Puritan Board Junior
I guess I'm missing what could be enjoyable about killing an animal. Shouldn't it be a sober, reverent, almost somber thing when done, knowing that that animal is only suffering and dying because our sin? Death is not only a horrible thing for humans, animals know the horror of it as well, and sadly they have no hope of eternity to bring them joy - just the fear and pain of the here and now.So killing animals for food is fine so long as you don't enjoy it. Gotcha.
Wipe those smiles off your faces, you hunters and anglers.
But killing farmed animals is fine if we kill them instantly and while grieving.
For those of you who can easily kill any animal with no sense of mercy, pity, love, reverence, care, respect, etc, how do you expect God to treat you who has complete authority over you? Would you be satisfied with God if He treated you the same way you treat creatures under your dominion? Would you be satisfied with God if he just crushed us with no thought or care just because we were in His way, or because we were a nuisance to Him? I hope we all have a sense of treating every creature the same way we expect God to treat us.