I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
~ Isa 65:1-5
This passage in Isaiah points out that people will disregard God’s way and instead substitute their own. They will do so, yet they will consider themselves “holy”, just like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day.
This video is a little graphic, but if you aren’t tuned in to the dangers of eating pork, it is not only a religious issue, but it is a health issue as well. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, did God just arbitrarily say not to do certain things, or did He institute laws for our own good?
Interesting that the day after I posted this, Good News Commentary also posted a video commentary on the danger of staph infection from pigs.