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What's Wrong with Animal Rights? Part 1

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September 25, 2020 8:00 am

What's Wrong with Animal Rights? Part 1

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September 25, 2020 8:00 am

Are animals and humans equivalent in value? What’s wrong with animal rights? In this message, Adrian Rogers tests beliefs of the Animal Rights movement against the truth of God’s Word found in the Book of Genesis.

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Was wrong with animal rights. Listen to Adrian Rogers, Humane Society literature has claimed for decades, and I quote there is no rational basis for maintaining a moral distinction between the treatment of human and other animals what they're trying to raise animals to the level of humans but what they are succeeding in doing is lowering the level of man that has all kinds of findings featuring real truth never changes, claimed pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers. In simplest terms, the belief behind the animal rights movement is that there's no difference between man and animal.

But Scripture says otherwise.

According to the book of Genesis. Both man and animals were created by God separately. Neither evolved from the other. What are four distinct contrasts between man and animal will. If you have your Bible turn to Genesis chapter 1 started in verse 26 is Adrian Rogers begins with part one of what's wrong with animal rights. Just when you think that something more crazy more wild and weird.

I would never heard cannot come it comes and that's something today that were faced with called animal rights. I want to talk to you as we talk about Christian worldview about what's wrong with animal rights. First of all, let's just jump into the word of God and let me just get your motor running. By reading a few verses from the book of Genesis, which you know is the book of beginnings chapter 1 verse 26 and God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the Overall, there, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon there and then look chapter 3 and verse 21. If you will, and Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skin and clothes and then it look if you will please in Genesis chapter 9 verses one through three and God blessed Noah and his sons and set of them, be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air about all that move us upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea, into your hand they are delivered. Now it may sound silly to you.

We would even discuss animal-rights and say what's wrong with animal-rights. But if you listen for a while you find out that it is not silly to see that those who believe that men were not created an image of God that we just came out of some primordial ooze are slime, but you never tell us where that moves in the slime came from but we somehow just evolved out of all of this ceramics being animals. All animals are created equal. I want you to know that I love animals, the creatures of God.

Every creature of God.

I love all of God's creation case you think I got something against animals. What were talking about is something friend that is more than foolish.

It's literally getting to be very sinister. Matter fact is an organization called the Peacock PET a best answer people for the ethical treatment of animals.

We want these people did. They went to a Chinese restaurant and bought six lobsters in Maryland to prevent them from being murdered and dismembered and eaten, and then they put these six liberated lobsters on a plane flew them to Maine and release them out. I have some $5 million budget and this is one of their budgetary expenses. Deliberating lobsters Ingrid Newkirk who is the director of PETA has said this and I quote our rat is a pig is a dog is a boy will a rat is a pig is a dog will visible make a difference be determined declared quote we feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child now some of these people have gotten quite violent if all they did was put silly things in books that would be one thing, but one man was arrested while trying to murder the president of the medical research company with a remote-controlled bomb radical activists of set fires to research labs fried chicken restaurants have been torched first doors have been burned down women wearing fur coats have been subjected to spray paint attacks turkey farms been burglarized.

Medical records have been stolen.

Zoo employees of been assaulted, butcher shops have been vandalized, arson, property destruction, attempted murder, burglary and theft. All of these are considered acceptable crimes by these animal-rights activists because a riot is a pig is a bull's Humane Society now says that a breakfast of bacon and eggs is a breakfast of cruelty. They call McDonald's. Mike they say the beef cannot be eaten. The cows kill for the leather even exploited for milk and cheese eating a fish, chicken, or even snails is to be banned, they would not want you to buy a goose down pillows where will suit her silk blouse decent not to be black sheep are not to be shared silkworms and not be harvested and cockroaches to have a right to live. They say, because they are efficient little garbage collectors they believe that wearing animal fur is no different from the Nazis who made lampshades of human skin is amazing. But these people are dedicated and you want, how could this happen in America. How can we come to this place. What brings the question is man just a clever animal who can stand erect as a thumb juxtaposed his five fingers a little bigger cranium little more gray matter is that all is a no intrinsic difference. You see, they reject the idea that I read to you from the book of Genesis that God made man and told man to have dominion over the works of his hands. Their goal is to send all animals free from all human control and domination. Gary pension, a law professor whose business is litigating animal-rights would not even allow an animal to suffer if the research led to a cancer cure. Let me quote him as a lawyer.

I don't believe it is morally permissible to exploit weaker beings, even if we derive benefits that we've heard of racism is a new term speciesism speciesism the animal liberation people say that we are bigoted.

If we say that human beings are more important than the quote other animals. Let me quote it can no longer be maintained by anyone but a religious fanatic.

That man is the special darling of the universe. All that other animals were created to provide us with all that we have divine authority over them and divine permission to kill what that is. Folks, is a statement that flies directly into the word of God is not just some other around about philosophy that is a challenge. The word of God. Michael Fox quoted in the Washingtonian put it this way succinctly and I quote there are no clear distinctions between us and animals. Animals communicate animals and emotions. Animals can think some thinkers believe that the human soul is different because we are immortal and that just becomes completely absurd. That's what he said it's absurd to think that men have immortality and therefore they different from animals is what they believe Humane Society literature has claimed for decades, and I quote there is no rational basis for maintaining a moral distinction between the treatment of human and other animals. Now what they're trying to do is to raise animals to the level of humans but what they are succeeding in doing is lowering humans to the level of animals and that has all kinds of ramifications is very interesting going. The scientists today about about the secular scientists most all of them believe in research landmass may believe that you can take animals in these humane as possible, but use animals. For example, research to find a cure for cancer. What the scientist believe it's animal-rights people so you have the right to because an animal is the same as a human being. The secular scientist says that is foolish.

There's a difference between human beings and animals and then they asked this evolutionary scientist.

What is the difference and he can't say he knows is a difference, but he doesn't know the word of God and so he's in a quandary he that is an irony about it. He knows the difference. But if he believes in evolution. I want to take down the rightists has it he's got enough he can't argue with it all because the scientist cannot say I believe that man is the special creation of God. Some scientist to what I'm talking about your secular scientists, so there really a quandary. Now that is compounded by the deception of the new age. You know, we used to think that all of the New Age business was just mere foolishness. A passing fad that would go away but that we've now come in what is called the age of Aquarius. Our new consciousness or cosmic humanism, new globalism sometimes is called a world order where this comes from. It came from Eastern religions, Hinduism, and in the Hindu religion Eastern religion that is now pervading the Wes God is impersonal. They don't believe in the Yahweh that Jehovah else should I that we believe in. They speak of God as energy as the all pervading reality. Hinduism and pantheism. They don't believe there is no God. They believe everything is God there. We breathe is God, the flowers are God.

The plants are God the trees are God the sky is God I am God you are God is God you are dirt because your God, and dirt is God is all mixed up, so when they believe that everything is God.

What is that morality and everything is God and God is everything. There is no good or no evil because all is the same in the idea of good and evil is only that's what these folks believe that's New Age is pantheism, and what you have now. This animal-rights thing you understand from whence it, she is a synthesis and amalgamation and homogenization of evolution. Secular humanism and Eastern religion. It did not just happen with a group of college students are looking for something to do about this is compounded by those who are not into the animal-rights movement, nor are they into the New Age movement. They are materialists they are secularists. I picked up an article.

Here's the title of the article. Life is sacred, gets us nowhere. And here's some of the things this article said in our paper here in our city life is there life on Mars, maybe a minute bacterium should a woman have aborted a twin fetus well on its way to life. And what about frozen embryos in the public mind. His biggest kittens, but actually a few cells of pinhead size.

Nobody knows when life begins and what we mean by quote life" a cell has life any cell of the cabbage or a horses ear or a worm that they are human cells. No will and make sense to differentiate between our own species and another or is it she asks, insects are due us the same as serious and but even the line between plants and animals isn't as clear-cut as you might think going on as if all life has a right to survive us as long as possible obscures to the mighty usefulness of that bias in beer are general vegetarians. How sad. Then that their wicked enemies eat them yet. When the weaker party beasts are no longer picked off owing to a lack of Tigers restraint declines field mice outgrow their food. When the Falcons leave them alone but that doesn't make our decisions and easy it makes them harder because listener is now there are no absolute rules. I listen not even my species right or wrong.

We have to make decisions agonizing decisions about which habitats which animals must be preserved and which people listen to this, from tiny fetuses that should or should not be Going to the all who may or may not be allowed to grow old in peace busy were they coming to see what site is live, saying that life is sacred. She said that doesn't answer the question then Michigan close this article by saying but it is time that we realize that saying life is sacred, gets us nowhere is the beginning of the argument, not the conclusion that secularism, pure and simple. So we got to make agonizing decisions, not just what kind of animal life will survive, but which babies will live in which older people will listen to what I'm trying to save you legs and Jim and is is that we are not talking about something that is merely foolish. They do not have the basic core of Christian belief biblical Judeo-Christian ethics and we have believing the Bible is the word of God. We have lost a generation and now the courts the colleges the institutions the universities do not come from the same base that we come from now let me just point out to three things. The picture minds and get them straight as we talk about this question, what's wrong with animal-rights first thing I want you to notice is the creation of man and the animals go back to Genesis chapter 1 and God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Notice verse 27th and so God created man in his own image and image of God created he him, male and female created he them. Now folks, we need to go back to the early pages of God's word. How did everything get here only three possible answers.

One is godless evolution. We started out as primitive protozoan then became un-segmented worms and then became efficient them in amphibian and reptile and then a bird than a mammal and that a man you believe that go-ahead I rejected the logical reasons as well as theological reasons I rejected for moral reasons but godless evolution as one after the other is theistic evolution. People say well it's not godless evolution, God did it. God made it that way.

A friend you can't ride one horse into directions that will not fit. The Bible is no way that you can make it that the Bible, it is impossible theologically, philosophically and logically read this Bible and believe in what some call theistic evolution.

The third alternative is that God created man and woman just exactly as God's word says I believe that I've been amazed how anxious man is to make a monkey himself part so you see the creation of man and animals is the second language of the site is the comparison of man and the animals man is like an animal, but he is not an animal that something because we compare with animals that therefore we are animals.

For example, is a similarity in design men and animals are designed somewhat alike. I took a course in college in human anatomy and physiology. One of the things that we did in that the laboratory was to dissect a pig been soaked in formaldehyde for you and I got a surgeon for pastor but because the pig has a very simple digestive system. We were able to see the various parts you defined the heart, liver belongs the stomach. These parts of the pig just to help understand the very elementary things men and animals have a basic design, but that doesn't mean therefore that man evolved from animals.

All buildings have a basic design doghouse as a floor, walls and ceiling. A mansion has floors, walls and the ceiling.

So, since it doghouse has floors, walls and the ceiling and a mansion has a floor, walls and ceiling. Isn't that proof positive that the mansion evolved from the doghouse because you can see the similarity in design. All that means is the same architect designed a boat, that's all.

Let me because both of them would live in the same Sen. Landgraf. Now not only on men and animals similar in design, but they are similar in diet we eat the same thing look in verses 29 through 30 of the same chapter and God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree, in which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed to you it shall be for meat and the word meet here simply means food is not talking this place, about animal flesh later. Only will and to every beast of the earth, and every fowl of the air and everything that creep upon the earth where there is life, I have given every green herb for meat and it was so, so men and animals have similar diets. Some men and some animals eat basically the same line. Now, does that mean therefore that man evolved from animals because we have similar diet, a motorcycle and a limousine. Both have carburetors so anybody can see that the limousine evolved from a motorcycle. Is that right now they just burn the same few is another similarity not only design and diet.

But in death. Both man and animals die and God said to Adam, Genesis chapter 2 verse 17. If you disobey me. Usually have animals die man, Diana. And the writer of Ecclesiastes. The great Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3 verses 19 through 20. That which befall with the sons of men befall the beasts even one thing befall with them as one diet. So diet the other man dies the animal dies. Yea they all have one breath, so the man had no preeminence about the beast brawl's benefit. You certainly have to take that texting contact is not saying that a man is no better than a be saying when it comes to die a man has no preeminence over these coming up Monday will hear part two of this important message. I hope you can join us then maybe you listen today you have questions about who Jesus is about what he means to you about how you can start a relationship with God through Christ that were discovered.

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