Vegetarians or meat eaters in Heaven?

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Does anyone know? I am sure God can provide a good meal without killing a beast. But we know beats will be killed during the 1000 years as a memorial but besides that I don't know.
     
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    You view this as a valid Baptist theology discussion, John? Really? :rolleyes:
     
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    Let me say that my answer is under the umbrella of 1 Corinthians 13:9 - "...we know in part and prophecy in part...".

    I don't know if we we be eating food and drink in heaven. The Tree of Life is mention as being in heaven, but will be daily eating from it? Animals are mentioned as being on earth during the 1000 year reign, but will they be in heaven?

    Will our glorified body need food? If it will, how will the digestive system work? Will there be bathrooms? Will we need a bathroom? Angels "eat" - or so the Bible say, but what do they eat?

    If we do eat - will we eat meat? Well, in my mind that would require an animal to be slain. I don't think death will play a part in heaven.

    I'm just not so sure we will eat - or at least I don't believe it will be anything like it is here. Our bodies are not glorified yet - they are frail, fail easily, and need constant fueling to run properly and need ways to dispose of fuel waste.
     
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    9 So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
    10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now taken.
    11 Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent.
    12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
    13 Jesus cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise.
    14 This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. Jn 21

    FWIW, He provided fish and bread after His resurrection.
     
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    OUr premanent residence will not be in heaven. It will be on the new earth.
     
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    Yes, but the men he provided it for were not in glorified bodies.
     
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    According to a dictionary, a "memorial" is: "Something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event."

    In the premil theory, Jesus Christ is there reigning in person so what is this about a "memorial"?
     
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    'Premil theory', heheh, I like that...
     
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    I have heard this one but can't remember all the details.
     
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    When you are talking about fried chicken - of course it is Baptist theology
     
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    Well do a study on the new heaven and the new earth.
     
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    You may wish to consider John Gill's view of the "personal reign" of Christ in the 1000 years and the foods and I give a short quote from Dr. Gill:

    "Our Lord, indeed, speaks of his disciples eating and drinking at his table, in his kingdom; and of his drinking new wine in his Father's kingdom, which is the same, #Lu 22:30 Mt 26:29 but then all this is to be understood of divine repasts, of spiritual joys and pleasures, they shall then partake of. The Jews, it seems, had very carnal notions of the kingdom of God, of a great affluence of meats and drinks in it, and of rich and delicious living; hence a certain person said, "Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!" #Lu 14:15 meaning, that shall live deliciously there. And such gross and carnal conceptions, some that have bore the Christian name, have entertained of the millennium, as well ancient {4} as modern writers, at least, as represented by their adversaries; and therefore it has been objected to them, as if their notion savoured more of a Turkish paradise, than of a kingdom of Christ; and which has brought disgrace upon the doctrine of the kingdom, and given disgust to pious and spiritual minds; as it did to Austin"
    http://www.gracesermons.com/hisbygrace2/bk7-ch8.html

    Gill's entire Body of Divinity is online:
    http://www.gracesermons.com/robbeeee/Gill-toc.html
     
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    :laugh: :applause:
     
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    Of course! What was I thinking! I forgot all about Dr. C. Fuud Eneatit, the renounced Southnorthern Baptist Theological Seminary dietician, and his commentary on 3rd Hezekiah 12:92!
     
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    This seems a topic of idle curiosity, but since I'm ildy curious on occasion, here's my two cents:
    If we eat/drink in heaven, it will be God-provided, as He provided for the Children of Israel in the wilderness, only it will be much better than what was possible on a sin-filled earth. If we don't eat/drink material things, we will feel no lack whatsoever.
     
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    Mac has a book that I have on the topic.
     

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