God knew from the beginning that man could not be as holy as He is. Instead He gave man law to establish what sin really was (this is from the Bible). Now, knowing what is good and perfect, man needed a way to stand before a holy God.
Jesus was not God's mechanism for implementing the change in acceptable foods (re-read my post); it was God the Father Himself.
As for changing the Law and the nature of God, we can read in Genesis where God initially required us to be vegetarians:
1:29 God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food. 1:30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;” and it was so.
In Chapter 9, the Earth has changed because of the Noachian flood, and we read:
9:2 The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand. 9:3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.
God is sovereign... This is His creation, and He only requires obedience. This upsets many atheists, I understand. However, by writing "G-d", I believe you're indicating you believe the ENTIRE OT
. If that's the case... re-read Genesis. Actually, you should read both the OT
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