Faith Based Support Groups - In the beginning, everyone was vegan, even the animals




Arwen17
03-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Just thought it would be interesting to know that God confirms that it is correct to eat healthy. Raw veganism was the original diet of humankind for Adam and Eve in the garden.
Genesis 1:29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

The animals were also all plant-eaters before sin entered the world and they will be plant-eaters again after the second coming of Christ ends the current world.
Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.
Isaiah 65:25 "The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither hunt nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.

God did give man permission to eat meat after the flood, but he made certain restrictions. He certainly didn't give us permission to pump animals full of hormones and treat them cruelly.
Leviticus 11:1-47 has the list of clean and unclean animals.
Because humans would now try to eat animals, God made the animals fear us.
Genesis 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.

I think the best plan is the original Plan A of plants-only diet. But God also outlined a Plan B for those who would struggle to follow Plan A. Either way, God is showing us its very important to consider what we put into our mouths.


Hamoco350
03-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Excellent points. I am not vegan, but I've been striving to buy cleaner and more ethical food items. I live in a food desert, so that has proven to be difficult at times.

I agree that God cares about what we put into our mouths. Gluttony has proven to be a very grievous sin multiple times in the Bible. And God is very clear about His views on self control, moderation, and staying humble through all things.

noshoes
03-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Good one.
I hear some Christians say " Oh but God said we could use the animals"
Sure he didn't mean play god and destroy the Earth.
I think in the scriptures it says to eat meat sparingly, in times of Famine and in Winter. Not three times a day or even weekly.


Arwen17
05-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Good one.
I hear some Christians say " Oh but God said we could use the animals"
Sure he didn't mean play god and destroy the Earth.
I think in the scriptures it says to eat meat sparingly, in times of Famine and in Winter. Not three times a day or even weekly.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Bible has stories that speak to that standard of eating meat rarely. It's the general impression I get from the entire book. It's also why I think God allowed Noah and company to eat meat after the flood. The Great Flood had just wiped out all of the plant life on earth and it would take some time to recover.
So if you're in winter, famine, food desert, whatever, you eat what you need to to survive. But the ultimate goal is to avoid animal products as much as possible since it's like eating "3rd grade" quality food compared to "1st grade" quality plant food.

noshoes
05-21-2014, 10:29 PM
Not to mention the food like products that most people are consuming today.