Mark 7:14-16 (NKJV) When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear Me, everyone, and understand: 15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"

Yahshua was not walking around just spitting out commands and sayings. When you read something He said, go back and see what action or statement caused Him to say what He said. To grab the context of what He's talking about here, we back up to verse five:

Mark 7:5-8 (NKJV) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"
6 He answered and said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:
'This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
7 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."

Yahshua makes note to the pharisees that their concern with man's traditions and refusal to follow God's commands is what defiles. While food, specifically eating with unwashed hands and not meat, was the trigger to the subject, the subject was not food. The subject was the actions of the pharisees; and their lack of obedience to God.

We've looked at four passages and, within their context, not one single passage is talking about types of meats.

The question is, "Did Christ ever give permission to eat dirty meat?"

If He did, then we are fine. Yet, if He didn't, then the law still stands and we could be in violation of the very subject of Mark 7; because we are following the traditions of commandments of men while forsaking the commands of God.

Part 6 - What Did Jesus Teach?