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By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 21 Jan 2015

Dear Mary:

You came to the correct conclusion: God does not want us to kill or eat animals. And in several places in the Bible He tells us that He wants obedience instead of sacrifice, so the verses that you were referred to in Exodus are about people living in this corrupt world.

Those who live in the heavenly will of God donít deliberately harm any other living being.

We presume that you have heard of the Lordís Prayer, in which we are told to pray to God:
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

Since there is no pain or suffering or death in heaven, this prayer means that we are to bring the same peace to earth. The most effective way to begin is to stop eating animals and their byproducts.

We hope this helps.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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