Human wisdom has rejected the Bible as the
word of God and has decided that man evolved from lower animals,
therefore they do not want to kill animals, but many of the same people
have no respect for human life, therefore advocate unrestricted
abortion. It is really a mixed up world!
Some do not want to wear any article of
clothing made of fur, or any other kind of animal products, use animals
for research or eat meat. According to the doctrine of reincarnation,
they may be harming a relative!
What does the Bible say about this? First,
if it is a sin to wear animal skins, then God sinned in the garden of
Eden, when he "made tunics of skin" and clothed Adam and Eve (Gen.
3:21). When Noah came out of the ark, God said "Every moving thing that
lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the
green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with the life, that is, the
blood" (Gen. 9:2,3). God did not know that it was "cruelty to animals"
to eat meat. Paul said that one doctrine of those who departed from the
truth would be "commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be
received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and
prayer" (1 Tim. 4:4,5).
John Clayton commented: "Is nature cruel?
Do animals possess a sense of self that makes death a personal tragedy?
The evidence suggests that the answer is No! The fact that males will
frequently kill their own offspring and that many forms of life will eat
a member of their group that has died suggests that there are other
forces at work. Predation (preying on other animals) is not a wanton and
"If we recognize that living things are not
unevolved men but products of a design which ensures survival of the
species and are programmed to fit the design, we will be better equipped
to manage our world and also will be able to understand acts in nature
that many interpret as blatant unwarranted cruelty" (Does God Exist?
The theory of evolution and the Eastern
religion's doctrine of reincarnation have influenced us more than most
may realize. When men reject God's revelation, they get values confused
and even reversed. In short, if vegetarianism is mandatory, the Bible is
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