Table of Contents

Veganism and the 21st Century Bible:

Reasonable Arguments for a Compassionate Diet in Christian Circles

Written by Samuel Abram Barger

 

Table of Contents

Preface………………………………………………………………….…………4

Disclaimers…………………………………………………………………….10

Introduction…………………………………………………………..…..……11

Slaughter Procedure…………………………………………..……………13

 Section One: Biblical Arguments Pro Veganism and Animal Intellect

The God Ordained Diet in Genesis…………………………………..…19

  • Lacking Nutrition………………………………………………..….…….23

Daniel’s Resolution……………………………………………………..………26

  • Number One Killer………………………………………..…..….….….27

God’s Love for Animals……………..……………………..………..….……28

Balaam’s Donkey, Intellectual Animals………………………………..30

 Concerning Whether or Not Animals Have Souls……………….32

  • God’s Image = Soul?……………………………………………………….34
  • Jesus Came to Save Humans, Not Animals………………..….…35

Concerning Animal Sacrifice.…………………………..…………………….37

 Section Two: Explanations for Seemingly Contrary Arguments

Noah and a New Way of Eating…………………………..…………….……43

  • Did God Change His Mind?…………….………………………..………44
  • The Life Blood…………………………….……………………..……..…..…45

Mosaic Laws………………………………………………………………..……..…..47

  • Necessary Sacrifice?……………………….………………………………….49

Peters Vision………………………………………………………………….….……..52

Weak Christians Eat Vegetables……………………………………….……….55

  • When Our Diet Hurts People……………….……………….…………….57

God’s Provision to The Israelites……………….…………………..…………60

  • Expensive Products……………………………..…………….……..……….62

Dominion Over Animals………………………………………………..…………64

  • True Dominion………………………………………………………………..….66

Miscellaneous Arguments…………………………………………………………69

  • Feeding The 5,000…………………………………………….………….……..69
  • God Provides a Ram…………………………………………………..…….…70
  • The Sacrifice of Cain and Abel…………………….……………………….73
  • Animals Changed, So Should We………………….……………..………74
  • God Commanded Us To Eat Meat…………………..……..……………75
  • Casting Demons into Pigs…………..…………………………..….……….76
  • God Killed Animals For Clothing………..……………………….……….77
  • Killing the Fattened Calf……………………..……………………………….78

Section Three: Non-Biblical Additions

Motivation, Inspiration…………………………………….………………..……81

  • Animals and Humans Alike……………………………….…….…..…….83

Intelligent and Emotional Creatures…………………………………………85

  • We Aren’t That Different…………………………………..…………………86
  • The Image of God……………………………………….……………..……….86

Humanitarian Related Issues……………………………………..…..…………88

  • Deforestation………………………………………………………….…….….…88
  • Water Pollution…………………………………………………………..….……89
  • Poisoning The Ground…………………….………………………………….92
  • Hunger and Poverty…………………………………………..……….….…..92
  • Disease………………………………………………………………………….……94
  • Global Water Crisis……………………………………………………….…….95

 Section Four: Conclusion

Concluding Statements………………………………..……………………..…..97

Works Cited…………………………………………….….….……………….………99

Recommended Reading……………………………….………………..….….104

Recommended Viewing……………………………….……………………….104

Contact Information………………………………………………………….….104

-Samuel Barger, August 20th, 2015

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