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"No therapy or drug known to modern medical science can rebuild tissue that has been damaged by disease or trauma. Food alone can accomplish this feat. It is for this reason that nutrition is an indispensable weapon against disease".
Dr. Bernard Jensen (1908-2001)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Righteous - Good Stewards of God's Good Gifts

Just the other day when I was reading my Bible, I came upon this verse. "Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but even the mercy of the wicked is cruel" (Proverbs 12:10a). Animal husbandry (being a good steward of God's good gifts), originated in the Bible. God created the beasts of the earth and He cares for them as evidenced by the following verses:

Your righteousness is like the mountains; Your judgments are like a great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast (Psalms 36:6).

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call (Psalms 147:7-9).
These verses refer to animals that serve man by providing brute strength (donkeys as beasts of burden, draft horses or oxen that plow or pull wagons, etc.) or animals that provide food for man's sustenance - chickens, goats, rabbits, cows, cattle, turkeys, and so on. 

The first verse says that a righteous man has regard for his beast. The next verse acclaims God as being righteous. Here we see that man in God's image (when man has God's righteousness), he will have God's desires also. He will have compassion on dumb animals (this is an old phrase used to describe the cognizance - or lack of it - of the animals of the earth). The last verse tells us how God cares for the beasts of the earth - by feeding them when they're hungry.

Since I've become aware of the way factory farms operate, I simply refuse to take part in the cruelty that is inflicted upon these servants of man - "...even the mercy of the wicked is cruel". How can we be thankful that God has provided food and service to us through the beasts He created? One way is by being a good steward of this gift to us.

Watch the video below. And even though the changes that are suggested do not directly address this issue, those changes not only benefit our own health, and the welfare of the farm (earth) as well as the farmer, they also greatly improve animal welfare and health. See for yourself:

Once you've viewed the video, go here to sign a petition (very easy) for safer food.


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