Spring is a very busy time. Here in the North we who are turkey hunting enthusiasts eagerly anticipate warmer air and sunshine that will eliminate all the snow and rejuvenate the landscape. But we have an enormous amount of work ahead of us because turkey season will be here before we know it, and we may need to burn the candle at both ends in order to be ready. This week's column will help you to set your priorities as we head into spring. Remember, you have plenty to do that isn't related to turkey hunting, so don't overlook anything because you're really not ready for turkey season unless you properly line up the ducks of all your other responsibilities. That's the message and the emphasi
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).
God is pro-hunting. That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase. The Bible presents hunting in a positive light. History, science and common sense also inform us about the role hunting plays in God's created order — what people call nature.
"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer and other wildlife in its native habitat, grounded in the moral rightness of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view.
The Bible does not support the common idea that hunting is morally wrong. Hunting is moral, positive, and right for a Christian believer to do. In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:2-3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). God's word in Genesis 9:2-3 never changed.
In my mission to pursue Christ, hunting is a platform for sharing the gospel through writing and speaking. Mission: Hunter!