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Why is Pork Prohibited

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Yusuf Estes

Channel: Yusuf Estes

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We find in previous scriptures, in the Old Testament, for instance, the order for people not to eat pork. I remember in the 1950s,

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the people who argued against it and said, Oh, that was back then they didn't have refrigeration. Now we have good refrigerators and freezers. And we know now that that's the problem is that the meat just needs to be quickly refrigerated. And if we can just do that, then it'll be fine. In the late 1950s, they discovered it didn't work. There were other things coming out of this meat and refrigeration, didn't care everything. 1960s Ah, now we've got a new way to deal with it. We're going to put some chemicals in the

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late 1960s. Whoops, that didn't work. I have to try something else. Since then they've done what they call flash freeze, freeze it, you know, and now that should work. But yet, when they thought, oh, here comes a new set of bacteria, or worms and things that they have to deal with. They've even gone to the extent of doing something with radiation, radiation treatment. Can you imagine making the pig radioactive? Can you imagine glow in the dark pygmy? I don't know. But this is the kind of condition that we're in when people just don't seem to want to catch on. You were told by your Creator, you were told by the one who made you and I and the pig. He made us and he told us what to

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do. Now, of course, we have this in Islam as well. In the Quran, there's the clear order for the believers to stay away from the lahan khanzir that ham is flesh, fancier means pygmy. And then somebody might say, Well, okay, but that's just the flesh. We could eat the skin maybe or we could maybe you don't eat the feet of him, you know, they boil the pig's feet. Or maybe we can eat his ears, maybe because there's no flesh in the air. And then you start with all these arguments and you think, are you crazy? What is the matter with you? Haven't you understood? Here you have an order from your Creator, the one who manufactured us, okay, is giving you clear instruction? Here's your

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book. Here's the owner's manual. Don't do it. And you're trying to find ways around it. What about alcohol? Again, for centuries, we've been told, don't consume alcohol, it says in the Quran, more or less the meaning of it is that there are benefits, okay, but there's damage. And the damage far outweighs any benefits you're ever going to get out of the alcohol. So leave it Do not drink it. Don't drink alcohol. Today, they can show you scientifically are well the chemical reaction instead of the human being the dependency on alcohol. There is something that's addictive within there and some people are unable to get away from the addiction when they get into alcohol. They become

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alcoholics and there's nothing they can do about it. How come we couldn't just take what it says. Don't do.