Does God Want Us To Eat Meat?

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Does God Want Us To Eat Meat?
By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 30 Nov 2010

Dear Anne:

Thank you for writing and for you comments.

First of all, we need to look at the two fundamental differences in the way people serve God, as depicted in the Bible.

The first is living in the creation and heavenly will of God where there is no suffering or death, and doing everything in our power to live in peaceable kingdom as prophesied by Isaiah 11:6-9, taught by Jesus in such passages as Matthew 5:9, 5:48, and 6:10, and as taught by Paul in Romans 8:18-23, and Galatians 5:22-23.

The second is seeking to live in the corruption of the world and in the concessions that God may have allowed for a season until humans returned to living in His heavenly will. No, eating flesh is not a sin, because God granted such as a concession because of the hardness of the human heart, but the pain and suffering caused remains a sin, and this is the key to the discussing in the article.

It is never a Godly choice when our choices cause an innocent third party (human or animal) to suffer, and it is not being judgmental when this is brought to people's attention.

We hope this helps address your concerns.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary