Alas, the Apologia is finished!

Posted by Rural Missourian on May 16th, 2007

Alas, the long in coming apologia on Missouri Wood’s use of mules as a Christian business is finished. Though it primarily focuses on the breeding and use of mules as it relates to Leviticus 19:19, the “smoking gun” passage most widely used by those that oppose such practices, it also addresses the many similar issues of God’s law that are all related to a far more difficult subject to master, rightly transitioning God’s law and its use from the Levitical priesthood of Aaron under the Old Covenant to the Melchizedek priesthood of Christ under the New Covenant. The New Testament identifies many such related issues of this reformational transition such as food, drink, clothing, feasts, sabbaths, holidays, washings, unclean nations, and other things that were all regulated by Old Covenant law that fell under the category of “fleshly ordinances” per Hebrews 9:9-10. Though the mule issue may not be your forte, I’ll bet one of these other related issues may be of concern to you or someone close to you.  It’s worth the read.

It didn’t take anymore time to write it than I expected and I did manage to keep to my limit of twenty pages, but the time used to write it was measured to me in very small increments spread between many other jobs of greater importance. I apologize for the many months it took. Stacey, this one is for you.

It is published in a PDF format so you can either read it on your computer or in hard copy after printing it off. Here is the link: An Apologia for the lawful breeding and use of Mules under the New Covenant. If you have problems opening or reading it, you can let me know by sending an e-mail to:


— The Missouri Rev