(Note: Here is the third and last part of the open letter to
Christian Churches Frank and I wrote on 11 March 2002. It was
addressed To all churches claiming to be “Christian”)
Every day we are confronted with scientific proof that animals share
most of their genetic makeup with humans. Obviously, God uses an economy
of means! We are approaching the time Isaiah speaks of:
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD
As the waters cover the sea.
~New King James Version
There is no excuse for the violence that we promote either by our
omission or our commission. We no longer can claim ignorance. And we
cannot hide behind words like “cultural” or “traditional” to excuse
rodeos, circuses, bullfights, hunting, trapping, dogfights, etc.
Our churches are full of complacent, greedy, self-indulgent, sadistic
gluttons who use any and all excuses to wallow in their sinful
condition. For the sake of their own comfort and material security, many
pastors aid and abet their unholy flocks by perpetuating the status quo
and making sure that children are brainwashed in their unholy
5 "And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to
stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around
his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 "Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is
inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through
whom the stumbling block comes!
~from New American Standard
The Prophet Isaiah's observations (Isaiah 59:15) over 2700 years ago,
still ring true today:
15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
~from New International Version
Corruption runs rampant, and anyone who tries to "tell it the way it
is" is silenced by means of ridicule, gossip (this is rampant in many
churches and may be thinly disguised as "prayer"), or other means. This
results in a concentration of the most unholy in what claims to be
To put a new twist on an old saying: while Christ is physically away,
the flock will play. But Galatians 6:7-8 offers hope:
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,
that he will also reap.
8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but
he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
~from New King James Version
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Frank L. Hoffman
Mary T. Hoffman
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