Swords to Plowshares

Promoting a faith-based love for all creation.

Is it good to eat animal flesh as long as we pray for what we eat to nourish our body?

In addition to the needless animal cruelty involved in killing animals to eat their flesh (Proverbs 12:10), asking God to have dead bodies nourish our body is like asking him to have cigarettes and alcohol nourish our body (James 4:3). He told us what is good and nourishing in Genesis 1:29 and has instructed us to take care of our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19). We should therefore follow his instructions (Isaiah 1:19, 1 Kings 3:14) instead of asking him to bless our disobedience (Genesis 6:12, Titus 3:3).

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