Question:

I'm shaking my head in pity because I feel such sorrow for the author of this sadly poorly unjust literature. Cognitive rehab is available. I just want to let the author know Killing wildlife as a means of cultural survival  ( clothing, food, medical aide etc) is God's Blessing thus more than justified. Killing God's wonderful creation for game, self lust and trophies IS NOTHING BUT A  SIN! We know that our Great I Am keeps his eye on the sparrows...so Beware you Scoffers who love giving counsel..Making more "Title Christians such as yourselves  " Beware!! The path into heaven is narrow!! It's not only your Creed that Counts but your Deed will hold you accountable!!!

[The note was left unedited. - jwh]


Answer:

I've heard that there are good classes in reading comprehension, which might help you. The author talks about hunting for food. He specifically talks about why abuse in hunting is wrong at the end of the article, but I must assume you dashed off your response before you got past the first few paragraphs. While brother Treat gives a well thought out piece and carefully documented his position from the Scriptures, you give us a rant where you throw some biblical phrases in as if that makes your note authoritative.

The definition of a scoffer is "someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision." I'm sorry to be the one pointing this out, but that defines your letter and not brother Treat's article. As Jesus said, "Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye" (Matthew 7:1-5).

If you are seeking someone to persuade to your point of view, perhaps you should first formulate some reasoned arguments.