….even though it was a Passover supper, absent from any account or depicting pictures of the “Last Supper” is meat!

Jesus believed in simple living and nonviolence, and felt that this was part of the law of God. Jesus was undoubtedly vegetarian, since this was the original teaching of Jewish Christianity. Jesus did not bring a new theology, but rather a radical understanding of the law. For Jesus, the law commands nonviolence; we are not to shed blood, whether the blood of humans in warfare or the blood of animals in meat consumption or animal sacrifice. Jesus risked and gave his life to disrupt the wicked and bloody animal sacrifices in the temple. But the religion of Jesus has been lost from modern Christianity. I do not believe that the Christ ate meat. There is NO mention of Him eating meat in any testaments. In fact He multiplied fishes but no mention of even a taste. Jesus’ spirituality and highest consciousness would be in contrast to meat eating. I personally do not believe it is a sin for someone else to eat meat but I believe it is a sin for me to…. And God said: ” Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.'”(Genesis 1: 28,29).Having decreed the kind of food that was to sustain life on earth, the bible does not discuss diet again until the ninth chapter of Genesis. And by then the known world had already been destroyed by the great Flood. The scripture juxtaposes the report of that catastrophe with the information that the world had been defiled by the human beings to whom stewardship of the earth had been given. “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.”(Gen. 6:11)

A world that could no longer support the degeneracy of its inhabitants was washed away by the Flood. But the bible reports that there was a man who escaped the common fate. His name was Noah and the Lord said of him: “I have found you righteous in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1–Emphasis added) This is a very qualified endorsement of Noah’s character: he was the best that could be found in the midst of a depraved and violent society. And although there was to be a new beginning after the Flood, it was hardly a return to Paradise.

Just as life after the Fall in Eden was lived at a much lower level of existence, life after the Flood had deteriorated even further. The violence of the pre-Flood world reached the point where earth’s inhabitants had begun to feed on the flesh of each other. And Noah and his family, conditioned by that society, continued its carnivorism.

In some of the most chilling passages in the bible, the extent of human depravity is plainly stated. When its inhabitants first leave the Ark, they are told that the earth will not be washed away again even though “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.” This statement is followed by a summation of the state of affairs that now exists in the world. “The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea.” (Gen. 9:2)

All creatures will fear and dread mankind, because human beings will abuse them. Obviously, the God of creation is not commending humans for their violent and abusive behavior. The bible is simply stating that there was no miraculous imposition of a higher state of development on earth’s inhabitants. The imagination of man’s heart would continue to devise evil, and violence would remain a hallmark of life on earth.

This perversion of God’s intent would also be apparent in man’s continued carnivorism. “Every living thing shall be meat for you; even as the green herb, have I given you all things.” This verse of scripture is not an approval of carnivorism. It is a statement of fact: human beings will continue to consume the flesh of other creatures. But human chauvinism has prompted scholars to interpret this as God’s blessing on man-turned-carnivore. Even their translation of this scripture tries to obscure its meaning. I picked Einstein first. I should have started with Jesus the “Christ”

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