Are you eating food sacrificed to idols?

American pastor sounds alarm on supermarkets, restaurants

Posted: January 27, 2011
By Joe Kovacs
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

This pastor appears to be seeking to lift up his name.  His claims here of muslim halel food products being sacrificed and offered to idols is utter bunk. This is no more the case than Rabbi certified Hebrew foods are offered to idols.  Muslim halel foods are certified to not be grown, or butchered or processed with anything that is listed as being unclean in the Koran in the same manner that Jewish Rabbi’s certify that food are grown, butchered and processed according to biblical standards.  Just as there is no idol of Jehovah, there is no idol of Allah to make any offerings to.  This preacher as all to many today is filled with rumors and innuendo rather than the truth of the Words and Commandments of Jesus Christ. 

When you bite into a delicious pizza, succulent sandwich or luscious lamb chops, are you possibly eating food that has been sacrificed to idols?

An outspoken American pastor says yes, and he's sounding the alarm for Christians to be aware of the Islamic influence he calls "backdoor Shariah" now nibbling its way across the fruited plain.

At issue, says Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., is eating food that's "halal," in other words "lawful" or "permitted" for the Muslim diet. 

Muslims join many Jews and some Christians in avoiding the consumption of certain animals such as pigs and birds of prey, but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah.

"From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol," Biltz told WND.

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In a sermon last weekend which he posted online, Biltz explained, "In order for it to be halal, they have to slaughter the animal facing Mecca ... and they have to say this prayer about Allah is great and greater than all other gods. Muslims can only eat food that is halal, that has been sacrificed to their idol, Allah ... and with Allah's name prayed over it."