Finally, a Theology of Food!

What does the Bible teach about eating food? (Strange question, right?) Is eating meat allowed for a Christian? The following is an email I received and my reply to it:

“Can you help me? I would like to be saved and know that I will receive the gift of eternal life. But I find it very difficult to believe in a God that created man to be vegetarian, and then later told man that it is okay to eat meat (the Flood seems like a very weak excuse when you think about it logically). According to the Bible, not only did God tell man it was okay to eat meat, but He too ate meat. Jesus did also. It seems like He/They would want to at least set good examples for mankind to follow.