaborate on Bible texts which show there is not a secret rapture
Downloads »

Does the reference to fat and blood in Leviticus 8 apply to us today?

Scripture: Leviticus 8:20, Acts 15:29
Was the prohibition against eating fat and blood a part the Old Covenant and only applicable to the Jews? What does the Bible say?
NOTE: If you have a Bible question for Pastor Doug Batchelor or the Amazing Facts Bible answer team, please submit it by clicking here. Due to staff size, we are unable to answer Bible questions posted in the comments.

To ensure a Christian environment, all comments are strictly moderated.

  1. Be patient! We strive to approve comments the day they are made, but please allow at least 24 hours for your comment to appear. Comments made on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday may not appear until the following Monday.

  2. Un-Christlike comments—name calling, profanity, harassment, ridicule, etc.— will be automatically deleted and the user permanently banned.

  3. Comments containing URLs outside the family of Amazing Facts websites and email addresses will be deleted.

  4. Comments off topic to the article or video may be deleted.

Please note: Approved comments do not constitute an endorsement by the ministry of Amazing Facts or Pastor Doug Batchelor. This website allows dissenting comments and beliefs, but our comment sections are not a forum for ongoing debate. Please be civil to one another.


Video

Audio

Print


Caller: My question is coming from Leviticus 8 dealing with the fat and the blood. I understand the clean meats in Leviticus 11, but does the fat and the blood in Leviticus 8 apply to us today?

Pastor Doug: We’re led to believe it does, and the reason is when you go to Acts 15 and the apostles are explaining to the Gentile believers that there are certain aspects of the Levitical laws that still apply, they did specifically mention not to eat anything strangled or blood, and those were part and parcel of the laws that had to do with eating fat and blood. It went together. I don’t know why the blood would still be wrong and now the fat is okay.

It’s interesting that the first thing a doctor will tell you to avoid if you’re having problems with heart disease is animal products. The fat is the highest concentration of that problem. Today everyone is hyper cholesterol conscious, and you don’t get cholesterol from vegetables. It’s all from the animal fat. So God knew what He was talking about. The fat was to be burned on the altar. I think there’s good health reason for that, and I think there are also good spiritual applications for it.

Name:


Email:


Prayer Request:


Share a Prayer Request
Name:


Email:


Bible Question:


Ask a Bible Question

Death in The Kitchen (PB) by Joe Crews

Death in The Kitchen (PB) by Joe Crews
God's Promises




Back To Top