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Was the apostle Paul a vegetarian?

Paul says that meat is no good (Romans 14:21) and Daniel 1:8 says that meat defiles!  Does the Bible contradict itself?  No way.
I am free to say that I am a full member of the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), which is a long established Christian organization.  There are more Christian vegetarians in the world than we realize.

I do not judge my brother who eats meat, may be his stomach needs it.  But God's ideal is vegetarianism.  He gave it in perfect paradise of Eden as a perfect diet.  In the new world and in heaven, there is no killing of animals and we may as well prepare for it now.

"And on the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
and he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance.
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
And a voice came to him, Rise, Peter: kill, and eat.
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not thou common.
(Acts 10:9-15).

Peter at first did not understand the vision (v.17) but when God told him that he is sending him Cornelius, a Gentile, he understood that God was now accepting non Jews into the faith of the new apostolic church and should no longer be called common or unclean.
You may recall how a Gentile woman came to Jesus begging that He may heal her daughter.  Jesus made out that his gifts of healing and salvation was only for the Jews.  Then the woman exercised her faith and said that even the dogs would receive crumbs falling of the table.

Gentiles were classified as dirty dogs and unclean animals by the Jews of Jesus' time.  What Peter saw in vision had nothing to do with food.

"And he said unto them, You know that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean". (Acts 10:28).

So here is the biblical interpretation also for 1.Timothy 4:3
"Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer".

There is only one Christian body that does not allow its clergy, nuns, monks, priests and prelates to get married and abstain from meats on Fridays.  Before 1962, they would not allow members to mix with Protestants and a lot of them still reject the 1962 councils.

I personally prefer the JESUS diet Seventh-Day Adventists if it is properly practiced.  That is, never ever eat to the full.  Leaving the table knowing that you could still eat more.  Overeating robb's the body of vitality in the long term.  The organs become weaker if they are constantly over burdened.

www.notmilk.org is a must to see, it shows us how unsafe animal products have become.  The mad-cow protein viruses have an incubating period of 15 years and you could be right now a carrier of this dreaded brain damaging disease.
Eggs are also unsafe as the deadly birds flu is sweeping the world right now.

Besides Adam and Eve, God tried to give the vegetarian diet to His newly formed church in the wilderness and as they rejected the Manna from heaven, God punished them by raining quails on them from which they died.
Vegetarianism and Sabbath keeping a test for these last days! 

 " As they sinned yet more against Him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness. And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them corn of heaven. Men did eat angels food: He send them meat to the full and gave them over to their desire. They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouth, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel."---Psalms 78:17- 31.

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But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness........and My Sabbath they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out My fury upon them in the wilderness to consume them. Because they despised My judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbath: for their heart went after their idols."--- Ezekiel 20:13,16

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But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our example to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
              Now all these things happen unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon the ends of the world are come.
" --- 1. Corinthians 10:5, 6, 11.

When we learn by the power of the Holy Spirit to control appetite, we can be victorious over any other temptation. Where Adam fell by the power of appetite, Christ began by fasting 40 days in the wilderness. It is only for our good and when we have very good health with no fear of cancer, we can praise God so much more.


Paul tells us also that the wilderness experience is also an example on whom the ends of the world are come. (1.Cor.10).  While Paul's world was still standing, he would not touch meat to eat (1.Cor.8:13).

Exercises
If the apostle Paul would be alive today, he would recommend "Convict Conditioning"  by Paul Wade, which is a method of exercises practiced before gyms were invented. It uses our own body weight and it is very save. It strengthens all our most vulnerable joints. The only yoga Paul would recommend is 'power yoga' without the demonic spiritualism attached.

The apostle Paul wrote: "Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and in the next."---1.Timothy 4:8 [Tyndale].
Note: If people way back when work was hard, needed exercising, how much more do we need it with the advent of modern conveniences and transport.

The best exercise program ever, is found in a rare book: "How To Be Always Well"--by Robert Jackson. No equipment is needed and can be done by young and old. Jackson was a medical doctor in his 50tis to ill to be operated on by his colleagues, so healed himself by natural methods. At the beginning, it was hard for me to come out of my comfort zone, but with a little perseverance I got fit and told my mind to have less pauses between sets and keep on going. Now I do it in half the time with less and less effort. the reward is unbelievable! Feeling fantastic all day long and no fear of getting unwell either.

ROMANS 14:14
"I know, and I am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean".

It is well to consider this entire chapter in its content.  Paul was writing about a problem of judging among the apostolic believers.  Verses 4, 10, and 13 exhort against the sin of judging one another.  And it was true that a serious division existed in that early church.  The Gentile Christians were judging the Jewish Christians and vise versa.
Notice how the previous verse strikes at the very heart of the issue.  "Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way." verse 13.

What was the basis of the problem?  Over what were they judging each other?  The Gentiles who had come into the church from paganism were offended because the Jewish Christians ate food that had been offered in sacrifice to idols, as they themselves had done as heathens.  And the Jewish Christians judged the Gentile church members because they had no regard for the ceremonial days that they still observed from Judaism.

Some of the Gentile converts were so fearful of eating meat offered to idols that they only ate vegetables.  Paul spoke of them in verses 1 and 2.  The Jewish Christians thought that this was ridiculous and apparently made divisive attacks against their fellow Christians.  it was so serious that Paul addressed the problem again in 1.Corinthians 8:8-12.
There he elaborated at length on the "weak brother" (the Gentile believer) who esteemed the food unfit to be eaten.

What Paul's council to the Jewish members who were judging the Gentile members?  He told them not to eat the food offered to idols if they were in the presence of those who thought it to be wrong.  (If you have been a Satanist in the past, you'll know that you do not mess with Satan and keep nothing in the house belonging to the occult whereby evil spirits would allow them to still have access.)  Even though they had knowledge that an idol was nothing, he told the Jewish converts:  "And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish for whom Christ died?  But when you sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ." (1.Cor.8:11,12).

the food offered to idols was not unclean food (Acts 14:13), but was merely esteemed so by the Gentile converts.  It was not a moral issue.  Neither was the matter of the ceremonial days, which Paul mentioned in Romans 14:5.  He told them to stop judging over those issues and to get on with the work.  These matters had nothing to do with the moral questions of the seventh-day Sabbath and the forbidden unclean foods.

ROMANS 14:21
"It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak."

The foods referred to in this chapter were not biblical unclean, but were esteemed unclean (verse 14) because they had been used in sacrifice to idols (1.Cor.8:1,13).  the wine approved by God is described as "wine in the cluster" (Isaiah 65:8), so both meat and wine were clean of themselves.  Though Paul concedes that an idol is "nothing in the world" (1.Cor.8:4), and therefore food offered to it is not defiled by being offered, many did not view it that way.  They felt the food was contaminated and unfit for Christian    consumption.  For the sake of such objectors who felt that it was unclean, Paul said it was better not to offend their weak conscience (verse 10) by eating it before them.

The new testament forbids the eating of blood
It is the blood that gives meat its flavour.  Kosher tastes like rubber unless you season it yourself.  Blood is the disease carrier. 
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay on you no greater burden than these necessary things:
That you abstain from from meats (foods) offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if you keep yourselves, you shall do well".
Acts 15:28,29)

Some have used these verses for license to sin, but Paul answers this in his first letter to the church at Corinth: "Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God". (1.Cor.7:19)

B12?
Spirulina and Bee Pollen both contain B12.

 

 

Here in Australia
The CSIRO [Commonwealth Industrial Research Organisation] works closely with the Beef Industry.  They now advocate and promote a high protein rich diet of red meat in behalf of the Meat and Livestock Industry.

Using the Australian Women's weekly and getting right to the cook.  But here is a health warning:

HIGH MEAT INTAKE APPEARS TO CAUSE CANCER & HEART ATTACKS







By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
December 27, 2004
NewsWithViews.com

The Atkins Diet, which recommends a high intake of meat and dairy products combined with carbohydrate restriction, has enabled many persons to lose weight. There is evidence that a high intake of red meat may cause an increase in both cancer and heart attacks.

During World War I, the British blockade caused loss of half the normal food supply to Denmark. Mikkel Hendhede, of the Danish Ministry of Health, proposed that the wasteful use of grain to feed cattle for the production of meat be banned, and that the Danish nation should eat grain instead. He pointed out that large vegetarian populations in Africa and India were healthy on a meat-free diet. Despite violent objections from the medical community, this plan was implemented. Careful scrutiny of death records disclosed no deaths from protein malnutrition and the death rate fell by 17%, primarily due to a decrease in deaths from cancer.

When Albert Schweitzer started his hospital in Gabon, he noticed that there was no cancer in that populace. These natives ate a diet primarily consisting of cassava and millet. This diet contains about 20% of the iron in the high meat diet being consumed by Americans.

The Hopi Indians in Arizona eat a vegetarian diet whose primary ingredient is calico corn. Their incidence of cancer in 1974 was one case per 100,000. At the same time, the white population in Arizona was having one case of cancer for every four persons. Physicist A. Keith Brewer believed that the Hopi food, grown on high-cesium volcanic soil, prevented cancer by alkalinizing the body, making it very difficult for cancers to start and survive. The Hopis were known to burn the leaves of the chamisa plant and add the ashes to their corn meal. This ash is high in cesium, which is a valuable therapy for cancer.

The nearby Pueblo Indians were persuaded by free food stamps to cease their traditional diet and start eating red meat like the white persons do. Their incidence of cancer promptly rose from one case per thousand to one case in four - the same as was noted in white persons.

Colon cancer worldwide is proportional to the quantity of beef consumed in the diet. Scotland has as high a beef consumption as any nation on earth and their death rate from colon cancer is as high as any nation. In Scotland there are 15,000 Asians of Indian background who are lactovegetarians. There were only two cases of colon cancer in the Indians compared to a rate of 14.2[1] cases of colon cancer in the native Scots.

In 1960 there were no cases of colon cancer in the blacks living in Kampala, Uganda. These persons eat a grain vegetarian diet high in millet and corn. These same individuals had no cases of heart attacks. An autopsy study of the hearts from 1427 males in Kampala, Uganda revealed only one case of a small well-healed heart attack. These autopsy results were compared to an identical number of white and black males in St. Louis, Missouri where it was learned that one in four males had died of a heart attack. The degree of fatty deposits (atheroma) in the arteries of the Ugandan males was exactly the same as that of U. males. However, there was extensive evidence of blood clots in the heart arteries of the US males, but almost none in Ugandan males. Dr. Isidore Snapper spent much time in northern China studying the health of those Chinese persons who were eating a diet of soy and millet. He found that insulin-needing diabetics in this region of China had no problem with advanced arteriosclerosis and gangrene, whereas similar diabetics in the U.S. have serious trouble with accelerated arteriosclerosis and gangrene. The millet in the Chinese diet has an anti-clotting effect in the arteries, which affords a plausible explanation for the absence of clots in the Ugandan male heart arteries.

Japan has very little animal protein in their diet, which is largely vegetarian with much sea food. In 1963, 1964 and 1965, the average death rate from all cancers in the industrial Western nations was 181 per 100,000. In these same years, the death rate from all cancers in Japan was only 107 per 100,000.

Currently in Japan, nearly 80% of males smoke cigarettes. In the U.S., only 30% of males smoke cigarettes, but the death rate from lung cancer is four times higher than in Japan. Great Britain and the United States produce tobacco, which during processing is treated with sugar, unlike in the rest of the world. When smoked, this sugar-treated tobacco produces a strong carcinogen, which is believed to be responsible for some of the higher lung cancer death rate in U.S. and British citizens. The lack of meat in the Japanese diet probably also contributes to their lower incidence of lung cancer.

Leukemia has been observed to increase in direct proportion to the amount of animal protein in the diet. Dr. W. A. Priester of the National Cancer Institute has noted that squamous cell cancer of the eyes in cattle experiences accelerated growth when the cattle's food was supplemented with animal protein.

High iron intake from meat is strongly immunosuppressive. This means that persons eating large amounts of meat will have trouble killing cancer cells, and may be expected to have a higher death rate from cancer. The blacks of Africa have very little iron in their diets, which may explain their freedom from cancer. Bacteria and cancer cells have a great need for iron. Patients with prolonged infections frequently develop iron deficiency anemia as their iron reserves are consumed. The white cell immunocytes, which fight both cancer cells and bacteria, learn to detect both bacteria and cancer cells by the presence of iron in these tumor cells and bacteria. Immunocytes are attracted to iron stores in the body and become attached to these iron deposits. Therefore, persons with excessive stores of iron will have a lack of working immunocytes to kill tumor cells and bacteria.

Dr. William B. Coley, a New York surgeon, did an extensive review of hospital records of cancer patients in the 1890s to see if he could identify any factor that might lead to recovery from cancer. He discovered that an illness with fever often was followed by remission of cancer. This led him to develop a killed vaccine (Coley's toxins) from the streptococcal bacteria that causes erysipelas. These bacterial toxins were quite successful in treating cancer. By 1980 there were 449 well-documented cases of recovery[2] from cancer resulting from bacterial infections that produced fever. One reason these patients recovered was felt to be the development of iron deficiency during the infection. This freed up immunocytes to kill cancer cells.

In 1984 E. D. Weinsberg of Indiana University issued a long report showing that the withholding of iron[3] from the diet was a good way to avoid cancer. He also felt that it was vital to place cancer patients on a low iron diet (meat free). Dr. R. G. Stevens of the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that males with high body stores of iron had more cancer than males with normal body iron reserves. Natives eating vegetarian foods in Africa are consuming only 20% of the quantity of iron found in our high meat diet.

More than 50,000,000 U.S. women are nearly completely free from heart attacks during their menstruating years. Dr. Jerome L. Sullivan, of the Pathology Department of the South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, thinks that the menstrual bleeding prevents the accumulation of toxic stores of iron in the heart[4].

Metals including iron, lead, cadmium, and mercury are known to accumulate below the lining membrane (endothelium) of arteries. This accumulation causes an inflammatory reaction that interferes with the normal flow of oxygen into tissues and the removal of waste products from tissues. This is associated with "patching" of artery walls where the collagen structure is lacking due to a deficiency of vitamin C (Dr. Linus Pauling). In this vitamin C depleted state, the weak portions of arteries where the arterial stream strikes an artery becomes coated with lipoprotein (a) in an attempt by the body to strengthen the damaged artery. Lipoprotein (a) is a very sticky substance that promotes clotting of blood with platelet deposition. This often occurs in areas of an artery where an arterial blood stream entering the artery forcefully strikes the artery wall. The resulting buildup of clot, fibrin, and calcium produces plaques that narrow the arterial stream and slow blood flow. When a sudden clot occurs, patients may experience a heart attack depending on the extent of their extra blood vessels (collateral circulation).

Chelation therapy using EDTA and other beneficial substances such as contained in Essential Daily Defense (malic acid, garlic, carrageenan, betaine, papain, B6, MSM, red yeast, hawthorn berry, silica, beta sitosterol, niacin) slowly and steadily removes these toxic metal deposits at the same time creates a less viscous more freely flowing blood (carrageenan red algae has anti-clotting effects) which prevents new heart attacks and strokes. Over years, arteries can again become wide open.

Post-menopausal women and men can probably reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer by donating blood every three months or by curtailing red meat intake. Monitoring blood iron stores will show if the 3-month blood donating frequency is adequate to lower iron storage levels. Curtailing meat intake will lead to a greater quantity of carbohydrate in the diet. Be sure these carbohydrates are not high glycemic (potatoes, white rice, white bread, pasta, sweets, and bananas), because foods that quickly elevate blood sugar values (highly glycemic) cause the release of large amounts of insulin. This increased output of insulin accelerates aging by causing arteriosclerosis, leading to a shortened life span.

The conventional medical view is that lack of the female hormones after menopause is the cause for women starting to have heart attacks at the same rate as men. The iron explanation appears to make more sense, particularly when there is no convincing evidence that restoration of female hormones has decreased heart disease. Certainly the use of pharmaceutical estrogen (Premarin) and progesterone (Provera) has been proven to be dangerous by increasing the incidence of malignancies.

Make sure your vitamin preparation contains no iron and that you are not getting iron from white bread, baked goods, and cereals, which are often fortified with iron. Whole grain bread and Shredded Wheat contain no iron.

Persons with the hereditary hemolytic anemia (thalassemia major) often have massive iron deposition due to needed blood transfusions. This iron depositing in heart muscle can be fatal at a younger age.

European physicians caring for native patients in Africa are prone to correct "iron deficiency anemia" with prescriptions for iron. This supplemental iron often leads to bacterial infections and malaria because of the immunosuppressive effects on killer white cells.

Biochemist Wayne Martin points out that low-grade vegetable protein[5] such as that eaten in Africa and India may be just as important in preventing cancer as the low iron content seen in these diets. Mark F. McCarty of Pantox Laboratories explains that low-grade vegetable proteins from vegetable diets are lacking in the essential amino acids and high in the non-essential amino acids. This has always been considered to be undesirable in conventional medical thinking. However, the non-essential amino acids found in vegetable proteins cause more glucagon[6] to be produced. This glucagon has anticancer activity.

Glucagon is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which causes the liver to convert glycogen into sugar and to convert the amino acids absorbed from high protein meals into sugar. This capability of glucagon to raise blood sugar values has led many physicians to encourage patients taking insulin to keep injectable glucagon in their refrigerator for emergency use in case of a low blood sugar from a severe insulin reaction.

Glucagon has a favorable influence in cancer patients because it induces the production of cyclic AMP. This increase in cyclic AMP causes cancer cells to regain contact inhibition[7] which makes them less invasive and more benign. The increasing levels of cyclic AMP tend to inhibit IGF-1 (insulin like growth factor) a substance that has caused concern because it may speed up the growth and spread of tumor cells. Glucagon also appears to promote normal death of cancer cells (apoptosis) which tend to be long lived.

Three forms of cancer (breast, prostate, and colon) appear to be prevented by use of a vegan's protein diet. Chinese women in the city of Singapore were studied for breast cancer. The women eating a western diet had a three fold greater risk for developing breast cancer when compared to women eating the vegan's typical diet of northern China (soya, millet).

Discontinuing or decreasing the intake of meat - particularly beef - appears to be a sensible health measure as it could improve immune function leading to more effective resolution of infections and killing of cancer cells. Current concepts about cancer believe that all persons are identifying and killing multitudes of cancer cells as long as their immune system is healthy. Removing the detrimental immunosuppression caused by excessive iron deposition in the body seems likely to improve the performance of our immune systems. Persons not wishing to give up eating meat can probably stay out of trouble by donating blood regularly, which should remove the excess dietary iron. Decreasing the intake of meat - particularly beef - may decrease the risk of both heart attack and cancer.

Footnotes:

1 Lancet Jan. 13, 1990
2 Cancer Research Institute Monograph No. 8, 1980
3 Physiology Review; 64:65-102
4 Sullivan, Jerome L. Iron and the sex difference in heart disease. Lancet June 13, 1981, page 1293
5 Martin, Wayne Atkins Diet May Cause Increase in Heart Attacks and Cancer Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients October 2004 #255 pg. 120 -124
6 McCarty Mark F. Vegan proteins may reduce the risk of cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease by promoting increased glucagon activity Medical Hypothesis (6) 459-483 1999
7 Puck T. T. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 4491-95 Oct. 1977

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Hi Sammy,
We as a church have never made it a test of fellowship. I was a member of the Vegetarian Society which attracted me to this church. When I saw that they had truth on healthful sensible diet, they also must have scriptural truth I thought.

The Government allow inspectors of fisheries 17% of mercury to pass as save for human consumption. Mercury is a poison used in thermometers.

I think we do not need to feed on anything that has a mother. Any addiction is part of the lust of the flesh.

GOD'S ideal for us has always been total vegetarianism. Example, Eden, wilderness of sin experience and John the Baptist. 1.Cor 10 quotes the wilderness experience as our example for the end of the world. No meat or fish eaters in heaven either.
Meat and fish are acids that our bodies take extra efforts to convert to our alkaline blood.
JESUS ate fish because the fisherman had nothing much else to offer.
My parents were both plagued with arthritis and I swore myself that I will never ever get it to cripple me. Any Chiropractitioner should be able to tell you that tea,coffee, alcohol,drugs,meat,fish and white bread is acidity to form stiffenings of the joints. Lack of work or exercises do the same.
Injuries, for example, ask any chiropractitioner how easy it is to treat an injured vegetarian in comparison to a meat eater!!! He can tell quickly w/o you telling him.

JESUS fed the 4 000 with fish and bread. But there are clean and unclean fishes as you know. [MH 312].

Fish are diseased by feeding on sewage of large cities [MH 314-5]. [PP 379].

Spirituality and Health
tobacco is an idol and we usually associate the smoking habit with famous or manly idols [Col.3:5; Eph.5:5] "Brethren, keep yourselves from idols" [1 John 5:21]. Other addictions such as tea and coffee, are stimulants that destroy health. Self-murder can be committed by shortening life through ill health and sicknesses.[Phil.3:19;Rom.16:18; 1 Cor.10:7,13,31]. Thou shalt not kill.

It is not likely that the Holy Spirit of our holy GOD would dwell in those who defile their bodies! "Know you not that you are the temple of GOD, and that the Spirit of GOD dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of GOD, him will GOD destroy." [1 Cor. 3:16,17,19]. "Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of GOD." [1. Cor.10:31]. "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of GOD, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, which is your reasonable service." [Rom.12:1].---no junk foods.

The Bible stresses the necessity of cleansing body and spirit, and perfecting holiness [2 Cor.7:1; Isa. 52:11], because continuation of defiling practices would prevent the entrance into the New Jerusalem [Rev.21:27]. Do you indulge in this inexcusable worldy lust? If so let me beg you to consider that you cannot be presented without spot or wrinkle or fault before GOD [Eph.5:27; Revel.14:5. Decieve not yourself. If you would stand before a holy GOD [Rev.14:1; 2.Cor.7:1]. We are to crucify the lust of the flesh [Gal.5:24]. and make no delay!
----- Original Message -----
From: lee_sammy
To: 'rolf vaessen'
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 12:11 PM
Subject: Pls Help!


Dear Rolf,



Can you help me with a detailed answer for this question:



If Jesus Himself ate fish after His resurrection and before He went up to heaven,

Why do we have to insist on being a total vegetarian?

Isn't Jesus our best example?



Can you give me supporting materials from the Bible, SOP and other authoritative medical or nutritional sources?



Thanks a lot.

 


Does Prayer Purify Food?

The warning in 1 Timothy 4:1-5 against a latter-day apostasy involves a number of heresies--following devils, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from certain foods. Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding has arisen over verse 4, where it is stated that "every creature of God is good." This verse means that every created thing has been made for a purpose. But some suppose it means that every animal is fit to be eaten if it is earnestly prayed over and blessed by the prayer of thanksgiving. This would mean that praying over a buzzard, cockroach, mole, or bat would make it good for food. Such an interpretation would be absurd and dangerous. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7.

To prevent us from drawing any wrong conclusions, Paul hastened to add: "For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer." Verse 5. So the Word of God must first approve it, and then the prayer of thanksgiving will sanctify it to be eaten.

It is helpful to note that the word "meats" in the original language is not limited to flesh foods. The Greek word "broma" simply means "food." We can know that Paul's discussion does not involve biblically unclean animals, because the meats that some had forbidden were foods "which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." Verse 3.

It is easy to find in the Scriptures a description of the food God created to be received with thanksgiving (Genesis 1:29; 3:18; Leviticus 11:1-22). This passage was written to those who "believe and know the truth." God's Word is the truth. Only those who "believe and know" His Word will be led to those things that are "sanctified" and created to "be received with thanksgiving." Those who "sanctify themselves" while continuing to eat unclean meats will be destroyed at Christ's second coming (Isaiah 66:15-17).


Early warning of med hen's disease or the new variant "Creutzfeldt - Jacob disease, prions, bovine spongiform.encephalapathy, scrapie, BSE, CJD, TME and TSE.  These all can be obtained by eating cooked meat or even gelatin. --source:   www.mad-cow.org

Nitrites in Cured Meats Linked to Lung Disease
Researchers have found that people who frequently eat cured meats such as ham, hot dogs and bacon face a higher risk of lung disease. The researchers linked nitrites added as common food preservatives as a possible cause.

People who ate cured meat products at least 14 times a month were 78 per cent more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than people who did not eat these meats, even after the researchers sought to account for many other risk factors including smoking, overall diet and age.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which interfere with normal breathing. Earlier research has linked nitrites to cancer of the pancreas.

Nitrites are highly toxic and are added to food as a poison that kills micro organisms. Nitrites are prohibited in the Australian Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce. Source: The Age May 05 2007

Is Soya good for you?

The natural health people have been telling us for years and years
about the good qualities of the soy bean.

It's just recently when people are starting to look to vegetarianism
as a healthy lifestyle that suddenly several anti-soy "studies"
appear.

I tend to think it's the meat and dairy industry rising up in alarm
that people are finding an alternative food to their product so they
have to put down the soy bean.

As if the natural hormone-like substance (there are no hormones in
soybeans) could ever come even remotely close to the ill effects of
the hormone/disease laden meat and dairy products.

Though any food eaten to excess is not good.
Check out the facts on Soya milk, soya beans and tofu from the real experts:
http://www.soyfacts.com.au
 

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 If the apostle Paul would be alive today, he would certainly warn us of an un-healthy trend in our society that is robbing us of vital energy and the concentration to study our bibles!

  In Australia, every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with diabetes.  Of more concern, for every person diagnosed there is another that remains undiagnosed. 

Put in another way, approximately 1 million Australians have diabetes mellitus, yet only half are aware of it. Surprising?  Not really, as diabetes mellitus is the most common of the serious metabolic diseases of the human race and the symptoms are often overlooked  So, what is it?  What are the symptoms?  Can it be treated?

DIABETES MELLITUS!
Our body's energy comes in the form of glucose, which enters the bloodstream, from digesting food that we eat.  For glucose to get from the bloodstream into our body cells require a substance called insulin.
Insulin is produced by an organ called the pancreas, and is the hormone that opens the cell "doors" so that glucose can enter.  Two things can go wrong.

1. Type 1 Diabetes - The pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, so not enough glucose gets into the cells.  The body compensates by raising glucose levels even higher, to no avail, as the problem is no lack of glucose rather lack of insulin, which opens the cell "doors".  This normally happens to young people, is known as Type 1 diabetes and is typically controlled with insulin injections.

2. Type 2 Diabetes - There is adequate insulin production, but the "doors" of the cells are unwilling to open to let glucose enter.  Again, the body compensates by raising glucose levels even higher, to no avail, as the problem is not lack of glucose, rather the inability of glucose to enter the "door" of the cells.  This normally happens later in life [over 30], and is known as Type 2 diabetes.

In both cases the result is that there is too much glucose circulating in our bloodstream, with no place to go, which can lead to the following:

1.] Excess glucose attracts water to itself, like a magnet, which may lead to:
 . increased thirst
 . frequent [sugary] urination
 . increased blood pressure

2.] Excess glucose causes complications in the body leading to:
 . weight loss or weight gain
 . recurrent infections ie skin, urinary tracts, thrush and dry mouth
 . slow healing cuts and sores.
 . burning and tingling in the feet.
 . blurred vision
 . poor circulation
 . nerve damage [neuropathy].

2.] Lack of energy [glucose] in the cells leads to:
 . hunger [despite eating well]
 . feeling tired and lethargic

Diabetes Mellitus literally means "sugar or honey siphon".  The phrase actually describes diabetes' cardinal symptoms of increased urination of unused glucose, which leads to increased thirst to compensate - literally, the body becomes a sugar siphon.  So what can be done to minimise the risk or minimise symptoms?

Get a check up from your Doctor - The Doctor can perform a very simple Glucose Tolerance test to see if you have diabetes tendencies.  There is much that you can do if the test is positive:

EXERCISE - Regular aerobic [fresh air] exercise eg. 30-40 mins 3 times per week will help regulate blood sugar levels.  A home gym is also excellent and cheap.

HEALTHY EATING - Avoid simple sugars including cakes, lollies and cordials as these flood the bloodstream with too much glucose at once.
Avoid deep fried foods as these increase cardio/circulatory complications.

WEIGHT CONTROL - It has been established that overweight people are more likely to develop diabetes as excess weight appears to promote "insulin resistance" [cell "doors" less willing to open].

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION - Chromium is a mineral that improves insulin sensitivity [cell "doors" open more easily] and reduces the blood sugar levels in Type II diabetes.  200 mcg of chromium twice a day is used in many clinical studies to control blood sugars.
Alpha Lipoic Acid improves glucose utilisation in muscle and therefore reduces blood sugar levels in Type II diabetes.  It also regenerates other anti-oxidants thereby providing anti-oxidant effects, which combat "sugar damage" {Jacob 1999, Konrad 1999].  Sugar clogges the brain [E.G.White 1888].
Gymnema is an Indian herb.  It has been shown to regenerate the insulin producing cells of the pancreas when used continually for 2 years.  immediate benefits include prevention of obesity by reducing the appetite for carbonhydrate [sugar producing] foods.

Your local sugar diabetes association can also privide you with additional info and books on the subject.-Natural Healthy Living.

Our Bible, the holy word of GOD wishes us above all things to be in prosperous health [3Jn].

Are you gluten sensitive? Or gluten intolerant? Then visit the gluten free supermarket here online!
eBook of non labeled gluten free foods'.

Are you looking for a vegetarian recipe cook book? Then visit LULU. $19.95 AUSD in PDF eBook Format here [Lulu is a health pro]

 

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