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Not Mixing Wool And Flax

Many of the torah instructions have been proven to be scientifically beneficial to the mankind and health in general. What are the view points of the benefits of the instruction of not mixing wool and flax? (Lev 19:19)

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 ---Meira on 7/16/09
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The full counsel of God's Laws is in all the covenants. Enslavement to sin is what Messiah came to set us free from.

He "did not" come to get rid of Law. Read Matthew chapters 5-7.

Paul is not against the Mosiac Law. The Oral tradition with it's added Law (seen as the Law) is what enslaves. Obviously, practicing regulation can't save. It's a non-issue. Circumcision salvation is not in the LAW and Prophets, therefore it is man's tradition, not Law.

There is no sin in following the wisdom of God's word when it comes to diet, health and safety.

If someone wants to live from a worldly perspective is their business before Elohim.

Good post miera.
---Yochanan on 9/8/09


Steveng:
Those are common opinions, although I did double check on the Priestly garments. These subjects are low on the list of things that I would like to learn more about. There are people in various movements such as the oneness pentecostal, sabbatarian, and Hebrew roots movement, who over emphasize a few doctrines even if in conflict with Bible truth *. Many of them, desire to enslave us to the law, Acts 15:10, 24, 2Peter 2:1-2. Our choice is to depend in our righteousness which would send us to Hell, or in Jesus Christ, and on his grace. Please read Galatians.
*John 15:12-13, Acts 15:19-20, 28-29, 21:25, Romans 3:26-31, 4:14, 10:4, 13:8-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-9, Hebrews 7:11-12, 15-19, 8:6-7, 13, 1John 2:8-11, 3:22-24.
---Glenn on 8/15/09


Glenn,

I have also heard and read about the electrical properties of mixing wool and flax & that it can draw energy from the body. I agree with the four statements above, not as opinions-as some has stated-but as biblical truths.
---Meira on 8/3/09


Glenn: "The four opinions that I've heard are as follows:..."

Boy, you must have dug really deep to find these opinions. Don't you have your own "opinion?" Or maybe the bible truth? Or something from the Holy Spirit?
---Steveng on 7/30/09


Leviticus 19:19, 22:11. There is a theory that says mixing flax and wool produces a discordant electrical field that harms the body, but I've seen no evidence to support that argument. The four opinions that I've heard are as follows:
1) Mixing these things is a violation of the natural order.
2) The heathen priests so used these garments.
3) The Levitical Priests used garments of linen and wool, and so, others were not allowed to, Exodus 29:26-35 (29), 30:23-38, Deuteronomy 18:1-8, Joshua 13:14.
4) Wool represents the fallen World (sin) and linen represented the Lords ways (righteousness), Revelations 3:14-18, etc.
---Glenn on 7/30/09




good point there yochanon. thanks for understanding what im trying to exprss to others. perhaps others wouldnt want to be guinea pigs if they truly believed that Elohim created "each after its own kind" and we shouldnt mess w/ His creation.

i'll check that article out.
---Meira on 7/29/09


*There is another Internet article on human genes and agriculture by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2006 called:

Are There Human Genes in Your Food?

The issue is safety monitoring of these projects so this does not get into human food supply.

We know based on the Bible Leviticus 17:14/Acts 15:29 that blood is not allowable to consume. It contains life.

Drinking beer or cereal with human genes is abominible. This is why we need more labeling of food and better monitoring of experimentation on food.

The guinea pig is the population.
---Yochanan on 7/29/09


And what product is produced by this jellyfish implant? Corn. Not a cob with tentacles. Even so, if some jellyfish characteristics showed up in second and third generation corn crops... yes, this would be pretty revolutionary.

I'm not sure what qualities they are looking for in this type of corn, but I'm sure it hasn't been done enough to determine it's full effects on humans when consumed as food.

I, myself, wouldn't be afraid to eat this corn...as long as it doesn't taste fishy!

(However, I have heard of grain that supposedly has contraceptive properties. Now that is scary!)
---Donna66 on 7/29/09


You are talking about cross-pollination.
PLANT to PLANT. There is nothing remarkable about this, except that some of the plants here have been hybridized with certain other plants.


let me be more specific. scientist are mixing live virus, such as HIV, and animal dna, such as jellyfish, with plant dna such as corn. this is mixing animal and plant dna. remarkable?

this can then cross polinate to corn fields of "normal corn". this is cross polination of not so normal corn with normal corn.

how do you feel about eating this unremarkable corn?

read up on it.

if we follow a perhaps deeper meaning torah law of wool and flax, perhaps your nacho chips would not be part jelly fish.
---Meira on 7/28/09


Universaties,private corporations, and government entities seem to have been doing this for some time now.

TexPIRG in 2003 wrote an Internet article on this subject called:

Bizarre Genetically Engineered Jellyfish-Corn Growing In Texas: Authorized Experiments Are A Risk To Human Health And The Environment

Leviticus 19:19 & Duet 22:9 promote a two fold wisdom against pagan practices of that time that were detestable to Elohim and scientific prohibitions that transgress the Constituion of Adoni's Creation laws. We are just now figuring it out.
---Yochanan on 7/28/09




meira--
Let me repeat: to attempt combining ANIMAL and PLANT DNA would be revolutionary.

That would be producing something part plant and part animal.

When you say:
>>>>The govt has established open air farms of genetically engineered crops next to normal crops where a simple wind will cross pollinate the seeds.<<<<
You are talking about cross-pollination.
PLANT to PLANT. There is nothing remarkable about this, except that some of the plants here have been hybridized with certain other plants.
---Donna on 7/28/09


>>>Elohim's creation, each producing after it's own kind' is being manipulated by humankind and it will not be able to survive.<<<<

Hybridization of plants has survived for at least 150 years already. Virtually none of the crops grown in the US are pure strains,
but the result of deliberate hybridization,
using cross-pollination.
ex:Some varieties of corn are no more than two feet tall. Others grow to over 20 feet. Most of the corn now grown in the Corn Belt of the U.S.is a hybrid that grows about eight feet tall.

Hybrids are usually stronger and healthier
thus,genetic engineering seeks more specific hybrids by combining actual genetic material of different strains instead of relying on cross-pollination.
---Donna66 on 7/28/09


But to attempt combining animal and plant DNA would be revolutionary!

Still yet this is being done. And we are eating it. The govt has established open air farms of genetically engineered crops next to normal crops where a simple wind will cross pollinate the seeds.

For more info lookup ge foods or read these books "the world according to monsanto" and 'seeds of deception".

Elohim's creation, each producing after it's own kind' is being manipulated by humankind and it will not be able to survive.

There are many levels of understanding in hebrew thought. in a deeper understanding, one can make the connction of flax and wool
---Meira on 7/27/09


Meira and Yochanan--

I was responding to "prohibiting genetic experimentation of mixing animals of different species and plant /animal"

I don't pretend to be an expert, but I have taken college level basic Genetics.
Plant DNA and animal DNA are strikingly different. All kinds of hybrids have been formed between different plants. This is nothing new. But to attempt combining animal and plant DNA would be revolutionary!

I wasn't demeaning the Hebrew people in any way. I was only saying that if the purpose of
If the scripture was meant to prohibit attempted plant/animal experimentation, the Hebrews would not have interpreted it that way, having no knowledge of DNA.
---Donna on 7/27/09


Donna66, "People that read and are involved with health science" have heard of GE foods and the fight to ban these foods in the USA because they are a health risk. It's otherwise known as Frankenstien foods. It's dangerous stuff and REAL.

Steven is right on the research of flax. The non-understanding of what these words mean are what cause confusion to surface level readers without background knowledge.

The Hebrews were not dumb backwoods people. They received Knowledge from the Creator of the Universe to survive in hostile climates and against evil pagan nations that wanted to anihilate them.
---Yochanan on 7/26/09


Don't know of anybody, even now, who is considering mixing animal and plant DNA. I'll bet even the early Hebrews, who never heard of DNA, didn't consider this!
---Donna66 on 7/23/09

As I am sure the scientific community does not consult you on all the latest research and experiments, you should do some research on this subject.

And just because the Hebrews may not have heard of 'DNA' means nothing. DNA was created in the beginning and Elohim's laws are timeless and if applied today perhaps we would not be eating genetically engineered foods now that are causing grave diseases.
---Meira on 7/26/09


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Donna66, maybe a few of these people should look up "flax" in the dictionary or from Wikipedia to get an indepth definition, eh? It's decribed as a fiber of a plant that grows in the Middle East.
---Steveng on 7/23/09


Steveng-- Your theory makes the most sense to me. Much like Matthew 9:16
No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.

Don't know of anybody, even now, who is considering mixing animal and plant DNA. I'll bet even the early Hebrews, who never heard of DNA, didn't consider this!
---Donna66 on 7/23/09


Every word of Elohim has a reason behind it no matter how veiled to modern readers. It does not warrent beleivers putting away these case statuates or guidelines as if it has no signifigance.

Lev 19:19 & Duet.22:9-11 may point to prohibiting genetic experimentation of mixing animals of different species and plant /animal. Flax is a plant & food source vs. sheep(ANIMAL) wool. It would be a perversion of divine and natural laws before Elohim. It's an abomination.

Wool / flax law may also refer to pagan customs practiced in BAAL/ESTAR family demon worship to raise the dead like the other law against cooking a calf in it's mothers milk.

Ezekiel 44:17-18 makes further points on the subject.
---Yochanan on 7/21/09


Does the scripture say God says or does it say a priest says or a king says?

I note some distinct difference in who says what. Just because Bob says do something does not mean it's true. There are plenty of reference to evil people do evil things against other men in the Bible. Those actions are not condoned by God.

For example, if I wanted to find out who truly worshipped God, I'd build a fiery furnace and tie everyone up and say let your God save you and toss them into the furnace. Not everything in the Bible is to be taken as a way of life to be lived, especially in the OT.
---stephen on 7/21/09


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I attended a local college in which they offered a fashion drawing class. Since my background is art, I decided to take the class to improve drawing clothes. At the beginning of the first class, the teacher said the school made a mistake in the catalog and this is not a drawing class, but a fashion design class. I took it anyway.

As for the issue at hand, during the days of Moses a weaver could not mix two different threads because they whould shrink differently causing holes in the cloth after being washed causing the clothes ususable after the first or second wash.

You can use this as a simile or metaphor for not marrying a person from a different religion, for instance.
---Steveng on 7/20/09


I think certain practical laws were for having the Jews do things different than their anti-God neighbors. Their practical differences could help maintain their separation. o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/17/09
The context of most of the verses are sexual in nature. It was practical. Bill, Judah just made up one-thirteeth of Israel. Israel does not =jews.

9Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.

11Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

It is speaking of racial intermarriage.
---Trav on 7/20/09


like, don't have character of two different fibers

Good point. I also think if we followed this command-mixing animal and plant life- we wouldn't be creating gentically engineered foods mixed with animals and viruses.
---Meira on 7/19/09


Can't wool be good for shedding water, but also keeping one warm even if the wool is wet? So, flax maybe would compromise this? ? ? It could be one material was supposed to be specialized, and the other for something else. The vegetable fiber might react differently to wetness or whatever, or one might wear out faster. I'm betting the veggie is better for warmer weather.

I think certain practical laws were for having the Jews do things different than their anti-God neighbors. Their practical differences could help maintain their separation.

And a practical command can have a spiritual meaning, too > like, don't have character of two different fibers (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/17/09


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I have no idea what benefits there might be to not mixing flax and wool. But those who think they are still bound by these restrictions,I guess,shouldn't be wearing dacron polyester!
---Donna66 on 7/16/09


According to some Jewish commentators, this had to do with the custom of some idolatrous practices: the leaders of such cults would wear mixed animal and vegetable fabrics, while carriying a mace of metal, to show their dominion over animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.

However, note its in the same book about bestiality (note the spelling), so apparently God consideres these practices morally and spiritually equivalent. ,)
---Cluny on 7/16/09


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