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The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation

Dedicated to cruelty free living through a vegetarian vegan lifestyle.

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We are dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics.  Unconditional love and compassion is the foundation of our peaceful means of accomplishing this goal for all of God's creatures, whether human or otherwise.

God's original intent was that there would be no death, and that only plants and the fruit of the trees were to be the food of all of God's created beings (Gen. 1:29-30).  Truly, what God originally created was heaven on earth.  When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, one of the first things He said to pray for was "Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matt. 6:10)  If we believe God's Word, and truly pray in this manner, then we should work to achieve what we pray for.  And most importantly, Jesus Christ is our final sacrifice.  There is no longer any need for the further shedding of blood.  Thus, our diet should be plant based, and we should strive to give all peoples and animals the God given rights they deserve, and in the process protect and restore our environment.

Yes, we may have our doctrinal differences, but we have our commonality in the Lord our God who made us all and gave us the insight and ability to see beyond death and promote life for all of God's creatures, both human and otherwise, even upon this earth.  We need to work together in peace and harmony to achieve the good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them (Eph. 2:10).

Through unconditional love and compassion toward all of God's creation, we can change the world.  In that day, all of God's creatures here below will once again live together in peace and harmony, "for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:9)

Biblical and Extra-Biblical References:

In our endeavor to maintain a loving relationship with all visitors to this site, we have had to make a policy decision concerning "Biblical" and "Extra-Biblical" references.  The Hebrew Bible is limited to the The Law, The Prophets, and The Writings, a total of 39 Books according to most published versions.  The basic Greek New Testament consists of another 27 Books.  References to these 66 Books will be considered "Biblical".  References to the Books of the Apocrypha, The Pseudepigrapha, and others will be considered "Extra-Biblical".  This is not saying that these other books do not contain many truths and comforting messages, but that references to these books are coming from a source other than the basic 66 Book Bible.

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