References to Food in Scripture

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References to Food in Scripture

Dear Patricia:

Apology accepted, though it wasn't necessary.

Genesis 9:3-4 is clearly a concession to the hardness of heart of humans. (see 1 Samuel 8 and Matthew 19:3-8 for comparisons).

The main problem today has to do with cruelty to animals, which was and is against the Hebrew Law, and cruelty was never excused in these Genesis verses. It is here that I believe we differ, for today it is almost impossible to eat an animal's flesh or by-products without contributing to the animal's pain and suffering, a point that your letter seems to acknowledge.

We hope and pray that you will consider this aspect when considering what you eat in the future.

In the Love of the Lord,


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