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    Joel Osteen Comes Out Against Bacon

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    Joel Osteen Comes Out Against Bacon

    Say it ain't so.  What would life be without Bacon?  Joel says that turkey bacon tastes the same.  I say not.

    As someone who recently grilled "The Bacon Explosion", this teaching makes me nearly cry.

    So... what say you?  Should Christians abstain from pork?

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    1. Tom on Tue, October 13, 2009

      I can’t believe that an arena full of people came out to hear about what Joel Osteen eats and doesn’t eat.  “Honey, let’s go out, brave traffic, crowds, get crappy seats in the nosebleed section to hear the wonderful story of the Osteen’s food preferences.”  Is this the state of American Christianity?  Heaven help us.

    2. RevEric on Tue, October 13, 2009

      I lived in Iowa for a few years. The best thing I ever ate was i Iowa pork chops. And at the Iowa State fair, the best thing to eat was pork chop on a stick.

      I with Peter, I WANT MY BACON!

    3. Terry Attorney on Sun, October 18, 2009

      Comments that urge us to violate the Law that God gave to Moses simply because we now have refrigeration don’t make sense. However, this is America and anyone may feel free to consume as much of that vermin as they please. Hey I once heard someone say rat meat is pretty good also. No need to limit your diet to the living garbage disposal (swine). Add a few slices of Rat meat to your sandwich.

    4. Rev Eric on Sun, October 18, 2009

      Thanks Terry for giving me permission to eat what I want. Today I am going to have a BLT and listen to the musical stylings of RATT (remember that big hair band from the 80’s?)

      Sorry, couldn’t resist the temptation to return sarcasm with sarcasm. I don’t think people are really urging us to violate God’s law. You are right about we Americans having the freedom to eat whatever we want. And too often, we abuse that freedom. But there is also freedom in God’s Word. I think we should find a balance in there.

      Acts 11:5-9

    5. David on Sun, October 18, 2009

      Hey Attorney! Great remarks! Well said!

    6. Terry Attorney on Mon, October 19, 2009

      Thank you David. But to Rev Eric and his statement:

      “But there is also freedom in Godís Word. I think we should find a balance in there.”

      I respectfully submit that you are correct. God did give man Free Will. We have the freedom to obey his Laws or to exercise our Free Will (as did Adam & Eve) and do whatever thd heck gives us pleasure.

    7. David on Mon, October 19, 2009

      The word “Law” in many cases, can be translated and HAS been translated or interchanged with the word “instructions.”  EVERY protestant preacher I’ve ever heard at one time or another has lauded how wonderful David was when he said, “I love,adore, etc etc your law (instruction)”  If we as Christians wish to run away from the instructions (law) that God gave His people (because He loved them/us), then we should also run away from many of David’s writings.  Please, I beg of you, anyone…find somewhere in the OT where God said, “I am giving you these instructions to show you how evil you are & to show that you cannot follow My instructions for your good” or something similar. Since that is the case, with that in mind, Paul did not say the Law was the “EVIL” school master, but merely the school master. The teacher; that gives us instruction, AND exposes our own works & righteousness as filthy rags.

      We ARE in the age of grace however, so the Law does not condemn us as it did.  The middle ground is following Him. Living as Jesus/Yeshua did.

    8. David on Mon, October 19, 2009

      Yup, anyone can choose to do what makes him/her happy. Even unto sin, death, and hell.  If what makes me happy is reading my Bible every day, having a time alone w/God, encouraging my brothers and sisters in the Lord, evangelizing the lost, and following God’s instruction as I am convicted & as I search for truth in the Word…..the outcome is much better than if I use Grace as permission to do anything I please.

      Grace is the power to do as I aught, not the permission to do as I please.

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