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

Fruit and Vegetable Foods derived from Trees, Vines & Plants: Fruits, Melons, Berries, Nuts, Beans, Peas, Grains that make Breads, Herbs, Roots & Leafy Greens (Gen. 1:29). In contrast to other animals that also eat grasses (Gen. 1:30).

On a pure fruit and vegetable diet, there are no animal products eaten. No slaughtered Fish, Birds, Animals, nor their Eggs or Milk products. The term Vegan was coined to describe this diet. For some who used the term 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. The term was afterward high-jacked to denote other things. It originally had nothing to do with such things as animal rights activism. Why be a pure Fruitarian/Vegetarian? Because it is Ethical, Spiritual, Rational, and Health related.
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. In fact, 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 is in Aramaic, the actual language which Y’Shua spoke. The text of Luke 21:34 reads: “Now take care in your souls that you never make your hearts heavy by eating flesh and by drinking wine.”

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/Nazareans/Nasareans/Ebionites as non-flesh eaters—in accordance with the original diet stated in Genesis. 1)I will deal with the false interpretations accusing the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time. There were church leaders who reprimanded the eating of flesh. These possibly had never eaten flesh, and continued teaching this as the original Biblical virtue and that flesh eating made one more susceptible to demonic possession. This is the purpose of the above Canon 14. With the advancing Roman Catholic agenda, of subjugating and unifying all other groups under its Papal governance enforced by Constantine’s Sword, they were attempting to remove the vestiges of Nasarean / Nazarean / Essene / Ebionite practices.

Notice what the Bishop Epiphanius in 375 A.D., states concerning the Nasareans (and others) in his book called The Panarion: ” 2)It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge, one should note the vitriol of Bishop Epiphanius 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 Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites Essenes 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 and has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” And further, Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, even though they believed that those documents were corrupted! Thus, his arguments against them are circular reasoning based upon his own premises.

1,1 Next I shall undertake to describe the sect…of the Nasaraeans. 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 and have scarcely any beliefs beyond the ones that I have mentioned.
(1,2) It too had been given circumcision, and it kept the same Sabbath and observed the same festivals, and certainly did not inculcate fate or astrology.
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.
(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 [or, contain] forgeries and that none of these customs were instituted by the fathers.

The Panarion

The 1st Century Jewish Historian, Josephus, described two groups of the Essenes, those who married and those who lived celibate in dedicated communities. 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 [Torah Wisdom], who are called Essenes, 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 Reveal that Yahwshua & His Apostles Abstained from Animal Flesh

In the Clementine Homilies 7.3, 7.4 and 7:7, (quoted by Epiphanius as being Ebionite documents), there are two sermons of Kepha (Peter) that interpret one another. Kepha (Peter) preaches what Canon 14 above is attempting to eradicate:

Joining the Table with Kepha (Peter) and the Nazareans

And [Kepha] having expounded in three sermons that interpret each other. Let’s look at the short version of the pertinent info, which is included in the third sermon, and then, you can read the long version. (It also interesting to see the abbreviated version given in Acts 15:29. See also, Rev 2:20; 3:20; 1 Cor 10:20.)

A Law was made: You Demons will have no access or dominion over humans
UNLESS 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,
or that which is strangled,
{6}
or [doing] anything else that is unclean. [Like touching menstrual blood; men and women should be abiding by the laws of purification—not having sexual relations during her menstrual cycle——and washing after sexual relations.] ” Brackets & Italics mine filling in what the other sections clarify.

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

Homilies 1.22 “May [Yahweh, EL Elyon {God Most High}] 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 [Yahweh], 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 [Yahweh] 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 [Yahweh], you may get new strength to your bodies, and recover your soul’s health. And the things which are well-pleasing to [Yahweh] 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 Yahudim 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 [Yahweh], 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 7.7-8:

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 [Yahweh] 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 [Yahweh] 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 [Yahweh], 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 [Yahweh] 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 [Yahweh] 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 [Yahweh], declaring to them His will, and saying:—
Homilies 8.19 ‘These things seem pleasant to the all-seeing [Yahweh],
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, or that which is strangled,
{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] 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, 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 [Yahweh], why he has no power over any one who does not worship him;

Clementine Homilies

In the New Testament Book of Acts 10, Kepha was given a symbolic vision where he was commanded to “slay and eat” various unclean animals. To this he objected, declaring that he had never eaten anything “common or unclean”. Interpreting within the context of these statements, “common” meant common to gentiles who slay and eat all kinds of animals; And, “unclean” meant that neither did he eat the flesh that other Jews ate — “clean” flesh according to their altered version of the Torah-Law.3)The corrupted priests redacted the Original Torah of Moses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_source#cite_ref-33 The original document called, The Didache, it is argued, 4)by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com was part of the original Apostolic Decree of Acts 15. It describes The Two Paths: One Leading to Life and One Leading to Death. Kepha also speaks of The Two Paths matter that is also covered in Kepha’s sermon’s in the Clementine Homilies above. But it makes a statement, If you cannot keep the whole law, do what you can.” This would suggest a softening so as to give converts time to adapt in accordance to an individual’s particular circumstances, whether one is hindered by marriage to an unbeliever, was in slavery, or in bondage to other hindrances. Even so, Sha’ul stated in accord with this,

“Were you called while a slave? Don’t let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free too, use it.” 1 Cor. 7:21 WEB Translation

This did not eliminate the requirement, but made room and gave hope for those in predicaments beyond their control. It was a matter of gradual spiritual advancement, in accordance with individual circumstances.

This puts them into the category of Nasareans Essenes Ebionites, who believed that the Judean Scriptures including the New Testament texts had been altered by the priestly class. These groups taught, as stated in The Homilies, that one should use discernment with the canonical scriptures. “Our Master” said:

Be you 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 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.’

Upon such information, attempts have been made to reconstruct original “Christianity”. An example is found here.

What about Sha’ul/Paul?

Did the Apostle Sha’ul permit eating meat (clean or unclean) and consider a vegetarian diet to be for “the weak” minded? It depends upon how you interpret and translate what he said. Does he contradict what we have observed above? Let us observe a couple of passages.

Some departed from the faith in various ways, as Sha’ul said they would in 1 Timothy 4:1-6. One way, as given by example was in regard to marriage.

3 Forbidding marrying, thereby refraining from foods 5)foods here is may be figuratively speaking of “instructions that nourish well-being”: Heb 5:12-15; 1Pet 2:2; Jn 4:32; 6:27. It may also be a warning against requiring extreme ascetic practices which Yahweh provided for the faithful who recognize the truth, partaking such food with thanksgiving; 4 How that originally all the creation of God [including marriage and a vegetarian diet] was good, and none of it is to be rejected, but with gratitude receiving it. 5 For it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 6 These things establishing for the brethren, you shall be a good servant of Yahwshua ha’Mashíakh nourishing upon the faithful words and closely following the good teaching.

My Translation

This passage is normally wrongly translated so as to teach that people are permitted to eat whatever they want. It does not teach this. It is a coherent instruction concerning eating and drinking the instruction of the word, with proper discernment, as a wise “money-changer”.

Lets take a look at another passage where Sha’ul is addressing others. He is actually convincing others who were judging vegetarians as being “weak”. He was teaching them to love others.

In progress

References   [ + ]

1. I will deal with the false interpretations accusing the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time.
2. It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge, one should note the vitriol of Bishop Epiphanius 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 Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites Essenes 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 and has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” And further, Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, even though they believed that those documents were corrupted! Thus, his arguments against them are circular reasoning based upon his own premises.
3. The corrupted priests redacted the Original Torah of Moses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_source#cite_ref-33
4. by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com
5. foods here is may be figuratively speaking of “instructions that nourish well-being”: Heb 5:12-15; 1Pet 2:2; Jn 4:32; 6:27. It may also be a warning against requiring extreme ascetic practices