Why don’t you eat skunk?

Seriously.  Why don’t you eat skunk?

Well, because anybody with half of a brain knows that skunk is not food!skunk

In the discussion of food, many want to run to Mark 7:19 and errantly declare that ‘Jesus made all foods clean.’

Well, a simple reading of the context of the passage reveals that the topic is not even about food. The topic is TRADITIONS of men that are used to override clear Scripture.

IF Yeshua/Jesus declared skunk (or pork) to be clean, then He was teaching against the Torah and the Pharisees had a legitimate reason to kill Him (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) and did not need false witnesses (Mark 14:55-59)!  The very fact that nobody lifted a finger or voice of dissent in Mark 7 indicates that everyone in the crowd knew that when He said ‘food’ He was, by definition, speaking of ‘clean’ food…  that which the Torah already defined! They knew, without any question that skunk was still NOT food…  Neither was pork, hamster, cockroach, lobster, shrimp, alligator, armadillo, buzzard, etc…

Put yourself in the shoes of the listeners that day and ask yourself, what was their definition of food?  What did they understand and why didn’t they resist Yeshua’s teaching if He was countermanding the Torah!!

For a great short video that digs deeper into the Mark 7 passage and explains how translators added words to alter the meaning, see:

Dig deeper.  Understand the context within which Scripture was given!!



Author: Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!

5 thoughts on “Why don’t you eat skunk?”

    1. LOL!

      Yep. Just like all the other instructions… Man wants to define what he wants to live by, then put Yahweh’s stamp of approval through theological gymnastics… Be it the Shabbat, holidays, etc… You know the deal!


  1. I was reading in Deuteronomy and found that right there in the Torah we are told we can eat any flesh we want.
    “When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.” Deut 12:20

    See? Whatsoever — That settles it. . . . well, maybe not ;-).


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