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An animal apologist is a Christian who defends God's animals through union with Christ, animal theology, the rich Judeo-Christian tradition and the principles of Christian love.
The word Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia which means to give a reason or defense. St. Peter wrote, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. (1st Pet 3:15).
What is an Animal Apologist?
An animal apologist is a Christian who defends God's animals through theological reflection drawing upon the wisdom and love of God found in the rich Judeo-Christian and Biblical tradition. An animal apologist participates in a plant-diet based on Genesis 1:29 and Daniel 1:8-14. We believe that God desires that we take care of our body, the temple of the Holy Spirit. We believe in taking action to help both humans and animals. We believe that a life of compassion for animals and a healthy lifestyle can increase our virtue and our witness in the world because this more fully reflects the principles of Christian love, and the goodness and mercy of God. We believe that Scripture should be used for growing in holiness, for correction, to do good to others (See 2 Timothy 3:16) and never to bring harm to God's creatures (human or animals). We should never use Scripture to justify the oppression and exploitation of animals (factory farming, sport hunting, animal testing, gluttony, food porn etc.).
An Animal Apologist:
Defends God's animals through union with Christ, animal theology, the rich Judeo-Christian tradition and the principles of Christian love.
Believes in taking action to help both humans and animals.
Commits to the original diet for humans based on Genesis 1:29 and Daniel 1:8-14. We believe that it is God's will that we take care of our body, the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Unites to God's love, which extends to all His Creation.
Lives as a light in the world. Kindness to God's creatures and a plant diet can increase our virtue and witness in the world because this more fully reflects the love, goodness and mercy of God.
Our Goals and Mission
Our mission is to abolish animal oppression in Christendom and to help Christians make life-giving dietary changes to their diet.
Our goal is to introduce believers and non-believers to animal theology. We believe that knowledge of animal theology will help Christian and non-Christian animal advocates become more effective in bringing the voice of reason to Christian believers, in our efforts to help God's animals and humanity.
Our goal is to bring back sound Biblical understanding of creation, to restore what was lost in theology by the 11th century, when theologians began to ignore creation and focused more on a human-centered theology (leaving out the animals and the earth).
A big part of our mission is to provide believers with health information to help them take care of their body, the temple of the Holy Spirit.
We want to give hope to Christian animal advocates who find themselves in a crisis of faith due to the indifferent, heartless, selfish and oppressive attitudes of Christians toward God's animals. We believe animal theology can help you to reconcile the God of the Bible (who has been misrepresented by many Christians) to the God we personally know as LOVE, and who loves all His creatures and desires our highest good.
We encourage believers everywhere to increase their kindness to animals and to learn about the importance of healthy eating from the rich Judaeo-Christian tradition of our faith. The Bible and Christian role models (saints) of the past are the source from which we learn the wisdom, principles and values that inspire us to help God's animals, to practice virtue and to improve our health.
We want to inspire believers everywhere to participate in a faith formation that includes profound prayerful reflection of animal theology, which can bring us closer to God by knowing Him more intimately through all His creatures.
Our goal is to be a portal to the best in animal theology on the net, and to fulfill our mission through the resources and the theological, spiritual content we provide on our website.
We believe that helping animals (by not harming them and by speaking out against the injustices forced upon them) is the will of God.
We want to encourage Christians who are new to Christian animal welfare and who might be in a crisis of faith due to the oppressive view of animals perpetuated by misinformed Christians who have little to no regard for God's animals. We hope to bring clarity and encouragement through our animal theology resources (videos, memes, books).