Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Question> You Gonna Eat That Bunny?
Question: You Gonna Eat That Bunny?
I am trying to collect some information, and need replies from those that have either been to seminary school, or at least have thoroughly read the Old Testament. Here’s my question, Do rabbits chew cud? I know it seems strange, but this will really help. Thanks, Sarah
My guess you are really worked up on Bible minutia or you are playing a game of Bible “gotcha” about if rabbits chew cud with someone who has some great yet weird revelation only they know about Scripture.
You may wonder is it legal by Scripture standards to do so. Hares and rabbits I guess have about 100 different species. Through wild breeding they have probably been hundreds if not thousands of variations since Old Testament days.
Rabbits are not listed in the Bible yet hares are. Is there a difference? Yes, but who should care if eating is all you care about .
Why should this really be unimportant?
You have liberty in these times to eat what you want.
9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
These verses talk about cud chewing.
(Leviticus 11:3–6) (Deuteronomy 14:7)
I pray if you are a believer you will pursue study that is more worthwhile.
If you are seeking Christ there is liberty in what you want to eat.
Here is a clear passage
Mark 1:15 (ESV)
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” -Jesus