I was hoping that someone with some background in Christian doctrine (Protestant especially) might be able to tell me whether there still exist any dietary laws for Christians, and if so, give me a clue as to the scriptural justification for it.
My stepson’s dad is a member of a small Fundamentalist Baptist church, and the children attend that church when they are with him (his mom is Wiccan, and I am a lapsed Catholic atheist).
One of the points of doctrine in this church is a prohibition against eating pork and shellfish. I am familiar with these as fixtures of Jewish Kosher laws, but had no idea that they carried over into New Testament theology. In fact, I recall specific passages that state that these laws are no longer in effect for Christians.
So, is there any Biblical basis for this practice? I’m not going to get into a debate with either my son or his dad over it, I was just curious. Though I am aware that many fundamentalist churches use a lot more OT material than I’ve had in my own experience.