Category Archives: Vegetarianism
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
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; https://sabbathsermons.com/2009/08/20/the-bible-reason-for-vegetarianism/
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
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
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