Question:

Why do you feel the need to promote killing animals when God did not mandate this? I am a Christian and I don't feel the need to kill an animal when I have other alternatives. Why do you think choosing compassion over death is wrong?


Answer:

"And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs" (Genesis 9:2-3).

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer" (I Timothy 4:1-5).

You have not answered my question. Why do you feel the need to tell people to kill animals instead of showing compassion? I don't get it. There are some people, like myself, who give their whole lives to rescuing people and animals, to make their lives worth living, to bring some happiness into their lives. To be more compassionate and have mercy like Jesus, to be gentle and peaceful like him, to make others happy and to serve others, while all you do is tell them to go an make every living creature fear our existence. I find that disturbing and so sad. I don't think that Jesus or God would be happy with what you're trying to do. You're advocating for violence, for a world that is not peaceful and respectful of God's creation.

I pray that one day you welcome Jesus and his love and compassion into your live. Believe me, nothing bad can come from choosing compassion over death. Have you forgotten that God's original wish was for us to live peacefully with the rest of his creation and it was only after we sinned and disappointed him that this whole thing about being cruel to his creation started? Why don't you advocate for people to be gentle and compassionate how God originally intended?

I will pray for you so you see the light of God's love and compassion instead of advocating for violence and death.

God never said that we MUST kill other creatures in order to live. He gave us the CHOICE, and to choose death over mercy and compassion can never be correct. Ask yourself what God would choose if faced with the choice of killing an innocent creature or showing him compassion and mercy. The answer should be obvious. Don't murder in the name of God please!

I posted this reply as an illustration. The two verses cited did answer the question: I teach it because it is what God taught. But because the answer is not what this person wants to hear; therefore, it doesn't exist in this person's mind.

Notice that this person actually argues against what God said. He is also inconsistent claiming that eating meat is a choice, but then arguing that the choice to eat meat is wrong. He also claims that God would be unhappy with people who follow what God said in the Bible.

"And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9).