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Early Muslim Vegetarian

Early Muslim Vegetarian Vasu Murti sent us an email about an early Muslim vegetarian girl, which tells a very important story: Rabi’a al Adawiyya was born in 717 AD in Basra, in what is now known as Iraq. During childhood, her parents died, and she was sold into slavery. Rabi’a was a Sufi, a member […]

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Where Was Jesus Born?

Where Was Jesus Born? A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 6 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Hosea 11:1 Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:23 5:9 Luke 2:1 0-11 10:38-42 John 14:27 Romans 8:19-21 10:16-17 Hebrews 13:5-6 Preparation (John 14:27): 27. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the […]

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God Clothed Them with Skin

God Clothed Them with Skin In Genesis 3 we find the story of how the serpent led Eve and, in turn, Adam astray. It is the story of the Fall of the human race, and the whole of creation with them; but there is a very curious passage in this story. Note Genesis 3:21. 21. […]

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Animals in Heaven – 2

Animals in Heaven – 2 When reading the Bible, we need to remember that the Bible was written for the benefit of us human beings, but within the message to us there is ample evidence that animals will be in heaven, just as humans are. Let’s begin with what Paul wrote to the Corinthians in […]

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No Golden Rule

No Golden Rule Two days ago we talked about the golden rule, and how God wants us to live, but unfortunately there is no golden rule being applied in most cases. A case in point… A few days ago Doris wrote to us and briefly expressed her innermost troubled feelings. She said in part: “I […]

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Good News for Animals

Good News for Animals We work in the face of the torturous suffering and death of more than 50 billion land animals and even more sea animals every year, and many of us are working to end the greed and corruption that causes all the exploitation, and the lack of empathy that allows these atrocities […]

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Most people seem to know the Golden Rule as: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” And only a relatively small percentage of these people seem to realize that there are no limits to its meaning. The compassionate message of the golden rule extends to the whole of […]

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution We were thinking about what to write in today’s blog, and we didn’t want to duplicate what we said in yesterday’s sermon, What Are Our New Year’s Resolutions?, when we read a Food for Thought article by Marni Montanez, and how John 5:19 became part of her New Year’s resolution. 19. Jesus […]

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Animals in Heaven

Animals in Heaven We have often wondered why the English translation readings of Revelation 4:6-9 use the words “creatures” or “beasts” or “beings”, when the Greek clearly describes these beings as “animals”. Let’s begin by looking at these verses in the King James Version (emphasis added): 6. And before the throne there was a sea […]

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Created with Soul and Spirit

Created with Soul and Spirit We ended yesterday’s article with the statement that all of God’s created animals were called living beings or living souls (Hebrew: neh-fesh khah-yawh). This means that they were created with the same life forces of souls and spirits as were we humans. The problem that we have is that relatively […]

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