Maligning and Denigrating Animals

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Maligning and Denigrating Animals
Comments by Greg - 6 Aug 2007

In reference to Andrea's question:

3. Is there things mistaken in the Old Testament that Jesus came to earth to correct? (like instead of eye for an eye, it's turn the other cheek; instead of sacrificing animals, show mercy)

I don't think that these things are mistaken, but rather incomplete. Jesus said, "But I did not come to abolish the law, but rather to fulfill it." He is taking it a step further. Consider that in the OT there are many animals that could neither be eaten nor sacrificed (pigs, shellfish, etc.). Many think that these laws were abolished (I am one of them. But I also think that Christ fulfilled them. He took them a step further. While I do not think it would be in the nature of Christ to force his followers to be vegetarian, as he was very non- judgmental, I think he would be vegetarian if he were to be here today.

I hope I helped.



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