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The Story of Veganism

"Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things." 1 Genesis 9:3
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; . . . Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." 1 Timothy 4:1,3
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The Bible teaches that mankind are in charge of the animals, and that we can eat them.  There's nothing wrong with being careful about what we eat, for health reasons, but veganism is not Biblical, but it's the doctrine of devils, for every moving thing shall be meat for us (1 Genesis 9:3), and in the end times, people will abstain from meats (1 Timothy 4:1-3).

Like most things, Satan corrupts the word of God, to produce counterfeits.  This article will be looking at the history of vegetarianism/veganism.  Interestingly, it involves strange cults and people with strange religious views.

Veganism & Vegetarianism

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.

The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose. Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.

Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter.

In essence, there's little to discriminate vegetarianism and veganism as a philosophy, where one refuses to consume animal products, and also abstain from the by-products of animals.  The difference in the phrases, is that veganism in modern times is used to emphasize the philosophy of the rights of animals being equivalent to humans, but historically, the term vegan did not exist, rather it was all referred to as vegetarianism.  So historically, and today to an extent, the term vegetarian and vegan are used interchangeably.

Source: Wikipedia

Section I: The Historical Proponents of Veganism

The Historical Proponents of Veganism

  1. Al-Ma'arri (973-1057)
  2. Roger Crab (1621-1680)
  3. Johan Conrad Beissel (1691-1768)
  4. James Pierrepont Greaves (1777-1842)
  5. Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
  6. Donald Watson (1910-2005)
  7. Jainism

Section II: Christian Vegetarianism/Veganism

Christian Vegetarianism

  1. Ellen G White
  2. William Cowheard
  3. George H Markus

Bible Christian Church - founded by vegetarian William Cowheard
7th Day Adventists - founded by vegetarian Ellen G White 

Section III: Modern day Vegans

Modern day Veganism

Affects on farms
You Tube Vegans
Growing Trend of Veganism

Section IV: What of John the Baptist

John the Baptist

Section V: John Wesley - Vegetarian?

John Wesley 

Section VI: Scriptures which are claimed to support Vegetarianism

Scriptures which are claimed to support Vegetarianism

Section VII: Philosophy of Veganism

The Philosophy of Veganism

Section VIII: Psychology and Veganism

Psychology and Veganism

Section IX: The Treatment of Animals

The Treatment of Animals

Section X: Discussion


Section XI:  Conclusion


Section XII: References


7th April 2018


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