Christian Bowhunters of America: Is it really Christian?

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Christian Bowhunters of America
Is it really Christian?
Comment by Glen Wunderlich 14 Jan 2006

I read with interest comments relative to an article in the Flint Journal and offer the following:

Jesus cooked fish for himself and his disciples

John 21:9-12

When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught." Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord.

Deuteronomy 12:15

"Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing of the Lord your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it."

In I Corinthians 10-25-26, the Apostle Paul says: "Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for the Earth is the Lord's and everything in it."

Therefore, it is clear that man is permitted to eat meat and that hunting is an appropriate means to acquire meat, as fishing is to acquire fish. It would be far better to teach humane dispatch of animals as opposed to outright anti-hunting rhetoric. There is no question that man has dominion over all the earth's animals (Genesis 1:28) and it only makes sense to use the most effective means to harvest animals so that any possible suffering by the animals is minimized, if not eliminated - which should be the ultimate goal.

Animals are road-killed each day by Christians in automobiles. However, we do not ban the use of automobiles; rather, we teach skills to minimize the possiblility of animal/vehicle accidents.

Glen Wunderlich

Owosso, Michigan

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