In case you are wondering, my decision to follow a plant-based diet comes down to how I treat God’s creation—animals, humans, and the earth. I am a plant based vegetarian because of my belief in the Bible.
God’s commitment to dwell with us and bring us into union with Him is the grand narrative, and at its end, we are destined for eternal life in His Presence.
As I reflected on Jesus’ words to religious leaders about “mercy and not sacrifice,” it occurred to me that many Christians are preoccupied with sin and…
Why would God approve of animal sacrifice? If He’s so compassionate as to notice even the smallest sparrow fall, why does He sanction the wholesale slaughter of innocent cows, sheep, and goats?
Years ago, I attended a class at a missionary training school in the heart of Oregon. The Bible teacher wrote the Greek word “hilasterion” on the white board and asked the class what it meant. His next question was whether redemption carries a propitiatory dimension.