He went on to say, "let them be sparing of the life of animals" it sounds like for Hyrum it went beyond just a matter of just human physical health, doesn't it? "let them be sparing of the life of animals, it is pleasing saith the Lord that flesh be used only in times of winter, or of famine."So it seems that this may not just be a physical health admonition, but also an admonition of a reverence and respect for the animals God has created. Do you think that we as a society are so far removed from the source of our food that we don't remember that an animal has died to provide our food? Do you think that if we were to actually kill the animal ourselves we would eat considerably less meat?
Saturday, January 17, 2009
8.Hyrum Smith was quoted in the reading, Forgotten Verses, "God...knows what course to pursue to restore mankind to...pristine excellency and primitive vigour, and health; and He has appointed the Word of Wisdom as one of the engines to bring about this thing, to remove the beastly appetites, the murderous disposition and the vitiated taste of man, to restore his body and vigour, promote peace between him and the brute creation, and as one of the little wheels in God's design, to help to regulate the great machinery, which shall eventually," and I call your attention to the word 'eventually,' "revolutionize the earth, and bring about the restoration of all things." (Times and Seasons 3:799-801)