Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Health and Nutrition

Boy, God sure did want me out of Blogdom this past weekend! I’ve had all sorts of computer problems. Anyway, hope all my fellow country-women are having a wonderful Fourth, thanking God for our heritage. If anyone can forward me info concerning the Founding Fathers and Christianity, I would appreciate it.

I have been watching Kent Hovind’s seminar on DVD this past week. I find Creation science to be fascinating and comforting. I believe in God’s Word, and I love to hear people prove it scientifically. Of course I don’t blindly agree with everything he says, and that is the topic for today.

Health and Nutrition for the Christian.

Does God want us to eat certain things for our health? Does eating foods talked about in the Bible guarantee health? IMHO…….

Does the Bible mention food? Yes. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians? Yes but they were also nudists. So if you want to follow their example, go right ahead, but please don't post any photos!
Is pork bad for you? Meat? Bread? ( Jesus said "I am the Bread of life") Salt? Fat? Sugar? Hmmmmm…..

Here is what I know. God says in his Word that sin makes you sick, godliness makes you healthy. Here are just a few I got from Bible Gateway, there are many, many more.

1. Psalm 67:2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
2. Proverbs 3:8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
3. Proverbs 4:22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
4. Proverbs 12:18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
5. Proverbs 13:17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
6. Proverbs 16:24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Whats more, I find these verses very interesting.
1 Timothy4:13 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

Now read Psalm 38 when David is sick because of his sin with Bathsheba.
Confession is not only good for the soul, its good for the body.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that all illness is from sin. What I am saying is that health is not from food. Health is from God. God is not likely to share his glory with a nutritionist or the food pyramid. He wants us to be in tune with Him.

I believe we should look more closely to our relationship with God for health and well-being.
I will do another post later on about non-sin-related illness.

Blessings and Joy and Health from the Father,



Bethanie said...

I just read those verses in 1Timothy yestarday also. I wondered about that.
Not that I'm argueing with you, but for the sake of discussion I thought I would add my opinion. Just because its very rare that I have a for sure opinon about things. I'm new at learning. I think that all illness it because of sin. Adam and Eve was perfect including their DNA. After the fall of humans, DNA began to unperfect itself. The issue of inbreeding didn't help. Because our bodies, by now, are so messed up and our environment is so durty we get sick. It all started with sin. Had Adam been the proper head of his wife, she would not have misunderstood God's word and she would not have sinned. Hence, we would have perfect bodies that didn't get sick. I'm not saying for example that I'm infertile because of my own sin, my infertillity is caused by a birth defect that occured while I was still in utero, but if you go back to the begining it is ultimatly about sin.

Rhonda said...

Sure I agree 100 percent, its just that all illness is not just because of my sin. Ex. My dear friends have very sick kids. Two have died and the other 2 are dying. Mean,mean people have said that the parents must be in sin that caused the kids illness. Not true. Know what I mean?

Mrs.B. said...

Very good post Rhonda!

Here's my .02...I think our bodies are imperfect because of Adam and Eve's sin.....that brought death and sin. We are reaping what was sown MANY MANY years ago. So it may not be our personal sin that brings sickness but sickness all started because of Adam and Eve's sin.

Am I making any sense? Sometimes I know what I want to say but can't put it into words.

And I think that is so terrible that people would EVER make a judgement about the death of someone's child. It reminds me of Job's friends.....they were so mean and discouraging to him.

Terri said...

Good post, Rhonda. I have a dumb question, though - what does IMHO mean?

Bethanie said...

Yes, Mrs. B said it much better than I did.
Rhonda, I very much understand what you mean. I was told my an older woman in our church that I God was punishing me for my sin by making me infertile. The same woman told my friend that God was punishing her when he allowed her miscarriage.

Tori said...

I love Kent Hovind. He makes creation science so simple. We are thinking about translating them into Croatia.


Rhonda said...

IMHO means "In My Humble Opinion"

Hiya, Ladies! Good to "see" you!
Hope you had a lovely Fourth!

God bless