The Original Kosher; No Animal Flesh
The Ideal Plant & Tree Based Diet

Exclusively Eating Food from Mother Earth: Vegetables, Fruits from Trees, Vines, & Plants: Various Tree Fruits & Nuts, Melons & Grapes, Berries from Plants, Starches from Roots, Potatoes, Rice, Beans, Peas, etc., Grains & Breads, Herbal Plants, Roots & Leafy Greens (Gen. 1:29). Other “kosher” animals eat grains and grasses (Gen. 1:30). Carnivorous animals eat other animal carcasses and drink their blood; Humans began to follow the Carnivore as a result of the corruption and demonic influence that came about after the fall and expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (which will eventually be corrected and should be modeled by redeemed humanity now!).

On a pure Vegetarian diet, which is the normal and perfect human diet, there are no animal products eaten–No slaughtered (murdered) Fish, Birds, nor Animals, nor their Eggs nor their Milk. The term Vegan was coined to describe this diet. Because, some who used the term Vegetarian were actually eating a Vegetarian+ diet, also eating Dairy, Eggs, and/or Fish products. To differentiate the two versions, the term “Vegan” was coined by Donald Watson and concerned diet alone. Why be a pure Vegetarian-Fruitarian? Because it is Normal, Ethical, Spiritual, Rational, and Healthy.1)When one comes to terms with the issues and is learning how to live this way, there are “myths” to be aware of, including those concerning Protein and B12 deficiencies. The study of Naturopathy should be pursued. Dairy, Eggs, and dead flesh/meat, are acidic in the body and also more difficult to digest. Due to long term pollution and corruption of the body, even if just for health reasons, it is advisable to remove these in order to clean and reset the Blood and Lymphatic systems thoroughly.

The Persecution of Vegetarians & Rewriting the Scriptures

The oldest known version of the Gospels we read in Luke 21:34 reads: “Now take care in your souls that you never make your hearts heavy by eating flesh and by drinking wine, and with the anxiety of the world, and that day come up upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all them that sit on the face of the land.”

Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe — Old Syriac-Aramaic Manuscript of the New Testament Gospels

Canon 14; Council of Ancyra, Galatia; 314 C.E. (Modern Ankara, Turkey)

It is decreed that among the clergy, presbyters, and deacons who abstain from flesh shall taste of it, and afterwards, if they shall so please, may abstain. But if they disdain it, and will not even eat herbs served with flesh, but disobey the canon, let them be removed from their order.

There are early traditions that identify the Essenes/Nasareans/Nazareans/Ebionites as non-flesh eaters—in accordance with the original diet stated in Genesis Chapter One.2)I will deal with the false interpretations accosting the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time. And, there still remained church leaders at the time of this edict, who denounced the eating of animal flesh, and continued teaching Veganism as the original Biblical virtue. They taught also that flesh eating made one more susceptible to demonic oppression. The purpose of the above Canon 14 was to subjugate the original Nazarean Vegans to the advancing Roman Catholic agenda—subjugating and unifying all other groups under its Papal governance, itself re-enforced by the Emperor Constantine’s Sword. They were attempting to remove the vestiges of Essene / Nasarean / Nazarean / Ebionite practices.

Notice what Bishop Epiphanius in 375 A.D., states in his book, The Panarion, about the pre-Christian sect of the Nasareans, most of whom joined the Nazarean sect of the Ebionites. 3)It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge. One will note his vitriol toward them. It was with such vitriolic smear campaigns that these groups were persecuted, hunted down and murdered in Nazi-like fashion by the Roman army and their conspirators. Statements by other historians places the Essenes Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites in close proximity, under the Jerusalem leadership, under Ya’aqov the brother of Yahwshua (James the Just and The Desposyni). Epiphanius is an enemy of these groups. He has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, though they believed that both of these had been corrupted! His arguments against them are circular reasoning based upon his own premises. Nevertheless, he has done us a service in helping to preserve these records.

1,1 Next I shall undertake to describe the sect…of the Nasareans. They are Jews by nationality, from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told, but descendants of Israel himself. This sect practices Judaism in all respects…
(1,2) It too had been given circumcision, and it kept the same Sabbath and observed the same festivals…
1,3 It also recognized as fathers the persons in the Pentateuch from Adam to Moses who were illustrious for the excellence of their piety—I mean Adam, Seth, Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Levi and Aaron, Moses and Joshua the son of Nun. However, it would not accept the Pentateuch itself. It acknowledged Moses and believed that he had received legislation, not this legislation though, they said, but some other. [We will explain the meaning of this statement in another article.]
(1,4) And so, though they were Jews who kept all the Jewish observances, they would not offer sacrifice or eat meat; in their eyes it was unlawful to eat meat or make sacrifices with it. They claimed that these books are forgeries and that none of these customs were instituted by the fathers.4)They likely understood that the Aharonic Priesthood had out maneuvered the original Mosaic-Levitical Priesthood, took over and edited the Scriptures—before, during, and after the Babylonian Exile as many modern scholars also believe. They were likely part of the Essenes. The Nazareans (Nasareans Essenes Ebionites), taught, that one should use discernment with the canonical scriptures. As stated in The Homilies, one quotation of “Our Master” reads:
Be ye prudent money-changers in as much as there are some true sayings and some spurious.’ And to those who err by reason of the false [verses in the] scriptures, he fitly showed the cause of their error, saying, ‘You therefore err, not knowing the true things of the Scriptures; for this reason you are ignorant also of the power of God.This topic will be taken up in another article.

The Panarion

The 1st Century Jewish Historian, Josephus, described two groups of the Essenes: (1) those who married and (2) those who lived celibate in dedicated communities. Furthermore, the First Century Alexandrian Jewish Philosopher, Philo, in two long and detailed sections, describes the Jewish Sect of the Essenes, aka, the Saints, living in Israel and Syria.

But our Lawgiver [Moses] trained an innumerable body of his pupils to partake in those things [of Torah Wisdom], who are called Essenes [healers], being, as I imagine, honoured with this appellation because of their exceeding holiness [saintliness]. And they dwell in many cities of Judaea, and in many villages, and in great and populous communities. They are above all men devoted to the service of God, not sacrificing living animals, but studying rather to preserve their own minds in a state of purity ….
[They cease from all other employments on the Sabbath. Attending the Synagogue, they read the Torah and experienced men also explain its enigmatic and allegorical elements, teaching and using] …. a variety of definitions, and rules, and criteria, namely, the love of God, and the love of virtue, and the love of mankind.

The Works of Philo

Early Christians Abstained from Animal Flesh

In the Clementine Homilies 7.3, 7.4 and 7:7, 5)Epiphanius called them, “Ebionite” documents in his book, The Panarion. Kepha (Peter) preaches what Canon 14 above was attempting to eradicate. He expounded three sermons that describe the path of life and godliness. Let us first look at a portion of the third sermon, and then read the long version. (The abbreviated version is given in Acts 15:29 in the context of this. See also, Rev 2:20; 3:20; 1 Cor 10:20.)

Kepha says that A Law was given concerning demonic activity (disembodied spirits):
they will have no access or dominion over humansUNLESS any one, of his own accord, subjects himself to you [by],
[1]
worshiping you, and sacrificing and pouring libations, and partaking of your table,
[2]
or accomplishing anything else that they ought not,
[3]
or shedding blood, [human or animal]
[4]
or tasting dead flesh,
[5]
or filling themselves with that which is torn of beasts, or that which is cut (butchered?),
or that which is strangled (in traps by hunters?),
[6] or [doing] anything else that is unclean. [in regard to sexual relations.] ” brackets mine

Now for the longer version that sets the context. Kepha/Peter said,

Homilies 1.22 “May God grant you in all things to be made like unto me, and having been baptized, to partake of the same table with me. ….
Homilies 7.3 For the demons would never have had power over you, had not you first supped with their prince. For thus from the beginning was a law laid down by [YHWH], the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might desire to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them.
As, then, when you partook of flesh offered to idols, you became servants to the prince of evil.
In like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to [YHWH] through the pleasant Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices [of animals], by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen.
Homilies 7.4 … So now, if you repent [reform], as I said, and submit to those things which are well-pleasing to [YHWH], you may get new strength to your bodies, and recover your soul’s health. And the things which are well-pleasing to [YHWH] are these:
recognizing that He is the giver of all things,
and that he gives with discriminating law;

to pray to Him, to ask from Him
to abstain from the table of demons,
not to taste dead flesh,
not to touch blood;
to be washed from all pollution;
and the rest in one word/precept,— as the God-fearing Jews have heard, hear you also, and be of one mind in many bodies; let each man be minded to do to his neighbor those pleasant things he desires for himself. And you may all find out what is pleasant, by holding some such conversation as the following with yourselves: You would not like to be murdered; do not murder another man: you would not like your wife to be seduced by another; do not you commit adultery: you would not like any of your things to be stolen from you; steal nothing from another. And so understanding by yourselves what is reasonable, and doing it, you will become dear to [YHWH], and will obtain healing; otherwise in the life which now is your bodies will be tormented, and in that which is to come your souls will be punished.”
5 After Kepha had spent a few days in teaching them in this way, and in healing them, they were baptized.”

Clementine Homilies

Again, Kepha says in Clementine Homilies, Chapters, 7 and 8:

Homilies 7.7 “Knowing, then, these pleasant and evil deeds, I make known unto you, as it were, two paths
Homilies 7.8 And this is the service [YHWH] has appointed: To worship Him only, and trust only in [Yahwshua] the Prophet of truth, and to be baptized for the remission of sins, and thus by this pure immersion to be born again unto [YHWH] by saving water;
to abstain from the table of devils, that is, from food offered to idols,
to abstain from dead carcasses,
[and] from animals which have been suffocated or caught by wild beasts,
and to abstain from blood
not to live any longer impurelyto wash after intercourse–that the women on their part should keep the law of purification;
that all should be sober-minded, given to pleasant works, refraining from wrongdoing, looking for eternal life from the all-powerful [YHWH], and asking with prayer and continual supplication that they may win it. Such was Kepha’s counsel to the men of Sidon also. And in few days many repented and believed, and were healed. And Kepha having founded an Assembly, and set over it as overseer one of the elders who were with him, left Sidon.

Homilies 8.15 [Concerning the Angel-human bastardized offspring Giants before the flood] Therefore [YHWH] knowing that they were barbarized to brutality, and that the [food of this] world was not sufficient to satisfy them …. and in order that that they might not because of a lack of food turn
to the eating of animals, contrary to nature,
… the Almighty [YHWH] rained manna upon them, suited to their various tastes; and they enjoyed all that they desired. “But they, on account of their bastard nature [angel and human], not being pleased with purity of food, they longed only after the taste of blood. Wherefore, they first tasted flesh.
Homilies 8:16 And the men who were with them there for the first time were eager to do the same. Thus, although we are born neither pleasant nor bad, we become one or the other; and having formed habits, we are with difficulty drawn away from them. But when irrational animals fell short [of satisfying them], these bastard men tasted also human flesh. For it was not a long step to the consumption of flesh like their own, having first tasted it in other forms.

[After the Flood, the disembodied spirits of the Giants were called Demons {See also, The Book of Jubilees}. And of those Demons left on the Earth whose desires would be to attach themselves to humans,]

Homilies 8.18 … “were anticipated by a certain law. For a certain messenger was sent to them by [YHWH], declaring to them His will, and saying:—
Homilies 8.19 ‘These things seem pleasant to the all-seeing [YHWH],
that you lord over no man; that you trouble no one,
UNLESS any one of his own accord subjects himself to you,
{1} worshiping you, and sacrificing and pouring libations, and partaking of your table,
{2} or accomplishing anything else that they ought not,
{3} or shedding blood, [human or animal]
{4} or tasting dead flesh,
{5} or filling themselves with that which is torn of beasts, or that which is cut [butchered?], or that which is strangled [in traps by hunters?],
{6} or [doing] anything else that is unclean. [men and women should be abiding by the laws of purification—not having sexual relations during her menstrual cycle——and washing after sexual relations]

[The Angel continues addressing the Law to the Demons, God says,] But those who betake themselves to MY law, you not only shall not touch, but shall also do honor to, and shall flee from, their presence. For whatsoever shall please them, being just, respecting you, that you shall be constrained to permit. But if any of those who worship ME go astray, either committing adultery, or practicing magic, or living impurely, or doing any other of the things which are not well-pleasing to ME, then they will have to suffer something at your hands or those of others, according to my order. But upon them, when they repent, I, judging of their repentance [reformation], whether it be worthy of pardon or not, shall give sentence. These things, therefore, you ought to remember and to do, well knowing that not even your thoughts shall be able to be concealed from Him.’ 20 Having charged them to this effect, the messenger departed. But you are still ignorant of this law, that every one who worships demons, or sacrifices to them, or partakes with them of their table, shall become subject to them and receive all punishment from them, as being under wicked masters. And you who, on account of ignorance of this law, have been corrupted beside their altars, and have been satisfied with food offered to them, have come under their power, and do not know how you have been in every way injured in respect of your bodies. But you ought to know that the demons have no power over any one, unless first he be their table-companion; since not even their chief can do anything contrary to the law imposed upon them by [YHWH], why he has no power over any one who does not worship him;

Clementine Homilies

Common and Unclean

In the New Testament Book of Acts, Chapter 10, Kepha was given a vision in which he was commanded to “slay and eat” various animals, like pigs, which for Jews was detestable and even more so for Essene Vegans. Kepha objected to this command , declaring, “I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” The divine response was, “Do not call common what I have cleansed!” Analyzing Cornelius and his family, it is clear that it was YHWH that had already “slain” these proselytes with His Word, which is called, “the sword of the Spirit.” They had already undergone an authenticate circumcision of the heart – the slaying of their “common” (un-sanctified) and iniquitous animal nature! But Kepha was thinking too literally in the dream. The meaning of “slay and eat” was allegorical6)a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation –Mirriam Webster Dictionary — and not literally about slaying and eating animals at all. It was about the slaying of the obstinate nature within gentiles with “the sword of the Spirit” (the proclamation of the Message of truth). Gentiles who were alienated from Elohíym and dwelling in spiritual darkness were to be turned into a pleasing aroma to Elohíym. The end result of the vision and the related events as they are related in Acts, makes it clear that the dream was about modifying their restrictions for initiation and intimate table fellowship with those from the various nations outside of Israel.

Interpreting within the context of the Clementine Homilies, when Kepha said that he had never eaten anything “common or unclean”, he meant that (1) he had never eaten an un-sanctified meal in common with unreformed gentiles. He had never eaten outside the sacredness of their Jewish Essene restrictions; (2) Nor, had he ever eaten “unclean” animal flesh that even other fellow Jews did not eat. Their Essene Order, was viewed as either a higher order within Judaism (like Nazarites); or, by themselves as the original uncorrupted Order. For other Jewish sects, certain “clean” animals were permitted to be slaughtered (painlessly and gently bled out) for sacrifice and permitted for eating according to their Aharonic version of Torah-Law.7)Notice what Yahwshua said: “In your law it is written…(Jn 8:17; 10:34).” Notice again concerning the Nasarean Essenes: “…though they were Jews who kept all the Jewish observances, they would not offer sacrifice or eat flesh; in their eyes it was unlawful to eat flesh or make sacrifices with it. They claimed that these [edited] books are forgeries and that none of these customs were [originally] instituted by the fathers.” The Aharonic priests had subverted the Original Vegan Levitical Priesthood by inserting certain teachings into the Original Torah of Moses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_source#cite_ref-33. According to the Clementine Homilies and Recognitions, we must discern the true from the false in the Scriptures.

The Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve

There is an ancient recovered document8)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didache called, The Didache, and it is effectively argued, 9)by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com that its’ earliest layer was part of the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15:29. The Didache describes The Two Paths: One Leading to Life and One Leading to Death. Kepha also speaks of The Two Paths, covered in his sermon’s in the Clementine Homilies described above. The Didache makes an important statement: If you cannot keep the whole [Nazarean] law, do what you can.” This suggests that Kepha’s vision, and later the entire Jerusalem Council, softened the dietary requirements in order to give converts sufficient time to learn and adapt in accordance to their particular circumstances. For, some were hindered by their marriage to an unbeliever; some were in slavery, or in bondage to other hindrances. Some were being confused with conflicting testimony by other Jews. These could not take on the “entire yoke” of the Torah. Even so, Sha’ul stated in accord with this,

“Were you called while being a slave? Don’t let that bother you;
However, if you get an opportunity to also become free, use it.”

1 Corinthians 7:21

This did not eliminate the requirements, but made room and gave hope for those in predicaments beyond their control. It was to be approached as a matter of gradual spiritual advancement, in accordance with an individuals’ circumstances. If you cannot keep the whole law [as interpreted and applied by the Nazareans], do what you can.” Therefore, we can experience the kindness and presence of Elohíym while learning the ideal path and make gradual changes toward it when the opportunity arises. In other words, the minimal requirements for initiates to be baptized and to sit at our sacred table are now revised to the fourfold requirements of the Apostolic Council in Acts 15:29 10)and these can actually be seen as interpreted out of Leviticus, Chapters 17 – 18. Maybe we will discuss this later.

What about Sha’ul/Paul?

Did the Apostle Sha’ul permit eating flesh (clean or unclean) and consider a vegetarian diet to be for “the weak” minded? Not at all. But that is how he has been interpreted and mistranslated. Does he contradict what we have observed above? Not at all!

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References

1 When one comes to terms with the issues and is learning how to live this way, there are “myths” to be aware of, including those concerning Protein and B12 deficiencies. The study of Naturopathy should be pursued. Dairy, Eggs, and dead flesh/meat, are acidic in the body and also more difficult to digest. Due to long term pollution and corruption of the body, even if just for health reasons, it is advisable to remove these in order to clean and reset the Blood and Lymphatic systems thoroughly.
2 I will deal with the false interpretations accosting the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time.
3 It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge. One will note his vitriol toward them. It was with such vitriolic smear campaigns that these groups were persecuted, hunted down and murdered in Nazi-like fashion by the Roman army and their conspirators. Statements by other historians places the Essenes Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites in close proximity, under the Jerusalem leadership, under Ya’aqov the brother of Yahwshua (James the Just and The Desposyni). Epiphanius is an enemy of these groups. He has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, though they believed that both of these had been corrupted! His arguments against them are circular reasoning based upon his own premises. Nevertheless, he has done us a service in helping to preserve these records.
4 They likely understood that the Aharonic Priesthood had out maneuvered the original Mosaic-Levitical Priesthood, took over and edited the Scriptures—before, during, and after the Babylonian Exile as many modern scholars also believe. They were likely part of the Essenes. The Nazareans (Nasareans Essenes Ebionites), taught, that one should use discernment with the canonical scriptures. As stated in The Homilies, one quotation of “Our Master” reads:
Be ye prudent money-changers in as much as there are some true sayings and some spurious.’ And to those who err by reason of the false [verses in the] scriptures, he fitly showed the cause of their error, saying, ‘You therefore err, not knowing the true things of the Scriptures; for this reason you are ignorant also of the power of God.This topic will be taken up in another article.
5 Epiphanius called them, “Ebionite” documents in his book, The Panarion.
6 a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation –Mirriam Webster Dictionary
7 Notice what Yahwshua said: “In your law it is written…(Jn 8:17; 10:34).” Notice again concerning the Nasarean Essenes: “…though they were Jews who kept all the Jewish observances, they would not offer sacrifice or eat flesh; in their eyes it was unlawful to eat flesh or make sacrifices with it. They claimed that these [edited] books are forgeries and that none of these customs were [originally] instituted by the fathers.” The Aharonic priests had subverted the Original Vegan Levitical Priesthood by inserting certain teachings into the Original Torah of Moses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_source#cite_ref-33. According to the Clementine Homilies and Recognitions, we must discern the true from the false in the Scriptures.
8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didache
9 by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com
10 and these can actually be seen as interpreted out of Leviticus, Chapters 17 – 18. Maybe we will discuss this later