"Verily I say unto you, for this end have
I come into the world: that I may put
away all blood offerings and the eating
of the flesh of the beasts and the birds
that are slain by men.
In the beginning the Creator gave to all
the fruits of the trees, and the seeds
and the herbs for food; but those who
loved themselves more than the Lord
or their fellows, corrupted their ways
and brought diseases into their bodies,
and filled the earth with lust and
Not by the shedding of innocent blood,
therefore, but by living a righteous life
shall you find peace.
Blessed are they who keep this Law, for
the Creator is manifest in all creatures
and all creatures live in the Creator."
Gospel of the Nazarenes 75:9-14