In my opinion, the deception and cruelty that are part and parcel of
animal agriculture, hunting, circuses, and much other animal
exploitation of God’s creatures can only have their origin in the devil
(evil one, Satan). To take pleasure in killing or abusing any creature
in any way is an abomination.
I often wonder how a person can claim to be a born again Christian,
with the Holy Spirit residing in his or her heart, and continue to kill
when it is not absolutely necessary for survival. To kill for “sport” or
greed is anti-Christian.
How do animal exploiters read the Bible? I wonder who is blinding
them to God’s truth? The only answer that I can find in the Bible is
Satan, the father of lies, also called “…the prince of the power of the
air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.”
(Ephesians 2:2) NASB
Jesus says in John 8:44-47:
44. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out
your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not
holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he
speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46. Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the
truth, why don't you believe me?
47. He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do
not hear is that you do not belong to God."
In John 8:32, Jesus says “…and you shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free.”
It’s time we all started facing the truth.