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Comments by Frank L. Hoffman
26 Oct 2001
Dear Veggie Friends:
If we look at most violence, it is a fear response. The violence could be a reaction to fear of the other person. It could be a fear of losing peer acceptance. It could be a fear of being seen as being weak. It could be a covetous fear of not having what the other person has.
As John says, perfect love casts our fear (1 John 4:18). When a person is born of the Spirit of God (born again), God's love should also be perfected in them. It is here that I believe the problem within Christendom arises. How can a person who has the perfect love of God within them repeatedly participate in any violent act or in causing pain or suffering to any of God's creatures (human or non-human)? The only answer I arrive at is, they cannot! Therefore, the greater question arises, are they really Christians?
In the Love of the Lord,
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