(Quote) Paul-866591 said:
(Quote) Elizabeth-730125 said:
Genesis 1: 29
www.usccb.org. (Quote) Paul-866591 said:
Read one more verse and it is clear that the meat of animals was also given.
It iis always important that we don't take individual passages from the Bible to prove anything.
Paul, I am a bit confused by your reference, so let us be clear. The Bible verse I mentioned was Genesis 1: 29:
"God also said: See, I give you every seed-bearing plant on all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food;"
You state that I should read the next verse, which would be Genesis 1:30:
"and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened."
Verse 30 tells us what the other animals were to eat (green plants, by the way).
Perhaps you meant to refer to verse 28 in which man is given dominion over all the animals. Perhaps you want to interpret dominion as "to eat them for food" but if that was God's intent, why not just say so explicitly in verse 29. Thus, I conclude that it is in YOUR post that you are trying to take the Bible verse out of context!!!
And just to remind everyone, this is in Genesis, before Adam and Eve sinned and were driven from the Garden of Eden.