Are Old Testament Laws Still Applicable Today? Food for Thought…Food Laws That is.

Figuring Out Where I Belong

Anyone who has ever read the Bible has come across things in the Old Testament that we find strange and are glad we no longer have to follow today. Or do we? I have heard from other Christians that when Jesus came and died for us that all of the Old Testament laws were lifted and we can rest easy in this new “age of grace.” Some of the most talked about laws that comes up in conversation are the so-called “food laws” of the Old Testament. People love to quote Mark 7 verses 18 and 19 to back up their assertion that Jesus himself said that you can eat whatever you want to. Let’s take a look at Mark 7 and see what we can find out.

Mark 7:18-19 says, “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? For…

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