And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the
commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.
If we claim to love God, then we should to try to reflect Godís love, that resides in each of us, onto all creatures. We cannot claim we love other humans and Godís animals if we deliberately and unnecessarily inflict pain on them. Therefore, a plant-based diet accords with obedience to God.