ANIMALS OF MY HEART
Is it right to kill animals for food? Is it right to eat meal? Can something that we eat making us more closer to God?
God in the Holy Bible gave us all the animals to eat.
So we can eat meat. It is not a sin.
Genesis 9:3 > “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything”.
Genesis 1:30 > “And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.”
Acts 10:9-16 > “The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” …”
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The Buddhists believe in the false reincarnation and they don’t eat meat because they fear not eat their grandmother.
It’s false. It’s wrong.
Also the plants are alive.
The Buddhists don’t eat meat because it is a living animal but they eat plants which are alive, too.
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The Orthodox Christians don’t eat meat, milk, cheese etc. only in the fasting.
Matthew 9:14-15 > ” 14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”. 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. ”
With the Orthodox Christian fasting we are close to God and the devil stay far away from us.
With the Orthodox Christian fasting our prayer is stronger and devil goes away.
If someone is ill don’t make fasting or ask his Spiritual Father (=Personal Spiritual Father – Orthodox Priest) about it.