Category Archives: Vegetarianism

What Has Diet Got to do with My Salvation?

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When we talk about food and religion we get interesting mixes of opinions and thoughts. Some believe that we are saved by a special diet and some people say because we are saved we don’t need a special diet.


What has health got to do with our salvation? Has health got anything to do with our salvation? Am I saved by having a certain diet? Am I lost because I eat bacon? Am I saved because I don’t eat bacon? How does health and diet impact my spirituality? Many people are divided on the topic. Many texts are used to support that diet has nothing to do with our salvation. Classical texts that are used are Romans.

Romans 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things:another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth:for God hath received him. 4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up:for God is able to make him stand. Read the rest of this entry

Why Ellen White said do not make dress and diet a test and what she really meant


Should meat eating be a test of fellowship?

Many Seventh Day Adventists aren’t aware that Ellen White wrote a letter to A G Daniels urging him to circulate it for all to sign a pledge to dispense with meat eating.  He refused to circulate the letter so Ellen White then had to make the statement, we can’t make meat eating a test because the GC leadership were still eating it so we can’t enforce it on the people.   Isaiah 22:12-14 states clearly that eating clean meat in the day of atonement is a sin that God won’t purge;

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Diet from Eden to Eden


By Nathan Tyler

From the Bible record of history and prophecy.

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13)


God’s people in the end are to restore and rebuild.

“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Isaiah 58:12.

How far back do we go to find the old paths? Read the rest of this entry

12. The Investigative Judgement

By John Thiel, Audio: The Investigative Judegment by Jesus

As we saw in our last study, the sanctuary message was the key that unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. Read the rest of this entry

Why I don’t Eat Meat


By Owen S. Parrett, M.D.

Is a person who does not eat meat peculiar or wise?

My mother told me that when I was a baby I refused to eat any kind of meat. She thought – as many mothers do – that I needed meat to make me grow, so she persisted in giving it to me until I acquired a liking for it. For the past fifty years I have chosen diet that does not include flesh, fish or fowl.

In my practice of medicine I have always told my patients the reason for what I asked them to do. I myself do not like to do anything without knowing why I am doing it, and most other people feel the same way. I am going to tell you why I am a vegetarian and why I believe you should be one to.

I love life and want to live as long as I can. These stirring and eventful days, and I want to know what is going to happen next. I have passed the Biblical three score years and ten, and am thankful to God that I still find the days too short for all I want to do. I still carry a full practice and like to dip into several outside activities, even if for only a few minutes a day. Read the rest of this entry

Colossians 2:16 explained


The Hebrew sanctuary was the not the real thing as it was a shadow of the real. The sacrifices that were being made were not doing very much for the sinner in reality because it didn’t really cleanse him. It was a symbolic function. It did not make him that did the service perfect as it was only in symbolic activities.

Hebrews 10:1 For the Law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

It was a symbolic activity with the holy days, meats and drinks. They were not something that could cleanse a person from sin.

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.

Because these are not the actual body, when Jesus died and the curtain was rent from top to bottom this meant that the ceremonial Laws were no longer to be practised. It was done away with. Don’t let anyone put you back on that symbolic path anymore. It is finished. Let no one judge you in not keeping the ceremonial Laws – meats, drinks and holy days connected with the sanctuary. It’s not necessary, that was done away with. That’s what it means, don’t let anyone judge you for NOT keeping the ceremonial laws.

Isaiah 22 : Fasting in the Anti-Typical Day of Atonement


By Stephen Haskell

Isaiah 22:12 AND IN THAT DAY did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. 22:14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

IN WHAT DAY? The antitypical day of atonement.

“The Saviour says that during the time of the judgment, while individuals are being “accounted” worthy or unworthy, we are to take heed lest we become overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness. Surfeiting is taking too freely of food, whether it be good or bad. Drunkenness is partaking of improper food. We are to be the master, and not the slave of our appetite.” p. 310.

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The Bible Reason for Vegetarianism


By John Thiel

Isaiah 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with  sackcloth:  13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

The Bible says we are to refuse nothing that by way of God has created for us to enjoy;

Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of the which believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good and nothing to refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 1 Tim 4:3,4.

We are clearly told what is the food God has created as nourishment for his human creatures.

And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat (FOOD).  Gen 1:29

After sin entered:

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; Gen 3:18.

At his creation, food for humans was fruits, grains & nuts.  Herbs were created for animals.

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. Gen 1:30. Read the rest of this entry

Vegetarianism – A Test of Fellowship?


By Peter Lausevic

The children of Israel were hoping for the eternal promises that were given by God. They were about to enter the Promised Land. It was in this context that God gave Israel the diet that was to benefit them. He wanted his nation to be representatives of truth to the world. It was promised to Abraham to be a blessing. If Israel accepted the principles of health reform, they would have been the nation that would have instructed the world. However, they failed and rejected the diet.

1 Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6N ow these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

But we see why God planned for them to have a special diet. Not only a special diet. What happened? Why couldn’t those people participate in that?  Why was it that all these promises were unfulfilled to them?

Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

They Failed the Test

They did not have faith. They refused the conditions God gave to them. God gave them the diet and they refused that plan so they could never fulfil the purpose God had in store for them. Therefore, what happened? They died in the wilderness. Two men entered Canaan. Then what happened, they were destroyed and dispersed throughout the nations. Read the rest of this entry

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