Are there any foods Christians should not eat?
The New Testament is overwhelmingly clear there are no food restrictions for Christians
Consider the following verses:
Matthew 15:11 Jesus said, “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth.”
The Greek word for “defile” is koinoō. It means, “to make common, or unclean, or profane.” No food can make you unholy.
Mark 7:18-19 Jesus said, “Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus, thus purifying all foods.”
Jesus said all foods are pure.
Romans 14:17 The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
“Righteousness and peace and joy” are the weightier matters. People obsessed with food are missing the focus of the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 8:8 Food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.
People are not “better” if they don’t eat certain things.
Acts 10:12-15 [There] were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. A voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”
The sheet contained all kinds of clean and unclean animals. God told Peter all animals are now clean.
Colossians 2:16 Let no one judge you in food or in drink.
There’s no verse saying, “Let no one judge you in lying, bitterness, or serving.” These are immoral. But Paul says, “Let no one judge [what you eat],” because food is amoral or spiritually neutral. What Christians eat has nothing to do with spirituality. There are no foods that – at least for spiritual reasons – Christians should avoid.