If killing another is Biblically wrong, why is there no concern for stepping on/killing ants? Are not all God's creatures significant?
Seriously though. Is there a phrase in the Bible that says the lives of insects, snakes are insignificant?
- RalphLv 43 months agoFavorite Answer
The Bible is full of hypocrisies. If murder was wrong then why would God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son?
- PubliusLv 73 months ago
Murder is biblically wrong. The word translated as "kill" in "thou shalt not kill" is almost exclusively reserved for murder. It should have been translated as "thou shalt not murder." God cares about all his creatures, but human beings are the ones he loves, because our spirits are literally his children.
- Anonymous3 months ago
The actual Hebrew and Greek terms refer to murder, not generic killing. And murder applies only to humans. You cannot murder an insect, but you can kill them. If ants, roaches, etc for example ever invade your home then you better call an exterminator.
- Doug CatholicLv 73 months ago
Only humans are said to be created in the image and likeness of God. All other creatures were placed under man's dominion.