Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison (Genesis 27:3, KJV).
Did you know God is pro-hunting? That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase—positive things. We see positive truths about hunting in the Bible. History, science and common sense also inform our thinking about God's created order and the role hunting plays in the stewardship of wildlife and nature.
"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses a wide range of hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer, wild turkeys, and other creatures in their native habitat. Its touchstone is the moral "rightness" of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view.
In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back, at least, to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). The idea that hunting is immoral cannot be supported by the Bible. Hunting is moral, something positive, and not wrong for a Christian believer to do.
I am a hunter. Many people think my identity is in hunting, but my identity is in Christ. My mission is not to have Christianity sanctify my hunting. My mission is to pursue Christ, as a Christian who hunts, who writes about it, and who uses hunting as a platform for communicating the gospel. Mission: Hunter—or The Everyday Hunter, on a mission.