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On Christian Hunters

These hunters who claim to be Christians are leading people away from Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

As we know, 'Christian' hunters skip over the fact that hunters in the Bible are considered to be rebels/enemies against God (Esau and Nimrod the most famous hunters were descendants of Noah's son Ham).

God's chosen leaders treated animals with compassion. Abram (Abraham), is from Noah's other son, Shem's line.

They ('Christian' hunters) are bringing Jesus (as they know Him) down to their level instead of exalting Him. God put the fear of man in the animals in Genesis 9:2 to help protect them since God gave Noah and his descendants permission to eat the animals as food. However, since Jesus redeemed us to live in God's Kingdom - in harmony with the animals as much as possible where we will be for eternity, hunters are still living as though they are still of this world's system (1 John 5:19 says that the whole world is in the power of the Evil One).

"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." Col. 1:19-20

Followers of Christ will help all of God's creation - not destroy it. Romans 8:18-27

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." Psalm 150:6

Jan Fredericks
Christian Concern For All God's Creatures Conference
June 3, Caldwell College, NJ