Emerging Truths

One man's unorthodox views of selected bible stories

Cattle Mutilations

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The origins of the meat offering—animal sacrifice—go all the way back to Cain and Abel, with no explanation given in the bible as to why the LORD would want meat. In today's world, there are no more meat offerings, but meat is being taken nevertheless. I'm speaking of the phenomena known as cattle mutilations.

Linda Moulton Howe has been out in front of this story for decades. Her research has revealed that all cattle mutilations have identical, inexplicable characteristics: all the blood is taken, and along with it specific parts of the animal such as the eye, heart, rectum, etc. The incisions appear to be made with surgical precision, as if with a scalpel, but without any trace of blood at the incision site. Further, eye witnesses have reported seeing cows being levitated in a beam of light, clearly by UFO's, whose 'tractor beams' of light have been well reported for decades.

Now here's a question to ponder: could it be that the meat offerings of old were serving the same purpose as the cattle mutilations of today? Namely, providing something the ET's need to survive?

A beam of light consumed the offering

Of course, for this to make sense, the LORD would have to actually take the offering. And guess what? He did take it, and in dramatic fashion, as the verses below show (for "fire", maybe we should read "beam of light"):

Jasher 1:15 And it was at the expiration of a few years, that they brought an approximating offering to the Lord, and Cain brought from the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought from the firstlings of his flock from the fat thereof, and God turned and inclined to Abel and his offering, and a fire came down from the Lord from heaven and consumed it.

Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

1Kings 18:38-39
Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

1Chronicles 21:26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

2Chronicles 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

And in this example, the beam of light is used not only to consume the sacrifice but to transport the angel of the LORD back up to heaven!

Judges 13:20
13:20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

But now we have a glaring question: If the LORD was a spirit, how could he enjoy eating meat?

The bible doesn't explain why the LORD would want meat, possibly because it was seen as self evident: who doesn't love meat? The LORD even gave instructions on how to prepare the meat, including salt, etc.

With that, a surprising parallel begins to emerge: a beam of light takes the sacrifice, a beam of light takes the cow.

Why did Cain murder Abel?

Going back to the story of Cain and Abel, recall that Cain murdered his brother Abel. But why? This passage explains it:

Genesis 4:1-5 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

But this raises another question: it says the LORD had no respect for Cain's offering but how would Cain know that? The answer to that question is found in the book Jasher:

Jasher 1:15 And it was at the expiration of a few years, that they brought an approximating offering to the Lord, and Cain brought from the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought from the firstlings of his flock from the fat thereof, and God turned and inclined to Abel and his offering, and a fire came down from the Lord from heaven and consumed it.

As this passage makes clear, respect was perceived as the LORD consuming the sacrifice in this dramatic fashion. When that didn't happen for Cain's offering, which was vegetarian, but did happen for Abel's meat offering, Cain got upset.

What was wrong with Cain's offering?

Why didn't the LORD take Cain's offering? The bible simply does not say, so it falls to speculation. Respected bible scholars have tried and failed to explain this to any great satisfaction. The best they can do is imagine that Cain was a bad apple from the beginning and must have been somehow lazy in preparing his offering. So the question is still open to speculation today.

In light of the facts presented in this article, one might well conclude that the LORD had need of Abel's meat offering, but had no need for vegetables, so he only took the meat. One has to wonder whether the LORD knew what effect this would have on Cain—or was it simply an "oops"? Of course, an "oops" is not something we associate with God, given our conception of Him as all knowing. But it may behoove us to recognize the increasingly accepted notion that the LORD of the Old Testament was not God the Creator but rather an appointee, the LORD of the planet.


It is perhaps mind boggling to think that today's cattle mutilations and the meat offerings of the Old Testament may indeed be the same thing, or for the same purpose. Yet, one can't deny the possibility. Time will tell if there's anything to this theory. Right or wrong though, we are today beginning to understand that the Old Testament isn't the irrelevant, archaic relic we'd thought it was. Through 21st century eyes, we are beginning to see what no prior generation could: the undeniable evidence that technology, not miracles alone, was in play in the Old Testament. And with that knowledge, the stories take on a freshness that can be downright exciting, not just in their implication of ET's and technology, but in the way this thinking tends to drive home an amazing realization: that it was all real, all true, and despite the sometimes crude behavior of the Old Testament LORD, that ultimately, whoever is in charge of us is not only real, but also good, as Jesus testified. Very good.

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