“Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.”

Even for those who are non-vegetarian, there are very few meats that God gave the OK for us to eat. Should Christians continue eating these meats?

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“Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.” (Acts 10:13, last part)

Do these words from God to Peter give Christians license to eat whatever they choose—particularly meat, including meats previously declared by God to be unclean (see Leviticus 11).

The short answer: no.

Let’s look at this verse in its context. The context spans over almost two chapters of Acts (10 & 11).
In Caesarea there was a gentile named Cornelius. He was a centurion of the Italian band, but he was a religious man. He and his household  believed in and respected God. Cornelius was generous, giving to the poor, and also a man of prayer. In response to Cornelius’s faith, God sent him a vision through an angel, saying, “Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:”…

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