Letters and Responses

From The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation
and All-Creatures.Org

Letter From Martha About Christianity and Veganism - 6 Apr 2009

To whom it may concern:

Hi, my name is Martha and I stumbled upon your website the other day.

I appreciate your concern for the horrendous condition that some animals are subjected to, and also how you understand the concern that the LORD of all creation (Jesus Christ, the Father and the Holy Ghost) has for His creatures. However, even though animals should NEVER be treated in a way that subjects them to undue suffering, I do not agree that this means we should go vegan. I say this because it states in the Bible that...

3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat (Genesis 9)

This means that the Lord has given us meat to eat (every living thing that moves), as we need it for spiritual and physical strength. This happened after the flood, before the flood people were vegans and ate only the green herbs, but after the Lord gave us meat to eat because he knew we would need it. Please note that protein in meat gives your spiritual body strength to fight spiritual battles and it often helps for your physical body to not get sick as often.

I really don't know if you even care to hear this but the Lord put it on my heart to tell you. Even if you don't believe me, ask the Lord and He WILL show you if you seek him with your whole heart and are willing to give up everything you love most for Him, because HE ALONE is worthy.

Thank you for your time,

Sorry, but one more thing, if you really want people to come to know Jesus, tell people the Truth about how to escape hell, and that there is no escape if you do not give your life over to Him to follow HIM with all of your entire being.

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Martha:

Thank you very much for writing, and for your expression of compassion for animals.

Since more than 95% of all farmed animals are raised on factory farms, and nearly all the farmed animals are slaughtered inhumanely, how do you propose to end the suffering without going vegan?

And please answer us another question in reference to your last comment. Who is more likely to enter into heaven; someone who loves God and the whole of His creation, or someone who knowingly contributes to the suffering of the animals whom God lovingly created?

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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