If we are going to restore our health “God’s way” we must stop nourishing our body’s the “world’s way”. For the first 42 years of my life I nourished my body the “world’s way.” As a result, I suffered numerous physical problems, culminating with colon cancer at age 42. After being told I had cancer, I stopped nourishing my body the world’s way and began nourishing my body God’s way on the advice of evangelist Lester Roloff. The result: My cancer quickly disappeared, without any medical intervention, and I stopped getting sick. It has been 36 years since I stopped nourishing my body the world’s way and I am still experiencing excellent health only a few years from my 80th birthday. I have already outlived both my parents by 13 years (they both ate the world’s diet) — and I am only five years from outliving my longest living ancestor that I am aware of. Do I believe it is diet that has and is making the difference? ABSOLUTELY!
What's Wrong With What People Eat TodayAlmost everything a person eats today is contrary to what God designed our physical bodies to be nourished with and what science reveals we should be eating if we want to avoid disease and experience health (read The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell). Dr. Campbell has done more research on the relationship of diet to disease than any other researcher in history. His book reveals how the world's diet is the cause of almost every physical problem we experience and how God’s diet, as revealed in Genesis 1:29, will not only prevent sickness but restore health to most who adopt it. Sadly, Satan’s subtle attacks come in various forms, sometimes even creating confusion among leaders in the alternative health field. These leaders go against abundant scientific research and undeniable clinical experience of Dr. Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, among others. In so doing, they condemn God’s Genesis 1:29 way of nourishing our God created bodies. In addition to what Dr. Campbell’s research reveals, tens of thousands of people have written me over the past 20 years to report that when they stopped consuming the world’s diet, and began nourishing their bodies God’s way, over 170 different physical problems disappeared and they didn’t get sick anymore. Are you aware that God wants His children to be in health?
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and BE IN HEALTH, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2)However, even though it is clear that God wants His people to “be in health” they are not. Here is an example of just how sick our generation is...
Let's Take A Look At The Health of People TodayHere are some statistics from the Statistical Abstract of the United States, as published by the U. S. Department of Commerce:
- Cardiovascular diseases affect 80% of all Americans
- 33% of all Americans develop cancer
- Over 6.5 million Americans suffer with diabetes
- 77% of the adult population suffers with arthritis and rheumatic disorders
- Over 25 million suffer from asthma, bronchitis or emphysema
- 15 million suffer from ulcers
- 10 million are migraine sufferers
- Over 50% suffer chronic digestive disorders
- 80 million suffer from allergies
- 22 million suffer mental illness’
- 98% have bad teeth and 31 million have no teeth of their own
- 70% are overweight and 80 million are classified as obese
- Nearly 90% of our children cannot pass a minimum physical fitness test
The World's Diet Is A Weapon of Mass DestructionFollowing is an interesting verse in the bible concerning the word “weapon.”
“Wisdom is better than weapons of war.” (Ecclesiastes 9:18)Most Christians realize that we have an “adversary” whom the Bible refers to as “the devil”:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)One of this adversary’s primary functions is to frustrate and if possible, destroy the work of the Lord. I personally believe that one of devil's greatest tools is to weaken and prematurely destroy the physical bodies (temples) of God’s people. He does this so that they cannot effectively do the work of the Lord and fulfill the ministry to which God has called them. What better way to do this than to get God’s people to consume foods that are harmful to their physical bodies! If we go back to the book of Genesis, we will see the devil used food as a means of frustrating God’s plan over 6,000 years ago, right there in the Garden of Eden, when Eve ate something God had said should not be eaten:
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying; Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest therof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)By eating something God said should not be eaten, sin entered the world, man was banished from the Garden, separated from God, and had to earn his “bread” (food) by the sweat of his brow.” But God, in His great love, for us provided a means of restoring man to a right relationship with Him through his Son, Jesus Christ:
“But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. . . . Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in BONDAGE.” (Galatians 4:4-9)
Christians Are In Bondage To The World's DietThe Standard American Diet (SAD) most people consume is the world’s diet, which stands in stark contrast to God’s diet as revealed in Genesis 1:29. And truly, the world’s diet is a weapon of mass destruction evidenced by the poor health of the Christian community and the constant prayers for the healing by God’s people. If you are a Christian, you KNOW we have an “adversary” – The Bible refers to our adversary as the “devil” in I Peter 5:8 as referenced above. But do you realize there is a second part to that verse? It is to this second part of the verse I want to call our attention next:“Whom RESIST steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” Again, one of the adversary’s primary functions is to frustrate and, if possible, destroy the work of the Lord. We see this all too often when a pastor or missionary or one of God’s servants develops cancer as a result of eating the world’s diet, and then dies after pursuing the world’s medical system in an attempt to restore their health.
Our Physical Bodies Are God's TemplesOne of the devil's greatest tools is to weaken and prematurely destroy the physical bodies of believers. Are you aware scriptures refer to our body as “the TEMPLE” of the Holy Ghost”?
“What? Know ye not that YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:19)The Bible also tells us that we should “glorify God in our body . . . .” Friend, we cannot glorify God in our body when we place things into our body that will destroy it, and that is exactly what the Standard American Diet (SAD) does. And another thing... If you are a Christian, your body no longer belongs to you, but rather it was purchased by God and became His property when you accepted Him who loved you and gave Himself a ransom for you.
“Who will have all men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6)Now when we “defile the temple” (the physical body) the Bible tells us that there are consequences:
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)And now for the climax to what I have been trying to say:
“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (1 Corinthians 3:17-18)The Standard American Diet (SAD), the world’s diet, is being used by the devil not only to deceive the believer as to what they should eat, but this same diet is what causes almost every physical and even psychological problem we experience. It is the cause of almost every problem we pray for fellow Christians to be healed of. This diet is also the very thing that shortens our lives and ministries. It causes so many Christians to leave this world prematurely — before they have completed the ministry God has called them to. This senseless and unnecessary destruction of the physical bodies of God’s children needs to cease.