Let me start by saying . . . I am not a bible scholar, and If I’m wrong on something call me out on it. Nicely 🙂 Also, this is only food for thought. It’s not intended to make anyone feel bad about eating meat. If that were my intention then I wouldn’t be practicing Ahimsa (non-violence). Which is the reason I became vegetarian in the first place.
With that said — lets get to it.
Have you been looking for a good solid reason to be vegetarian or vegan? There are so many reasons floating out there as to why it’s beneficial to cut the meat and even the cheese (pun intended) lol. Sorry.
There are two reasons that I will be vegetarian FOREVER, and hopefully ease over into Vegan-ism. To me, what makes the two following reasons so compelling is that I can’t squirrel around them or make excuses — it is . . . what it is. I like
being feeling locked in to a decision . . . there’s no turning back, go figure.
Here I will share with you why we as a family have made to choice to be Vegetarian.
First — God’s Original Plan was for us to be Vegetarian.
In the Garden of Eden there was no death…none! God gave us everything we needed to survive and thrive. He was very specific as to what would be food for us.
Genesis 1:29 (NLT)
 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.  And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! . . .
Death wasn’t introduced until Eve was deceived into eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil; and God out of love for them kill an animal to make clothes for them.As a result we no longer had access to the tree of life and we were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:21 (NLT)
 And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
You may ask,”Where did the whole meat eating thing come into play?” So, glad you asked!
God gave Noah (us) permission to eat meat after the Great flood.
Genesis 9 New Living Translation (NLT)
Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth.  All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power.  I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables. But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
I can only imagine what Noah was thinking. If he had never eaten meat — I wonder if he was jumping for joy at the thought of killing and sinking his teeth into yummy flesh??
So, yes. We can eat meat, BUT…
Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should or that it’s good for us to.
1 Corinthians 10:23 (NLT)
 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.
Think about this. If God’s original plan (that He called good) was for us to not eat meat, why eat it?
Eating veggies was God’s best for us. Don’t you want God’s best?
His best will always be better than anything I could dream up for myself.
I have faith that I will go to heaven; we are eternal beings. Did you know that once Eden is restored on Earth (the new earth) that there will be NO death . . . the lion will lay with the lamb . . . not EAT it.
Isaiah 11:6 (NLT)
 In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.
My Little Lion and a Crazy Lamb/Sheep (Ari means Lion in Hebrew)
The way I see it . . . I might as well start now! Although I know there are many of you who are thinking, “Oh crap I better eat as much meat as I can while I still can!” That’s the way a good friend of mine saw it. You know who you are!
We are here on this earth for a reason. One of those reasons, I believe, is to gain spiritual maturity and prepare for heaven. I’d like to strive for Gods best in all areas of my life. Of course it’s a work in progress, but I am trying. Wouldn’t you?
Second — this is so simple.
I do not have to kill in order to live a healthy fulfilling life. I don’t have to!! It’s as simple as that!
Well . . . what do you think, what did I miss? Have you been on the fence about about becoming a vegetarian? Are you vegetarian or vegan; what fueled your decision? Let me know in the comments below on Facebook or on Twitter, use #VainMommy
Now to mull on the fact that God didn’t intend for me to eat tons of processed sugars — it’s always something ain’t it!
Love ya, until next time!