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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Is putting a dog to sleep biblical? (2017-10-11)

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Is putting an elderly pet dog to sleep biblical?

 

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Sue D.

We put our dog 'down' many years ago. We'd had her since she was a puppy. Actually -- she'd been dropped off at our house while we were gone. When I Finally discovered where the tiny noise was coming from -- I got hold of a yellow furry ball of puppy. We had her about 10 yrs and she got into insulation when we were remodeling part of our house. It messed up her lungs. We took her to the Vet and he suggested putting her down and told us how he would do it. Our son was holding her when she drifted off.

 

The question being ' is it Biblical' -- I don't see why it wouldn't be. The article was stating that the animal world is Not the same as the people world.

 

Even thought there Are lots of people who have pets rather than kids or because they can't have children so they have pets instead. They treat them the same as kids. The pet dies and gets buried in a pet cemetary. They do the necessary surgeries the best pet food available.

 

Animals are shot / hunted for food and sport -- pigs, chickens, turkeys, etc are butchered and eaten.

 

Actually -- putting People to sleep when they are dying - euphenasia is frowned upon. But people Are 'eased' out of their pain -- between the Dr. and immediate family. But it's also been deemed illegal some decades ago. There was a Dr. who was known for 'euphanizing' his patients.

 

People have souls that end up in either heaven or hell. So the thought is that while a person is still alive there is always Hope that they will accept Christ as their Savior. But animals don't have a soul. They die and they are gone -- we can mourn them, but they are simply animals.

 

Bible focuses on People and Our souls. Animals are for our pleasure / use.

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Bible focuses on People and Our souls. Animals are for our pleasure / use.

 

Proverbs 12:10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

 

I love my pets, and I believe they are like our human relationships, they're here to teach us about relationships, though they'll be replaced one day. The relationship we'll have with God will surpass all earthly relationships. It breaks my heart to think that my relationship with my beloved pet will cease, but I have faith that one day it'll be surpassed. Proverbs 12:10 is consistent with Deuteronomy 25:4, both of which suggest that a righteous man will not put animals through needless pain.

 

God bless,

William

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