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Pastor believes that those that followed God up until Noah were Vegan, after that being a carnivore was "ok".

Not sure I agree.
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I really want to discuss it further with him. It came up as part of bible class on Sunday.
Gen 9:3
3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Considering Able was offering small animal sacrifices, I doubt it.
typically you don't eat the sacrificed animals. That is just bad jojo. Didn't you ever watch Survivor when they ate a sacrificed chicken and then it POURED for 3 days?

Hence the sacrifice - you give to your God something that would have been of use to you, at which point it is on longer yours.
In most cases only a very small part of the animal was sacrificed, the rest of the animal was fine for eating. The sacrifices mentioned in the bible that burned the entire animal were for major sacrificial reasons; safe passage to the promised land, etc.

I doubt that pre Noah was vegan, at that point a lot of the tribes were still following nomadic traditions and so hunted for their food. Agrarianism didn't develop until people settled in one place and started planting things.

Just my two cents.


What the_cheese_lady said. You burnt some for God and the rest was yours.

Also, Abel did an animal sacrifices because the animal was his. He was a shepherd "of a flock" which I'm guessing would mean sheep. If you aren't going to eat them and you aren't going to use their wool then...what do you do with them?

If anything, I think the story of Cain and Abel illustrates the jump to an meat eating tradition immediately. Cain was a farmer -agriculture- and gave up what was his; whatever he planted. Abel was a shepherd and gave up what was his; the animal offering.

Since Cain was giving up some of his food, so was Abel. God just happened to like Abel's offering better.
Maybe he meant vegetarian? I'm sure there was a lot of wool- and leather- wearing going on before the flood.
No, I asked. He meant Vegan. But your point is why I have issues with it. It deems researching.
To go from Vegan to Carnivore is a big leap. I suspect that they were, perhaps, Vegetarian or a modified version of same (perhaps fish and fowl). Someone had to figure out that eggs and milk were good eats before God told Noah to round up those chickens, goats and cows :-)
Exactly- talk about major stomach issues.

Gen 9:3: Right after Noah has sacrificed one of each "clean" animal to God, the following is recorded:

3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
So other critters are ok, but keep your mitts off of Auntie Em, even if she IS dead and it's the middle of a blizzard. (KIDDING. Not interested in eating any of my relatives, your relatives, or anyone else's relatives).

I think your pastor's beliefs are demonstrably wrong, even limiting data sources to only those he professes to trust.
I agree with you - I just like to have backup before I begin an debate :)
On the basis of the difference between what is given for food in Gen. 2 and Gen. 9, I agree with your pastor.

I'm glad we now live in the bacon eating epoch. ;-)
Daria

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