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Church silence promotes violence to humans, to animals, to our environment, to our economy, to our education, to our finances, and to our health.
By: Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman

Reply from Mary and Frank

Dear Michelle:

There are two things that bear on your comments; there is a false teaching going around much of the right wing of Christianity that says that by simply believing in Jesus Christ all of your past, present and future sins are forgiven, so that it doesn't matter what you do.

The other is that most people are selfish, and don't care what happens to the other person or animal, so long as it doesn't happen to them or their family or pets.

Jesus Christ stood against these things, as did the latter prophets in the Hebrew Bible.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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Church Silence Promotes Violence
The intent of this series is to wake up and encourage the Church to greater works of love and compassion (John 14:12).  It is not to condemn the Church, in general, or any individual, any more than Jesus condemned the woman caught in adultery.  Jesus said to her, "...go your way.  From now on sin no more." (John 8:11)  And this is our message to the Church:  Recognize our sins of the past and go forth seeking to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), correcting the sins of the past, for that is the only way we can truly show the world that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, might, and mind, including the whole of creation, which includes our neighbors whom we are to love as ourselves.