Is there a link between vegetarianism and demonic activity?


By Jon Courson —

“Noah offers up thanks” by Joseph Anton Koch, 1814

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. (Genesis 9:3-4)

Following the Flood, man would no longer be a vegetarian. Why? It wasn’t that God said, “You guys have gone without meat long enough.” No, there are those who believe that history indicates and Scripture hints that meat was necessary not only for flavor, but to repel the demonic entities and spirits which had interacted with women previously (Genesis 6:2).

I’m not saying if you’re a vegetarian, you’ll be inflicted by demons. I am suggesting, however, that meat has a way of repelling those forces. Presently, cultures that are heavily influenced by demonic religious thought, such as Hindus in India, embrace vegetarianism.

Prophetically, in the last days, there shall be those who fall away from the faith, who fall prey to “seducing spirits” that forbid them from eating meat (1 Timothy 4:1-3).

Scripture does not prioritize nor point to a vegetarian diet as being more spiritual, deeper, better. In fact, after Jesus died for our sins, rose again, and had a glorified body, He appears to the disciples, saying, “Have you any meat?” (Luke 24:41)

Don’t let anyone tell you that to be a vegetarian is to be more spiritual, for, if anything, Scripture points in the opposite direction.


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Taken from Jon Courson’s Application Commentary by Jon Courson Copyright © 2003 by Jon Courson. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson.