The New Age movement has provided us with plenty of lies. In their quest to combine Hinduism and Christianity a popular lie is surfacing. There is a claiming that Jesus was a vegetarian. The New Age really wants to fit that round peg in this square hole. There is proof to the exact opposite. By scripture Jesus was not a vegetarian / vegan and by scripture the God of Abraham did not demand of us be vegetarian / vegan either. Let us take a look at some of the Bible passages related to such claims.
We will discuss Jesus of Nazareth first. I am reminded of several of miracles performed by Jesus to show insight into this …
Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. – John 21:3-6 KJV
My question to you is this. If Jesus condemned eating fish would he perform a miracle around catching a giant net full of fish for Peter? The disciples weren’t catching seaweed. They were catching meat.
Here is a second example from scripture. Another miracle example …
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
He said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. – Matthew 14:14-21 KJV
Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:5-14 all discuss the same miracle event (some with more details than the others). Mark, Luke, John and Matthew gospels discuss the miraculous feeding of about 5000 men with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. A vegetarian would have set the fish to the side and only split the loaves. Jesus did not do this. He multiplied the fish as well.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. Mark 6:41 KJV
These are not the actions of a vegetarian – at least while he walked with us on earth. Far from it. Two miracles are centered around catching and eating fish.
Now we examine scripture from Father God. The God of Moses does not condemn eating meat. This is easy to find in scripture. You can use Genesis 1:29 to make a case for vegetarian lifestyle if you like and that is fine …
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 the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. – Genesis 1:29 KJV
But then we have the entire Chapter of Leviticus 11 which is dedicated to meat consumption rules. And then we have the meat offerings. You can find the phrase “meat offering” so often in the Torah that your head will spin. It is in there a lot. I understand the concept of Jesus sacrificing for us on the cross such that animal sacrifices are no longer required. But you are not going to find the God of Abraham shunning you for being a meat eater. This just isn’t going to happen. In fact we have this scripture from Colossians …
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days – Colossians 2:16
The point here is you are no less pious / virtuous / honorable to the God of Abraham and to Jesus himself if you eat meat. You are certainly not to be condemned for it. But there are certainly men and women whom will condemn you for it as it says in Colossians 2:16. This is so relevant to our life and times. I have an experience with vegetarians pridefully claiming I and every other meat eater are in the wrong. This is part of the vegetarian agenda which is rooted in Hinduism. Once again I cannot stress enough Hinduism and Christianity do not mix.
This is not to say that being a vegetarian is wrong. This is only to say you are wrong if you think Jesus was a vegetarian. Also you are wrong if you think the God of Abraham demanded of us to be vegetarian. By scripture not so.
I would be ignorant if I did not mention this. There is certainly evil in this world related to meat eating. There are horrid and hellish and torturous acts done to animals in the name of fast food chain value meals. Animal torture is a horrific thing. But animal torture and meat eating are two different things. If you want to see how insane you must live to avoid killing any living creature then study the Hindu religion of Jainism. I highly suggest William Schnoebelen’s book Wicca – Satan’s Little White Lie on this topic. Actually I suggest all of Chapter 8 Is Reincarnation An Answer. Are you so shocked that the Wiccans and the Pagans and the Luciferians endorse vegetarianism? I am not.
Let us look at the Reincarnationist sect in India, the Jains. Jain monks try their best to practice ahimsa, I’ll give them that! Wherever they walk, they carry a little broom and sweep the ground in front of them, lest they step on an ant. Of course, in sweeping the ant aside, they could terrify it or damage its legs, but this is the chance you have to take when you’re dealing with karma.
These monks wear masks like surgical masks over their mouths, lest they breath in a microbe or germ and injure it. They are (needless to say) the strictest of vegetarians, living only on nuts and fruits which, they say, are freely given by their trees and bushes, and thus can be received freely. When they bathe, which is seldom as possible, they move very slowly and delicately in their bath water to avoid accidentally damaging one of the millions of microscopic organisms which live in water.
Since they will not kill insects, those who are wealthy enough pay a servant to spend an hour in their bed to draw all the parasites to their own bodies so the bed is relatively free of parasites by the time they finally take over for the night. – William Schnoebelen (Wicca – Satan’s Little White Lie)
Remember this. You and I are living in a world where death is a reality because of the fall in the Garden of Eden. By eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge humans and animals surely die in this world. Death is a large part of this world. That is a sad fact. Death is here because of Lucifer in the Garden by scripture. He has brought death to us and to the animals. If you want to be a vegetarian there is no issue. But you are walking down the Luciferian path if you condemn those who aren’t. Understand you condemn Jesus himself for such a thing.