Taking care with what God left us #Bible #veganism

Today’s lesson is as follows:

Genesis 1:28

28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
This speaks very clearly to me. As a vegan, I believe that we have a right to provide for animals and to make sure that we care for our environment. Some believe this to read that we have a right to control and do as we please with animals and the environment we live in. I think that God would not be pleased with the way Earth is today. There is much devastation and abuse, both towards animals and the environment. I hope that being vegan helps to reduce the waste and abuse. I am vegan for animal rights issues, but it is a bonus that it also helps our environment. We have dominion, but it’s not a dictatorship. We have abilities that allow us to provide, yet we abuse that privilege daily.

2 thoughts on “Taking care with what God left us #Bible #veganism

  1. I agree, I think the Bible makes it clear that we are in a position for stewardship not exploitation. I’d be interested to hear other support for veganism that you come accross as you are going through the Bible. I am in the process of building up a store of Biblical arguments for abstaining from the use of animals. You’ll see in Genesis that God’s original intention was for humans to have “every fruit bearing seed” as food and it is only later that we start to kill and eat animals. This appears to happen after Noah when (following a flood) there would be no fruit growing for a few months anyway so it may have been for survival. Once you get to Leviticus you’ll see how seriously God takes the shedding of ANY blood and when animals are slaughtered they must be slaughtered only “in his presence”. There seems to be a concession here to the sinfulness of humans which God ultimately intends to sort out by choosing himself (Jesus) to be slaughtered – bringing an end to the bloodshed. When you get to Isaiah you’ll find how God’s ultimate intention is that “nothing will kill or harm on God’s holy mountain” and even the lion will eat grass. This makes it quite clear that his original and ultimate intention is “no killing” so we begin to live in the reality of his kingdom when we abstain from the exploitation, harm and killing of animals.

  2. Thank you so much for your thought provoking response. I have come across a website, I believe its the christian vegetarian alliance, that broke down scripture that supports veganism. I am focusing on this daily reading plan, but definitely keeping in mind how it supports my views on veganism.

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