Biblical Analysis on Cleanliness and Un-Cleanliness of Food
According to the Biblical scriptures of Leviticus, there are many foods that are allowed and not allowed by God on the basis of cleanliness. We can eat anything which comes from the sea, land or air. However, there are prohibitions for some foods due to un-cleanliness. There are unclean foods like pork, crab, shellfish, and clams according to the New Testament. Animals without cloven hoofs are also prohibited. There is a significant shift from the Old Testament to the New Testament for the prohibition of some food which is critical to un-holiness. In the Old Testament, pork, blood, and fat are considered to be prohibited food. However, in the New Testament, a shift came due to scientific research.
Role of Jesus Christ in Eradicating the Thirst Eternally by his Water
According to scientific research, all organs play a vital role in the health of a human being. For instance, kidneys play a vital role in maintaining water balance through homeostasis in the body. According to the Biblical analysis, the water offered by Jesus and the thirst mentioned is not stated in metaphorical and symbolic implications. The water offered by Jesus is the crux of all religious beliefs of Christianity which will quench the thirst of a man eternally. In Christianity, water is known to be the sacred object which is used for baptizing and purification of the soul. According to the biblical scripture, this thirst is not stated for literal meaning which is the simple thirst for water. This thirst is metaphorical and symbolically implicated in humanity. This thirst is associated with the constant struggle by man for his personal and worldly desires. The religious beliefs and spiritual life, Jesus is offering in the form of a water spring which will eradicate all the worldly problems of man and provide him eternal salvation.
Acquisition of Health and Importance of Eyes
There are various biblical scriptures related to the acquisition of health and its importance. According to the biblical scripture related to the eye is a lamp of the body, the eye serves a metaphorical purpose. In the scientific explanation, the immunity system is the major factor for a healthy body. According to the statement “the eye serves as a lamp of the body” (Matthew 6:22), the eye serves as a window, through which the light of knowledge/ enlightenment enters the soul of the human body. The eye acts as an entrance to the human heart and mind. In the following scripture, the health of the entire body is dependent on the health of the eye. However, in this scripture, God is using the eye as a metaphorical symbol that acts as a passage to our soul. A good perception of the eyes will lead to a good soul. Furthermore, a healthy and good eye will perceive and let the light enter the body. On the other hand, a morbid eye will not let the light enter the body which will result in the darkness of the soul. Our eyes can perceive what is good and what is evil which will help us to form our souls against the dark exploitations of the world. Therefore, a healthy eye will provide us light in the darkness of the world and we will not stumble upon any challenges of life.
Biblical Scripture on Reproduction and its implication on current life
Indeed, the biblical scripture is timeless and still applies to us. However, there are some considerations to be made in this statement. God asked Adam and Eve to multiply so that they can govern the animal kingdom and rule the earth. In order to govern the animal kingdom, God also asked man to use his wisdom and intellect to tackle the challenges of the world. Overpopulation is also one of the problems, which the human race has to overcome to govern the animal kingdom through intellect and wisdom. The biblical scripture does not intend the human race to multiply the population forever. It was the demand of that time when Adam and Eve were alone on the earth to control the animal kingdom (Genesis, n.d.).
Genesis. (n.d.). Nate Holdridge. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://www.nateholdridge.com/genesis
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