Milk and Honey

When God led the children of Israel out of Egypt, He promised to bring them into a land flowing with milk and honey. Milk and honey are clearly meant as a symbol of blessings here. But it seems that nowadays many people don't see milk and honey as a blessing anymore. For example, a kindergarten run by the Protestant Church recently banned milk drinks from its menu for kids. 

Many connect milk with an increase of CO2 which probably wasn't an issue several thousand years ago. But this is not the only reason why people are against drinking milk and eating honey. It often comes with an undertone suggesting that it is morally wrong to take these things away from animals. These thought lines of veganism and vegetarianism are routed in far eastern religions who believe in reincarnation and, therefore, don't allow the killing of animals. They might think that a human, who - because of deeds in his past life was reincarnated into an animal in his next life - could be represented in this animal that someone wants to kill and eat. This does not go along with Christian theology, where God said, for example, to Noah "Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you." Therefore, killing animals and using animal products for food is not considered wrong at all in God's word. In contrast the apostle Paul considered people who command others to abstain form certain foods as being taught by demons (1. Timothy 4:1-3). That means that people who put their own man-made rules higher than God's plans for life are in a particular danger.

Of course, every individual can choose what they want to believe in. But Christians - such as those running the above mentioned Protestant Church kindergarten - are to think twice and check their reasons why they would abandon certain foods in light of the foundations of their own faith.