In The Beginning – Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel make offerings. Genesis cap 4 vv 3-7. De Vos Wikimedia When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.  When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord.  Abel...

Devastated But Not Destroyed

Pinterest Photo, compliments of abidinginthevine.net Hi Friends.  It has been eons since I wrote a blog post.  The reasons are many.  There have been multiple family situations that I’ve needed to attend to, some of them will be ongoing into the future...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Four

Noah’s Ark by Chris Light By Chris Light – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57301804 Genesis 9 within the Greater Bible Story ( Part One, Part Two, Part Three) The story of the Flood is foundational to...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Three

Part Three Violence and Shalom ( Part One, Part Two) While God does accommodate to human weakness and at times allows limited forms of violence, his heart is always for non-violence and his ideal of shalom represented in the first two chapters of Genesis, and...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Two

Part Two The Concession of Meat-Eating  (For Part One go here) After the Flood has destroyed all of humanity and the animal creation, apart from those within the ark, Noah offers sacrifices of clean animals to God. Much has been made of the words immediately after...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood

Part One Genesis 9:3 is often used to justify meat-eating as God’s will in the present age. At the same time, Genesis 9:3 is normally juxtaposed with Genesis 1:29 — in which humanity is given a vegan diet — with Genesis 9:3 as de facto annulling the previous scripture...

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