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...for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. ​​Psalm 50:10

ERLC: 10 Biblical Truths about Animals

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What is the ERLC, and why is it important?

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission exists to assist the churches by helping them understand the moral demands of the gospel, apply Christian principles to moral and social problems and questions of public policy, and to promote religious liberty in cooperation with the churches and other Southern Baptist entities.


Animals in Scripture:



Proverbs 12:10

A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

Deuteronomy 25:4

"You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing."

Proverbs 27:23

Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;

Job 12:7

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Matthew 10:29

"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father."

Psalm 50:10-11

"For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. "I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine."

Luke 14:5

And He said to them, "Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"

Matthew 6:26-30

"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? "

Christine Gutleben: Animal Welfare and the Church
Philip Sampson: The Curious Case of the Kind Evangelicals
byFaith: The Case for Eating Compassionately
Karen Swallow Prior: For All of God's Creatures
National Review: A Case for the Moral Consideration of Animals
Matthew Scully: Pro-Life, Pro-Animal
"In fact, the Bible says we must never treat any part of God’s creation with contempt. When we do, we are indirectly treating our Creator with contempt. Instead, God calls us to be stewards or trustees of His creation, and the Bible reminds us that we are responsible to Him for the way we treat it. We’ve often forgotten this — but it’s still true, and when we ignore it we not only hurt God’s creation but we also hurt ourselves."

-- Billy Graham