Genesis 8:20-22 - God's Curious Remark
By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 8 Jan 2013
In Reference to: Commentary by Frank L. Hoffman
Thank you for your comments.
We believe that God gave us and the angels a free will so that we would be free to use our minds and not be like programmed robots. He was not being mean to us. He just wanted His “children” to have the same things that any earthly father would want for his own babies. So, we made the free will choice to disobey God and His strictly plant food diet in favor of killing animals and eating their flesh.
This brings us to the second part of you comment. Did God change His creation intent to have a truly peaceful world with no suffering and death? Did He change His heavenly will of having a world with no mourning, pain, or death? We don’t believe He did, because Jesus tells us to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:9), and Isaiah tells us we will once again have a peaceable kingdom, when we return to God with a pure heart (Isaiah 11:6-10).
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary