The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Letter from Marsha Coley about our Web Site - 16 Mar 2007
Blessings to you in Jesus' Name!
I absolutely love the All Creatures website!! I have been searching for a Jewish/Christian based website that supports animals rights and welfare, which teaches the truths everyone needs to know regarding animals, eating of meats, etc.. I really don't care much for the organizations and websites that are more directed towards the wrong way in believing that humans and animals are equal. The article on the ACLU, one of the organizations that are totally anti-God and anti-anything moral and good, was very interesting. (However, my favorite law organization is the ACLJ whose founder is Jay Sekulow, a Jewish lawyer who stands for God, His nature, His Word, and His laws.)
One reason for e-mailing you is to thank you for the website! I have recently been convicted by the Lord about eating meat, dairy products, etc., but this started several years ago before I ever knew the truths regarding meat, etc.. One day I decided to look up something about milk and discovered how nasty cow's milk really is! That later led to the discovery of how dairy cows keep their milk production, and how they a their offspring are treated in the milking factories. Eventually and just the other day, I went to another website (Peta) that fully exposed the cruelty of animals in the slaughter houses...cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, etc.. My grandchildren and I saw the videos...nothing hidden. It made us sick and we wanted to cry for the poor creatures. Oh, my goodness!!! I will never eat meat and dairy products, again. Hopefully, my daughter and son-in-law will listen to their children and respect their desires not to eat meat and dairy products either. I pray the Lord will convict and expose the same truths to them as well, and that they will be obedient to following His Word in this.
If there is any information you can send to me through snail-mail, I would greatly appreciate it. My address is Marsha Coley, 235 1/2 Crosat St., LaSalle, Il. 61301.
Thanks you and God bless you wonderfully as you continue in His work and ministry for the sake of All God's Creatures!!!
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
Thank you very much for your very encouraging letter. You made our day! If
only all people would come to the same realization and decision as you have!
We donít have any printed material to send you, but we do have more than
33,000 documents on our web site, and youíre free to download any of them.
Have you visited our recipe section? We have a lot of ideas to help you in
your diet transition.
We look forward to hearing from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
Reply from Marsha - 19 Mar 2007
Dear Frank and Mary;
Thank you so much for your letter. Glad to hear how much information you provide to your readers. 33,000 documents! Wow!
I don't see after all the research a person can do about the cruelty towards animals and living in such horrible conditions, how anyone can continue to eat meat, diary products, etc.. I was totally appalled by what I have found on other websites as well. I think I have become a type of "missionary" spreading the news of the plight of the Lord's precious creatures. Those I have told look at me with shock, nearly gagging, not having ever known or realized any of these things.
Praise Jesus!! My daughter and son-in-law are going to honor my grandchildren's decisions not to eat meat and dairy products any longer. My grandchildren are only 3, 5, 8, and 10 yrs. old. They are big animal lovers and do love Jesus very much, too.
In fact the church we go to in Streator, Illinois is a unique place of worship. Our pastor, Chuck Giacinto, was born and raised a Catholic, but at 38 yrs. old, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, after his wife, Sharon, was saved and miraculousely healed on her death bed. (One thing that she found out was that she could not eat any kinds of red meat...) Throughout the years, our pastors were given the revelation of our Jewish roots, including the truth of how our Jesus is, was, and always will be a Jewish Messiah and Savior. We celebrate the Jewish feasts and many other of God's teachings. In Pastors Chuck's and Sharon's studies and research, Holy Spirit taught them not only about the Jewish truths, He taught them about the dietary laws, and many other things. Eventually and not too long afterwards, they both became vegetarians. They teach people on health and nutrition, God's way, plus alot of the people of our church are also either vegetarians, or just refuse to eat red meat. That's where I started, and kept it up off and on during the past few years, then made the final decidion to completely quit once and for all, especially after seeing the websites including yours, that I've found.
Ever since I can remember as a very small child I've loved animals. My hatred for hunting was to the point of being a real pain in my dad's behind, that one day when I blurted out how I "hated hunters", it resulted in a very sore mouth. Granted, Daddy and I were both wrong...I was very wrong for what I said and he shouldn't have slapped me across my mouth. But Daddy wouldn't understand how I felt about killing animals, etc.. He had always been a "fair hunter", never killing animals for sport nor meanness. You know the generational thing...families of hunters and farmers. Dad and Mom both were raised to believe that it was ok to kill and eat anything on your farm, in your fields, etc..
I really don't know where such love for animals did come from. However, I
believe it was put in my heart by the Lord for a purpose which maybe is being
revealed in my family now; to help stop contributing to the traditional way of
life...eating animals who have the right to live without fear of being eaten. In
fact, as I'm typing this, I can recall when I was married several years ago, a
couple that my husband and I befriended, who claimed to be Christians. However,
their attitudes and the way they lived was so self-righteous and rude beyone
belief! One day when we were visiting them at their home, we got on the subject
of animals, cruelty towards them, and hunting, etc.. What set me off was one of
them sneering and remarking, "So what! They're just animals!" Eventhough I was a
bit shy and never was brave enough to stick up for myself or make my opinions
known (I hated confrontations), I was burning! My husband didn't like it either.
Needless to say, they remained our "friends" no longer after that. It was the
last straw. Today, I am not as quiet as I used to be and I bravely face the
opposition. I am not afraid to be opinionated, let others know my viewpoints,
nor do I allow others to persuade me the wrong way when I know I'm right!
Anyway, for years I was always leaning in the direction of giving up meat and other dead foods, altogther. I hadn't realized until one day that it had been Holy Spirit's leading. That's one reason I praise God for you and your website!! It's so cool to learn that other Christians are also receiving the revelations from Holy Spirit regarding the "dietary truths" that it was never His intentions for us to eat meat!
I did read the article by Michael Shaw (?) which included very good teachings based on the Word and historical writings, however, I certainly do not agree with some of the things Mr. Shaw said concerning other religions, nor did Adam and Eve run around "naked". After studying, I've learned that Adam and Eve were clothed with the righteousness of God which hid their nakedness. Once they sinned, that righteous garments was removed and then they were naked.
Mr. Shaw (hope I'm getting his name correct) said that according to some historical writings, Peter was supposed to have observed that some religions we know to be totally contrary to the holy scriptures, worshipped the same God we do, and that these certain religions are not of the devil. Yet, I find that very hard to believe. Just because the followers of these non-Christian religions are peace-loving and non-violent, it doesn't mean their teachings and doctrines are NOT of satan! When any religion denies the deity of Jesus as God, and teaches its people to worship in the paganistic ways they do without even mentioning Jesus as God Himself, and replace Him with a mere human being, a "prophet", or a"dead god", it is demonic! That is the diabolical scheme...be nice and no one will know! I call it sugar-coated poisons! If the Gospel, the virgin birth, the Lordship, the Blood, the Resurrection, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is not taught in all religions, then they are of the devil! They do NOT all worship the same God I do! If that were true then Jesus died in vain. All religions teach that there are different ways to God and none of them agree, inspite of how they tolerate the beliefs of other religions. Not everyone is heading to Heaven. This is completely New Age garbage! There is only one way to the Father and that is through our Lord Jesus! Religion, which is satan's idea is a way to deceive mankind into thinking he can get to God only by good works, ritual practices, etc...totally contrary to Him and His Word. Only the cleansing Blood of Jesus and a relationship with Him will get us to Heaven. It's not what we do, but what Jesus did that makes us righteous. Finally, we are NOT all God's children. Only those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior can rightfully call God Father...for all others I would hate to be standing before the Lord on Judgment Day when He looks at them and says, "Sorry, I never knew you!"
Well, I really didn't mean to take up your time by writing an essay! LOL! But
thank you for reading it, anyway! God bless you both and may His blessings pour
upon your lives in abundance!
Sha' alu Shalom Yerushalim'im! (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!)
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