I recently read something that disturbed me. It was written by a Christian, & many other Christians claimed their support. Some even attacked those who disagreed with the original post.
The post was on the topic of animals, saying something like “Humans are humans, but animals are dinner.” Many fellow Christians were in support of this. Another Christian lady said that animals should be treated with love and respect. She was attacked for her beliefs. “They’re just animals.” “They’re here for us to eat!” & other similar comments were made.
This absolutely broke my heart.
God loves animals. He made them the same way He made human beings! (See Genesis 2:7, 19). Ecclesiastes 3:18-20 states that mankind “hath no preeminence over a beast.” Luke 3:6 says that all flesh shall see the salvation of the Lord.
I do not understand how a Christian can see these Scriptures, yet fail to love & respect animals!! I’m not saying we all need to be vegetarians- the Bible does not say that. (“For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.” Romans 14:2-3) I am, however, saying that we should love & treat animals well. Proverbs 12:10 says, “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
What are your views on animals after reading what the Bible has to say about them?