I am going to begin by making a statement, and before we conclude dealing with this subject I believe you will agree with what I am about to say... That is, if you will allow your mind to be challenged with truth, and if after your mind has been challenged with truth, you are willing to accept that truth: You are not a carnivore!
“Animal flesh, along with cow milk, is among the most dangerous and destructive foods one can consume and the cause of high percentage of the physical problems people experience!”I can already hear the howls of protest as person after person retorts: “But we need to eat the flesh of animals and drink their milk to get our protein, to build muscles, and to obtain strength. Rev. Malkmus, how can you make such a statement when the nutritional experts tell us it is an absolute necessity that we consume animal flesh and dairy on a daily basis to be properly nourished?” In response to your question, hold onto your hats, for if you are willing to continue reading, you are going to have opportunity to have challenged some things you have been programmed with since your earliest remembrance. Here is the first question for your consideration:
Are We Instinctively Carnivores (Flesh Eaters)?Place a child in a room with only a chicken and an apple for food. When the child gets hungry, will the child chase the chicken until it catches it, and then sink its teeth into its feathers and flesh, and consume its flesh and blood raw? Or rather, will the child instinctively eat the apple and play with the chicken? If man was designed by God to eat animal flesh, would there not be a natural killer instinct built into him, to chase down and eat the chicken, or any other animal for that matter? Now, place a fox in an enclosure with only a chicken and an apple for food. Will the fox sit down and eat the apple and romp with the chicken? Or rather, will the fox chase the chicken until it catches it, and then instinctively tear into its flesh and eat the flesh and blood raw? In nature, we find basically two kinds of animal – carnivores and herbivores! And you will find that each, in nature, will instinctively seek out the food God designed each to be nourished with – carnivores will seek out and eat the flesh of another animal, while herbivores will seek out and consume only plant foods.
How Can We Tell A Carnivore From An Herbivore?One way you can tell which foods an animal was designed by God to consume is by looking into its mouth and examining its teeth, as well as by observing a few other obvious differences. As you can clearly see from the above, humans are herbivores by God's design. In fact, humans are the exact opposite of a carnivore! Some may claim that we are omnivores (designed to consume both animal flesh and plant sourced foods), but you will find the profile of an omnivore to be almost identical to that of a carnivore. Herbivores eat no flesh, while most carnivores eat some plants. If you take a look at the teeth of a lion or a cat you see what fangs look like – and no, humans do not have them! In order for humans to experience the health God designed their physical body to enjoy, they must consume the foods God designed their physical bodies to be nourished with. And God made it abundantly clear what foods humans were to consume in Genesis 1:29:
“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).”There is no animal flesh to be found in Genesis 1:29 —and may I ask: “Who would better know what foods our physical bodies were designed to be nourished with, than the very Creator of this physical body?” And God did create the human physical body: “So God created man (Genesis 1:27) . . . And God blessed them (verse 28) . . . And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed (verse 29) . . . And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31). According to the Scriptures, God was very pleased with both his human and plant creation, and interestingly, man did not consume the flesh of an animal until some 1,700 years after God exiled man from the Garden of Eden. And of further interest, during those 1,700 years while living on a 100% plant-based Genesis 1:29 diet, there is not a single recorded instance of sickness, and man lived to an average age of 912 years (the age of the patriarchs at death). Now, look very carefully at the circumstances when God gave man permission to consume the flesh of an animal for the very first time:
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth: and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.” ~ Genesis 7:19Clearly, it was only after all garden foods had been destroyed by the flood that God gave man permission to consume the flesh of an animal in Genesis 9:3. Is it not obvious that this exception was for survival purposes and not an indication that God now wanted His human creation to become carnivores? Friend, take a moment and look at your teeth and your nails. Do you have the teeth and nails of a carnivorous animal? It would be good if you just took a moment to examine again at the chart above, and see just how many characteristics your body has that are similar to those of a carnivore.
We Can Learn From NatureFood is our fuel, and when we consume flesh or dairy, we subject our bodies to substances that are very difficult for it to deal with, to the point of becoming sick. With just a little understanding of physiology, one can quickly understand which foods we should allow to enter our body, and which foods items we should avoid. Animals in the wild have obviously not lost the natural instincts God placed within them when He created them — but man has! Carnivores usually eat very sporadically, once a day at most, and then sleep or remain inactive most of the rest of the day. This allows the carnivore time to digest and excrete the waste meat produces. Herbivores, by contrast, eat often and remain awake and active most of the day. Most carnivores die very young if you compare their longevity to that of herbivores. Animal flesh and plant source foods are utilized and decompose very differently within the body. This provides another clear indication of which foods each animal creation was designed by God to consume. Plant materials decompose into basic chemical elements, while flesh rots as it decays. Carnivorous animals have very short intestines (about 3-times body length) to allow for the rapid removal of the flesh food from the body before putrefaction sets in. It is just the reverse with herbivores, which have a very long intestine (6 times body length). This long intestine allows for the absorption of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc., the plant-sourced foods contain. When humans consume the flesh of an animal, because it contains no fiber (as do plant sourced foods) it moves very sluggishly through the 30 feet of tubing in our digestive tract. And since this tubing is a very warm, moist environment, the flesh putrefies. This rotting flesh in the intestinal tract not only is the cause of body odor, but the cause of myriad physical problems, including IBS, colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and the list goes on and on.
Align Your Body With God and NatureIf we desire the health God designed our physical bodies to experience, we must align our body with its biological and physiological make up. Clearly, when we look at the physical body we each possess, we see a body that was designed by God to be nourished exclusively with plant foods. And when we look around us, we clearly see the consequences in physical breakdown man experienced as a result of eating foods found outside of the garden – especially when man consumes animal sourced foods. If we want to improve our health, and experience the health God designed for these physical bodies we each possess, we must bring what we eat in line with our physiological make up, and what God told us we should eat in Genesis 1:29. For far too long, the Christian community has tried to emulate the world’s eating habits. Almost everyone today is falling into the common ditch of sickness, both Christian and non-Christian, because each has abandoned God’s instruction as to what they were to consume for food. It is only those who have returned to eating exclusively garden foods who are escaping the physical ills of our day. We need to realize that it is only when man stops consuming animal sourced foods, both flesh and dairy, that we will be able to eliminate most of the diseases that are making mankind sick and causing early and untimely deaths! Consuming animal sourced foods (meat and/or dairy) are either the cause of, or a contributing cause of heart attacks, strokes, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, gout, asthma, allergies, asthma, osteoporosis, acid stomach, heartburn, and more. Modern medical research is focused on finding cures for cancer and heart disease and for the obesity epidemic overwhelming our meat and dairy consuming world, along with all the rest of the physical problems people suffer with today. Unfortunately, until man aligns himself with God’s original Genesis 1:29 diet and with the natural laws God established in nature, all the money spent on searching for solutions to our physical ills will be in vain.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:19Do you still think that you are a carnivore? Do the obvious signs in nature and God's Word compel you to re-think what you have been taught by men? If you are willing to challenge your mind with the truth, may I suggest The Hallelujah Diet? If you are not already on The Hallelujah Diet, click here to give it a try! Multitudes have made this diet change that we teach here at Hallelujah Acres, and experienced normalization of weight, as well as the elimination of almost all their physical problems.
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.