Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 3 months ago

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? 

4 Answers

  • Ralph
    Lv 4
    3 months ago
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    The Bible is full of hypocrisies. If murder was wrong then why would God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son?

  • 3 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.

  • Anonymous
    3 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. 

  • 3 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. 

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