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Why? – 10 February 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

People joke about the way children repeatedly ask “why?” Well, maybe more adults should start asking “why?” about some things.

For example: The words of the Doxology sung in many church services – “Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.”

Why should God’s creatures (“all creatures here below”) praise Him if “Pastor Oxymoron” (“Christian Hunter”) and his pals take pleasure in killing His creatures, and have the colossal nerve to thank their Creator for it? Isn’t it obvious that the creatures who praise God must have souls and spirits?

Why do so many Christians follow the dictates of “consensus” instead of the Holy Spirit, whom they claim to follow? Isn’t this hypocrisy? How can they sponsor and pray over “pig roasts” and “beef dinners,” ad nauseam? I should mention here that pigs are actually more intelligent than dogs, although no sentient creature should be slaughtered.

It’s also evident that these hard-hearted people don’t really believe their Bible; for if they did, they would realize that they are treading on very dangerous ground when they accuse animal rights advocates of being ungodly. Simply put, compassion for animals – human or otherwise – comes from God. According to Isaiah 5:20, Matthew 12:30-32, and Mark 3:28-30, when they call evil good and good evil, and blaspheme the Holy Spirit, they may be committing the unpardonable sin.

And let’s not forget Matthew 7:13-14 –

13. “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.

14. “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

and Matt 7:21-23 –

21. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

22. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'

23. "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'

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