On day three of creation, God said:
"Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb (vegetable) yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. . . and God saw that it was good." ~ Genesis 1:11-12But without a source of light and heat, neither plant life nor human life could be sustained. And so, on day four of creation:
"God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day (the sun), and the lesser light to rule the night (the moon): he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth." ~ Genesis 1:16-17Have you ever thought about this? If the earth were in an orbit that was only slightly closer to the sun, or if the earth's circumference was only slightly greater, the earth would not be able to sustain life! Why? Because the sun’s heat would destroy all life...plant, animal, and human. Conversely, if the earth were in an orbit only slightly further from the sun, or if its circumference was only slightly less, the earth would not be able to sustain life either! Why? Because everything would freeze to death! My friend, God hung the earth in just the exact place in the universe so that the earth could support life! No other planet or star has this precise placement! What an awesome testament to the wisdom of our God who created it all! And consider this:
"Nevertheless He left not himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness." ~ Acts 14:17 ". . . All things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." ~ Colossians 1:16-17To think that all of this precision just happened by chance is beyond my comprehension. With these verses as an introduction, let's look at the effect that temperature has upon life... and death
How Temperature Affects the Human Physical BodyHave you ever thought about the effect temperature has on the physical body? For instance, if a person has a fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, do we get concerned? Of course we do! How about if the temperature rises to 106 degrees? At the temperature of 106 degrees we become extremely concerned! Why? Because when the internal temperature of the physical body reaches 107, brain cells start to scramble and die, and by the time the internal temperature of the body reaches 108, that person is usually dead! Several years ago, I was in the Detroit area one hot summer day, driving to a seminar location, where I was to deliver my "God’s Way to Ultimate Health" message. As I was driving, I was listening to the local news. What I heard on the newscast that day is something I have never forgotten, because it revealed to me just how greatly the sun's heat can affect life. On the news that day, they were telling of a mother who had hastened home with her three children from a shopping trip because she did not want to miss the beginning of her soap opera. As she pulled into their driveway, it was just about time for her program to begin. Not wanting to miss a minute of the story, the woman jumped out of the car and ran into the house, leaving her three children behind in the car, on a very hot July day. It wasn't until 90 minutes later that she remembered the children. When she went out to the car, she found that the two older children, who could walk, had gotten out of the car, but had closed the car door behind them. The youngest child, still in the car seat, had been left trapped in that very hot automobile. The mother found the child still alive and still breathing. She rushed to the hospital where doctors found the child's internal temperature to be 107 degrees. The child lived, but suffered permanent and severe brain damage, and they were talking about bringing criminal charges against the mother for neglect. About a month later, on a very hot August day, as I was driving to a seminar near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, listening to the local news, I heard an almost identical scenario to the Detroit incident of the effect heat could have upon the human physical body. Only this time, when the mother went out to the car, she found her child unconscious, yet still breathing. She rushed the child to the hospital. The internal temperature was 108, and the child died. How tragic, and yet we hear almost every summer of similarly sad incidents.
How Heat Affects the Foods We EatIn addition to understanding what happens to the human physical body when it is exposed to high temperatures, there is something else of utmost importance that we need to understand, too: the effect temperature has on the life in the foods we eat! For instance, at approximately 107 degrees Fahrenheit, the enzymes — the life force found in raw fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts — start to break down. And by approximately 122 degrees, all enzymatic activity (life force) has ceased, destroyed by heat, and that food is now dead. At approximately 150 degrees Fahrenheit, the protein molecules within food start to break down, and by approximately 160 degrees, the molecular structure of the protein has been totally deranged. This is demonstrated vividly when a raw egg white (which is comprised of almost 100% protein) hits a hot frying pan. Before our very eyes the clear, liquid jelly-like substance surrounding the yolk becomes firm and white. Sadly, before most of the food we eat today is consumed, it is placed in or on a heat source. We boil many of our vegetables in water at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or steam our vegetables at a temperature of 212 degrees. Many of our foods are baked in ovens at even higher temperatures. A slow oven starts at about 250 degrees, while other foods are baked in ovens at over 400 degrees. Or we cook our food in a microwave. Do not all of these heat sources produce temperatures that destroy the life within the food? Of course they do!
The Zookeeper’s DilemmaBack in the 1920s, zookeepers thought they could economize by buying up and feeding the carnivorous animals the leftover cooked meats from the restaurants. But this practice was soon abandoned because the zoo animals being fed with this cooked flesh were getting sick and dying. That’s the reason that when you go to a zoo today, you will find the carnivorous zoo animals are always fed their flesh food in its uncooked, raw form. All carnivorous animals in the wild, also and always, eat the flesh in its raw, uncooked form!
Do This 4-Step Experiment to Prove Cooked Foods Are Dead FoodsIt is easy to prove that cooked foods are dead foods!
- Go to the store and buy 5 raw carrots.
- Bring them home, cut ½ inch off of the stem end of the first carrot, and place it in a shallow container of water and monitor its growth. You should start to see tiny roots emerge in a matter of days.
- Take the other 4 carrots and place each of them in a different heat source – boil one, steam one, bake one, and microwave one.
- Next, take each of the cooked carrots out of their heat sources, cut ½ inch off of each of their stem ends and place them in a shallow basin of water and monitor their growth. No matter how long you wait, nothing will happen.