one time, the Puritans of England under Oliver Cromwell abolished
the cruelty of bear-baiting and similar atrocities against animals
-- which came back after the Puritans disappeared from the scene.
moral fiber and Biblical resolve of the Puritans has been lacking
for far too long. Despite clear Biblical imperatives regarding man's
responsibility toward God's creation and His creatures, we too often
find everyone but the Christian involved in these issues.
we argue that humane treatment of animals is not an idea alien to
a Biblical worldview, it is an important part of man's stewardship
over the world that God created.
you are a Bible believing Christian, we hope you will find encouragement
and validation in this section regarding your labors helping God's
if you do not adhere to a Bible-oriented faith, we hope you will
find something of value here. If nothing else, we hope it might
help you become better able to assure your animal-loving, Bible-believing
friends that it's OK for them to get involved with animal issues
if they have a heart to do so and why such issues are not second
rate Christian concerns.
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all dogs go to heaven?
too much has been read into the statement that a human "is
worth more than many sparrows" (Matt. 10:31, Luke 12:7).
It doesn't follow that the sparrow is worthless. God's Law
makes clear that man can NOT do as he pleases with birds (Deut.
22:6-7) -- the Law of God protects these and all other animals
and regulates human conduct toward them.
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg, The Revelation of St. John,
Vol. 1, p. 215-211.