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Should Christians Be Vegetarians? (Video)

BY Jimmy Akin

| Posted 5/6/12 at 3:29 PM

 

Vegetarianism is a hot topic today. Many people are cutting out some or all animal products from their diet.

Virtually all restaurants have vegetarian selections on their menus, and there are even restaurants that specialize exclusively in vegetarian cuisine.

Products in stores also advertise that they are made without animal products and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

With vegetarianism and veganism growing more popular, it raises important questions, such as what its health effects are, whether it is more ethical, and whether it should be embraced on religious grounds.

When done for health reasons, this is a matter of science rather than faith. But what about claims that Christians should be vegetarians for religious reasons?

Some even claim that Jesus himself was a vegetarian.

And what are we to make of the slogan "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy"?

In this video episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast, Jimmy looks at the evidence and reveals startling facts that are often overlooked, though they are right there in the Bible.

With charity and patience, Akin explores the truth about the Bible and vegetarianism and provides a balanced view of the relationship between humans and animals.

You can watch it online . . .

. . . or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.