Bible

Animal Rights & Bible Twisting

English: Christian Bible, rosary, and crucifix.

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Christians who support animal rights twist scripture in a number of ways. This page is dedicated to rebutting each of their arguments.

Caveats

  • Christian Animal Rights Activists (hereafter CAR) come in various flavors. Some hold very low views on scripture, thus they can cherry pick the passages they like while ignoring the verses they don’t.
  • Christians may eat meat or not. Just because we are allowed to eat meat does not mean God requires us to do so. Scripture is very clear. If your conscience does not permit you to eat meat, then DON’T. However, it is critical that you don’t impose your decision on other Christians who enjoy their freedom. Likewise, Christians who wish to eat meat should not eat meat in the presence of their weaker brethren so as to avoid offence on a non-essential issue.

Old Testament Passages

Isa 11: 1-9   CAR supporters contend that this prophecy predicts the end of predation (including human predation). A closer reading notes that the blessing is for humans who no longer have to watch their flocks by night to protect them from wolves, lions, bears, and other predators.

New Testament Passages

•N.T. Passages Ignored by CAR◦1 Tim 4:1ff. Paul clearly states that asceticism (i.e. deliberate condemnation of marriage and food) is a demonic doctrine.

 

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