Was Jesus the Christ a Vegetarian?

Children's Ministries — Second Reformed Church

When we think of the Divine Diet of vegetarianism, we think of divine souls, spiritual souls, souls living, breathing and expressing the God Force. This, of course, begs the question, “Was Jesus the Christ a vegetarian?” In answering this controversial question, let’s recall the list of famous historical figures who have been vegetarians. A few from that list were Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Leonardo de Vinci, St. Francis of Assisi, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates.

The reputations of these souls are well known. They who is jesus were men of extreme accomplishment and clearly distinguished themselves as exceptional human beings. It is safe to say that these men not only attained enormous status in their fields and stature among humans, but they also expressed a relatively high level of enlightenment. Yet, it is also probably safe to say that compared to Jesus the Christ, they were not as evolved spiritually. Therefore, the question must be asked: “If these great and evolved souls were vegetarians, if they chose not to kill, slaughter and eat the flesh of animals because of their elevated state of consciousness, their tender- heartedness, their disdain for destruction and reverence for all life, how could one such as the Christ — so much more highly evolved — express lesser thought and action?” Thus, the issue is not if Jesus were a vegetarian. The question is, “How could Jesus not have been a vegetarian?”

Besides these greatly distinguished historical personages, there have been and currently are millions of souls on this planet — human and animal — who are also vegetarians. In fact, some of the biggest and strongest creatures on the earth are in this category – elephants, oxen, gorillas, giraffes, cattle and horses. Why would millions of souls throughout time on this little insignificant planet alone choose not to eat meat? And, therefore, how could a professed Son of God do otherwise? It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If we take a simple cursory look at the nature of Jesus the Christ, we see an extremely evolved soul, a Son of God who loved and lived love. He was kind, kingly, divine. His life’s work was about elevating the consciousness of those souls who followed him. It was not about killing, hurting, maiming, destroying, creating pain and suffering for its own sake. It was about saving souls, severing their attachment to this world and liberating them from the bondage of this earth.