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An all-creatures.org Publication

Church Silence
Promotes Violence

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

The Compassion of the Wicked is Cruel

We suppose that if you asked most pastors, if they would agree with the fact that "the compassion of the wicked is cruel", they would say "Yes!" But when it comes to relating this statement to the care of animals, as the Bible teaches, they fall strangely silent, except for perhaps our own "pets".

In Proverbs 12:10 we are told:

A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
But the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
NASB

With very few exceptions, the church has been strangely silent on applying this passage to the horrible way that the vast majority of farmed animals treated, and to the people who inflict unspeakable misery on the animals.  And, to make matters worse, the church publicly support the cruelty with the wearing of fur, and their church dinners featuring the eating of the tortured remains of chickens, cows, and pigs.

See: Animal Exploitation Photo Journal and Gallery

It's time for the church to stop hiding from the truth about animal suffering, and pretending that it doesn't exist.

It's time for the church to wake up and end it's silence, and begin to speak out against all forms of wickedness and animal cruelty.

It time for the church to stop supporting the cruelty with their church events and dinners, and the wearing of animal skins, since there is an abundance of compassionate things to eat and wear.

See the discussion generated by this article:
The Compassion of the Wicked is Cruel

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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