The original diet GOD established for all His creatures in the beginning was a plant-based diet. "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 which
is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:
and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen.1:29-31.
The eating of animal flesh did not arrive until after the great flood when the survival of life depended on
the sacrifice of life. This method of life's perpetuation has been held from that moment forward. But the
Bible teaches that this will not always be. All carnivorous behavior will, one day, be done away.
Studies have shown that greater physical strength, endurance, longer life, intellectual discernment, judgment, stamina, and
overall far less susceptibility to disease are achieved by a balanced vegetarian diet. Even the tooth decaying plaque on teeth
is virtually nonexistent in those who abstain from dairy products. This is due to the superior nutritional assimilation that
is gained from combinations of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and grains whose combinations through the body’s majestic machinery
produces superior nutrition to that of animal flesh. Science agrees that the shapes of human teeth are not suited for
a carnivorous diet but a vegetarian diet.
Although many populated areas are unable to
maintain a vegetarian diet (those northern and arid regions where the supplement of meat is necessary to sustain life), the
best available diet should always be chosen. All would agree that if eating hamburgers are your only source of food, your
strength of mind, body and will‑power would be greatly weakened. Scripture teaches, "the blood is the life"
(Deut. 12:23). Therefore the quality or purity of the blood determines the quality of life. Impure blood will
corrupt the purity of the life. This is why physical addictions are so harmful, from cigarettes to pharmaceutical drugs,
because the snowballing of accumulations of any toxin in our system creates adverse effects on our well‑being, and ultimately
will affect our reasoning powers and decision making process (the only means by which GOD can reach the hearts of men).
The decisions of the present greatly influence the rewards of the future.
is combative to the laws of health when the food products of cows, birds, fish, even the scavengers of land and sea, are declared
to be the standard by which all plant-based foods have been declared as having lesser value. The literal rampage of
disease that exists today did not exist in the 19th Century. This change in the frequency of disease came
when society abandoned the plant based diet and turned to an animal based diet. Every nation of earth can trace its
exponential rise in disease to the increase of meat consumption. In addition, common sense dictates that whatever antibiotics,
hormones, or diseases are found in the blood and meat of these animals, they are ingested into the human organism, creating
a strain on the immune system and vital organs. It is estimated that 80% of our immune system is in the intestine. Therefore,
the quality of food entering this vital organ determines the overall health of the body. The end result of an animal
diet taxing the body's strength is a whole variety of mental and physical illnesses of which dominate society today, affecting
everything from one's physical productivity to one's sense of morality. There are many ways to incite harmful results
in both moral inclinations and physical reactions through the avenue of diet alone.
Everything from people's cultivated tastes and government intervention to the recommendations of the scientific community
and the profiteering corporations, all of these factors influence where we find ourselves today with its blessings and curses.
The corrupt power of American corporations is paving the way to a global catastrophe in the world's food supply.
They are deliberately making extinct the biodiversity of farm-crop varieties that have historically been nature's
only defense against disease and pest, by producing only one variety of crop: their own and then monopolizing the government
leaders to force farmers into their self-serving scheme, while claiming to benefit society. This kind of meddling never
benefits life! Virtue is never found in man's tampering with the balance of nature. And by the American government's
allowing corporations to patent life (for a fee of course): these men are genetically corrupting the balance of
nature. Repercussions are already felt in the farming community. Everything from the weakening of nutrition
and hybridizing insecticides within the plant itself (where people are eating poisons genetically manipulated within
the crop) to the destruction of productive insect populations while producing resistant strains of unwanted insects.
Corporations are forcing the farming families to abolish decades of careful seed cultivation, for the so-called
benefit of their profit-producing chemical meddling in the fragile balance of nature. There is scientific proof of how
man's meddling with the intricate laws of nature have come back to wreak havoc on our children. Sometimes it
takes as long as ten generations before the threat to human life becomes evident. But that's not the concern of these
corporations. Theirs is the here and now. And the harm that has been done has been irreversible.
The amounts of nutrients found in today's farm crops can be regarded as negligible, when compared to organic farming,
which does not use artificial fertilizers. This is verified by the fact that the amount of nutrition found in a given crop
is determined by the amount of living organisms contained in the soil. And the fact remains that artificially fertilizing
the soil kills the very organisms that provide the superior nutrition, which in turn provides the healthiest life for man.
Just one of a hundred examples: a cup of spinach in the 19th Century contained 250 milligrams of iron. One
cup of spinach today contains less than 5! Today we live in a very malnourished society and this accounts for
the insatiable appetites creating obesity, disease, and emotional instability. Many are incapable of living a rational
life based on their diet alone.
In every conceivable way man has refined his
diet to such an extreme that the majority of popular food combinations are combative to the overall health of the human body.
One mild example: “enriched” bread. The bread‑maker refines (or strips away) the most
nutritious components from the grain, leaving its nearly nutrition-less base. The refined grain is then enriched
with man's calculated amounts of nutrients [isolated vitamins without the natural micronutrients; powdered metals
such as iron, etc. taken from the quarry (of all places)]; and this is presented to society as “enriched”
bread. The human body is incapable of productively assimilating non-plant-based nutrients. We were not designed
to eat rock!
The human body was designed at creation to be most efficient in the assimilation
of natural food sources with little or no processing. Men of science are just now learning the vast complexity of nutrition
(where a simple apple holds an estimated 12,000 micronutrients). Without the micronutrients to accompany the primary
vitamins and minerals the human body’s assimilation of nutrition is disadvantaged. This is why we see companies
putting 1000% RDA of this vitamin, or 3000% of that vitamin in their pills, simply due to the fact that the body passes the
great majority of it through the vital organs, thereby needlessly overtaxing them. Even children’s vitamins are
now discovered to be dangerously harmful to the health of the child. Man's continual meddling with the intricate
laws of nature has led to all manner of harmful consequences. This in turn affects every part of nature that is affected
from man’s meddling. The ripple effect is seen on every front. The obvious effects from our tampering with
the laws of nature are the raging levels of physical and mental illness permeating throughout our society. Whatever body‑system
is overtaxed, whether it be the stomach, intestine, lungs, liver, or kidneys; even the brain: any assault on the organs, inhibiting
their intended function, will deplete the inborn strength of that organ and will lead to it's premature failure.
In summation, the Bible teaches that the motor‑efficiency of the human organism and the strength of its immune system
are determined by the quality of the blood. The quality of the blood is determined by the quality of the environment, water,
diet, sunlight, exercise and rest.
All that we see concerning the turmoil of
life, it is all due to man's irreversible decision to maintain the maximum distance to the ways of His Creator.
This combative stance includes religious as well as atheist advocates. GOD'S intentions of nurturing the physical,
mental, and spiritual nature of His children is available to anyone who will merely walk through the halls of learning, found
in the Holy Bible, and grasp the essence of our Creator's hope and intended purpose for us, for He has never, nor will
ever force His children to walk in His ordained path: it must be a freewill offering. His Word promises the gift of wisdom,
of ingenuity, of courage, and above all, a conquering love, to overcome every deficiency. To walk in a path that honors the
Creator is the most noble work that can be accomplished in this world.