Ecclesiastes 3:19-21: A View of the Souls and Spirits of Humans and Animals
By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 15 Apr 2011
Thank you for writing back. Actually, Genesis 1:29-31 seem to tell us to be vegan, at least that it was His creation intent, and that was on the sixth day and not the eighth.
What we don't understand in our disagreement about vegan living is your seeming avoidance of the cruelty and suffering that killing causes, and the way such acts harden our hearts. This is really the key factor of our disagreement, and where Jesus' teaching is trying to lead us away from.
You don't seem to disagree that animals have souls and spirits. Is that correct?
In your first letter you said, "Please, Please, Please ..... in ministry we are here to help shed light on God's word... not be deceitful in order to promote certain agendas." We also are getting the impression that in a way you are doing the same thing to justify hunting and the killing and eating of animals.
Please respond to these issues.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary