Netherlands Bans Jewish and Islamic Animal Slaughtering Practices

Jewish Sacrificial Altar


The Netherlands has decided that killing animals when they are conscious is not allowed, irrespective of religious practices:

28 June 2011

The Netherlands’ parliament voted Tuesday to ban non-anaesthetised slaughter of animals, in a move that will make the Islamic halal and Jewish kosher methods of slaughter illegal…observant Jews and Muslims denounced it as the latest in a wave of European anti-Islamic initiatives such as the French ban on public wearing of veils and the Swiss ban on minarets – a wave that in this case swept up Jewish practices as well.

There are many actions in Europe that are showing lack of tolerance for Muslims, and even Jews (Sunday laws are another matter that can affect observant Jews).

While the Bible indicates that there will be deals between the Muslim peoples and the Europeans (Daniel 11:27; Psalm 83), the Bible also shows that they will turn against each other (Daniel 11:40-43).  And it is most likely that there will be a more significant separation between them before they actually turn against each other.

As far as the Jews are concerned, there may also be stronger Sunday laws that would affect them as well as Christian sabbath-keepers.

The Bible teaches that the Jews will restart animal sacrifices.  And according to the Bible and Jewish tradition, only an altar, and not a temple, are required for this (Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required?).  As shown at the beginning of this article, the Jews already have an altar in Israel that they could use for animal sacrifices (the slaughtering of animals that the Dutch law is aimed at is not for animal sacrifices, though it would effectively prohibit those as well).

Now the Bible is clear that daily sacrifices will be stopped by the final King of the North (Daniel 9:27; 11:31)–but it does not explain why this happens.  It may be that today’s announcement by the Dutch may help set the stage for part of the justification that the King of the North will ultimately use when he stops the sacrifices.

Some articles of possibly related interest could include:

Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required for end-time prophecies to be fulfilled, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? What does the Bible teach about the temple in the end-times? The Bible teaches that the sacrifices will be stopped (Daniel 9:27; 11:31), but do Jewish sources or the Bible mandate a completed temple for those sacrifices? What did Ezra do when there was no temple?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet”. Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy.
Is There an Islamic Antichrist?Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel What will happen to Israel? Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? What about the modern nation of Israel and Jerusalem?
The Sabbath in the Early Church and Abroad Was the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath observed by the apostolic and post-apostolic Church?
The Dramatic Story of Chinese Sabbathkeepers This reformatted Good News article from 1955 discusses Sabbath-keeping in China in the 1800s.
Sunday and Christianity Was Sunday observed by the apostolic and true post-apostolic Christians? Who clearly endorsed Sunday?

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