Nonviolence In Eating or Biblical Quotes On Vegetarian Or Vegan Diet

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In the US, the majority of the US define themselves as Christians. Because these are also the majority of nonvegetarians and nonvegans, this article is directed
to the passages of the Christian Bible which refer in some way to diet.

 


There are vegetarian and vegan teachings in all paths, of theists, agnostics and atheists.
http://veganchristianity.wordpress.com (writings of Salvation Army General Bramwell Booth about why he
and his founder parents were vegetarian, Wesley of Methodists,
   Ellen White of Adventists, Franciscans etc. on vegetarian diet)
https://www.jewishveg.org/schwartz/ (free online course)
http://bmf.org  Muslim
http://islamveg.wordpress.com
http://plumvillage.org/ Buddhist
http://sathyasai.org Hindu and interfaith
http://jainvegans.org  Jain
http://www.thenazareneway.com/thou_shalt_not_kill.htm
http://catholicveg.blogspot.com

 

Biblical Quotes On Nonviolent Diet

(Interpretations divide. The Spirit Unites.)
Do animals have souls? Many passages in the Bible indicate 'yes'. Job 10 speaks of the soul of every living being. In addition, Mark 16: 15
    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Luke 12:6
“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?” Revelation 5: 13
"And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Psalm 148:7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and sea creatures."
We know that many pet dogs are loyal and unconditionally loving. There are instances of dogs dying in grief at the graves of their human companions.
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"The exact Hebrew wording of this biblical phrase (Thou Shalt Not Kill) is lo tirtzack. One of the greatest scholars of Hebrew/English linguistics (in the Twentieth Century) -
Dr. Reuben Alcalay - has written in his mammoth book the Complete Hebrew /English Dictionary that "tirtzach" refers to "any kind of killing whatsoever." The word "lo," as you might suspect, means "thou shalt not." "  (from thenazareneway.com)

Acts 15: Do not eat the meat of strangled animals.
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Acts 18: 18 The private vow Paul took, many Biblical scholars
believe, is the Nazarite vow which included abstention
from animal flesh. This Nazarite diet is described in Numbers. Samson took
this vow.  
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Corinthians l: 8,12-13 (Paul) If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
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Daniel 1:12-16 Daniel was put in prison by Nebuchadnezzar. He ate only
pulses (beans) for 10 days while others ate flesh. Nebuchadnezzar
noticed that he fared better than the others.
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Deuteronomy 5: Thou Shalt Not Kill
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Exodus 20: 13
The Biblical command "Thou Shalt Not Steal" which Kathy Kurtz cites
can be related to not purloining the eggs from chickens nor the
milk from mother cows whose calves are then butchered for veal.
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Exodus 16: 31 The desert manna was like coriander seed. (Source:
vegan Reginald Cherry, MD)
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Ezekiel 3 and 4: My body has never been defiled by animal flesh.
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Ezekiel 47:12
And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”
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Genesis 1:29: Behold I have given you herbyielding seed. To you it
shall
be for meat.  Another translation: And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 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.
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Genesis 1: 12 describes the perfection of a world covered with fruit
and nut trees, grape vines and berry bushes
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Genesis 2: 4-6 There were no violent storms in the tree covered earth.
The trees were watered by mist.
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Genesis 6: Noah was commanded by God to provide vegetarian food in the
ark for people and animals. (The lions drank the milk of cows.)
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Genesis 9: 4-5 Flesh shall ye not eat. And surely your blood I will
require at the hands of beasts.
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Hosea 2:28: I will make for you that day a covenant with the wild
animals. I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the
land. I will make you to lie down in safety.
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Jesus quotes Isaiah's "I delight not
in your blood sacrifices" as he drives the animal killers out of
the
temple. Jesus refers to the vegetarian Isaiah more than to any other.
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Isaiah: 1: 11: ""I delight not in thy blood sacrifices." or
I delight not in the blood of bullocks or of lambs
or of he goats (whereas Isaiah 66 involves not eating pigs..
and Isaiah 65 involves not eating any living thing)
(In some Bible translations the word 'blood' has been removed.)
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Isaiah 7:15 (provegetarian but not vegan)
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He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
Isaiah 42: He shall break not the bruised reed.
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Isaiah 59: We moan sadly like doves.
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Isaiah 11: 6 9: The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. The wolf shall lie down with the lamb.. they shall not
hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the
knowledge of the Lord. Many other passages of Isaiah speak of
noneating of animals.
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Isaiah 66: 3 He who slays an ox is as he that slays a man.
(Another translation: He who kills a bull is as he who kills a man.)
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Isaiah 66: 17: The slain of the Lord shall be many.. they behind the
tree eating swine's flesh.. shall be consumed together.
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(There are dozens of references to vineyards, fruit trees, and
fruitarian
diet in Isaiah alone.)
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Jesus: Whatsoever you have done to these the least of My brethren you
have done unto Me. (Are the least of Christ's brethren.. the birds, the
insects, and the plants?)
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The Aramaic Bible (the language Jesus spoke): Zachariah is told
before the birth of John the Baptist that John is the Spirit
of Elijah and that he will forsake flesh foods.
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Jesus: Come, I shall make you fishers of humankind (and not of
fishes).
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Jesus: Ye are whited sepulchres (Greek word sarcophagus..
sarcophagus comes from sarx (flesh) and phagus (eater)..
sarcophagus is not only a coffin but a flesheater.
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Job 5: 23 You will be in league with the stones of the field and the
beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
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Job 7 through 10
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12: 7  "But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:"

Joel 1: The land mourns the destruction of her plants.
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John the Baptist: The Ebionites taught that John the Baptist was
vegetarian. (Pastor Mike Shaw)
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John: 3rd Letter of John to Gaius: I pray good health for you.
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Judges 13: (re Samson) (The breaking of the Nazarite vow {taken by
Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul} was the cause of Samson's downfall)
(Besides abstention from haircutting, the vow of the Nazarites
involved
abstention from meat. Paul felt his vow was private. Others were
public.)
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Leviticus 3: 17 commands to eat no animal fat or animal blood
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Dr Richard Schwartz and many other Jewish vegetarians believe it is impossible to drain the blood
out of all the tiny capillaries of the animal, and that therefore
there is no such thing as kosher flesh.
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Leviticus 17:10 I will set my face against them that eat blood.
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Leviticus commands that no dead animal be touched. How is it possible
to rend the flesh of an animal with human teeth in the consumption
of meat and not touch the animal?
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Leviticus: Just as Jesus erases Levitical law and prevents the capital
punishment of the adulterous woman (the man was not brought)
He also erases Levitical animal sacrifice law with the Law of Love
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Luke 15: 16 The Prodigal son.. the word for what the son ate when
away from his family was keration.. a word for the carob bean or
the fruit of the locust tree.. this was fed to the poor and to pigs
... this "St John's Bread" was fruit and not meat. Historically the
poor have been more vegetarian than the rich. It was said that
King Henry 8th's gout came to a rich man for the poor could not
eat enough meat to have gout.
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Matthew 4:19 Come I will make you fishers of men (no longer suffocaters
of fishes).
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Matthew: 5:7 Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.
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Matthew 12: 7 Jesus quotes Isaiah more than anyone else.
Jesus quotes
Isaiah's "I desire mercy not sacrifice" and "break not the bruised
reed".
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Matthew 12: 11 Which of you having a sheep (ox) in a ditch will
not rescue it on the Sabbath?
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Matthew 16: 15 The Moody Bible Institute has the translation in
a mail out plaque: Go ye therefore and preach to all creation.
(Other translations say 'the world'). Anthony, revered as a saint
in the Catholic Church, preached to the fishes when humans would
not listen.
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Matthew 19: 6 What God hath joined together let no man put asunder.
This is Jesus' comment about marriage.. but God has also
soldered together animals.. and does not want them sundered.
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Matthew 21: Jesus overturns the tables where doves are being sold
for sacrifice.. and says 'my house is a house of prayer.. you have
made it a den of plunderers'. The Greek word used is lestes..
which is more correctly translated plunderer or butcher than thief.
(The author of Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews mentions that
before Passover as many as 40,000 animals were hanging upside down
bleeding to death.. and that the temple floor was awash in blood.)
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Matthew 23: 27 Jesus says some are like whited sepulchres
(sacrcophagi.
(Sepulchre from the interlinear Greek
Testament sarcophagus) (sarc flesh phagy eat: flesheaters)
Therefore Jesus said 'They are whited flesh eaters' Why whited?
Concern with exterior paint and not the interior cleanliness of
the temple. What happens to the body when one eats animals? It                   
becomes a grave of those animals.
Jesus states in this passage that the sepulchres are full of dead
bones.
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Matthew 23: 25 It is interesting that most translations of the Bible
speak of these sarcophagi as being full of dead men's bones whereas
the actual Greek is 'gemousin osteon nekron' which means
' full of dead bones'.
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Matthew 25:40 "Whatsoever ye have done to these the least of My
brethren, ye have done unto Me." Are not animals more handicapped
than human beings?
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Methusaleh: This longest lived (969 years) of Biblical heroes was
like all pre flooders (antedeluvians) vegetarian.
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Paul (1 Corin 8: 7-13) Meat commends us not to God.. if meateating
offend my brother.. I will eat no flesh while the earth stands.
(Whole passage sent by QEagle@a... Debra)
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Paul in Corinthians 6: Your body is a temple of Holy Spirit.
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Proverbs 12:10: 5. “The righteous know the needs of their animals,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” —Proverbs 12:10
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Proverbs 23:20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge
themselves on meat.
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Proverbs 31: 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless)
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Psalm 10: In the secret places he murders the innocent.
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Psalm 11: The wicked bend their bow. They make ready their arrow
upon the string.
(Biblical vegetarians include Adam 930 years {we are not given Eve's
age}
Seth 912 years Enoch 905 years Canaan 910 years Jacob 962 years
Enoch 2 and Methusaleh 969 years)
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Psalm 16:6 You save humans and animals alike, O Lord.” —Psalms 36:6
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Psalm 50: Eat not the flesh of bulls nor the blood of goats.
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Psalms: 104: 16-18: The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly.
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Psalms 147:9 “He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.”
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Psalm 148: Praise the Lord from the deep, you sea monsters (for all
God's
creation, not just human beings, do praise).
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Revelation 5: All creatures sing the praises of God.. is the gist
of a Revelation 5 passage. If animals can sing God's praises, do
they
have souls and a right to life?
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Revelation: 7: 3 Hurt not the earth neither the sea nor the trees.
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Revelation 9:4 The 5th angel.. says that no living growing tree being
or grass be harmed.
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Revelation 11: 2 Olive trees are before the throne of God.
(The rest of the passage is on their not being harmed.)
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Rev: 11: 18 (Angels) shall harm those who destroy the earth.
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Rev: 12: The earth swallows a river the dragon has sent
against the woman.
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Revelation 16: The 2nd bowl poured by the angel turns the seas to
blood. (The red tide is the name given to pfiesteria which kills
fish with the pollution pouring out from Eastern seaboard factory
farms.)
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Revelation 22: as quoted by Dr. Reginald Cherry, MD of TBN:
The leaves of the trees are for the healing of nations
(both as herbs and as environmental protectors)
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Revelation 22: The tree of life grows by the river of life.
(In the context it is seen that it is a fruit tree.)
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Romans 8: If your meateating offends your brother abstain from it.
Alex Chartrand and Albert (LosOrc@a...) have both commented on the
Greek word for pickled fish which is opsarian.
If Jesus served pickled fish to His disciples, then the fish was
materialized, not caught.
James Marcus: A re-reading of Genesis indicates that God not only
promised
humanity but also all animals and Earth herself that the earth would
never again be flooded.
As Scripture forbids the eating of the flesh of strangled animals,
some
interpret this to include fishes, since many die of denial of breath,
through suffocation in nets, throats ripped out by hooks etc.
The Essenes of Galilee were upset by Pharisee animal
consumption.
Others say that Jesus materialized the fishes for His apostles in
the post Resurrection meal. There are many interpretations.
In Genesis, the dominion humankind was given over animals.. is not
a justification to eat them... for we are also given dominion over our
biological children. The Greek word from which dominion was translated
is "kratos" as in the Greek word democracy, the rule of the people.
To rule does not mean to kill.
(An increasing number of women are involved in Biblical Equality study
groups .. "thy sons and thy daughters shall prophecy" "I shall pour
out
My Spirit upon all flesh" etc.)
Dino De Laurentis' film "The Bible" has Noah on the ark feeding cows'
milk
to the tigers and lions aboard.
Jesus by many Biblical scholars is considered to be an Essene, a group
which followed the Nazarite vow of celibacy, and vegetarian
diet. Samson's hair strength was related to his Nazarite vow and
Paul
is one of his letters refers to a private vow many consider to have
been Nazarite. The Christian Science Monitor on Feb 25, 98 referred
to Essene vegetarianism in an article on Dead Sea Scroll origins.
There are some who believe that Isaiah 11 means we are not to eat
meat in heaven but may eat it now. Yet some of these who interpret
Isaiah
11 to mean heaven, with its descriptions of animals in perfect
peace, still
say that animals do not have souls and will not go to heaven.
Jesus: Which of you having an ox in a ditch would not rescue it on
the Sabbath?
Jesus' first communion replaced the Passover lamb's consumption
with the bread and wine (some say grape juice) of communion of the
Spirit.
John the Baptist: Some Christians believe that John the Baptist ate
locusts. Others believe that he ate locust beans.. the seed pods of
the
locust tree. The historian Josephus says on 2 occasions that John the
Baptist ate no animal flesh. (mshaw@g...) The Greek word for insect
locust is akris and for cakes (bean paste) is enkrius.
The word meat used to be a synonym for food, but is no longer.
The Greek words translated as meat actually mean food as the word
phagy in Luke 8: 55, the word trophe in John 4:8, and the word
bromo in Corinthians 8:8.
If animal flesh is meant in the Bible the Greek word sarx is
used, such as the word sarcophagus.. flesh eater.
Christian Science Monitor: Feb 25, 98: The Dead Sea Scrolls were
written
by the Essenes, a vegetarian group.
Some interpret the Isaiah "the wolf shall lie down with the lamb"
as
heaven rather than now on earth, but there is nothing in the original
language to indicate that. National Institutes of Health in rather
cruel research has found that cats raised without seeing killing
do not know how to kill.. in other words, even for "carnivores"
killing
is learned behavior. Even now, we are reaching closer and closer to
Isaiah daily.
Peter's Vision: Many Christians cite the vision of Peter.. that all
food is clean. Other Christians believe that this vision meant that
Christians should abandon the Jewish dietary laws. Peter himself in
Acts
10:28 interprets this vision to mean that he should call no human
being common
or unclean. It is true that everything in the universe in some way is
sacred because its source is God.. but there are definite differences
between slaughterhouse food and that from a fragrant orchard. In
addition
some Christians believe that Isaiah 65 (the nonviolent paradise)
describes a future time. Yet there are many more who believe that
nonviolent paradise begins with each
of us. Each forkfull we take can be from a butchered animal.. or if we
choose.. from a sunfilled fruit tree.
Paula Fredricksen, author of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,
discussed her book on C-Span. She stated that on the day before
Passover,
some 40,000 quadrupeds (goats, sheep etc) were hanging upside down
bleeding to death. The floor of Solomon's temple was awash in blood.
(It is for this reason that many Biblical scholars believe that Jesus
overturned the temple tables in divine temper as He quoted Isaiah:
I delight not in your blood sacrifice.)
http://bible.crosswalk.com has an interlinear section which lists
14 Hebrew words for kill: harag, zabach, chalal, tabach, muwth, nakah,
naqaph, qatal, ratsach, shachat, sh@chiytah, sakal. They all have
slightly different meanings. Zabach is more often used about the
murder
of sacrificial animals. Some Bibles have turned "Thou Shalt Not Kill"
into "Thou Shalt Not Murder". The Greek as well has many synonyms for
kill which have different meanings.
James Marcus has passed on the research of Willard S. Smith who
in Animals, Birds, and Plants In The Bible wrote that the doe was
never eaten and that the Bible contains no reference to cats, perhaps
as a reaction to the Egyptian worship of cats and death penalty for
harming cats.
In the movie "The Greatest Story Ever Told" in which Max Von Sydow
plays
the role of Jesus Christ, the scene of Jesus' anger in the temple is
related
to the sacrifice of animals there, and as he overturns tables, he
quotes
some of the many passages of Isaiah in regards to not harming animals.
Epiphianus states that Nazarites ate no animal flesh. (mshaw@g...)
Become fishers of men and women. (Leave the fishing boats to
others.)
Cleveland Amory before his death advanced the idea that animals have
souls.
Once in a debate with a religious official who did not agree, he said
"If they don't, all the more reason to give them a fair shake while
they
are here."
The writings of the Ebionites, says Pastor Mike Shaw, indicate
that John the Baptist was a vegetarian.
And others say that Elijay, fed manna by God, was also.

 

In Numbers 11, the Israelites demand flesh. The first set of Commandments brought down by Moses was too high for them.

Other Biblical quotes are at http://www.ivu.org/people/quotes/Christ
/> (Oswald Chambers: To saints nature is sacramental.)
Water Fasting AND Fruit Juice Fasting: Jesus fasted 40 days and 40
nights.
John The Baptist ate locust beans. Isaiah 58: Is not this the fast
that
I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it
not
to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that
are
cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him
(Jesus over and over fulfills the Isaiah prophecies.. and here is the
precursor to the Sermon On The Mount.)
Then shalt thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health
shall
spring forth speedily. Then shalt thou call and the Lord shall answer.
In 1998 Pat Robertson has joined Catholic bishops and Ernest Angley
in calling for fasting. He recommends a. a Daniel fast (vegetarian)
b. juice fast or c. water fast or d. l meal a day fast.. whatever
works best for the individual (rebroadcast March 24th)
There are hundreds of millions who are vegetarian because of
religious
belief. Below are vegetarian roots in several religions.
Some Christians think
Jesus was a full vegetarian. Others believe he ate fishes, but
abstained
from animal flesh. There is no Biblical indication that he
ever ate the flesh of any Paschal lamb. In addition the founders of
or leaders of Christian sects such as Ellen White for the Seventh Day
Adventists, John Wesley of the Pentecostal movement, St. Francis for
Franciscan friars, General Bramwell Booth of the Salvation Army
promoted vegetarianism for their churches and lived their beliefs..
The following statements are our belief.. our attempt to reach the
truth. We mean no disrespect to anyone.. and invite your dialogue at
ab514@
acorn.net about your own sacred beliefs. We ask your forgiveness in
stating
that vegetarianism is a better diet. No two people have the same
doctrinal
views on every issue. Different sects are like submarine mountain
peaks
.. all united in the Waters of Spirit.
A Brazilian Christian stated that 2000 years ago Jesus lived a life
of
love. Now, he said, many Christians celebrate this life of love by
slaughtering billions of creatures during the annual holidays.
(Pig flesh is not prescribed but proscribed.. in many religions:
Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Kwon Yin)
There are surviving writings or Gospels of many of Jesus'
inner circle, including Mary, Thomas the formerly doubting, and
Philip. Philip's Gospel states that (God never asked for animal
sacrifice) the sacrifice of animals in the OT was often to demons.
Paul also states this.
Sterling North: "We are but the ephemera of the moment, the brief
custodians of redwoods which were ancient when Christ was born."
Each of the following has supplied quotes to the above list:
 

http://www.gerhardy.id.au/images/Lion-And-Lamb041213_01.jpg

http://ldsveg.org

http://adventist.org  (Ellen White founder of Seventh Day Adventists recommended vegan diet)
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   There are vegetarian and vegan teachings in all paths, of theists, agnostics and atheists.
http://veganchristianity.wordpress.com (writings of Salvation Army founders, Wesley of Methodists,
   Ellen White of Adventists, Franciscans etc. on vegetarian diet)
https://www.jewishveg.org/schwartz/ (free online course)
http://bmf.org  Muslim
http://islamveg.wordpress.com
http://plumvillage.org/ Buddhist
http://sathyasai.org Hindu and interfaith
http://jainvegans.org  Jain
http://www.thenazareneway.com/thou_shalt_not_kill.htm
http://catholicveg.blogspot.com

In America a majority call themselves Christians.

Biblical Quotes ON Nonviolent Diet

(Interpretations divide. The Spirit Unites.)
Some Christians believe that only humans have eternal souls but Job 10 speaks of the soul of every living being. In addition, Mark 16: 15
    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  We know that many pet dogs are loyal and unconditionally loving. There are instances of dogs dying in grief at the graves of their human companions.
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"The exact Hebrew wording of this biblical phrase (Thou Shalt Not Kill) is lo tirtzack. One of the greatest scholars of Hebrew/English linguistics (in the Twentieth Century) -Dr. Reuben Alcalay - has written in his mammoth book the Complete Hebrew /English Dictionary that "tirtzach" refers to "any kind of killing whatsoever." The word "lo," as you might suspect, means "thou shalt not." "  (from thenazareneway.com)

Acts 15: Do not eat the meat of strangled animals.
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Acts 18: 18 The private vow Paul took, many Biblical scholars
believe, is the Nazarite vow which included abstention
from animal flesh. This Nazarite diet is described in Numbers. Samson took
this vow.  
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Corinthians l: 8,12-13 (Paul) If meat makes my brother stumble I
shall never again eat meat.
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Daniel l: Daniel was put in prison by Nebuchadnezzar. He ate only
pulses (beans) for 10 days while others ate flesh. Nebuchadnezzar
noticed that he fared better than the others.
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Deuteronomy 5: Thou Shalt Not Kill
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Exodus 20: 13
The Biblical command "Thou Shalt Not Steal" which Kathy Kurtz cites
can be related to not purloining the eggs from chickens nor the
milk from mother cows whose calves are then butchered for veal.
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Exodus 16: 31 The desert manna was like coriander seed. (Source:
vegan Reginald Cherry, MD)
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Ezekiel 3 and 4: My body has never been defiled by animal flesh.
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Genesis 1:29: Behold I have given you herbyielding seed. To you it
shall
be for meat.
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Genesis 1: 12 describes the perfection of a world covered with fruit
and nut trees, grape vines and berry bushes
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Genesis 2: 4-6 There were no violent storms in the tree covered earth.
The trees were watered by mist.
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Genesis 6: Noah was commanded by God to provide vegetarian food in the
ark for people and animals. (The lions drank the milk of cows.)
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Genesis 9: 4-5 Flesh shall ye not eat. And surely your blood I will
require at the hands of beasts.
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Hosea 2:28: I will make for you that day a covenant with the wild
animals. I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the
land. I will make you to lie down in safety.
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Jesus quotes Isaiah's "I delight not
in your blood sacrifices" as he drives the animal killers out of
the
temple. Jesus refers to the vegetarian Isaiah more than to any other.
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Isaiah: 1: 11: I delight not in the blood of bullocks or of lambs
or of he goats (whereas Isaiah 66 involves not eating pigs..
and Isaiah 65 involves not eating any living thing)
(In some Bible translations the word 'blood' has been removed.)
(In others it is "I delight not in thy blood sacrifices.")
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Isaiah 42: He shall break not the bruised reed.
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Isaiah 59: We moan sadly like doves.
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Isaiah 65: The wolf shall lie down with the lamb.. they shall not
hurt
nor
destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the
knowledge of the Lord. Many other passages of Isaiah speak of
noneating
of animals.
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Isaiah 66: 3 He who slays an ox is as he that slays a man.
(Another translation: He who kills a bull is as he who kills a man.)
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Isaiah 66: 17: The slain of the Lord shall be many.. they behind the
tree eating swine's flesh.. shall be consumed together.
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(There are dozens of references to vineyards, fruit trees, and
fruitarian
diet in Isaiah alone.)
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Jesus: Whatsoever you have done to these the least of My brethren you
have done unto Me. (Are the least of Christ's brethren.. the birds, the
insects, and the plants?)
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The Aramaic Bible (the language Jesus spoke): Zachariah is told
before the birth of John the Baptist that John is the Spirit
of Elijah and that he will forsake flesh foods.
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Jesus: Come, I shall make you fishers of humankind (and not of
fishes).
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Jesus: Ye are whited sepulchres (Greek word sarcophagus..
sarcophagus comes from sarx (flesh) and phagus (eater)..
sarcophagus is not only a coffin but a flesheater.
*
Job You will be in league with the stones of the field and the
beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
*
Job 7 through 10
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Joel 1: The land mourns the destruction of her plants.
*
John the Baptist: The Ebionites taught that John the Baptist was
vegetarian. (Pastor Mike Shaw)
*
John: 3rd Letter of John to Gaius: I pray good health for you.
*
Judges 13: (re Samson) (The breaking of the Nazarite vow {taken by
Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul} was the cause of Samson's downfall)
(Besides abstention from haircutting, the vow of the Nazarites
involved
abstention from meat. Paul felt his vow was private. Others were
public.)
*
Leviticus 3: 17 commands to eat no animal fat or animal blood
*
Dr Richard Schwartz and many other Jewish vegetarians believe it is impossible to drain the blood
out of all the tiny capillaries of the animal, and that therefore
there is no such thing as kosher flesh.
*
Leviticus 11: prohibts the eating of the flesh of rabbits, pigs,
shellfish
such as lobsters, clams, shrimp, crabs, hawks, seagulls, camels,
chameleons, flying insects with 4 legs in certain cases, heron, bat,
hoopoe, vulture, stork, cormorant, ibis, marsh hen, pelican, owl,
mole,
rat, mouse, lizard, gecko, snail, cud chewers, cloven hoofed (the cow
was observed trying to cleave her hoof to make her safe), eagle,
metire,
osprey, falcon, ostrich, kite, raven, rock badger, etc. The reasons
include
prevention of food poisoning. E.g., pigs and shellfish will eat the
waste
of other creatures (coprophagy).
Leviticus 17:10 I will set my face against them that eat blood.
Leviticus commands that no dead animal be touched. How is it possible
to rend the flesh of an animal with human teeth in the consumption
of meat and not touch the animal?
*
Leviticus: Just as Jesus erases Levitical law and prevents the capital
punishment of the adulterous woman (the man was not brought)
He also erases Levitical animal sacrifice law with the Law of Love
*
Luke 15: is about the 100th lamb. Dr. Bates gave a sermon on this
passage
on Sept 13th. Are not all lambs His? Does He not want all His lambs
protected?
*
Luke 15: 16 The Prodigal son.. the word for what the son ate when
away from his family was keration.. a word for the carob bean or
the fruit of the locust tree.. this was fed to the poor and to pigs
... this "St John's Bread" was fruit and not meat. Historically the
poor have been more vegetarian than the rich. It was said that
King Henry 8th's gout came to a rich man for the poor could not
eat enough meat to have gout.
*
Malachi l: You have defiled my altars.

Mark: The Gospel of Mark makes it clear that when Jesus spoke
of what defiles a person, he was speaking of critical words.
Matthew 4:19 Come I will make you fishers of men (no longer fishers
of fishes).
Matthew: 5:7 Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 12: 7 Jesus quotes Isaiah more than anyone else.
Jesus quotes
Isaiah's "I desire mercy not sacrifice" and "break not the bruised
reed".
Matthew 12: 11 Which of you having a sheep (ox) in a ditch will
not rescue it on the Sabbath?
Matthew 16: 15 The Moody Bible Institute has the translation in
a mail out plaque: Go ye therefore and preach to all creation.
(Other translations say 'the world'). Anthony, revered as a saint
in the Catholic Church, preached to the fishes when humans would
not listen.
Matthew 19: 6 What God hath joined together let no man put asunder.
This is Jesus' comment about marriage.. but God has also
soldered together animals.. and does not want them sundered.
Matthew 21: Jesus overturns the tables where doves are being sold
for sacrifice.. and says 'my house is a house of prayer.. you have
made it a den of plunderers'. The Greek word used is lestes..
which is more correctly translated plunderer or butcher than thief.
(The author of Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews mentions that
before Passover as many as 40,000 animals were hanging upside down
bleeding to death.. and that the temple floor was awash in blood.)
Matthew 23: 27 Jesus says some are like whited sepulchres
(sacrcophagi.
(Sepulchre from the interlinear Greek
Testament sarcophagus) (sarc flesh phagy eat: flesheaters)
Therefore Jesus said 'They are whited flesh eaters' Why whited?
Concern with exterior paint and not the interior cleanliness of
the temple. What happens to the body when one eats animals? It
says George Bernard Shaw, friend of General Booth of the Salvation
Army, becomes a grave of those animals.
Jesus states in this passage that the sepulchres are full of dead
bones.
Matthew 23: 25 It is interesting that most translations of the Bible
speak of these sarcophagi as being full of dead men's bones whereas
the actual Greek is 'gemousin osteon nekron' which means
' full of dead bones'.
Matthew 25:40 "Whatsoever ye have done to these the least of My
brethren, ye have done unto Me." Are not animals more handicapped
than human beings?
Methusaleh: This longest lived (969 years) of Biblical heroes was
like all pre flooders (antedeluvians) vegetarian. (Jeremiah: The
Lord
offends the mind to reveal
the heart) (*Some say that Elijah was the longest lived because he
ascended to heaven without death and, says Jesus, is John The
Baptist).
Paul (1 Corin 8: 7-13) Meat commends us not to God.. if meateating
offend my brother.. I will eat no flesh while the earth stands.
(Whole passage sent by QEagle@a... Debra)
Paul in Corinthians 6: Your body is a temple of Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 12:10: The righteous man is concerned for his beast.
Proverbs 23:20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge
themselves on meat.
Proverbs 31: 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless)
Psalm 10: In the secret places he murders the innocent.
Psalm 11: The wicked bend their bow. They make ready their arrow
upon the string.
(Biblical vegetarians include Adam 930 years {we are not given Eve's
age}
Seth 912 years Enoch 905 years Canaan 910 years Jacob 962 years
Enoch 2 and Methusaleh 969 years)
Psalm 50: Eat not the flesh of bulls nor the blood of goats.
Psalms: 104: 16-18: The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly.
Psalm 148: Praise the Lord from the deep, you sea monsters (for all
God's
creation, not just human beings, do praise).
Revelation 5: All creatures sing the praises of God.. is the gist
of a Revelation 5 passage. If animals can sing God's praises, do
they
have souls and a right to life?
Revelation: 7: 3 Hurt not the earth neither the sea nor the trees.
Revelation 9:4 The 5th angel.. says that no living growing tree being
or grass be harmed.
Revelation 11: 2 Olive trees are before the throne of God.
(The rest of the passage is on their not being harmed.)
Rev: 11: 18 (Angels) shall harm those who destroy the earth.
Rev: 12: The earth swallows a river the dragon has sent
against the woman.
Revelation 16: The 2nd bowl poured by the angel turns the seas to
blood. (The red tide is the name given to pfiesteria which kills
fish with the pollution pouring out from Eastern seaboard factory
farms.)
Revelation 22: as quoted by Dr. Reginald Cherry, MD of TBN:
The leaves of the trees are for the healing of nations
(both as herbs and as environmental protectors)
Revelation 22: The tree of life grows by the river of life.
(In the context it is seen that it is a fruit tree.)
Revelation's sign of the beast might be the sign of the slain beast,
the sign advertising places where slain beasts are sold.
Revelation's prophecy of a blood red moon might be related to the red
tides
which are causing environmental destruction.Rodney Barker has written
a book called And The Waters Turned To Blood (Simon and Schuster)
which
traces the politics in North Carolina and Virginia factory pig and
factory
poultry farms' effluent to the massive killing of Atlantic fishes
with
pfiesteria. (Some also interpret the blood red moon to mean women
angry
about abuse.)
Romans 8: If your meateating offends your brother abstain from it.
Alex Chartrand and Albert (LosOrc@a...) have both commented on the
Greek word for pickled fish which is opsarian.
If Jesus served pickled fish to His disciples, then the fish was
materialized, not caught.
James Marcus: A re-reading of Genesis indicates that God not only
promised
humanity but also all animals and Earth herself that the earth would
never again be flooded.
As Scripture forbids the eating of the flesh of strangled animals,
some
interpret this to include fishes, since many die of denial of breath,
through suffocation in nets, throats ripped out by hooks etc.
The Essenes of Galilee were upset by Pharisee animal
consumption.
Others say that Jesus materialized the fishes for His apostles in
the post Resurrection meal. There are many interpretations.
In Genesis, the dominion humankind was given over animals.. is not
a justification to eat them... for we are also given dominion over our
biological children. The Greek word from which dominion was translated
is "kratos" as in the Greek word democracy, the rule of the people.
To rule does not mean to kill.
(An increasing number of women are involved in Biblical Equality study
groups .. "thy sons and thy daughters shall prophecy" "I shall pour
out
My Spirit upon all flesh" etc.)
Dino De Laurentis' film "The Bible" has Noah on the ark feeding cows'
milk
to the tigers and lions aboard.
Jesus by many Biblical scholars is considered to be an Essene, a group
which followed the Nazarite vow of celibacy, and vegetarian
diet. Samson's hair strength was related to his Nazarite vow and
Paul
is one of his letters refers to a private vow many consider to have
been Nazarite. The Christian Science Monitor on Feb 25, 98 referred
to Essene vegetarianism in an article on Dead Sea Scroll origins.
There are some who believe that Isaiah 11 means we are not to eat
meat in heaven but may eat it now. Yet some of these who interpret
Isaiah
11 to mean heaven, with its descriptions of animals in perfect
peace, still
say that animals do not have souls and will not go to heaven.
Jesus: Which of you having an ox in a ditch would not rescue it on
the Sabbath?
Jesus' first communion replaced the Passover lamb's consumption
with the bread and wine (some say grape juice) of communion of the
Spirit.
John the Baptist: Some Christians believe that John the Baptist ate
locusts. Others believe that he ate locust beans.. the seed pods of
the
locust tree. The historian Josephus says on 2 occasions that John the
Baptist ate no animal flesh. (mshaw@g...) The Greek word for insect
locust is akris and for cakes (bean paste) is enkrius.
The word meat used to be a synonym for food, but is no longer.
The Greek words translated as meat actually mean food as the word
phagy in Luke 8: 55, the word trophe in John 4:8, and the word
bromo in Corinthians 8:8.
If animal flesh is meant in the Bible the Greek word sarx is
used, such as the word sarcophagus.. flesh eater.
Christian Science Monitor: Feb 25, 98: The Dead Sea Scrolls were
written
by the Essenes, a vegetarian group.
Some interpret the Isaiah "the wolf shall lie down with the lamb"
as
heaven rather than now on earth, but there is nothing in the original
language to indicate that. National Institutes of Health in rather
cruel research has found that cats raised without seeing killing
do not know how to kill.. in other words, even for "carnivores"
killing
is learned behavior. Even now, we are reaching closer and closer to
Isaiah daily.
Peter's Vision: Many Christians cite the vision of Peter.. that all
food is clean. Other Christians believe that this vision meant that
Christians should abandon the Jewish dietary laws. Peter himself in
Acts
10:28 interprets this vision to mean that he should call no human
being common
or unclean. It is true that everything in the universe in some way is
sacred because its source is God.. but there are definite differences
between slaughterhouse food and that from a fragrant orchard. In
addition
some Christians believe that Isaiah 65 (the nonviolent paradise)
describes a future time. Yet there are many more who believe that
nonviolent paradise begins with each
of us. Each forkfull we take can be from a butchered animal.. or if we
choose.. from a sunfilled fruit tree.
Paula Fredricksen, author of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,
discussed her book on C-Span. She stated that on the day before
Passover,
some 40,000 quadrupeds (goats, sheep etc) were hanging upside down
bleeding to death. The floor of Solomon's temple was awash in blood.
(It is for this reason that many Biblical scholars believe that Jesus
overturned the temple tables in divine temper as He quoted Isaiah:
I delight not in your blood sacrifice.)
http://bible.crosswalk.com has an interlinear section which lists
14 Hebrew words for kill: harag, zabach, chalal, tabach, muwth, nakah,
naqaph, qatal, ratsach, shachat, sh@chiytah, sakal. They all have
slightly different meanings. Zabach is more often used about the
murder
of sacrificial animals. Some Bibles have turned "Thou Shalt Not Kill"
into "Thou Shalt Not Murder". The Greek as well has many synonyms for
kill which have different meanings.
James Marcus has passed on the research of Willard S. Smith who
in Animals, Birds, and Plants In The Bible wrote that the doe was
never eaten and that the Bible contains no reference to cats, perhaps
as a reaction to the Egyptian worship of cats and death penalty for
harming cats.
In the movie "The Greatest Story Ever Told" in which Max Von Sydow
plays
the role of Jesus Christ, the scene of Jesus' anger in the temple is
related
to the sacrifice of animals there, and as he overturns tables, he
quotes
some of the many passages of Isaiah in regards to not harming animals.
Epiphianus states that Nazarites ate no animal flesh. (mshaw@g...)
Become fishers of men and women. (Leave the fishing boats to
others.)
Cleveland Amory before his death advanced the idea that animals have
souls.
Once in a debate with a religious official who did not agree, he said
"If they don't, all the more reason to give them a fair shake while
they
are here."
The writings of the Ebionites, says Pastor Mike Shaw, indicate
that John the Baptist was a vegetarian.
And others say that Elijay, fed manna by God, was also.

 

In Numbers 11, the Israelites demand flesh. The first set of Commandments brought down by Moses was too high for them.

Other Biblical quotes are at http://www.ivu.org/people/quotes/Christ
/> (Oswald Chambers: To saints nature is sacramental.)
Water Fasting AND Fruit Juice Fasting: Jesus fasted 40 days and 40
nights.
John The Baptist ate locust beans. Isaiah 58: Is not this the fast
that
I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it
not
to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that
are
cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him
(Jesus over and over fulfills the Isaiah prophecies.. and here is the
precursor to the Sermon On The Mount.)
Then shalt thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health
shall
spring forth speedily. Then shalt thou call and the Lord shall answer.
In 1998 Pat Robertson has joined Catholic bishops and Ernest Angley
in calling for fasting. He recommends a. a Daniel fast (vegetarian)
b. juice fast or c. water fast or d. l meal a day fast.. whatever
works best for the individual (rebroadcast March 24th)
There are hundreds of millions who are vegetarian because of
religious
belief. Below are vegetarian roots in several religions.
Some Christians think
Jesus was a full vegetarian. Others believe he ate fishes, but
abstained
from animal flesh. There is no Biblical indication that he
ever ate the flesh of any Paschal lamb. In addition the founders of
or leaders of Christian sects such as Ellen White for the Seventh Day
Adventists, John Wesley of the Pentecostal movement, St. Francis for
Franciscan friars, General Bramwell Booth of the Salvation Army
promoted vegetarianism for their churches and lived their beliefs..
The following statements are our belief.. our attempt to reach the
truth. We mean no disrespect to anyone.. and invite your dialogue at
ab514@
acorn.net about your own sacred beliefs. We ask your forgiveness in
stating
that vegetarianism is a better diet. No two people have the same
doctrinal
views on every issue. Different sects are like submarine mountain
peaks
.. all united in the Waters of Spirit.
A Brazilian Christian stated that 2000 years ago Jesus lived a life
of
love. Now, he said, many Christians celebrate this life of love by
slaughtering billions of creatures during the annual holidays.
(Pig flesh is not prescribed but proscribed.. in many religions:
Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Kwon Yin)
There are surviving writings or Gospels of many of Jesus'
inner circle, including Mary, Thomas the formerly doubting, and
Philip. Philip's Gospel states that (God never asked for animal
sacrifice) the sacrifice of animals in the OT was often to demons.
Paul also states this.
Sterling North: "We are but the ephemera of the moment, the brief
custodians of redwoods which were ancient when Christ was born."
Each of the following has supplied quotes to the above list:
 

http://www.gerhardy.id.au/images/Lion-And-Lamb041213_01.jpg

http://ldsveg.org

http://adventist.org  (Ellen White founder of Seventh Day Adventists recommended vegan diet)

 

 

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