This will be a different view of the Bible as God leads us on how to live this life as men that He’s given us. We’ll tackle difficult subjects, find out what the Bible REALLY says about controversial topics, and look at things at ways you never have before. Who’s in??
Gen 1:26-31, 2:18-20, 9:1-3
WE were given command over all animals (fish, birds, all others). Adam even got to name them all. I respect animals completely even, no especially, as a hunter. I never take lightly a life that I take and never waste anything I kill. I thank God for it. I even thank the animal.
So…this world is under attack. TRUTH is under attack. Always trying to mold us into what IT thinks. “I can’t believe you kill animals.” “That’s so violent.” “We should only eat plants and grains.”
But let’s begin our journey in Genesis. WHAT does the BIBLE say? Surprisingly the very first thing God says about man is that it will have dominion (control, rule) over the animals. And yea, man only ate ‘plants’ then. But something changed, a lot changed… when The Flood came. One of the first ways we find how is in Gen 6.3 – “…[man’s] days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” God changed our own biology! …and with it, what we eat-
[9:1-3] “the fear of you [man] and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.”
OBVIOUSLY something shifted. Now our bodies NEED meat. Now I know that many of us rather get our kill at the grocery store, but man’s dominion over the animal kingdom began long ago, from the start in fact. Yet I recently heard an advertisement for an animal related product claim that “WE are living in THEIR world.” No truth at all. They are sojourners in ours.
So what about Jesus? What did he say concerning the matter? In Acts 11 he tells Peter to, “Rise, kill, and eat,” breaking Peter’s stereotype about what is clean and what is not. So don’t let the fade slowly creep in to your mind about what’s right and wrong. And don’t me mistaken, it is slow, creeping in through a laugh or dismissal but creeping in none the less. It is Satan’s plan… destroy truth, attack identity, scatter thoughts.
My advice? Go out and kill something… before it’s too late. Seriously though, I’ll take you 😉. Just ask.