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October 3rd, 2010 | Author: Douglas
It is the duty of the human population to take care of all animals.
It is clear from the Bible that humans must take excellent care of their domestic animals and all other animals, as they are also to be considered precious possessions that are endowed with emotions and other loving qualities, such as untold loyalty and faithfulness, and complete forgiveness.
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Now back to the topic on ANIMALS:
As they have no reasoning powers they depend on humans for guidance and survival. If they are neglected then the basic instinct of survival motivates them, and the strong devour or rule the weak without any future preservation taken into consideration.
We humans also have these qualities on a much higher standard, with the inclusion of the ability to reason, and the guidance of a conscience. The animals, however, have the limited amount of reasoning sufficient to understand the basic needs of the above-mentioned loyalty, forgiveness and obedience, as well as the realisation of who their master is.
They definitely appreciate the love and care that is given them, and when they cuddle up to a person, their desire to show and receive affection is totally unblemished by the devious intentions common to the humans of this evil system.
I, myself, was not previously aware of what the Bible states about caring for and loving your domestic animals.
Although I ensured that my pets were always well fed and had all the basics that were essential to live clean and healthy, that is where I believed my responsibility ended. The normal love and affectionate care that I should have given was not only badly neglected, but was actually almost non-existent. My father, in turn, was extremely loving and kind to his pets.
As I feel sincere remorse Jehovah God will forgive me for this short-sightedness, but I should keep this shortcoming of mine in remembrance, so that I may be able to advise others of what their pets should mean to them.
I must, however, state quite clearly that an animal has its place outside of the home, and going overboard on the affection and spoiling of animals is not in Jehovah God’s plan.
It should also be taken note of that animals have never changed. Due to their built-in loyalty they have never taken it upon themselves to consider that the humans being the master and they the pet was old-fashioned and outdated.
They have never “decided” that being “gay” was what Jehovah God had inflicted on some of them.
They have never “decided” that the female was the male’s exact “equal”.
They do not have “Animal Rights Organizations”. THEY ARE JUST LOYAL TO THEIR MASTERS, EVEN WHEN SUFFERING BADLY DUE TO ILL-TREATMENT!
Since we humans “ate” of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, we seem to have lost that sense of loyalty to the HAND THAT CARES FOR AND FEEDS US, NAMELY JEHOVAH GOD.
Maybe we should take a second look at our pets, and take a lesson from them.
All of the verses below have significant meanings, and accurate Bible knowledge will highlight the correct and proper interpretations.
“In case a man should give his fellow an ass or bull or sheep or any domestic animal to keep, and it does die or get maimed or gets led off while nobody is looking, (It is important that animals are always looked after, as they could be maimed or stolen if left on their own. In today’s world where a few possess everything it would seem impossible, but the onus remains on the owner to thus employ as many persons as required to ensure the safety of the animals. Maybe it seems like a stupid or impossible claim, but the owner will ultimately answer to Jehovah God, and then the truth will be told and at least realised.)
And I shall certainly give vegetation in your field for your domestic animals, and you will indeed eat and be satisfied. (It will be seen from this Scripture as well that Jehovah God is concerned about the domestic animals and their need to be fed as well. There are over eighty references in the Bible as to domestic animals. They are also a very important part of Jehovah God’s loving care.)
2 and they proceeded to speak to them in Shi′loh in the land of Ca′naan, saying: “Jehovah by means of Moses commanded cities to be given us in which to dwell, together with their pasture grounds for our domestic animals.” (The same as for Deuteronomy 11:15.)
However, ask, please, the domestic animals, and they will instruct you; Also the winged creatures of the heavens, and they will tell you. (As I mentioned above, maybe we should go to the animals to learn WHO our MASTER is, and how we should TRUST and RELY on HIM always. Read the other Scriptures before this Scripture as well.)
The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel. (Also as I stated above, all animals are also important to Jehovah God, and if a person cannot care for them appropriately, then Jehovah God will have no place for that person in His Kingdom Paradise. Also, it must be observed that an animal is also a “soul”. The above Scripture might be confusing, but should definitely be taken in the context that the “soul” referred to is a combination of the animal’s ”spirit” or” driving force” and its physical body. I cannot think that Jehovah God would be meaning that the animal must be preached to in order to have its soul cared for. False religion states that humans alone “have” souls and are not “souls’, and that when a person dies then the soul leaves the body. If this were true, then the caring for the animal’s “soul” would not be logical or practicable at all.)
Ecclesiastes 3:19 – 21
19 For there is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As the one dies, so the other dies; and they all have but one spirit, so there is no superiority of the man over the beast, for everything is vanity. 20 All are going to one place. They have all come to be from the dust, and they are all returning to the dust. 21 Who is there knowing the spirit of the sons of mankind, whether it is ascending upward; and the spirit of the beast, whether it is descending downward to the earth? (These three Scriptures are quite confusing if accurate Bible knowledge is not known. A complete study of the Bible reveals that physical bodies, whether man or beast, are only the “tools” required to execute the desires or movements that the spirit requires. The spirit, in turn, is the driving force or person that drives the set of “tools”. Now the combination of the spirit and the physical body is a soul, and does not have a soul. So when man or beast die, both their bodies become dust, and their spirits naturally have no “tools” to control, so the spirit becomes non-existent. So both man and beast become non-existent when they die. Jehovah God, being Omniscient has the records of the human persons of each and every human person and unborn human embryo in His memory. So when any human person is recalled to be judged by Jesus and the 144 000 Heavenly Class, then the spirit is resurrected for that reason. The subject “Resurrection” covers all the details of humans being resurrected, ie. How the resurrection occurs, and when and where. Just to finalise this section, if the human spirit does not receive Jehovah God’s approval when resurrected, then there will be absolutely no difference between that human and any beast or animal eventually. Both will have their bodies returned to dust and their spirits becoming non-existent into eternity. So there will be no fire burning in hell forever for either the human or the animal.)
“The wolf and the lamb themselves will feed as one, and the lion will eat straw just like the bull; and as for the serpent, his food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” Jehovah has said. (This Scripture proves that this earth is going to become a Paradise. As all persons, animals or beasts will no longer eat meat, there will no longer be one drop of blood out of any physical body whatsoever, into eternity.)
9 and a third of the creatures that are in the sea which have souls died, and a third of the boats were wrecked. (Remember the combination of the body and spirit that becomes a soul, as mentioned earlier, so even all sea creatures and flying creatures are included.)