Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Animals Are Almost Human

Except they're not.

And it makes me really sad to see so many people - including Christians - who are willing to ignore human suffering but will go all out to protect animals.

Now, I'm not advocating that we torture animals, or neglect them, or anything like that. Animals feel pain. Proverbs 12:10 talks about how a righteous man cares for his oxen.

But animals are not human, and they do not have eternal spirits. People do. And in many places, humans are treated far, far worse than animals.

I found it horrifying that the "Click to give" site used to have the "I like this" section to click. Not that they had it, but that so many more "liked" the animal shelters and the rainforest than liked giving children vitamins or the hungry food.

Do something. Make a small difference somehow. But more than that, begin in prayer and repentance that we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.

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