Our subjects cover: animals, religion (Christian, Jewish and
others); diet and lifestyle (vegan and vegetarian); and other miscellaneous
I think it is important to remember that both Jesus and Paul were teaching
to their audience. Paul taught guidelines within the worldview of his day.
For instance, Paul's writings about slavery would today be similar to an
employer/employee relationship. I mean, think about it. Paul was martyred by
the Roman government, but we should be in submission to our government
authorities and pray for them. It is all about relationship. Paul never said
anything against women. He simply pointed out that men and women have
different gifts. If Paul was anti-animals, then why did he write in Romans
that all creation will be liberated into the glorious freedom of the
children of God?
In my opinion, it is not up to me to question God or His Word or those
whom He inspired to write His Word. Just because I do not understand
something does not mean it is not true. I am not God. There are a lot of
things in the Bible that I may not understand, because I am finite. God is
infinite. But just because I do not understand something does not mean I do
not believe it. I have to stand with Paul who began by knowing nothing save
Christ and Him crucified. When we start on the firm foundation of Christ,
all else will fall into place.