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Christianity and Animal Cruelty


It is very common to see people mistreating an animal. Animal are just like human, and need to be loved. It is not okay to mistreat an animal. Unless the animal is fierce and threaten to attack you, you should not treat it with violence.

God created each of the animals on earth and he constantly look after them every day. He created animals as food for us. The animals are also used as offering when the Jews offer sacrifice to God. Everything that God created including animals are to show his glory. They are manifestations of God’s existence. We must respect our creators and not abuse animals for fun.  

If you have a pet, you must take your responsibility to give it a proper care. Not caring for your pet is a sin as you are his owner. If you cannot care for your pet, you should give it away or send it to an animal shelter. 

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10 KJV)

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. (Deuteronomy 25:4 KJV)

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  (Genesis 1:20-25 KJV)

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. (Proverbs 27:23 KJV)

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