All-Creatures Ministry and Web Site
By Sam - 6 Jul 2013
Dear Pastor Frank Hoffman and Ms. Mary Hoffman,
Thank you so much for your reply!
I really appreciate your response and encouraging comments.
As you mentioned, there are some stories and descriptions in the Old Testament which I could not accept and they're big heartaches for me such as Noah's story (Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you") and descriptions about animal sacrifices.
To be honest, for me, the God who commands for animal sacrifices in the Old Testament seems to be different from what Jesus taught us (Maybe I am wrong...).
My one more question is how should we understand about and deal with animal sacrifices and why would God ask people to do that.
I am still in a difficult situation in my churches (I am a member of a choir of the church in Harlem NY, and a church musician in the Bronx NY) regarding to our "food".
I am an only vegan in my churches and no one can understand my idea as a vegan.
However, I will never give up my belief as a Christian/Vegan and I wish someday my brothers and sisters in my churches could understand it.
Thank you again that you are being a big and strong light and hope for me.
God bless you.