The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Letter from Emily Jackson about Christianity and the Lack Care for God's Creation - 7 Oct 2005
My name is Emily. I am an 18 year old college student, and I just recently rescued a rabbit from a pet store. I know you're not supposed to get anything from pet stores in an effort to boycott them, but this little guy was weak and about to die. I nursed him back to health and he is one of the greatest pets I have ever owned.
Because I got him for a pet store I'm not sure of his breed and I was searching out breeds of rabbits on the web and that's how I came upon your website. I saw the horrible picture of the animal experiments, and it just killed me, but I am thankful for seeing it.
I am a Christian, but for too long I have only stood by while I have seen my fellow Christians carry that attitude that they don't care about the earth, or God's creatures here, because "it will just burn anyway." I always felt that it wasn't right, but didn't know how to talk to them about it.
Most of my friends have been raised with this attitude, and I was afraid of causing a fight. But now that I've looked about the Bible section on your site, I plan to educate myself on the Bible and animals, and use your site to compile a study to get into with my friends. I'm really excited about it, because I've heard the saying " God gave us rule over creatures for a reason" so many times. I've always felt that yes, we have rule over them, but shouldn't we respect them, their God's creation.. I don't want to destroy something God created for anything other than survival like he intended.. but I will study more, and I thank you! God Bless
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
Thank you very much for your email and kind and encouraging words.
We're very interested is how your Bible study works out. A word of caution: it usually only causes arguments when you trade Bible verses with someone to try to win an argument. You have the "key" when you talk about loving God's creation. If we truly love God, as most Christians say they do, then they should also love His creation (humans, animals, and the environment).
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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