Letter from Doreen Thompson - August 4, 2015
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James Thompson’s quest for Christian truth based on a biblical
foundation, has led him to minister in several major denominations of
the UK. But they’ve all had one thing in common! They’ve,
sacrilegiously, sought to shrink the love of God! Christ’s redemption is
for the whole of creation, but they have dared to shrink it as
exclusive, at most, to a vain humanity.
Pastor James wants to see a Christianity becoming as herbivorous as
the original Paradise. A Church’s Ark of salvation at least as
accommodating as Noah’s. A Gospel proclamation as practical to the
plight of animal needs as was the Saviour’s act of liberating those
destined for religious slaughter. Yes, a Christ who chose His birth
amongst animals, and later identified His character with good animal
carers: shepherds of His day.
Pastor James wants to see worship as inclusive today as in a future
Paradise where representatives of the animal kingdom are figuratively
portrayed as leading the worship of the redeemed in Glory. Yes, a future
Kingdom foretold where the lion eats straw like the ox and a little
child – the One with a palm branch in his hand! – becomes the focal
point. For then it will be that the earth shall be as full of the
knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Alas! Such biblical knowledge appears far removed from the human
chauvinistic theology of today’s Christendom. A travesty to the One who
chose birth as a human in a cattle shed; who called himself the Good
Shepherd. Yes, and is worshipped at the last in the form of a lamb.
To open the eyes of a blinkered Christianity to true biblically based
concepts has been the calling of this animals’ padre! And along with
this message in words to humanity, his far more relevant proclamation of
the ‘Gospel to every creature’ via deeds. Perhaps you’d care to join
him! If so then ‘take up a prophets mantle and an apostles staff’. The
dumb creation needs us! We could have been one of these abused animals.
Meanwhile, welcome to this site!