A recent poll reveals that almost 25% of our members are Vegetarians.
We asked our members, “Are you a Vegetarian or Meat Eater?”
339 Members of Yah’s Singles answered this question
The Results are in!
259 Members said they ate Meat
80 Members said they were Vegetarian (16 Raw Vegans, 23 Vegetarians who don’t eat dairy or egg, & 41 Vegetarians who eat dairy / egg )
That’s almost 25% of the members we polled. Statistically they represent 25% of YahsSingles.com members.That’s very high when you consider that only 3.2% of the US population is vegetarians. Why are so many of Yah’s People turning to vegetarianism? Well, if you are vegetarian and you are reading this post. Please let us know why you are vegetarian. As a vegetarian I have many reasons for not eating meat, but my main reasons are in the scriptures.
Let me share, for those wondering about the scriptures referring to Vegetarian. According to the Torah law, we are allowed to eat of the clean animals written in Lev. Chapter 11, so I am not saying that eating animals is against torah. However, you may be intrigued to know that Adam & Eve were Vegetarians when YHWH first made them, as were all of the animals. See scriptures below...
27 So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
That made me question our need for eating animals in order to survive. If we were made originally to be vegetarians, then why are we now eating meat? Well, the first animal that was killed was to cover Adam & Eve’s nakedness. Consequentially, we also died. Perhaps it is because of sin we now eat animals.
Then I remembered the scriptures speaking about the wolf and the lamb feeding together, “Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith YHWH.”
I thought of this only because Genesis 1:30, “And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.” This type of scenario can only be possible if the animals were no longer eating each other. The animals would have to be vegetarians in the future kingdom in order for the prophesies concerning them to come to pass. Then, what about us? Will we eat them in the Kingdom?
That is the main reason I am vegetarian. It appears that the future will be back to the Garden of Eden, we will not learn war anymore, the animals will dwell safely and we will live a very long life. Why wait? I am so excited about the future and I care about animals. I am living for the future now. I do not desire to eat animal flesh. Numbers 11 showed me that we eat animals out of lust anyways. When YHWH gave the Israelites angel's food, they wanted flesh instead. Genesis 1 showed me we don’t need to eat them in order to survive. After learning how much the animals were tortured because our lust for their flesh. I stopped eating them cold turkey back in 2006.
In other countries the animals live a good life before they are killed for food. I can at least reason that, it’s better to eat an animal that wasn’t tortured for my food. However, in the USA most animals suffer and the meat that comes from them is UNCLEAN, (Hormones, antibiotic, they eat blood etc…) Many of the animals are given blood to eat or/ and flesh of their own kind. The meat factories only care about profits. I don’t hate on anyone who eats meat of the clean animals. I am not sure if that practice is lawful according to Torah. It’s something to think about. We are called to be set-apart. This is only one good reason to be set-apart from the nations. We should not let them feed us in the first place.
I leave you with more scriptures that speak of a Vegetarian Kingdom. Shalom - Assistance
18And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
6For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats
6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations