July 23, 2019

Dominion Over Animals and Pets

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Genesis 1:26 – “Furthermore God said, Let us make man in our image according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the beasts, and over all the earth, and over everything that creepeth and moveth on the earth.”

However, if you don’t believe in Creation you might have a tough time understanding what the Creator meant and intended by giving man, also his creation, “dominion” over the beasts (notice he didn’t say pets) and over EVERYTHING that creeps and crawls on the earth.

Misguided animal lovers and animal rights activists have it all wrong. Some might think from some of my previous comments about perverted animal lovers that I might take the side of demented people, as described in this article, about the notion that no animal should be “owned” for any purpose, from growing to eat or owning as pets. I never said you shouldn’t have pets. What I was suggesting is that the extent to which far too many carry their actions with pet ownership, as well as placement of animals in the hierarchy, have been seriously misplaced.

Our post normal society thinks nothing of killing unborn babies and yet you will be locked up if found “abusing” an animal. No, we shouldn’t abuse animals but we also shouldn’t be disobeying the Word of Yahweh in that “Thou shalt not kill!”

This same society thinks nothing of shoving into the mouths of our children all kinds of poisonous foods that are killing us and yet we may choose to malnourish our children and spending our money to make sure our pets get high-quality foods and medical care.

I’m not sure that Yahweh intended animals to become pampered pets…perhaps not even pets at all. Although He gave us “dominion” so that we could find uses, including the eating thereof, one might question the extent to which we have provided human surroundings and care for them.

I might say, enjoy your pets but not at the expense of humans.

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