God's Garden - Bible Scriptures
[29] Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that
has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. [30] And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds
of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give
every green plant for food.” And it was so.
 (Genesis 1:29  NIV)
[5] The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king's table. They were to be trained
for three years, and after that they were to enter the king's service.
[6] Among these were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. [7] The chief official gave
them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to
Azariah, Abednego.
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for
permission not to defile himself this way. [9] Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy
to Daniel, [10] but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your* food and
drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have
my head because of you.”
[11] Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and
Azariah, [12]
“Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to
[13] Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your
servants in accordance with what you see.” [14] So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who
ate the royal food. [16] So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave
them vegetables instead.
 (Daniel 1:5-16  NIV)
[19] Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from
God, and that you are not your own? [20] For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in
your body.
 (1 Cor 6:19-20  NIV)
The Believer's Freedom
[23] “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do
anything”—but not everything is constructive. [24] No one should seek their own good, but the good of
[25] Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, [26] for, “The earth is
the Lord's, and everything in it.”*
[27] If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without
raising questions of conscience. [28] But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,”
then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for conscience’ sake. [29] I am referring to
the other person's conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?
[30] If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God
[31] So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
   (1 Cor 10:23-26  TNIV)

Eating meat is not a sin and it won't keep you from going to heaven.  Actually, based on current
scientific studies, you will probably end up going to heaven a lot sooner if you do choose to eat
meat.  ;-)

Studies show that eating meat and dairy products are not as healthy for our bodies as a vegan
type diet would be.  Not only that, the cows and chickens used in most of our Standard American
Diet are noticeably different from the meat eaten in Bible days.   The animals are typically tightly
penned up in feed lots and are often given growth hormones, antibiotics and other drugs to get the
animals to grow more quickly and much fatter than God created.  The fat content of the meat is
significantly higher and is one of the primary causes of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other
diseases that are hurting and killing the majority of the people in America.
SOWING AND REAPING:  (Garbage In - Garbage Out)
[7] Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
(Gal 6:7 NKJV)