The Bible contains 700 references to the act of eating. Eating reminds us that God's provision and human need also apply on a spiritual level.
Stewardship of our bodies is (like the Levitical maintenance of the temple) an aspect of holiness, strengthening our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Proper diet demands responsible choices, and if we do not yield to God's laws governing nutrition, choosing the best foods, we will eventually pay the price.
The cleanliness laws in Leviticus, prescribing cleansing and quarantine, apply to the spiritual dimension as well. God will not tolerate uncleanness.
Good spiritual health follows the same patterns and laws as do physical and psychological health. Any permanent change in character must come from within.
Even though we are already damaged goods when God calls us, by embracing God's truth and seeking His help, we can break the bad habits which enslave us.
Human nature takes chances, assuming the day of reckoning will come later, not sooner. We cannot ignore truth or God's laws without paying a horrific price.
A poor spiritual diet will bring about a weak spiritual condition. What the mind assimilates is exceedingly more important than what the stomach assimilates.
Commitment to a course of action is essential for physical or spiritual success. Faith motivates and sustains right action, protecting us from the yo-yo like fits of starting and stopping. Shallow or incomplete faith is contrasted with complete or mature faith. Our simple faith must transform into mature or enduring faith, which …
Maintaining good health is a vital part of our duty to glorify God. We should study health and ourselves so we can maintain the temple of the Holy Spirit.
We should be more concerned about a compromised immune system than about germs. Instead of fearing the virus, we should fear breaking God's health laws.
Martin Collins, observing that farming and agriculture have always been a part of the way of life for Israel, laments that large agribusiness conglomerates have used genetically modified seeds to wrest control of agriculture away from the common farmer. Genetically engineered foods (especially corn) cause obesity (in both …
We are biological creatures that run down if we fail to provide our bodies with adequate nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other requirements they have.
Martin Collins reports that, because our society has relied so heavily on antibiotics for trivial things, the World Health Organization warns about a coming time when antibiotics will become useless against infections which have developed a stubborn resistance. Over 50% of the prescribed antibiotic drugs are unnecessary, and …
Medication error constitutes the deadliest form of 'never events.' The medical community seems more interested in managing disease than in finding its cause.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the original purpose of fluoridating public water for sterilization (to promote public sterilization), strips away the false claim of the fluoride advocates. Fluoride is the main ingredient in nerve gas, rat poison, and actually intensifies the danger of tooth decay, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes …
John Ritenbaugh, citing I Corinthians 6:18-20, warns young people against the feeling of invincibility of health as they are tempted to commit fornication and adultery. There are physical and spiritual consequences that go with messing around with a harlot. Each individual who makes up God's church is a temple of God's Holy …
Comparing Pasteur's Germ Theory with Béchamp's Terrain theory reveals that the latter is more descriptive of the biological landscape as created by God.
We must educate ourselves about this invisible threat; neither industry nor government have been truthful regarding the dangers of this type of radiation.
The Bible frequently uses analogies from physical life to explain spiritual principles. There are over 700 references to eating in Scripture.
John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that food has always been a point of contention throughout scripture, warns us that food is of a far lesser importance than exercising faith. When we get hung up on food, we have the natural tendency to judge others for their non-compliance of health laws. In this time of genetically modified food, …
John Ritenbaugh reiterates the law of unintended consequences and collateral damage will follow any move or action which does not incorporate the fear of God. Recent studies have discovered that the fluoride placed in our drinking water and our toothpaste has been shown to be a contributory factor in the lowering of IQ. Many …
Even though individuals do not necessarily practice spiritual fasting for physical reasons, the physical benefits supply types that teach us spiritual things.
We have a responsibility to analyze our health needs, continually adjusting and changing as we learn, faithfully maintaining the temple of God's Spirit.
After God's calling, the human body becomes the temple of God's Spirit, a reality which obliges us to care for our bodies because they belong to God.
Both food and information are readily available in the West. What is our approach to them? Our attitude toward and application of them makes all the difference.
One of the most marvelous gifts God has given humanity is water—having both fantastic physical and Spiritual dimensions, serving as the principal emblem or symbol of God's Holy Spirit, the very DNA of our glorified spiritual bodies. Jesus prophesied to the woman at the well (John 4) about living water which would …
Pharmaceuticals push vaccines that have not been properly tested onto a fearful public. The CDC admits that the average drug may contain up to 70 side effects
Martin Collins, exposing the insidious and unrelenting vaccine propaganda emanating from the pharmaceutical industry, which seems to care more about profits than public health, reviews the overwhelming evidence that autism rates are highest in populations where mandatory vaccination is enforced. Flu vaccines have high …
Our physical bodies have a defense system to keep out invaders. Spiritually, how well do we maintain our defenses against error and contamination?
A number of ministers of the greater church of God, forgetting that the fear of man is a snare, have yielded to pressure regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Feasts of God are not vacations, but are holy convocations when God assembles His family for the purpose of enabling us to learn to fear and honor Him.
Peter, while warning about impending suffering, nevertheless distinguishes himself as the apostle of hope, keeping our minds on what is to be rather than what now is.
Jesus calls His disciples "the salt of the earth." Do we know what He meant? Mike Ford explains the spiritual side of this common mineral compound.
Bill Onisick, holding a cluster of grapes which had prematurely dried because of a fungus infection, laments that this blight could have been stopped by proactive maintenance rather than reactive maintenance. In Proverbs 24, we read an allegorical portrayal of a vineyard gone to ruin by neglect and laziness. Poverty and …
We need to be on guard against dissipating our energy, becoming over-immersed in activity and busyness to the point of losing overall effectiveness.