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God approves eating meat!

Dear Editor,

On Feb. 14, 2018, two letters were written to the editor concerning killing animals and eating their meat. Both the writers claimed to be vegetarians and implied that Jesus and the Bible condemned the eating of animal meat by humans.

The Law of Rationality states that to know the truth on any subject one must gather ALL the evidence on the subject, reason properly on the evidence, and draw ONLY the conclusion that is warranted by the evidence. Since the writers made the eating of meats a religious decision, then all must go to the Word of God, Bible, to gather all the evidence to see if a human can eat animal meats or if it is forbidden.

It does not matter what preachers, or men think or speculate about the subject; the Truth must come from the Bible. Because of space and time, only a few of the many scriptures on this subject will be listed for the evidence and your consideration. Please study your Bible to get the rest of the evidence.

Old Testament:

1. Gen.1:26-27 - God gave man dominion over all the creation on earth. Man was created in the image of God. He was given a body and a spirit. God did not give the animals a spirit; therefore, when animals die, they go out of existence. God put man over animals for man’s use in work, play, food, or whatever good man finds for them.

2. Gen. 3:21 - God made coats of skins (animal) and clothed Adam and Eve.

3. Gen. 4:1-4 - God required a burnt animal sacrifice on the altar.

4. Gen. 9:3 - Every moving thing that lives shall be MEAT for you, even as the green herb.

5. Gen. 9:4-6; Acts 15:29 - God commanded that the blood of an animal should not be eaten.

6. Ex. 12:1-11 - God commanded, for the Feast of Passover, lambs be killed, the meat roasted and each family ate the roasted lamb.

7. Lev. 1-7 - God commanded burnt sacrifices of animals for offerings for man’s sin.

8. Lev. 6-7 - God commanded the priests to eat the meat of the sacrificed animals.

9. Deut. 12:15-16 - God approved of eating meats, but forbade eating blood.

New Testament:

1. Matt. 26:17-21 - Jesus was a Jew born under the Law of Moses (Gal. 4:4). Therefore, He kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Passover, and ate the meat of a roasted lamb. Being a Jew, Jesus saw many animals being killed for sacrifices and burned on the altar, and then eaten by the Priests. The CAFO may not compare to that scene of sacrifices.

2. Luke 15:23 - When the prodigal son returned home, his father killed the fatted calf. A calf put up to be killed, confined animal feeding, to cook for his son and friends to eat.

3. John 2l:4-13 - Jesus and His apostles ate meat.

4. Col. 2:16 - Let no man judge you in eating meat.

5. Rom. 14:1-7- Let no man judge one another in eating or not eating of meat. By faith one can eat meat and by faith one can abstain from eating meat. Both are acceptable to God. For the Kingdom of God (the Church) is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

6. I Timothy 4:1-4 - Some shall depart from the faith, speaking lies, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving to them which believe and know the truth.

The above scriptures are proof that God gives man the choice to kill and eat animals. Both eating meat or being a vegetarian are matters of choice, and God accepts both.

Animals as well as plants were given for man to eat. Please study more and investigate all the scriptures that deal with this subject.

Remember God gives humans a spirit that animals do not have. Therefore, human life is sacred; animals are not and man can eat animals!

Willia Williamson
Cloverdale, Ind.

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