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Should We Eat Meat?

There are three kinds of vegetarians:

  • Those who believe meat is bad for us.
  • Those who believe it is wrong to kill any animal.
  • Those with honest health reasons to abstain.
If meat was bad for us, why didn’t God forbid Israel to eat it? Why, in fact, did He command them to eat red meat a minimum of once per year (on threat of being kicked out of the country if they didn’t)? The truth is that meat is good for us, and God, of course, knew this.

There are nutrients (i.e. B12) in meat that are simply not available from any other source. Humans, especially men, need the extra iron available in meat, especially red meat (beef, sheep, goat, deer, etc).

Those who eat meat have a longer average life span. Most vegetarians claim to feel better after they quit eating meat, but the placebo affect could easily be the true cause for this.Vegetarians are afflicted with some types of cancers that meat eaters simply don't get.
God created us. He designed us with meat eater teeth and appendixes.

And there has to be something to our love of the flavor of meat. God gave us our instincts for a reason.

The evidence is growing that we really need the high protein diet that comes with being meat eaters.


Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

Those who believe it is wrong to kill an animal are equating animals with humans. This lowers humans to the level of animals and removes human’s rights. Yet we all know that humans are more than animals.

For example, why doesn’t the government do medical experiments on children instead of bunnies? After all, children would give much more reliable results than bunnies would. The reason is of course that humans are created in the image of God and bunnies aren’t so it is OK to use bunnies but not humans.

So why would people want to equate humans with animals?

Partly in worship of the creation instead of the Creator.

But mostly because they can't stand the thought of anyone or anything dying for them.

If an animal dies for their physical life, it reminds them that Jesus died for their Eternal Life.
By denying the need for sacrifice for their lives they deny the need for Christ.


What About the Environment?

Some claim you can grow food for more people with an acre of corn than and acre of cow.

First of all, we are not short of acreage for growing food. Only those stuck inside big cities where land is at a premium believe this. Those who live in the country know that, especially in America, there is way more unused land than we need for food growth.

Secondly, most of the land used to grow beef is simply not fit to grow anything else. You couldn't grow grain on it if you had to.

And cow flatulence being a threat is simply ridiculous grasping at straws.


Restrictions on Meat Eating

Now, killing for the enjoyment of watching something die is wrong. The Bible teaches us to treat animals with kindness. But there is nothing wrong with humanely killing an animal for food.

Some do have a legitimate health reason to abstain from meat. If you have had your gallbladder removed, for example, you no longer have the bile juices necessary to digest meat. You may very well feel better without it.

Meat is good for us and enjoyable. God gave us permission and even commanded Israel to eat it.

Now, go have a steak:-)