Re: Genesis 9:1-4 - A Commentary on God's Concession to Eat Flesh by Frank L. Hoffman
This has been an eye opener for me! (And the most pleasant eye opener at that.)
I'll just explain briefly (would not wish to bore you more than I already have with all of my life story):
When I broke away from the Church I grew up in I became interested in Buddhism. The thing that attracted me was their kindness to animals (what goes round comes round - if you kill others, others will kill you). And also re-incarnation, do not kill, because it might be a soul or spirit that you are killing. Even though I could not get myself so far as to actually believe in re-incarnation, I just had a natural affinity for the idea of animals having spirit and/or soul. I loved animals when I grew up (still do!).
But at the same time I knew I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
It is 100% liberating to realise I can believe and hold dear both these concepts! AND that it's all Biblical! It's almost too good to be true ...
Thanks for sharing so eloquently your studies and findings - many blessings to you,
Love in the Lord,