Father of Lies

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Father of Lies – 6 October 2008

Every time I see or hear animal-derived products such as milk or cheese described as coming from “happy cows” or “friendly farms,” I’m reminded of the “father of lies” aka Satan or the Devil.

You’ve probably also seen other words and expressions used to deceive the public, such as “free range,” “natural,” “humane,” “happy meat”– and the list goes on and on.

In John 8 of the Bible, Jesus accuses the religious leaders of that time of listening to their “father the devil” and the “father of lies”:

John 8:44-45

44 "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
~ New American Standard Bible

John 8:44-47

44 For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

45 So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don't believe me!

46 Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don't you believe me?

47 Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you don't, it proves you aren't God's children."
~ New Living Translation

And this is exactly the way I also feel about the purveyors and advertisers of animal-derived products.

To learn the truth, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/index.html 

To read my Blog titled “Humane?” visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20060502.html 

To read “Expose the Truth,” visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20060921.html 

For great-tasting recipes, photos, and information, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/recipes.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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