Shorty*: Scripture on “Animals Killing Animals”

*Shorty is a short post

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Human beings killing human beings. Is this natural?

The Bible is very definite: No!!!

And there is cost to be paid!!

Scripture provides verses aplenty to drive this home. Examples:

* “Whoso sheds man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed; For in the image of God has He made man” (Genesis 9:6)

* “Thou shalt not murder…”    (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:13)

* “ ..nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:4).

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Animals killing animals. Is this natural?

The Bible is very definite: No!!!

At present, “animals killing animals” is natural, not an anomaly; However, this is so merely for a limited time, just for the time being!!

“Animals killing animals” is, per Scripture, a display of evil,  unacceptable and against Divine will. Therefore, in future, when “things” finally fall into their (correct) place, peace prevails and world order restored to its natural course, cruelty of predators (“animals killing animals”) would disappear and predators become plant-eating animals; Or, alternatively, predators themselves would be extinguished from the surface of Earth, leaving to survive only “non-evil” animals:

*  “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid…the lion shall eat straw like the ox; the sucking child shall play on the hole of the cobra and the young child put his hand on the viper’s nest; They shall neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the water covers the sea” (Isaiah 11:6-9);

* “Wolf and lamb shall feed together and the lion shall eat straw like the ox and dust will be a serpent’s bread” (Isaiah 65:25);

* “And I will make with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land… “ (Ezekiel 34:25);

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Human beings killing animals. Is this natural?

* “And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed that is upon the face of the whole earth and every tree having fruit yielding seed to you it shall be for food” (Genesis 1:29);

* “..replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1:28; refer also to Genesis 9:2);

* “…I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the impulse of man’s heart is evil from his youth…” (Genesis 8:21); And soon thereafter: “Every moving thing that is alive shall be for you to eat; Like the green plants am I giving you all” (Genesis 9:3).

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Shorty*: Scripture on “Animals Killing Animals”

  1. anony mous says:

    predators become plant-eating animals

    Dear Professor.
    While I appreciate the premise that Animals should not kill animals, does this then mean that plants are to be disregarded or become the only food, to sustain the circle of life? How do we not recognize plants as being life themselves, or if we do, why is it that we are “allowed” to consume them for our own (selfish) preservation?
    Does your linear progression and grouping of HNV sets derive any statistical data to reflect the “fate of plants” vs eg the survival of animals/man or any other element that could be scaled?

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    • haimshore says:

      All your questions are legitimate and worth debating. However, note that I have not expressed my own opinion or attitude but rather displayed in the post how I understand Scripture relates to these issues. To your last question: No, I have not conducted any statistical analysis regarding this issue. Thank you for your comment Mr. Anonymous..

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