Why don't you eat pork and shellfish? Are you Jewish? How many times have you been asked those questions? Ours' is strange behavior in this enlightened age. We can be puzzling to Jews who may not eat these things, but also non-practicing Jews who do eat them. It is an even greater puzzle to Christians who believe they have been freed from the Jewish traditions of the Old Testament. Leviticus is full of dos and don'ts. They say, "Aren't the Mosaic Laws done away with?" But did the Biblical dietary laws start with Sinai?
Dan Taylor serves as the pastor of the Lubbock, Texas United Church of God congregation. He is married and he and his wife Corinne have of two children. He formerly served as a writer and head of the research department for the Plain Truth and other other Church publications for 13 years. Prior to serving as pastor he worked in the high tech field for 22 years.