Every other living beings are created for humans. But, there are thousands of species in earth and humans consume 0.1% (a very small percentage)of these species. Why? Also there are so many food chains in which humans are not a part, why is it so? Why some animals kill some others, how can they kill other ones as they have no right to do it? How can these facts be explained based on Bible?
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Good question Arun, According to many individuals take on the Bible, it would be perfectly fine to eat humans. However the Bible says
Many individuals think this passage means we can eat anything under the sun, including humans. But notice verse 5 which tells us the conditions of what we can and cannot eat. It must be
Thus based on item 2 it must meet the test of the Bible first, the Bible says...
Since humans neither chew the cud nor have a divided hoof that makes us unclean and God says we shall not eat other humans. Leviticus 11 also applied to non-Jews like Noah see Genesis 7:1-2, so we know this law in Leviticus is not just for Jews). A full study on this is here - http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/study-guide/e/4990/t/gods-free-health-plan.aspx
In fact I highly recommend the whole series of study guides - http://www.amazingfacts.org/bible-study/bible-study-guides.aspx
Hope that helps!
Not everything needs to be edible in order to be useful. Jesus entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, who was undoubtedly a useful animal - but donkeys are not kosher (just like horses, camels, and so forth). Modern ecology also shows us that other species have their uses in the environment as a whole, even if we humans do not interact with them directly. Scripture is clear that even the most insignificant of creatures has its place in God's plan, and he cares for each of them: Matthew 6:25ff is a good New Testament example of this theme, but the prophets and the wisdom literature are also full of praise for God's mastery of the universe (Psalm 104, say).
As well as the obvious mundane uses, animals and other creatures may serve as moral examples. Take Job 38:39-41 (NRSV) for just one instance:
Typically, people do not eat lions or ravens, and both species are non-kosher. Despite the fact that they are carnivorous - and worse yet, carrion-eaters - God uses them to teach us a lesson. Likewise Isaiah 43:20-22,
All of these creatures are seen as part of God's design, even if they do things which would be immoral for us to do. We, uniquely, have moral responsibility to not act like wild beasts, since we alone are made in the image of God. Animals do not know good and evil; they do not sin, even though they may be dangerous to one another and to us.
Augustine (On Genesis against the Manichees, 1.25-26; trans. Roland J. Teske, Catholic University of America Press, 1991) summarizes God's wisdom in creation as follows: