Romans 14, Judging, Food, and Sin

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh maintains that the scriptures have much to say about spiritual problems connected with eating food, with specific proscriptions about eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil , abstaining from eating blood, clean and unclean foods, with specific ways of determining what is clean and what is unclean …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on how people react to impending economic scarcities, observes that moving into the present and living expediency replaces focusing on the future. If we allow expediency to become the dominant factor in our decision-making, we will ignore the future and our responsibilities to follow God's health …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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, …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that the world's food supply has been increasingly contaminated by genetic modification, maintains that any attempt to seek a physical solution is impossible. Consequently, no one should ever permit himself to be in the position of condescending to others who are unable to purchase safe, organic …


Women and Fetuses at Risk!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

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 …


The Food Crisis

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on a UN News Center article on a proposed summit to be held in Rome in 2009 addressing devastating food shortages in the world (with 963 million people in the world are reported as malnourished) suggests that the UN desires to create a "new world food order ." In another article from the …


The Microbe is Nothing, the Terrain is Everything

Commentary by Bill Onisick

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.


Are Things Upside Down? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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 …


Stewardship of God's Temple (Part Two)

Sermon by David F. Maas

Even though individuals do not necessarily practice spiritual fasting for physical reasons, the physical benefits supply types that teach us spiritual things.


Here's to Your Good Health!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


Our Reasonable Service

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

One really cannot have proper spiritual health without maintaining a physical regime of diet, exercise, and rest. We have a responsibility to educate ourselves.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

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 God's Temple (Part One): Controlling Our Appetites

Sermon by David F. Maas

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.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Stewardship of our bodies is (like the Levitical maintenance of the temple) an aspect of holiness, strengthening our relationship with Jesus Christ.


Clean and Unclean Meats

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Nothing about the clean and unclean food laws has changed from the beginning; those statutes continue to transcend the Old and New Covenants.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 14)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


Are Things Upside Down? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the shocking revelation that the Obama Administration has saddled this country with more indebtedness than all other presidential administrations combined, asks whether there is anything the government does well. Government knows how to grow itself (after the manner of virulent cancer cells), …


Did God Change the Law of Clean and Unclean Meats?

'Ready Answer' by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Were the clean and unclean laws abolished at the cross? A closer look at the pertinent New Testament scriptures reveals God's intent.


Eating: How Good It Is! (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

In the West, both food and information are readily available. We need self-control and a dedication to truth in order to live a godly life.


Fast or Famine

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God has used famine as one of the tools to get the Israelites' attention when they violated the terms of the Covenant with Him, forsaking His holy law.


Conditions for Blessings

Sermonette by Martin G. Collins

When people test God's promises, they come to appreciate the blessings which follow obedience to His laws. Most of the blessings we receive today are spiritual.