Our backgrounds, our experiences, our encounters with God and His creation, and our education, all play a part in the manner in which we interpret the Bible. Following is one of these testimonies by a vegan lay person.
After reading all of the interesting letters that people have been sending in about why they became vegetarians, I thought I would share my reasons.
First of all I believe in the sanctity of life, and as a Christian I believe that includes all living things, not just humans. As a believer I found it hard to preach against abortion, and yet eat meat. I felt it was as is a double standard.
Second, I found that by sticking to a vegan diet, I feel better not only physically but mentally. I've lost 70 lbs. by following this diet. I believe that vegetarianism is a lifestyle though, not just a diet. I am trying hard to not by products made from animals, and I'm becoming more aware of what products are and aren't made from animals.
I also have been able to use this lifestyle to share my believe with others, not only Christians, but non-Christians. I believe in not only sharing with others orally, but also non-verbally, sometimes this speaks louder than words. I truly believe that each person needs to make the decision for themselves whether to become a vegetarian or not, just like you have to make a decision for Christ or not.
Well, sorry this letter is so long, thanks for reading it, and please keep up the good work. We should all remember that Jesus should be first and foremost in our life's, not our diet.
God Bless Everyone.
(7 January 2001)
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