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Challenging Church Compassion – 05: Church Silence

Challenging Church Compassion – 05: Church Silence A Priest of God or a Priest of Satan? – Conclusion As we conclude our review of the actions of Fr. Mick MacAndrew, as reported in Australian newspapers, let’s look at a few more things he says. Continuing from Part 04, PETA is a secular organization, and as […]

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Purifying Ourselves Before God

Purifying Ourselves Before God A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 10 March 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Joshua 5:9-12 Luke 15:1-10 Romans 3:23 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 As we move closer to the end of the Lenten season and a time of purifying ourselves before God, let’s take a look at what […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 04: Lying Priest

Challenging Church Compassion – 04: Lying Priest A Priest of God or a Priest of Satan? – Continued Let’s go on and see what else this priest says and teaches: “He has told farming parishioners it is okay to lie about whether their wool comes from mulesed sheep, so prices are not forced down by […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 03: Mulesing Sheep

Challenging Church Compassion – 03: Mulesing Sheep A Priest of God or a Priest of Satan? Sometimes clergy are not so silent in their support of violence and cruelty.  Such is the case of Father Mick MacAndrew who openly supports the cruel practice of mulesing sheep. Let’s take a look at what was reported in […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 02: Love of Fishing

Challenging Church Compassion – 02: Love of Fishing A Love of Fishing Causes Emotional Violence People are constantly writing to us about how emotionally shocked and upset they become at the church’s hardness of heart when it comes to the suffering of animals.  The following letter from Jenny Moxham is one of these examples: “My […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 01: It’s Limited

Challenging Church Compassion – 01: It’s Limited In this series, we are challenging church compassion, because for the most part it doesn’t go far enough. It’s limited! An example of the churches limiting their compassion is when it comes to animal issues and the people who care about them. Almost every day we receive letters […]

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Living in the Will of God – 16 Summarizing

Living in the Will of God – 16 Summarizing Let’s begin this section of our study of living in the will of God by answering a few questions and summarizing what we have discussed so far. How do we live in the will of God? How do we live in the perfection of our Father […]

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Living in the Will of God – 15 The Quail Concession

Living in the Will of God – 15 The Quail Concession If we continue from the Bible passage we looked at in part 14, we come to another of God’s reluctant concessions, which we have called the quail concession. Note what we are told in Exodus 16:9-12… 9. Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to […]

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Living in the Will of God – 14 Manna from Heaven

Living in the Will of God – 14 Manna from Heaven Throughout the Hebrew Old Testament of the Bible we see Israel grumbling about one thing or another and turning against the will of God. One of these times is illustrated for us in Exodus 16:1-5, where God once again tries to turn the people […]

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Removing Ourselves from a Violent World

Removing Ourselves from a Violent World A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 3 March 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Luke 13:1-9 Acts 3:1-26 We have talked about the fact that our living as peacemaking children of God is not a sometimes situation, such as during the Lenten season; it is for every day […]

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