In the spirit of Psalm 119:11, “His word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against Him,” I like to use Scripture wherever it applies. When I do this, I will try to list the references for the Scripture I use, but I may not get them all, so please feel free to draw my attention to my omissions and mistakes – I don’t mind. I also prefer to use biblical language whenever it fits. To go along with using biblical language, I find the definitions in Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language (hereinafter referred to as “The 1828”) to be best suited for my purposes.
I filter all new information I receive through the lens of Elohim’s Words. If the information doesn’t jive with Elohim’s Words, the Ruach either translates that information into biblical truth or He convinces me it’s an untruth and I trudge on.
Clean / Unclean
I’ll be using these terms most often when I refer to food because they’re biblical terms and I have a problem with today’s term of “Real Food.” Not only does it sound snobby but I think it’s more of an opinion than an accurate description of a lifestyle. The definitions from The 1828 are,
“CLEAN, a. In a general sense, free from extraneous matter, or whatever is injurious or offensive; hence its signification depends on the nature and qualities of the substances to which it is applied.”
“UNCLEAN, a. 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy.”
Put in simple terms, I’ll use “clean” to refer to anything that hasn’t been adulterated or perverted or is as close as is reasonably possible to the way Elohim provided it for us and “unclean” for whatever I think has been adulterated or perverted from the way Elohim created or intended it.