Question by  izzabizzal (58)

What does Genesis say about eating meat?


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Genesis is up for interpretation. God says in Genesis use what he gives you but do not eat meat with the blood still running through it. Meaning we can eat animal meat if only cooked. Not raw. Everything was provided by God for Adam and Eve to flourish. Even the animals.


Answer by  evansste (14)

Genesis speaks about creation. However, it doesn't say much, if anything, about eating meat. The book of Deuteronomy speaks more on this subject. However, Jesus ultimately says that food isn't what defiles a person, but rather what is in his heart (Matthew 15:10-20 and Colossians 2:16-19).


Answer by  squirt (193)

In the garden Adam and Eve ate only fruit and vegetables. So in a perfect existance they are the best things to eat. However in a fallen imperfect existance it is acceptable to eat meat. It reminds us of the fagility of life. Eat it with reverence.


Answer by  waskasoo (471)

It seems that the diet for humans in the beginning of Genesis was plant-based. However, after Noah and the flood, permission was given to eat meat. Genesis 9:3


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

Genesis 9:4 says don't eat meat that still has blood in it. This has been interpreted many ways, from "no blood ever in the diet" to "no blood transfusions" to "try to have as little blood as possible in the meat." Leviticus has even more rules about meat and blood.


Answer by  drla4 (10)

In the second creation account God instructs humans to eat from the trees in the garden (Gen 2:15). This is reiterated later (Gen 3:18), but then also extended to meat.


Answer by  Juno123 (31)

Genesis 9:3,4 : 3 says the following: Every moving animal that is alive may serve as food for YOU... 4 Only flesh with its soul—its blood—YOU must not eat.


Answer by  douglus (190)

The book of genesis says gives the category of animals and birds that man will eat their meat. Not every meat.

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