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.
Stewardship of our bodies is (like the Levitical maintenance of the temple) an aspect of holiness, strengthening our relationship with Jesus Christ.
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.
The church of God today resembles a patient languishing from a deadly disease, resulting from a diet of spiritual junk food and neglecting the bread of life.
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 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 …
One really cannot have proper spiritual health without maintaining a physical regime of diet, exercise, and rest. We have a responsibility to educate ourselves.
Medication error constitutes the deadliest form of 'never events.' The medical community seems more interested in managing disease than in finding its cause.
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 …
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 …
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 …
God is the author of physical rest, as demonstrated by the human need to sleep once in every twenty-four period as well as the sanctified seventh day Sabbath providing spiritual rest and rejuvenation (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15) intended for the entire human race in perpetuity. For the past 6,000 years, …
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, …
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.
Even though individuals do not necessarily practice spiritual fasting for physical reasons, the physical benefits supply types that teach us spiritual things.
We must educate ourselves about this invisible threat; neither industry nor government have been truthful regarding the dangers of this type of radiation.
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.
The Bible frequently uses analogies from physical life to explain spiritual principles. There are over 700 references to eating in Scripture.
Science has ventured into the field of genetics, an area traditionally considered part of God's exclusive domain as Creator. How will God react?
We have a responsibility to analyze our health needs, continually adjusting and changing as we learn, faithfully maintaining the temple of God's Spirit.
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.
America has grown fat, and the sin of gluttony plays a part in it. Obesity is dangerous physically, but it also has a spiritual side.
We must establish an iron clad trust in God for spiritual matters, including healing, rather than having a misguided trust in self or other human beings.
God's church, though responsible to preach scriptural principles on God's health laws, including vaccines, does not dictate how God's people choose.
Despite Abraham's loyalty to God's covenant, Abraham's offspring have violated this covenant, thanklessly squandering the blessings and reaping curses.
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.
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