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Are the food laws in Islam good for the body?

1. Food laws are only for the Middle East

In practice, Islam is to obey a set of laws, including not drinking alcohol, not eating pork, etc. However modern science has found that is healthy from time to time to drink a limited quantity of alcohol. It is good for the heart and the rest of the body. Also in colder areas than in the Middle East, like Canada, the United States and Western Europe the pig doesn’t have the bad bacteria’s. Even in the Middle East drinking alcohol and eating pork, as scientific research discovered, will not reduce your chances to become very old. You only need the discipline to select the right products and to limit yourself.

2. Food laws of Islam are obsolete

So, what to do when you are under the laws of Islam and under forced control of Islam? We see Muslims use new drugs who were not available in the time of Muhammad. Drugs like cigarettes. We see many smoking Muslims and other drug practices with Muslims. You start using drugs that are not mentioned in Islamic laws, like cigarettes and other drugs that are very bad for the body and will reduce your life. Will this make your body healthy? No, God gave us a brain and a free will.

3. Christian practices are universal

The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives complete freedom, also for using food, because the believer is under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to do the work for God. This is why God created human beings and this is why God created our planet. The food laws in Islam were inherited from the Torah. God has broken the food laws from the Torah and in the New Testament by a vision to the apostle Peter:
He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven. (Acts 10:11-16).

We can use all the resources of the planet to work out the plan has for us (Matthew 28:19-20). God has the following universal practices with the human body:
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).