The point of the Acts vision seems to be more about Cornelius and people like him being cleansed, but if you take it that way, then did God ever say cross dressing was cleansed.SeekingChange wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:45 pmIn our covenant, we have this, from Jesus Himself, "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you." (Jn 15:12) Why do we new covenant believers feel we need the Law, when all we have to do is look at Jesus and how He loved us, and we're called to love each other the same?
And yet, Deut 14:3 - “You shall not eat any detestable thing".... followed by a list of unclean animals and then we go to Acts 10:9-16, and a voice says, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.”
We are also talking about the difference between eating a repulsive animal versus the person who does the cross dressing being detestable.
There is also the fact that God gave mankind living things, in general, to eat, but not the blood. Then for one lineage, Israelites, he put further restrictions. But the Bible says that the one who violates that clothing law is detestable to Yahweh.
Here are some verses. I used an online tool. I hope it quotes right.
Leviticus 11:10-12 "And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination." (NKJV)
Notice the command or instruction to Israelites that such animals be an abomination "unto you". Though God had given this to all mankind.
Leviticus 20:26 "And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from other people, that ye should be mine." (NKJV)
God gave Gentiles all living things on the earth to eat.
Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs." (NKJV)
Here is another passage about the food restrictions and their relationship to Israel's special role as a nation:
24 But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples. 25 You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves [l]abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
But there is a difference between God finding men who dress in drag, etc. detestable, and God telling Israelites to consider certain foods to be detestable.