The word “world” is mentioned 287 times in the King James Version
of the Bible and 247 times in the New American Standard Bible.
Jesus tells us that even though we are “in the world,” we are not to
be “of the world.” In John 18:36, He says, “My kingdom is not of this
In 1 John 2:15-17 we are told:
15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone
loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust
of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but
is from the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who
does the will of God abides forever.
In praying to God, Jesus had this to say about those who truly
believed in Him (John 17:14-16):
14 "I have given them Thy word; and the world has hated them, because
they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 "I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them
from the evil one.
16 "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world."
The “evil one” mentioned in the above passage is Satan whom Jesus
calls “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31 and 14:30), and whom Paul
refers to as “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
And in John 12:25, Jesus says:
25 "He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this
world shall keep it to life eternal.”
It is easy to see that those who derive pleasure from the direct or
indirect exploitation of animals, whether it’s through food, clothing or
entertainment, fall into the category of the ones Jesus describes as
loving their lives in this fallen world. Those who have had their
“spiritual eyes” opened know what He is talking about and begin to hate
the corruption and cruelty in this world.
It becomes obvious that continuing to take pleasure in killing any
animal – including fish – is “of the world” and not of God. There is no
hunting or fishing in heaven. Genesis 1:29 and Revelation 21:4, the
beginning and the end, make it very clear what God’s original intent was
and that He will bring it to pass, as it says in Revelation 21:4 – “He
will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more
death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.”
And let’s not forget Isaiah’s prophecy of the Peaceable Kingdom
6 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the kid,
And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little boy will lead them.
7 Also the cow and the bear will graze;
Their young will lie down together;
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 And the nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.
9 They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
As the waters cover the sea.
It’s clear that God’s original intent was for a world that is vegan,
and that He will bring it to pass.