Have you noticed how naturally joyful little children are around
animals? This is the reaction of innocent ones who haven’t been
indoctrinated into the hardness of the world. The brainwashing that
society inflicts on children results in a hardness of heart that
immunizes them against love, gentleness, mercy, kindness, and
compassion for “the least of these,” and is directly opposed to the
teachings of the Bible. (Matthew 5 and Galatians 5:22-23)
In Matthew 18:1, His disciples ask Jesus, “Who then is greatest in
the kingdom of heaven?” There can be no mistaking the answer that Jesus
gives: (Matthew 18:2-4)
2. And He called a child to Himself and set him before them.
3. and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and
become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
4. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven."
Proof that Christianity has been hijacked is the fact that there are
pastors who hunt, and if that isn’t bad enough, enthusiastically
encourage their church members to follow in their ungodly pursuits.
Instead of living by the ideals that Jesus and some early Christians
upheld, these leaders create the “stumbling blocks” that Jesus warned
about. In John 14:12 Jesus says "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who
believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works
than these shall he do; because I go to the Father." Instead of reaching
upward to even “greater works” of compassion for all of God’s creation,
these pastors actively promote the devil’s work.
Jesus gives a stern warning against creating “stumbling blocks”:
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."
Jesus doesn’t mince words in Matthew 18:7-10. Those who, in their
arrogance, teach their evil ways, and have contempt for others who are
compassionate toward God’s creatures, would do well to take notice
before it’s too late:
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!
8. "And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off
and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or
lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the eternal
9. "And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and throw
it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than
having two eyes, to be cast into the fiery hell.
10. "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I
say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of
My Father who is in heaven."
~ New American Standard Bible