Flesh a necessity for our survival or not
In the beginning God gave our first parents Adam and Eve all the food necessary for a total Physical, Mental, and spiritual lifestyle, a lifestyle that would never cease to bring vitality and endurance to, the perfect. Anatomy that He had created in the likeness of Himself. It was contradictory to His plan at creation to have the life of any creature taken.
There was to be no death, or disease, in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was all the nourishment required for man’s needs. In creating man’s food on the third day when He said and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself after His kind: and God saw that it was good.
The Lord showed what the best diet for his well-being was. Only after the flood did God give man permission to eat animal food. Those individuals, who lived before the flood after man sinned, ate animal food to gratify their sinful lusts, and this continued until their cup of iniquity was full with God, and He “repented that He had made man on the earth and it grieved Him at His heart.”
After the flood God permitted man to continue to eat animal food to shorten their sinful lives. Soon after the flood, mankind began to rapidly decrease in size, and in length of years. It was never Gods will that we should gratify our appetites, by the killing of animals as a means of survival. If we are to be a peculiar people in God’s sight, we must exercise temperance in all things.
Health reform and the elimination of eating animals must be one of our main priorities if we are to endure to the end, and finish this race in preparation to live throughout eternity with our Lord and Savior. The word of God warns us that unless we abstain from fleshly lusts, the physical nature will always be brought into conflict with our spiritual nature.
Thus warfare is forever in battle between our propensities toward the lust of the flesh, imperiled by the indulgence of appetites that is unsanctioned by heaven, and what Gods originally plan for our well-being was intended for us from the beginning in the Garden of Eden.
And If we would always focus on Paul’s words in Romans 12:1,2 “I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what that is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
The tissues of the swine swarm with parasites. Of the swine, God said, It is unclean unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass. This command was given because swine’s flesh is unfit for food. Swine are scavengers, and this is the only use they were intended to serve.
Never, under any circumstances, was their flesh to be eaten by human beings. One reason for God’s rule forbidding pork is that the digestive system of a pig is completely different from that of a cow. It is similar to ours, in that the stomach is very acidic. Pigs are gluttonous, never knowing when to stop eating.
Their stomach acids become diluted because of the volume of food, allowing all kinds of vermin, Parasites, bacteria, viruses, and toxins to pass into the pigs flesh, because of their overeating. These toxins and infectious agents can be passed on to humans as well when they eat a pig’s flesh. Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans.
This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler months. Sausage contains bits of pigs’ lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during epidemics of influenza. Eating pork can also lead to gallstones and obesity, probably due to its high cholesterol and saturated fat content.
The pig is the main carrier of the taenia solium worm, which is found it its flesh. These tapeworms are found in human intestines with greater frequency in nations where pigs are eaten. This type of tapeworm can pass through the intestines and affect many other organs, and is incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage.
In the U.S., three of the six most common food-borne parasitic diseases of humans are associated with pork consumption. These include toxoplasmosis, taeniases or cysticercosis caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium and trichinellosis.
Beef can harbor a deadly new germ, called e.coli O157:H7. This new germ is now a major cause of serious food poisoning. Beef and dairy cattle can carry the germ with no apparent adverse health effects. The germ, found in cattle feces, has contaminated beef and produce grown with cow manure.
So far it has killed dozens of people and sickened thousands. In August, 1997, 25 million pounds of beef were recalled, the largest food recall in the world’s history, because of O157:H7 contamination of beef destined to Burger King restaurants.
The precautions against the germ – including cooking to 160º F (71º C) – reveals a disgusting side of beef production – there is no way to prevent fecal contamination during slaughter There are numerous claims today about saturated fat.
Some claim that we do not need any saturated fat to survive, or that all saturated fat is bad, while others tell us to eat freely and that this substance is essential for our health. While not all saturated fat is bad, saturated fat from animal products like meat appears to directly affect the function of our cardiovascular system in many negative ways.
Not only is it linked to putting a strain on one’s heart through possible fat deposits in the arteries, increasing one’s blood pressure and causing artery damage, but it is the major fat responsible for dangerous weight gain. Today’s meat is even higher than ever in fat because of how the animals are raised, with no exercise or natural grazing capabilities.
Hence they sit in a cage and are over fed, which leads to higher than normal unhealthy fat deposits. Besides the increased chances of colon cancer, meat can cause a lot of digestive disturbances for the very same reasons. Meat takes a long time to pass through the intestines, where during this time it putrefies.
Putrefaction produces toxins and amines that accumulate in the liver, kidneys and large intestines, destroys bacterial cultures and causes degeneration of the lining of the small intestine. Over a few years of a regular meat diet, putrefied meat is going to adhere to the lining of your intestines, where it often causes various digestive problems such as IBS, stomach cramps, prolapsed colons, haemorrhoids, constipation and many other problems that are not even directly linked to the intestines.
Quite simply, chickens are the most abused animals on the planet. Chickens raised for their flesh are packed by the thousands into massive sheds. They are fed large amounts of antibiotics and drugs to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them.
The antibiotics make chickens grow so large, so fast that they often become crippled under their own weight, bigger is better, This reckless use of antibiotics also makes drugs less effective for treating humans by speeding up the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Only seven weeks after they are born, chickens are crowded onto trucks that transport them to the slaughterhouse. Tens of millions of chickens have their wings and legs broken in the process every year. They are trucked through all weather extremes, sometimes over hundreds of miles, without any food or water.
At slaughter, chickens are hung upside-down and have their throats slit, and they are often scalded to death in defeathering tanks A USDA study found that more than 99 percent of broiler chicken carcasses sold in stores had detectable levels of E. coli, indicating fecal contamination.
In other words, if you’re eating chicken flesh, you’re almost certainly eating poop. Consumer Reports states there are “1.1 million or more Americans sickened each year by undercooked, tainted chicken.” Chicken flesh is also loaded with dangerous levels of arsenic, which can cause cancer, dementia, neurological problems, and other ailments in humans.
Men’s Health magazine recently ranked supermarket chicken number one in their list of the “10 Dirtiest Foods” because of the high rate of bacterial contamination. Both the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization say that if the avian flu virus spreads to the United States, it could be caught simply by eating undercooked chicken flesh or eggs, eating food prepared on the same cutting board as infected meat or eggs, or even touching eggshells contaminated with the disease.
Chicken flesh and eggs are packed with cholesterol—a 3-ounce piece of skinless chicken breast meat has as much cholesterol as beef, and just one egg has nearly three times as much! This cholesterol, along with a high intake of animal fats, blocks arteries and causes heart disease.
Due to industrial pollution there are some risks for a buildup of contaminants in your body. The primary contaminant is mercury. Excess mercury accumulates in waterways and shows up in fish as the highly toxic methyl mercury.
If you eat fish that contains methyl mercury, the toxin can accumulate and remain in your body for up to a year. Fish may also contain other contaminants due to pollution. For most people, the amount of mercury ingested from fish is not a health concern. However, even small amounts of mercury may be harmful to developing fetuses, babies and young children.
In many places fish become so contaminated by the filth on which they feed as to be a cause of disease. This is especially the case where the fish come in contact with the sewage of large cities.
The fish that are fed on the contents of the drains may pass into distant waters, and may be caught where the water is pure and fresh. Thus when used as food they bring disease and death on those who do not suspect the danger.
Flesh was never the best food; but its use is now doubly objectionable, since disease in Animals is so rapidly increasing. There are many in the Christian community who feel that they cannot get along without flesh foods; but if they would place themselves on the Lord’s side, forever walking in the way of His guidance, they would receive strength and wisdom as did Daniel and his fellow companions when they refused to eat the king’s meat.
They would also thru faith in His word realize that God through His Spirit would give them sound judgment in all areas of healthy living. Many would be surprised to see how much more healthy they would be by the self-denial of animal foods as they keep their eyes stayed on the transforming power of Christ.
We as Christians are all, now being tested, and tried in preparation for the final stretch to the finish line, as we look forward to receiving that ultimate prize, Gods pure and holy kingdom. All of us as Christian have been baptized into Christ abiding love and grace, and if we would act our part as Gods Children, by separating from everything that would diminish our health in the sight of God, and gain strength as we grow in Christ who is the foundation, and center, of our mind and body.