to humans, to animals, to our environment, to our economy, to our education, to our finances, and to our health
By: Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman
Christian Cruelty: An Unfortunate Reality
Reply by Frank and Mary Hoffman
Thank you very much for your very encouraging and candid letter. We hear from people all the time who have similar perspectives and feelings about Christianity, and from compassionate Christians who feel alienated from their churches.
The problem that you have seen in Christianity is the main reason that we started our Internet ministry. The cruel treatment of animals is definitely against the teaching of the Bible and Jesus Christ; it is a human "doctrine" used to justify their sinful way of life.
We hope to hear from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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The intent of this series is to wake up and encourage the Church to greater works of love and compassion (John 14:12). It is not to condemn the Church, in general, or any individual, any more than Jesus condemned the woman caught in adultery. Jesus said to her, "...go your way. From now on sin no more." (John 8:11) And this is our message to the Church: Recognize our sins of the past and go forth seeking to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), correcting the sins of the past, for that is the only way we can truly show the world that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, might, and mind, including the whole of creation, which includes our neighbors whom we are to love as ourselves.
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