Animal Gospel

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. ~Isaiah 11:9

Frequently Asked Questions

What about Jesus' comments about humans being worth more than birds in the sight of God?

There are two answers to that.

Number 1: Jesus was inaugurating the first part of the New Covenant in that century and was primarily concerned with reuniting both Jews and Gentiles through His atoning and self-sacrificial mediation work. So, man is more important than animals from the standpoint of timing, in that God was beginning with mankind because God was going to the root of the introduction of all of the problems, evils, pains, and confusions into the creation by first dealing with mankind. This does not invalidate future Covenants that God would establish with other beings, as in the instance of animals. By man came the fall and by man would come the resurrection of the dead, according to 1Corinthians 15.

Number 2: Just because someone is greater than someone else in royal dignity doesn't mean that the subjects of that kingdom should be treated as the scum of the earth, which is exactly how animals have been treated at the exploitative hands of mankind. The Scriptural principle from cover to cover is that the elder shall serve the younger, as in the case of the preexistent Christ serving mankind, Esau being relegated to a subordinate position to Jacob in the Old Testament, first born redeeming the latter born, and countless other Biblical examples, allegories, etc. To claim for mankind a greater dignity than the animals doesn't make us less accountable for how we treat animals. It makes us more accountable and more at their service, until God's eternal purpose of completing all life into His absolute fullness is accomplished.


Go on to Can't I love God, God's Word, and all of the creation of God (including the animals) and not be growing in the direction of strict veganism?
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