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Dear Ivor and Marcia:
Thank you for your encouraging comments and for your questions.
Actually, God created us to be vegans (Genesis 1:29-31). Think about it: there was no death in Eden and there is no death heaven. Everything to do with eating another living, feeling, sentient being occurred after the Fall. Jesus calls upon us to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48), and to pray for Father's heavenly will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). So, if we are to pray for deathless heaven to be here on earth, then shouldn't we do our best to eliminate as much earthly death as we can, which included what we put on our plates?
If you read the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3f) you'll see that none of the things that bring God's blessing would allow for killing another sentient being. And while we're discussing sentient beings, let's combine that with a loving God. We and the other animals were created to feel pain as a way to avoid harm to our bodies. Why would a loving God created farm animals to suffer in pain most of their lives? It just doesn't make sense! We strongly believe that this whole carnivorous way of living is form the devil, and because he's the father of lies, he makes us think that it's from God..
We hope this helps answer your question, and we look forward to hearing from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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