Why do we pray for mercy when we dont have mercy ?
Bible and all religions clear teach us to show compassion.
Meat eating instructions and prohibition to meat-eating are both found in the Bible..
Why ? Because all of us are different with different spiritual awakening…
For those who are really serious for God realization…meat should be avoided…
but for those wo are lowly born..meat eating is permitted..
Mercy and Holy are terms given for those who really have compassion and love…

Apologist who love the taste of meat and for those have fallen for sensual gratification..may not agree with i am saying..

.” There are countless stories of how in fear cows cry, scream, and sometimes fall down dead while inside or even before they are taken into the slaughter house. Or how the veins of dead pigs are so big that it shows they have practically exploded from the fear the pig felt and the adrenalin that was produced while it was being led to slaughter.
Furthermore, the adrenalin and fear in the animal also produces toxins which then permeate the body of these animals, which meat-eaters ingest. ”

In the New Testament Jesus preferred mercy over sacrifice (Matthew 9.13; 12.7) and was opposed to the buying and selling of animals for sacrifice (Matthew 21.12-14; Mark 11.15; John 2.14-15). One of the missions of Jesus was to do away with animal sacrifice and cruelty to animals (Hebrews 10.5-10).

Why Be Vegetarian

By Stephen Knapp

On the spiritual path, there are several reasons why a person is recommended to be vegetarian. One primary reason is that we need to see the spiritual nature within all living beings, and that includes the animals and other creatures as well. Universal brotherhood means nonviolence to both humans and animals. It consists of understanding that animals also have souls. They are alive, conscious, and feel pain. And these are the indications of the presence of consciousness, which is the symptom of the soul. Even the Bible (Genesis 1.21; 1.24; 1.30; 2.7; and in many other places) refers to both animals and people as nefesh chayah, living souls. Those who eat meat, however, because of their desires to eat animals or see them as a source of food for one’s stomach, are not so easily able to understand the spiritual nature of all beings. After all, if you know that all living entities are spiritual in essence, and that all living beings that are conscious show the symptoms of the soul within, then how can you kill them unnecessarily? Any living creature is also the same as we are in the respect that it is also a child of the same father, a part of the same Supreme Being. Thus, the killing of animals shows a great lack in spiritual awareness.

Many portions of the Hindu literature describe how the Supreme Being is the maintainer of innumerable living entities, humans as well as the animals, and is alive in the heart of every living being. Only those with spiritual consciousness can see the same Supreme Being in His expansion as Supersoul within every creature. To be kind and spiritual toward humans and be a killer or enemy toward animals is not a balanced philosophy, and exhibits one’s spiritual ignorance.

The next reason for being vegetarian is to consider the amount of fear and suffering that animals experience in the slaughter industry. There are countless stories of how in fear cows cry, scream, and sometimes fall down dead while inside or even before they are taken into the slaughter house. Or how the veins of dead pigs are so big that it shows they have practically exploded from the fear the pig felt and the adrenalin that was produced while it was being led to slaughter. This certainly causes an immense amount of violence to permeate the atmosphere, which goes out and falls back on us in some form. Furthermore, the adrenalin and fear in the animal also produces toxins which then permeate the body of these animals, which meat-eaters ingest. People who consume such things cannot help but be effected by it. It causes tensions within them individually, which then spreads in their relations with others.

The ancient Hindu text of the Manu-samhita (5.45-8) says, “He who injures innoxious beings from a wish to give himself pleasure never finds happiness, neither living nor dead. He who does not seek to cause the suffering of bonds and death to living creatures, but desires the good of all beings, obtains endless bliss. . . Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to the attainment of heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun the use of meat.”

The Bible (Romans 14.21) also says, “It is neither good to eat flesh, nor to drink wine.” Another biblical commandment (Exodus 23.5) instructs us to help animals in pain, even if they belong to an enemy.

The Buddhist scripture (Sutta-Nipata 393) also advises: “Let him not destroy or cause to be destroyed any life at all, or sanction the

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  • Whereas some doctrines teach that every living thing is equal in the (philosophical) eyes of God, some teach that humans and animals are separate. They teach that humans are superior to animals and that God created animals for the sole purpose of being dominated by humans.

    Now, a logical person will tell you that humans are animals too. We are animals also, what differentiates us is that we have more control over our senses and instincts. Why should we place ourselves before those that are less fortunate than us?

    You’re right when you say that people are apologists, and that they eat meat just to enjoy the taste of it. I find it a disgusting habit, and a major flaw in their logic. It puts a dent in the respect levels of those people.

  • Jesus was doing away with animal sacrifice because it was no longer needed. God did declare animal sacrifice before Jesus Christ was given as the ultimate sacrifice for salvation. After the flood of Noah, God says it is okay for man to eat meat. The state of the earth after the flood, is not what it used to be. God does not like animal abuse. Animals such as lambs, doves…etc… were very innocent animals and having to sacrifice one of these innocent creatures made them not want to commit sins so much. Everyone pays for a person’s sins. The penalty for sin is death, because sin causes destruction. God sent Jesus to be the innocent lamb Who was slaughtered for all of man’s sins. This is according to the Biblical perspective.

  • “Blessed are the merciful, they shall [future tense] receive mercy”. The idea is the focus is placed upon the spiritual aspect – not the physical aspect. When you quote the Bible, you need to avoid detracting bits and pieces from out of intended context. Not only does it not give your argument credence – it detracts from it … especially to the trained eye.(see: First Timothy, Chapter 4, verse 1 -3 ) – Abstaining from meat is a doctrine from demons. Did you know that Hitler was a vegetarian?

  • Decide which is weightier – your opinion, or the word of God.

    “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. ”
    Romans 14:1-4

    “Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.”
    Colossians 2:20-23

    “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. ”
    I Timothy 4:1-5

  • God gives us mercy, but even more, He gives us grace. Part of the daily bread we receive is the everyday things needed for everyday life to serve Him. Man has dominance over the livestock, and God blesses the food that we eat.

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