This is for clarity and the spreading of truth.
With respect, you are not spreading the truth~not only have you been taught wrong, but are spreading doctrine that is not true. In light of the NT we as New Covenant believers and living on this side of the New Covenant, we know why God gave such commandments to Israel after the flesh.
In Acts chapter ten and 1 Timothy 4, both places reveal truth to us, that Israel under Moses' law did not enjoy and neither knew the signification as to why
they could not eat certain type of meats. The reason why Israel could not eat certain types of creatures was to teach them that they could not live as the Gentiles lived
....certain creatures were a type for the then time being
, of the unclean Gentiles, and thereby had to keep them themselves from living as those Gentiles dogs~not that the creatures themselves were worst than other creatures
, only that God had purpose to use certain creatures to help Israel to see that they were different than other nations, having laws given by God to teach them that. But, there was a mystery about to be unfolded in the NT, and that mystery is clearly seen in Acts chapter ten. The unclean Gentiles, (who truly were no different than the Jews by nature
), were going to be made pure by the blood of Jesus Christ, and brought into the fold of God, by the same grace and mercy that had been shown to Israel first.
Under the NT every creature of God are good
......for food; and should be taken and used for that purpose, at all times, without distinction; even every creature which is made for food, and which is easy to be discerned by men
: and nothing to be refused; or rejected as common and unclean, or to be abstained from at certain times: if it be received with thanksgiving: if not, persons are very ungrateful, and very unworthy of such favours; and it would be just in God to withhold them from them; and this they may expect at his hands, who reject them with contempt, or receive them with unthankfulness, or abstain front them in a religious way he never enjoined
. The reason why all creatures are safe to eat is that: it is sanctified,.... Or set apart for use, and may be lawfully used
at all times: by the word of God; which declares that there is nothing in itself common, or unclean, or unfit for use, and that nothing that goes into a man defiles him; so that by virtue of this word of God, every creature may be made use of, that is fit for food: or else this designs the word of God, which gives a blessing to what is eaten; for it is not by bread or meat only, but through the word of God commanding a blessing on what is eaten, that man lives, Matthew 4:4.
A lot of people get confused about pauls teachings and think some of this stuff no longer applies, but this is why you have to have read the old testament else one will see pauls (as well as many new testament scriptures in general) in a way that they shouldn't having bent them to their on destruction. This is stuff most churches will not talk about (as well as many other things).
Actually the NT explains the hidden truths/mysteries of the OT, not the other way around. Paul and the NT writers will guide us faithfully into the truths of God, if we have eyes and ears to see and understand, if not, then a Pizza with all the works would be off limits, but we who understand know otherwise, that we are free to eat whatsoever we desire to eat, as long as we do not do so with the blood of the animals, which is the life thereof.
This prophecy lets us know that from hence forth, anything concerning what we eat is not saying we can eat anything we want(i don't see how people could possibly eat mouse or dolphin and stuff like that anyways ugh).
You are wrong~you can eat flipper if you so desire, as long as we do so with prayer. Now, there are a lot of creatures that I personally will pass on, only because they do not seem to pleasant to me, and for no other reason. A mouse certainly would be one of them, along with snakes, alligators, turtles, squirrels, and many others, but I would NEVER judge a brother or sister if they desire a bowl of squirrel soup, or whatever. Some people like fish eyes...I'll pass! I am sure that that great sheet that Peter saw, had everything on it, much that I would not eat, nevertheless, my taste is not to be the standard for other men, to eat, or not to eat.