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.
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.
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 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.
Martin Collins focuses upon Satan's modus operandi, namely his predictable pattern of creating confusion followed by destroying the body, mind, and spirit. It does little good to concentrate upon a spiritual problem if we are unwilling to tackle the ancillary physical problem- possibly at least a contributory cause to the larger …
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 …
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.
We are biological creatures that run down if we fail to provide our bodies with adequate nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other requirements they have.
One really cannot have proper spiritual health without maintaining a physical regime of diet, exercise, and rest. We have a responsibility to educate ourselves.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, 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, …
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 …
We must educate ourselves about this invisible threat; neither industry nor government have been truthful regarding the dangers of this type of radiation.
When Jesus heals the paralytic, He makes no bones about the fact that He, as the Son of Man, has the prerogative to forgive sin.
The concrete lining in fracking wells breaks up under high pressure, introducing of oil, gas and/or carcinogenic chemicals into the groundwater supplies.
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 is replete with individuals applying physical remedies (balms, poultices, as well as a competent physician's counsel) in tandem with trusting God.
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.
Chimerism has been increasing as a result of the increased use of medical procedures such as in vitro fertilization, bone marrow transplants, and transfusions.
Even things like poor health can be a good thing in terms of what God is doing with us, even though on the outside it looks like it's bad.
Trials provide an opportunity to inspect our attitudes and actions, prompting us to make adjustments, avoiding further, harsher correction from the Almighty.
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.
If we are not receiving God's correction or chastisement, we should be concerned! God's chastening is what He uses to sanctify His spiritual children.
When Job was afflicted with physical problems, he learned that God was using them to perfect him. Afflictions are intended to bind us together.
Christ empowers His disciples to preach and heal. He is saying there will be an incomplete work of healing and preaching in the run-up to His return.
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.
When Jesus came to His own people, they rejected Him because He did not live up to their preconceived notions of the prophesied Messiah (John 1:11-13), shunning and eventually murdering the uncomely man of sorrow, the suffering servant, the Messiah who was, as prophesied, carrying out His ministry of bearing the sins of all …
Both spiritual and physical healing require us to work intensely, asking for God's merciful intervention while working toward a solution, exercising wisdom.
Jesus teaches the difference between works that cause burdens (work that profanes the Sabbath) and works that relieve burdens. The Father and Son never stop working.
Neither Satan nor his demons cause us to sin; we chose to sin, and we die as a result. We were created upright, but bring judgment on ourselves.