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Halal, The New Stealth Jihad – Are You Eating Food Sacrificed to Idols?

Revelation 2:19-20, “‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”

By Vin Ienco – “In April 2008, FrontpageMag.com published an article by renowned author and Christian Evangelist, Dr. Peter Hammond. Dr. Hammond has created and chaired many groups concerning the plight of persecuted Christians in Africa. He has authored over a dozen books and in the course of his 3 decades of evangelizing, he has been stabbed, beaten, shot and imprisoned.

A much circulated excerpt from his book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat is an article entitled, What Islam isn’t, or more commonly known as the Islamic Saturation Index. This articlelooks at the various stages of Islamic conquest by Muslims in their host countries, dependent upon what percentage of the population they hold.

He states, ‘from 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of Halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves, along with threats for failure to comply.’” Read more.

Halal McNuggets a Hit in Detroit – “In September 2000, a McDonald’s restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan began offering a halal version of its chicken nuggets, in response to requests from area customers. Over the following year, sales of the unique item were so good that they expanded the idea to a second Dearborn location.” Read more.

A Canadian line of Campbell’s soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection – “Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they’re prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.” Read more.

Fast food chain KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu – “Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch a halal-only menu in eight of its London stores in a move which could be extended to other areas of the UK. The menu, which will form part of a trial, will see the stores selling chicken products which have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority for the first time.” Read more.

Are you eating food sacrificed to idols? – “When you bite into a delicious pizza, succulent sandwich or luscious lamb chops, are you possibly eating food that has been sacrificed to idols? An outspoken American pastor says yes, and he’s sounding the alarm for Christians to be aware of the Islamic influence he calls ‘backdoor Shariah’ now nibbling its way across the fruited plain. At issue, says Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., is eating food that’s ‘halal,’ in other words ‘lawful’ or ‘permitted’ for the Muslim diet. Muslims join many Jews and some Christians in avoiding the consumption of certain animals such as pigs and birds of prey, but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah. ‘From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol,’ Biltz told WND.” Read more.

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  1. Anonymous
    06/28/2011 at 12:31 PM

    Wrong! Some of us have food allergies that make it difficult to find edible food — the L-rd allows me to survive by eating halal food. I cannot find Jewish Kosher food everytime I need it. However, Paul tells us that G-d cancelled the Pharisees’ & Sadducees’ written codes & regulations. Sure, we would have a more perfect church if we all worshipped the L-rd like Messianic Jewish Christians. They still celebrate all Hebrew traditional feasts & ceremonies, & understand how they are all tied into proving Yeshua HaMashiach. This leads to salvation of many Jews, but can be a stumbling block to many Gentiles. You are putting the same restrictions on people as the lawgivers. –SLH

    13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

    >> 16 So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. 17 For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality. <<
    (Col 2:13-17 NLT)

    1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. 3 Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let him judge whether they are right or wrong. And with the Lord’s help, they will do what is right and will receive his approval. (Romans 14:1-4 NLT)

    ‎4 So now, what about it? Should we eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God and no other. 5 According to some people, there are many so-called gods and many lords, both in heaven and on earth. 6 But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we exist for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life. 7 However, not all Christians realize this. Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as being real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. 8 It's true that we can't win God's approval by what we eat. We don't miss out on anything if we don't eat it, and we don't gain anything if we do. 9 But you must be careful with this freedom of yours. Do not cause a brother or sister with a weaker conscience to stumble. 10 You see, this is what can happen: Weak Christians who think it is wrong to eat this food will see you eating in the temple of an idol. You know there's nothing wrong with it, but they will be encouraged to violate their conscience by eating food that has been dedicated to the idol. 11 So because of your superior knowledge, a weak Christian, for whom Christ died, will be destroyed. 12 And you are sinning against Christ when you sin against other Christians by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong. 13 If what I eat is going to make another Christian sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live — for I don't want to make another Christian stumble.
    (1 Corinthians 8:4-13 NLT)


  2. ICA
    06/28/2011 at 12:47 PM

    The context of Romans 14 has nothing to do with meat sacrificed to idols. It is simply speaking about those who eat the meat of animals, and those who don’t. If we are going to read the words ‘eat anything’ or ‘eat all things’ in Rom 14:2 in a wooden literal sense then one could argue that it is ok to eat human flesh, but I am sure you would agree that in the context of the passage it is referring only to the meat of animals vs herbs/vegetables only. Col 2, too, is irrelevant to the question of meat sacrificed to idols and is instead dealing with the ‘handwriting of ordinances’ of the old Law, ie. ‘unclean’ and ‘clean’ meat such as pork or bottom-dwelling shellfish (lobsters, crabs, oysters, etc), for example.

    The NLT in 1 Cor 8 is somewhat of a poor paraphrase regarding the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, almost seeming to suggest that someone who thinks it is wrong to eat food sacrificed to idols are themselves in the wrong and nothing but ‘weak Christians’, however that is not the point of the text. Paul is saying that, despite the fact it is sacrificed to a god that does not exist, our eating meat sacrificed to idols could cause Christians who are new, or do not yet have a strong faith, to stumble. As such, in order to not offend them and cause them to stumble in their faith for whom Christ died, we MUST refrain from eating meat sacrificed to idols, even though the meat is in and of itself no different from any other meat, being sacrificed to a nonexistent god. What one does in the privacy of their own home in this regard is their choice and between them and God, BUT …

    Revelation 2:19-20, “‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”

    … if Jesus has a problem with his children eating food sacrificed to idols, then so should we. There is a big difference between eating food that was once called ‘unclean’ that the Lord has now made ‘clean’, and eating food sacrificed to the moon God Allah.

    Acts 15:29, “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.”

    1 Cor 10:19-21, “Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”

    This is not an Old Testament ‘code & regulation’ restriction that was done away with. It is a New Testament exhortation for all believers.


  3. 06/28/2011 at 3:11 PM

    More and more foods are marked “Halal”–what do you suggest we do?

    I’m not disagreeing with your argument, in fact, I think you’re correct! I really don’t check to see if a processed food is marked as such–should I?


  4. ICA
    06/28/2011 at 3:24 PM

    Personally, I check, as a matter of principal, and will not buy any meat I know to be ‘halal’.


  5. 06/28/2011 at 3:40 PM

    Dang, one more thing to worry about.

    I guess on the plus side, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale will never be “halal”!!


  6. ICA
    06/28/2011 at 4:04 PM

    Nor will Canadian Bacon! Fortunately, at least where I am, Halal meat products are usually clearly labelled Halal, or anything containing Halal meat will be stamped with an ISNA logo, so it’s easy to avoid.

    ISNA Logo Campbells Soup Products with ISNA Logo


  7. 06/28/2011 at 5:55 PM

    If I start finding Halal products that I normally buy, I will mention it to the grocery store manager…won’t he/she just love that.


  8. 06/28/2011 at 5:58 PM

    Overheard at my funeral:

    “Boy, its a shame he died so young. Was it the hang gliding that did him in?”

    “No, all the guy ever ate & drank was bacon and beer!”


  9. ICA
    06/28/2011 at 6:00 PM

    When 2% of the population is Muslim the other 98% have every right to complain.


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