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By: Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman
Christian Cruelty: An Unfortunate Reality
Letter from Michelle - 12 Jan 2005
I completely agree. Christians who think that it is right to murder and exploit animals are not true Christians. Does it not say in the Bible, "Thou Shall not murder?" It never specifically pointed out a certain species. Then it would have said, "Thou shall not murder other humans." So therefore, any taking away of life of any species is murder, and the Bible clearly states not to do it. There's also "Do unto others" and tons of other verses that condemn the mistreatment and killing of every living creature.
I grew up with the Bible, so I know it pretty well. It seems these so-called Christians choose to ignore those verses, and focus on the ones that they can use to their own advantage. How can these so-called Christians overlook these important verses? You've already answered that: Their lust for satisfying their flesh, and using anyone or anything to do it. They are greedy and selfish, and lack a heart and conscience. They are not true Christians, and they give all Christians a bad reputation. A true Christian follows the WHOLE Bible, not just certain parts.
Unfortunately there are so many of these who claim to be Christians. That's what led me astray in the first place to hate Christians for their barbaric way of thinking. It's a good thing I stumbled upon your website, otherwise I would have gone on hating, and thinking all Christians show cruelty to animals and do not respect life. I am very grateful to you. Now I realize I was being ignorant to think in such a way, even though it's hard not to, since such a large number of a certain group thinks this way. But now that I see what a true Christian is, I no longer will show any anger against Christians, just the people with savage thinking who deserve it.
Thank you again, and God bless you.
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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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