While scanning Frank’s sermon (originally delivered 13 September
1992) for today’s publication on our website, I was amazed at the
scriptural passage from the prophet Hosea of the Hebrew Bible (Old
Let me explain: While reading Hosea 4:1-3, written nearly 2,800 years
ago, I thought how “The more things change, the more they stay the
same.” That is – when it comes to the corrupt character of human beings.
Doesn’t Hosea’s prophetic description of the condition of the earth
and its inhabitants parallel that of today?
1. Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel,
For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no faithfulness or kindness
Or knowledge of God in the land.
2. There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing, and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.
3. Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky;
And also the fish of the sea disappear.
~New American Standard Bible
In verse 3 above, notice how the animals, as well as the humans who
are responsible for the earth’s degradation, are affected negatively.
Yet, very few today have the “guts” to tell it the way it is. With
all the “talk” about the “environment” so-called “leaders” (like Al
Gore, for example) won’t place blame where it belongs: on the animal
exploiters, even when scientific proof testifies to the fact, as shown
in the UN study.
Vegans may be labeled “extremists” by the ignorant; but remember,
Hosea and even Jesus, were considered “extremists” in their day.
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