Abortion and Animals Rights: The Connection

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Abortion and Animals Rights: The Connection
By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 17 Jan 2011

Dear Sammy:

In actuality, we learned to understand the will of God from what is behind the commandments.

We saw the gentleness of God's creation, and His will for all His created beings to eat only plant foods (Genesis 1:29-31), which says that there was to be no killing of any kind.

We realized from the greatest commandment (Deuteronomy 6:5)

We say Isaiah's prophecy of the peaceable kingdom (11:6-9), and realized that if we truly were filled with the knowledge of the Lord, there would be no more suffering and killing.

Jesus said blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God (Matthew 5:9), and thought that's what we wanted to be, and Paul picks up on this (Romans 8:18-23), and we could plainly see that he was tying together how these peacemaking children of God can free creation from it's present corruption, and have the peaceable kingdom that Isaiah spoke of, and what God created in Eden.

Jesus commanded us to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48), and taught us to pray for our Father's heavenly will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). And we know from passages like Revelation 21:4 that there will be no suffering or death in heaven or new earth, so we came to the understanding that if we are to pray for this kind of living on earth, then we should do everything in our power to live that way, which is what we try to do.

The Bible does not say that God sacrificed (killed) and animal to clothe Adam and Eve. You are reading something into the Bible that isn't there; so yes, as you say He could have spoken them into existence. The blood was only part of the concession following the Fall when the people refused to return to the Lord and be obedient to His heavenly will.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary