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By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 27 Mar 2012

In Reference to: 18 March 2012 - Why Should People Abstain From Flesh Foods?

Dear Dana:

It's nice to hear back from you.

We know that everything in the first 5 books of the Bible weren't written until after Moses' death, such as the description of his death and burial. What we do know is that some of the actual writers and compilers of the text came many years after Moses' death, but that doesn't mean that some of the things weren't passed down from older sources. And most of the translations have compounded this problem, because they aren't going back to the original Hebrew and Greek. But we absolutely believe that the original was truly inspired by God.

This is why we try to teach people to discern the difference between the creation and heavenly will of God with peace love and compassion, and the corrupt ways of this fallen earth with all of its suffering and death. And, much of the writings of the oldest manuscripts including the dead sea scrolls, point us in this same direction. Once we come to this understanding, it becomes easier to see around the inconsistencies to God's heavenly will, which Jesus taught us to pray for.

Think about what Jesus, Himself, told us about His pending death, including what He said from the cross, as we are told in the Gospels. He did die for us, and He rose from the dead, that all future generations would believe in Him and the will of God. Don't let doctrinal differences confuse the issue.

We also need to remember that a lot of recorded history is true, and sometimes it's embellished, even in the Bible, but we also are not to follow everything that the people did. We are to learn from their ungodly mistakes and continue to follow the will of God.

And, we enjoy our chats.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary