Many people think the AR-15 rifle (AR means "ARmalite Rifle," not "Assault Rifle") is one of the most powerful weapons in existence, and suitable only for the battlefield. It actually isn't used on the battlefield, and it's much smaller and much less powerful than the cartridges used in World War I. In fact, it's one of the smallest caliber arms currently being made that's suitable for hunting. The truth is that the cartridge used most often in the AR-15 and it's imitations is very suited to certain kinds of hunting because they are NOT very powerful. If you named 50 different cartridges people hunt deer with, the .223 (or 5.56mm) would be one of the least powerful. Check out my July 9 colum
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!