Updated: May 18
We are born. Then by choice, we spend the rest of our lives dying. What happened to treating our bodies as a temple? What if we are committing the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 10th commandment every single day?
Yes, Grace is ours, but if this is your excuse, why not commit every other possible sin while you are at it?
What happened to appreciating health?
After all, the greatest wealth IS health.
Are you not making gods of your addictions (1st & 2nd)? With all due respect, if you love a food, snack or drink so much you cannot live without it, then yes, in reality you are. I am told this every single day by people who steadfastly put as much adoration into these things as they should put into He who they profess to worship. Check out any food, cigarette, drink or alcohol advert - tell me they are not blatant examples of idolatory.
Do you keep the Sabbath holy (4th) ? Without arguing over the true Sabbath (it was originally Saturday), do you consider the number of animals killed on Saturday and Sunday each week, just so you can chow down? In some deep-seated Christian communities, it is not unusual for the men of the family to go out and kill an animal for the family meal, complete with Grace uttered to somehow bless this burnt offering.
Do you physically kill the creatures you consume or do you pay for someone else to do this? There is no way around it. Thou shalt not kill (6th) meant you shall not kill. It did not end with the words 'other humans'. Murder by default is still murder.
Come on, admit it. What do you dream or obsess over? "I'd kill for a steak" or "I NEED an icecream or chocolate or burger " while drooling at that image is still coveting as much aswanting someone's house or car or whatever other possession is in question
The most ardent opposition I have received while attempting to share a little Biblical health, was from good Christians, with all manner of excuse. The most common excuse was that we have dominion and our meat must be seen as a sacrifice to God. Really? Well, if you really get into it, 'meat' originally meant 'food'. But aside from that, IF we were to sacrifice surely God would want a painless, quick, clean death for that poor creature?
Have you ever seen, in person, the horrific cruelty involved in the breeding and processing of your meat, fish and dairy food? You say you do not adhere to the secular world, well - when it comes to food, yes, sadly most still do. A holocaust to the tune of 200 MILLION sentient beings every single day - are you okay with that? Moreover, what are you going to do about it?
Right now, as 'Australia burns' (2019/20 wild fires) the media are flat out reporting about heartbroken farmers having to shoot their animals. Where is that heartbreak for the animals they breed and are paid to kill or have killed every single day? People are understandably heartbroken about the half a million wildlife creatures burned to death; where is that same heartbreak for the animals they continue to consume. "Let's hold a sausage sizzle or barbecue to raise funds." Irony, addiction or sickness?
Here we go again...
I can already hear you say it. Yes, I really must bring up the V word when it comes to your health. Read the real research. There is NOTHING healthy or wholesome about the procurement or consumption of meat, fish and dairy.
But aside from that, self abuse is almost ritualistic in today's world. Gluttony, greed and stuffing yourself full to the point of bursting; gorging on alcohol and other stimulants, all capable of destroying the very organs you need to function is so normal now that to go ANYWHERE and do the opposite is met with negativity and judgement. Obesity now affects around ONE in FOUR people - including children - and it is somehow more insulting to point this out than realise or admit abuse and self abuse!
Wash your body inside and out?
Sounds funny, doesn't it? Do you turn your nose up at the thought of a detox, enema or colonic irrigation? Did you know that your body has 24/7 processes in place which have the function of cleansing inside and out? And what do we do - slather on chemicals, breathe in addictive toxins, while eating and drinking pseudo food which causes such a constant state of hyperacidity that we struggle to go a day without pain or dependence on something, anything to try and force our bodies to do their jobs. So, why do you wash your body on the outside, being sure to slough away dead cells, bacteria and dirt, while consuming the very same... Dead cells (flesh and dairy) complete with disease causing bacteria and resulting necrosing, simmering sludge which we then expect to magically turn out a healthy state.
And you believe you eat to God's glory?
If you killed yourself rapidly and violently, it would be suicide. Yet without realising it, most people today are self sabotaging, defiling their own temple (body) slowly killing themselves and their families - yet would never admit to suicide or murder. Sadly, most Christians would gladly self abuse while praying for that 'food' to be blessed and magically bring about health, than giving 5 minutes' consideration of healthy living according to the Word.
Imagine living in a city of 2 million people, without ANY sickness, without the need for a single hospital. Don't believe me? Take the time to watch Doug Batchelor on this topic; I guarantee you will change your mind.
So, what is the free health plan?
You probably wont believe me, let alone put it to the test. What if I said try it for a year and if it fails, sue me? It cannot fail, unless you take shortcuts or give up. But change your habits for a year and your life will change for good.
It means changing your diet. Call it the Daniel diet, or plant based diet, or whatever you want to call it.
It means no longer waiting until AFTER your body gives up, to go and see a health expert to see why your body is screaming.
It means breathing and exercise and removing toxic chemicals from your life.
It means giving up things that are killing you - cigarettes, habitual alcohol, sugar, processed foods, unnecessary pharmaceuticals, meat & dairy.
It means partaking of what God left here for us - herbs, seeds, nuts, plants, fresh water.
It means consulting with a HEALTH expert rather than a sickness expert.
It means leaving surgery and pharmaceuticals as a last resort rather than your only option.
I dare you.