“Veganism in Light of the Bible” Independent, Fundamental Baptist Preaching

“Veganism in Light of the Bible” Independent, Fundamental Baptist Preaching



Luke chapter number 24, the part that I would
like to focus on is beginning in verse number
36 where the bible reads, “And as they thus
spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst them,
and saith unto them, Peace unto you. They
were terrified and are frightened, and supposing
that they had seen a spirit. And He said unto
them, why are you troubled? and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts? Behold my hand and my
feet, that it is I myself, handle me and see
for a spirit half not flesh and bones, as
ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken,
he showed them his hands and his feet. And
while they yet believe not for joy, and wondered,
he said unto them, Have ye hear any meat?
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish,
and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did
eat before them.”
I want to focus on that question that Jesus
ask there, “Have ye here any meat?” The title
of my sermon tonight, is veganism in light
of the bible. Now, also a lot of what I’m
going to preach on covers vegetarianism as
well. I’m not here to offend anybody or hurt
anybody’s feeling tonight, you can eat whatever
you want, but eating is something that we
do multiple times per day, it’s a pretty important
part of our lives. The bible has a lot to
say about food and we will be remiss to completely
ignore scripture on such a key part of our
lives and our lifestyle. We should look at
what the bible teaches.
If we’re going to consider veganism or vegetarianism,
we should consider in light of the bible,
in light of what the bible teaches. First
of all, I want to start with Jesus Christ
himself, because he is the example, he was
the perfect man, he was tempted in all points,
because we are yet without sin. He was the
ideal man. God did not give the spirit by
measure unto him. He was totally righteous.
Everything that he did was right, he went
about doing good, and he left us an example
that we should walk in his steps.
What I want to start out by showing you is
that Jesus Christ was not vegan, neither was
he vegetarian. In this passage, we clearly
see Jesus eating a piece of broiled fish and
an honeycomb, and neither of these are vegan
approved. Because veganism teaches, “Don’t
eat any animal product.” That would be meat,
that would be dairy, that would be eggs, that
would be honey, anything that is produced
by animals or comes from an animal, is not
something that we’re supposed to eat, according
to veganism. Yet the bible is clear here that
Jesus Christ, the son of God and his glorified
resurrected form is chowing down on fish and
honeycomb. Now you say, “Why is it that Jesus
is eating fish and honeycomb?”
I believe that the most important reason why
he’s eating this is to prove that it was a
bodily resurrection, makes it really clear
here. They thought they’d seen a spirit or
a ghost, and he is telling them, “No, a spirit
have not flesh and bone, as you see me to
have.” I believe that the bible records him
eating food just to really drive in the fact
that he was physically there and that he had
bodily resurrected. Now why did they give
him a piece of a broiled fish? Why did they
give him a honeycomb? Clearly because that
is what they were eating, that’s what they
had in stock, and so they handed it to him.
Let’s go back to Isaiah chapter 7, let’s go
back to Christ infancy, even when Jesus was
just a baby, even when he was just a young
child. Now, obviously every baby starts out
with nothing but mother’s milk, that’s the
only sustenance coming in. It is not healthy
to give a child anything other than mother’s
milk when it’s a newborn, that’s what you’re
supposed to give it. For some reason they
cent give mother’s milk, then people will
often give the child formula, but you can’t
just give a new born baby normal food. This
is why there is no such thing as a lifelong
vegan, it doesn’t exist. Because a baby starts
out drinking milk, and if you give a baby
a vegan diet, it will die. In fact there is
a woman who was charged with the crime few
years ago, because she was this die hard vegan,
and after just a few weeks she wanted to get
the baby on a vegan diet, and the baby died,
because she wasn’t giving it milk, she was
giving it plant based products, and it wasn’t
what it needed.
Therefore, there’s no such thing as a lifelong
vegan. Let’s look at baby Jesus or toddler
Jesus, the bible says and in Isaiah 7:14,
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you
a sign, behold a virgin shall conceive and
bear a son and shall his name Immanuel. Butter
and honey shall he eat that he may know to
refuse the evil and choose the good.” Butter
and honey are both being listed as good foods
and they’re both animal based products, non-vegan.
Look at 7:21, the bible says, “And it shall
come to pass in that day, that a man shall
nourish a young cow, and two sheep. And it
shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk
that they shall give he shall eat butter,
for butter and honey shall every one eat that
is left in the land.”
We see here, not just a mother’s milk but
also cow’s milk being consumed, and also butter
from the cow, and also honey. Now, if you
would, flip over to Genesis 18, because as
I was studying this, and I thought about the
life of Christ. I was preparing this sermon,
I said to my wife, “I know that the bible
is perfect, and I would never want to tamper
with the bible.” God’s word is perfect in
every way, and I don’t mean this in a blasphemous
way, but I said to my wife, I said, “I just
wish that there was an example of Christ eating
beef in the bible.” I’m not trying to tamper
with the scripture. There are some that are
vegetarians and they say that fish isn’t really
meat, like the meatless Friday where the Catholics
don’t eat meat but they allow fish.
I was just thinking, I’m not trying to change
the bible, I love the bible the way it is,
but wouldn’t it be great if we just had an
example of Jesus eating beef, eating red meat,
just a burger, a stake, something. It’s amazing
how the bible really is the perfect book,
because I found it. I’ve been studying bible
for years. Somehow I missed it. God heard
me, he heard my grumblings. He revealed to
me last night in a vision, Christ eating beef.
Look at Genesis chapter 18, I’ll show you
… I’m kidding about the vision. Look at
Genesis chapter 18. Here’s the thing, Genesis
18 is a Old Testament appearance of Jesus.
I have a whole sermon called Old Testament
appearance of Jesus where I prove that beyond
a shadow of a doubt. Look at verse 1 of Genesis
18, “And the LORD appeared unto him in the
plains of Mamre, and he sat in the tent door
in the heat of the day, and he lift up his
eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood
by him, and when he saw them, he ran to meet
them from the tent door, and bowed himself
toward the ground.” I don’t want to spend
the whole sermon on this one point, but let
me just quickly explain to you the story here,
in verse 1 it says, “The LORD”, in all capital
letters, the name there, Jehovah.
The Lord appeared unto him, the him is Abraham.
The LORD Appeared unto Abraham as he sat in
the tent door in the heat of the day. Abraham
sees three men walking to him when the Lord
appears to him. Now, these three men come
to him, they commune with him, they dine with
him, and then the bible says that the two
men walk way towards Sodom, and then it talks
about, Abraham is left alone with the Lord,
and continues to converse with the Lord. These
three men that walk up to Abraham in the heat
of the day, one of them is the Lord in bodily
form, the Lord as man. The other two are angles
who also looked like normal ordinary men,
and they are sent to Sodom.
Of course, in Genesis chapter 19, those two
men appear in Sodom, and they go, and they
go have dinner at Lot’s house and everything.
Dinner was better at Abraham’s house than
at Lot’s house. Anyway, that’s another sermon.
The point is that this is Jesus, because of
the fact that when we’re talking about the
Father, no man had seen God at any time, the
only begotten son, which is on the bosom of
the Father, he had declared him. Even Moses
was told that no man could see God the Father’s
face and live. In fact Moses was just shown
a glimpse of the hinder parts of God, as God
pass by and put Moses in that cleft of the
rock and covered him with his hand, and pass
by, and then move his hand. Moses’ face glowed
and shown just from even having barely caught
a glimpse of the hinder part.
Therefore, in order for the Lord to appear
to someone in bodily form, that’s not the
father, that’s the son, and that’s not the
Holy Ghost, because the Holy Ghost is just
Spirit. I don’t mean just in a disparaging
way, but he’s not a flesh and blood, flesh
and bone as Jesus. This is an Old Testament,
and there are many Old Testament appearances
of Jesus. For example, in Daniel 3:25, when
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are in the
fiery furnace, and the fourth man in the fire
is said that the form of the fourth is the
son of God. This is an Old Testament appearance
of Jesus. Let’s keep reading.
He said, “My Lord … Verse 3, if now I found
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray
thee, from thy servant, led a little water,
I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet,
and rest yourselves under the tree, and I’ll
fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your
hearts, after that ye shall pass on. For therefore
are ye come to your servant. And they said,
so do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened
into the tent onto Sarah, and said, Make ready
quickly three measures of fine meal, knead
it, and make cakes upon the heart. Abraham
run into the herd, and fetched a calf, tender
and good, and gave it unto a young man, and
he hasted to dress it. And he took butter,
and milk, and the calf which he had dressed
and set it before them, and he stood by them
under the three, and they did eat.”
Jesus ate beef in the bible, halleluiah. This
was exciting when I found this. You could
still learn new things out of the bible, no
matter how many times you read it. Jesus ate
beef in the bible, in Genesis 18, because
the calf is of course a young cow. This meal
was filled with animal products, it’s butter,
milk, calf meat. Wait, what would we call
that? Veil, right? I’m not that fancy to eat
a lot of veil. Go to John chapter 6, not only
did Jesus eat fish, not only did he eat honey,
drank milk, ate butter, even ate beef, before
he was even born he was eating beef, all right.
He was eating beef in the Old Testament, all
right. Not only that, he fed the 5,000 with
a non-vegan fair, also is non-vegetarian,
non-paleo, and he was also non-grain free,
if you think about.
He was just feeding them with just food, just
normal food. Look what the bible says in John
6:9, “There is a lad here, which hath five
barley loaves, and two small fishes.” We can
see exactly what grain was going into bread
even. Five barley loaves and two small fishes,
but what are they amongst so many? Look at
verse 11, “Jesus took the loaves, and when
he had given thanks, he distributed to the
disciples, and the disciples to them that
were set down, and likewise of the fishes
as much as they would.” Right, so Jesus is
feeding the people with fish and bread. Go
back to Deuteronomy 32.
Deuteronomy chapter 32, right now we’re just
looking at examples of Christ eating a non-vegetarian
diet, a non-vegan diet, and feeding everyone
around him, the disciples, all of his followers,
they’re all being feed, they’re all filling
up on this stuff. Now, look at Deuteronomy
chapter 32 for another scripture on God giving
meat and dairy unto his people. Deuteronomy
32:9, and by the way every gift of God is
good, and coming from above. It’s from above
and coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, either shadow
of turning. Look at verse 9 of chapter 32,
“For the LORD’S portion is his people, Jacob
is the lot of his inheritance.” What’s another
name for Jacob? Israel. “He found him in a
desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness,
he led him about, he instructed him, he kept
him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirreth
up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth
abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them
on her wings. The Lord alone did lead them.
There was no strange God with them, he made
them ride on the high places of the earth
that he might eat the increase of the fields
and he made them to suck honey out of the
rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.”
Butter of kine. Now, kine are cattle or cows.
“Butter of kine and milk of sheep with fat
of lambs, and rams of the bread of Bashan
and goats with the fat of kidneys of wheat,
and thou didst drink the pure blood of the
grapes.” God is feeding us people with butter
of kine, milk of sheep, so not just, “Milk
is good for you when you’re a baby coming
from your mother, but don’t every drink cow’s
milk.” I’ve heard this taught by people. Cow’s
milk isn’t good for you, goat’s milk isn’t
good for you, sheep’s milk isn’t good for
you. I’ve drunk raw goat’s milk many times.
I like it, I think it taste great, some people
said it taste a little too milky, but it is
milk. I like the goat’s milk, just as well
as the cow’s milk, I never had sheep’s milk,
but I like both the goat’s milk and the cow’s
milk just as well.
I believe that these are good nourishing healthy
foods. If you get them the way that God made
them. If you get them after they’ve been tampered
with, after the animal has been feed a weird
diet, or a genetically modified diet, or a
pesticide latten diet, after it’s been homogenized
and pasteurize, well them maybe all of bets
are off at that point. I’m talking about the
raw milk straight from the utter to our glass,
is very healthy and great. I highly recommend
it, the bible is recommending it as a beverage.
Let’s have you turn in to Genesis 9. While
you’re turn in Genesis 9, I’ll red for your
from Isaiah 55, “Ho, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters, and he that hath no
money, come ye, buy, and eat, yea, come, buy
wine and milk without money and without price.”
The gospel is liken into the water of life,
but it’s also liken into wine and milk as
a good beverage. How about this one, this
is a key verse, 1 Corinthians 9:7, “Who goeth
a warfare any time at his own charges? Who
planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the
fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and
eateth not of the milk of the flock?”
Who keeps a flock and doesn’t eat of the milk
of the flock? Let’s think about people who
kept flocks, people like Abel, people like
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, all the children of
Israel when they went down to Egypt, what
did they tell the Egyptians? Our trade has
been about cattle from our youth until now.
Give us the land of Goshen so that we can
raise cattle. Whereas the Egyptians were more
of agrarian society, they were shepherds,
they had cattle. Everyone who has cattle,
the bible says, they eat of the milk of the
flock.
That’s why they’re keeping the cattle in the
first place, for meat and for dairy. It’s
not just an elaborate scheme not have just
a lot of pets. It’s a way to make a living.
Look at Genesis 9:1, “And God blessed Noah
and his sons, and said unto them, be fruitful,
and multiply, and replenish the earth. And
the fear of you and the dread of you shall
be upon every beast of the earth, and upon
every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth
upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of
the sea into your hand are they delivered.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat
for you, even as the green herb have I given
you all things. But flesh with the life thereof,
which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”
Is God teaching here that meat is an inferior
form of food that it’s not as good for you,
not as healthy for you as the plantlike? No,
he actually says, “I’m giving this stuff to
you as food.” It’s coming from the hand of
the Lord, he’s giving it to you, it’s a blessing
from him. He says that it’s as the green herb,
even as the green herb, just as much as the
green herb is food for you, so is the meat.
Same, both of them are good for you. Now,
over and over again, the Lord … If you would
turn to Exodus 12, when he tells the children
of Israel about the promise land and he wants
to really talk it up to them and try to motivate
them to get out of slavery in Egypt, to get
across the wilderness, and to get into that
promise land of Canaan. What is it that he
calls that promise land over and over again?
It’s a land that flows with soy milk, it’s
a land flowing with weed grass shots, it’s
a land flowing with carrot and orange juice.
Is that what he said? No, it’s a land flowing
with what? Milk and honey. Is milk vegan?
Honey is not even vegan. Some vegans are like
… It’s vegan to us, honey is. Milk isn’t.
Really, honey isn’t really different than
milk, cow produces milk, bees produce honey,
it really ain’t any different, if you think
about it. They’re both very good for you if
you’re raw, locally sourced, those could be
great things. Look what the bible says in
Exodus 12:7, “And they shall take of the bold,”
this is the Passover meal. “And strike it
on the two side posts and on the upper door
post of the houses, wherein they shall eat
it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night,
roast with fire, and unleavened bread, and
with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not
if it raw, nor sodden at all with water,”
that means boiled, “but roast with fire, his
head with his legs, and with the purtenance
thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain
until the morning, and that which remaineth
of it until the morning ye shall burn with
fire. And thus shall ye eat it, with your
loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and
your staff in your hand, and ye shall eat
it in haste. It is the LORD’S passover.”
Notice that they eat all … Every part of
this passover lamb, they eat the head, they
eat the legs, they eat the purtenance thereof.
They’re eating all of it. Not only that, but
this wasn’t optional. In fact, go to Numbers
chapter 9 and you’ll see that if people refuse
to keep the passover, they can’t be one of
the chosen people in the Old Testament. Now,
in the New Testament, to be one of the chosen
people, all you have to do is believe in Jesus,
that’s the new covenant, the New Testament
where by faith we are a part of the holy nation,
the royal priesthood, we believe in the priesthood
of the believer. In the New Testament, we
are all the children of God by faith in Christ
Jesus, we are a holy nation, we’re a peculiar
people, which in tie pass we’re not a people.
In the Old Testament though, it was different.
In the Old Testament, there was a chosen physical
nation, and in the New Testament is a spiritual
nation made up of all believers. Old Testament
is a physical nation of Israel, but it wasn’t
enough to just be genetically or by blood,
an Israelite. In order to be one of God’s
people, you had to also be circumcised, and
you had to also keep the passover. The bible
said that if you don’t keep the passover,
you can’t be one of his people in the Old
Testament. Therefore, veganism wasn’t going
to work. You were going to be God, how some
people in the old covenant, you can’t be vegan
and be in the holey nation back then.
You can be vegan and be in the holy nation
now, but I’m simply pointing out to you that
in the Old Testament, veganism was unknown
amongst the Israelites, or even vegetarianism,
because part of being an Israelite was that
you have to eat meat. Not even just that you
could eat meat or was allowed to eat meat,
no, no, no, you must eat meat. Look at proof,
Numbers 9:10. Actually let’s just start in,
yeah verse 10, “Speak unto the children of
Israel, saying if any man of you or of your
posterity shall be unclean by reason of a
dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet
he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.
The fourteenth day of the second month at
even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened
bread and bitter herbs.
They shall leave none of it unto the morning,
nor break any bone of it: according to all
the ordinances of the passover they shall
keep it. But the man that is clean, and is
not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the
passover,” meaning somebody has no excuse,
meaning that they’re not going on a trip,
and they’re not unclean, or somehow prevented
from taking it, it says, “If he shall forebear
to keep the passover, even the same soul shall
be cut off from among his, because he brought
not the offering of the LORD in his appointed
season, that man shall bear his sin. And if
a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will
keep the passover unto the , according to
the ordinance of the passover, and according
to the manner thereof, so shall he do, ye
shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger,
and for him that was born in the land.”
When it says cutoff for among his people,
it’s not saying that you’re going to be killed,
it’s just saying, your cutoff from among the
people, meaning you’re not part of the group,
you’re ostracized, you’re not a part of the
holy nation any longer, you can’t be a part
of the congregation of the children of Israel.
Here’s my question. If supposedly veganism
is a better way of eating, is supposedly vegetarianism
is a better way, the healthier way of eating,
then why did God give us a book that over,
and over, and over, and over again promotes
commands and just tells us about eating meat
and dairy over and over, and all the main
bible character were serious meat eaters,
all of them. Think about it, just think about
the bible characters. What did most of them
do? Most of them are shepherds, most of them
are keeping cattle, and then we get in the
New Testament, Jesus is choosing fishermen,
they’re all men who kill animals on a regular
basis. It’s almost prerequisite to serving
God for these people, I’m not kidding, okay.
Think about it, Elijah, the first thing, Elijah
or [inaudible 00:24:22] prophet throws the
mantle on him, the first thing he does is
kills a bunch of cows and serves a big beef
fest, it was all family, right? He served
the whole town beef, then he follows Elijah,
then he pours water on the hand of Elijah,
okay. You say, what about John the baptized?
Even John the baptized is just eating just
a pure animal based diet of locust, which
are animals, and wild honey, which is an animal
product. I find it real hard to believe that
God would just command all the priest, because
we’re not even scratching to surface tonight.
The think I want to make really clear is,
I’m showing scriptures, I’m not even scratching
the surface.
If I were to go through every example of people
eating meat in the bible, or eating animal
produce, or God telling people or giving people
animal products, it would take all night,
we’d be here till the sun came up, literally.
I’m not joking, it’s that frequent. Not only
that, but the passover is even once a year,
but if you stop and think about the priest,
they had to eat meat every single day, because
offerings are being made unto the Lord every
single day, not just the morning and evening
sacrifice, but also anytime somebody has a
trespass offering, a sin offering, an offering
of purification, they’re bringing animal after
animal, after animal, and that’s what the
priest were living on, just meat based diet
to the extreme. Now, if you would go to Genesis
chapter 1, how in the world could you expect
me to believe as a bible believing Christian
that abstaining for meat is going to be healthier
or better for me when there’s all this scripture
where Jesus is eating meat, his disciples
are eating meat, he’s feeding meat to everybody,
he’s like, “I’m going to bless you by giving
you a lot of butter.”
The more butter, the more blessing. Lots of
milk, honey, meat, it’s going to be great.
How many scriptures could we go to? Very many.
Now, when you ask people to show your scriptural
proof of why it’s good to be vegan or vegetarian,
pretty much they only have a couple of scriptures
that they can point you to. Now the bible
is such a long book that you can pretty much
find verses to prop up anything you want if
you take them out of context. This scripture
from Genesis 1, it’s the James 2 of this all
meat issue. It’s that one scripture that they
take out of context and they’ll tell you,
“According to Genesis 1, what we really ought
to be eating is a plant based diet.” In fact,
I’ve heard this called the hallelujah diet.
There have even been independent Baptist preachers
who are into this.
You say, “Why are you even preaching this?
We’re all Baptist here. We eat meat in same
quantities. What are you talking?” Here’s
the thing, even Baptist pastors have fallen
into this. This so called hallelujah diet,
as if it’s a praise unto the Lord, to abstain
from his bounty of four footed beast that
he gave us to eat, and be thankful for. They’ll
take you to Genesis chapter 1 and they’ll
take you to verse 29 where it says, “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. And to very beast of
the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and
to everything that creepeth upon the earth,
wherein there is life, I have given every
green herb for meat, and it was so.” They’ll
take this scripture here and say, “Before
men sinned, before the fall God gave him a
plant based diet, therefore that’s the best
diet.”
Here’s the thing, you’re misinterpreting that
scripture, because if that were true, then
the other 1,088 chapters in the bible wouldn’t
just taken a totally different direction and
just everybody is pass the milk, pass the
butter, pass the meat, pass the fish, multiple
it and feed 5,000 people. That doesn’t make
any sense, so you’re interpreting it wrong,
number one. Number two, let’s just give you
that and say, “Okay, before the fall of men,
they ate this plant based diet, how wonderful.”
Here’s the thing about that though, before
the fall of men their bodies were different
than out bodies are right now. Because of
the fact that for example, God even says unto
the woman, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow
and thy conception and sorrow shall that bring
for children. If he is multiplying her conception,
if he is multiplying her sorrow in conception,
then obviously there’s a physiological change
that’s taken place in her body in order for
that to happen. Not only that, but before
the fall of man, before they sinned, they’re
never going to die, they’re eating of the
three of life every day, they’re going to
live forever just from eating that thing.
It’s providing such nourishment that it keeps
their bodies in perfect health to the point
where they’ve never age and never die.
The bible tells us that if they had kept eating
of that tree of like, they would have just
lived forever. That’s why God throws them
out of the Garden of Eden, he says, “Less
he put forth his hand and eat of the tree
of life and live forever.” We don’t know what
kind of nutrients are in that tree of life,
what kind of amino acids that are making up
for the lack of meat and dairy in their lives.
Does everybody understand what I’m saying?
You got people that never get sick, they never
get old, they live forever because they’re
eating of a special fruit of the tree of life
and then he tells them, “Yeah, just eat green
herbs and you’ll be fine.” Wait a minute,
how can you then apply that to us when our
bodies aren’t living forever? Our bodies do
have problems.
Listen, if you eat a vegan diet, I don’t care
what anybody says, you are missing out on
essential nutrients in your diet. People will
sit there and say, “No, that’s not true, you
can get them another way.” You’re missing
out on cholesterol. Don’t laugh, that is an
important nutrient. You’re missing out on
… Have you ever heard of the good cholesterol?
Okay. I saw this really funny comic one time,
it showed two coconuts, like a husband and
wife coconut, and the wife coconut is really
upset, and the husband coconut say into her,
“I said you were the good kind of fat.”
Coconut oil is the good kind of fat, all right.
Maybe it was two avocados, something like
that. The bottom line is, you’re missing out
on certain fats, vitamins, certain types of
vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, things that
are found in dairy, things that are found
meat, nutrients in it. Here is one thing I’ve
learned about nutrition, I’ve read a lot of
books on nutrition, I’ve read a lot of just
fitness books and they all touch on nutrition.
Here’s what I’ve learned about nutrition,
if you talk to a whole bunch of different
people about nutrition, even if their experts,
and even if you read a whole bunch of books,
by smart people writing about nutrition, they
all contradict each other a lot, a lot. That
is the one subject where you will never find
agreement amongst people.
It is not a case closed. You could find books
that will tell you how wonderful raw dairy
is. Another book is going to tell you how
horrible it is, one book is going to tell
you that chocolate is a super food, and then
another one is going to tell you that chocolate
is bad for you. Which one do you think I subscribe
to? Chocolate is the greatest super food on
this planet, as far as I’m concern. I eat
chocolate peanut butter cups virtually every
day of my life.
I don’t do [inaudible 00:32:37], I do an organic,
the organic feed. Anyway, I do the organic
Justin’s, the dark chocolate peanut butter
cups, I’ve had two today, and I’m not yet
begun to fight, okay. Here’s the thing, you
can find nutrition books that will tell you,
“It’s all about being green free, it’s all
about the paleo diet, right?” You’ll find
another group that will do the opposite, no
meat, it’s all about green, eat a lot of green.
You will find people teaching opposite things,
all day long there’s no consensus. Why? Because
it’s a very difficult subject to understand.
Our bodies are so complex, I think that there’s
a lot that science just doesn’t know frankly.
Otherwise there would be more agreement of
… At least we can all agree on this, but
our bodies are so amazing and this really
is a marvel of creation, how you can pretty
much put in anything into our bodies and it
turns into fuel. Isn’t it amazing how you
can take people like the Mongolians? The Mongolians
eat virtually no plant product. They don’t
eat fruits and vegetables, or at least in
history they didn’t, I’m not sure what they’re
like today. By and large today, they still
eat the way that their ancestors ate, and
I’m not saying that they just do a little
bit of fruits and vegetables, I’m saying they
don’t do any. You read about Genghis Khan
and his family and everything, they are just
eating meat, and dairy, and that’s what they
live off of, just wild meat and dairy, and
things of that nature.
When they wanted to get drunk, they don’t
even drink wine to get drunk or beer, or anything.
No, fermented mare’s milk, fermented horse
milk is what Genghis Khan would get drunk
with. It’s a historical fact, my friend. The
bottom line is that people like the Mongolians
are just completely meat and dairy based.
On the other spectrum you have people that
are vegan, and it’s just totally plant based,
and yet both people can exist and function
on some level. Isn’t that interesting? Our
bodies are pretty amazing the way they can
adapt to different things. Our bodies are
good at surviving.
Whatever you feed your body, you’ll get us
to it. There are people eat a lot of junk
food, and although I do believe that they’re
doing long term damage to their body, they
can pour nothing but junk food in their body
and they’re still alive. Sometimes I’ve worked
with people where I’m marveled that they were
even still alive. This one guy that I worked
with, he had go to the gas station in the
morning and get a pack of just the worst possible
donuts and a super big gulp of diet coke,
and a couple of ibuprofens for his headache,
every day. He’s getting just a little individual
… He’s in denial, he wouldn’t just accept
the fact that he has a head each every day
because he eats a bunch of junk, because then
it would made sense to go to Costco or some
and get a big giant ibuprofen that’s going
to last him, so he could save a little money.
No, it’s just, just today I have a headache,
let me get the little single serving.
It was virtually every day that he get it.
Single serving, two Advils, donuts and diet
coke. He just guzzles this supper big gulp
of diet coke, then the whole day we’re all
sweating, we’re climbing through attics, we’re
doing all this hot electrical work, no water
is passing this guy. I’m drinking water, I’m
drinking Gatorade, I’m thinking, “Man, I got
to stay hydrated.” This guy just diet coke,
nothing else. Then at lunch he walks in to
RBs or whatever and gets a sandwich of transparent
meat.
You hold that meat up and look for it, and
see how the other is like, he gets a bunch
of clear meat on a sandwich, and another just
gigantic diet coke. No, I’m like, “Do you
ever drink water?” I don’t like water. You’re
a miracle, you’re a walking miracle. How are
you even alive? Obviously, yeah, it catches
up to you, you had a lot of health problems,
he’s got bad headaches all the time.
I’m not saying it’s good for you, but it’s
amazing what our bodies can handle. Yeah,
you can do vegan and your body can handle
it for a while, but honestly long terms, I
believe that it’s going to have bad effects.
You say, “No, the science says it’s good for
you.” Yeah, but you could find a bunch of
people that will tell you that it’s horrible
for you, and that your kids teeth are going
to fall out after the third pregnancy, all
kinds of crazy stuff, because of the nutrients
that you’re deprived of. You’ll find other
people seeing the price as a vegan as them
all day long and tell you, it’s great, it’s
perfectly health. How do you trust, right?
This is what I would go to as a starting point
and just say, “Let’s start here, let’s start
with what we know to be true, and then let’s
think about these other issues.” If we’re
going to think about our diet and what we
eat, shouldn’t this be a starting point? The
beginning of knowledge right here. I’m not
saying it’s wrong to study science and to
learn about nutrition and health, but we should
start with this and this should be the foundation
of our philosophy on eating or any other subject.
We start here, we’re not going to walk away
with a vegan mentality. Okay, now you can
sit there and say, “The Garden of Eden is
all plant based there, for a little while.”
The thing about that is that they didn’t have
an issue of malnutrition, malnourishment,
not getting the vitamins, because the fruit
of the tree of life is just sustaining their
bodies miraculously, and they’re going to
live forever, no sickness no pain, they’re
all good to go. We don’t have that luxury.
Now there are people out there that are apologist
of the vegan lifestyle, and they will basically
say, “You can get all the same nutrition from
the plant base side.” First of all, what I’ve
notice is that in order to try to get all
the same nutrition from plant based diet,
two things, number one, eating becomes a fulltime
job, trying to just figure out what to eat
and then trying to cram all that rough edge
down your gullet. It’s just so much food that
they have to consume. This one guy challenge
me when I was preaching about this one time,
“That’s not true, you can easily get that
much protein, you just need to eat four cups
of beans and five peanut butter jelly sandwich.”
I’m like, “Who wants to sit down and eat five
cups of beans and four peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches?” Here’s the thing, the only plant
based way to really get protein in any substantial
quantity is beans. There’s just only so many
beans you can eat, friend. How full of beans
do you want to be? Beans have half the protein
of meat, first of all. Don’t argue my new
show with me about the exact grams or whatever,
look, I’ve looked at the chart that Chipotle
hands out. Chipotle says how many grams are
in the beans, and how many grams are in the
meat, case closed, okay? There’s twice as
many grams in the meat. You look at the rice
and it’s just a tiny fraction of protein.
In order to get protein and substantial quantities,
you have to get it from meat. If you don’t
get it from meat, you have to get it from
dairy. If you don’t get it from meat or dairy,
you’re in trouble. You’re going to have to
just eat a lot of beans, okay? I for one don’t
want to just fill up on beans and just be
… I pare you why I don’t want to consume
that quantity of beans, but I don’t want to
do it, I’m not going to do. What’s my quality
of life worth? I’ve noticed that number one,
eating is a full time job trying to do all
these calculations and figure out where they’re
going to get the amino acids to forms and
complete proteins?
Because beans are an incomplete protein, you
have to couple it with rice to complete that
protein. I believe that quinoa is a complete
protein. I like quinoa as much as the next
guy. How much quinoa can you really put down
your gullet? Eating becomes a fulltime job
with people like this, okay, when they do
that. Number two, they end up just eating
an ordinate amount of beans, that’s a crazy
amount of beans.
There are issues with eating too many beans,
also for example with your teeth and bones,
because of the levels of phytic acid, and
I don’t want to go into some big long thing
about that. I’m just saying, it’s easy to
just, “Yeah, let’s just try this radical new
diet.” Before you just jerk the steering wheel
of your body, and just deprive it of these
key nutrients found in meat and dairy, you
need to realize that maybe there are things
that nutritionist don’t even understand till
this day, and that maybe you’re depriving
yourself of nutrients that haven’t even been
discovered yet. I wouldn’t want to play games
with the radical diet, I would rather just
stay with the classic traditional biblical
type diet where you just pretty much eat a
normal balance of food.
Hedging your bets as it were, rather than
just putting all you money down on red 12,
or whatever. Actually hedging you bets a little
bit and saying, “Just in case there is something
to fruits and vegetables, I’m going to eat
a bunch of fruits and vegetables just to cover
my basis, and just in case meat and dairy
have something for me, I better make sure
and get that stuff too. Just get a balance
diet. The bible talks about all of these things
as being good for food. Let’s talk about Cain.
Got to Genesis 4, Cain is the first vegan
in the bible. Listen to me, there’s a teaching
out there and I’m going to admit you that
I use to be wrong about this, okay.
Not about veganism, I’ve never gone down that
road. I was walking around as a toddle eating
raw hotdogs, but I don’t like them anymore,
thought, but they were good when I was a kid.
I was hedging my bets back then, because I
remember my whole toddle years, the only thing
I remember about my toddler years is just
walking around with the Tupperware cup full
of cheerios in one hand, and a raw hotdog
in the other hand. Whenever I think of being
a toddler those are two foods I think of,
that’s my two favorite snacks. Anyway, here’s
the thing about Cain and Abel, see, I’ve always
thought my whole life, and this is what I’ve
always heard people say, this is what I’ve
taught, and I was wrong about it for a longtime,
but a few years ago I figure, “I don’t think
that that’s right.”
I always thought that they started eating
meat after they got off the ark with Noah,
right? Isn’t that what the common teaching
is? That’s what I thought my whole life. The
reason that you think of that, is because
the bible gives us so little detail about
those first 1,656 years of human history before
the flood. You don’t really get a lot of detail.
It doesn’t really tell us much.
You don’t get all the facts, because God didn’t
feel that it was important to fill us in on
every detail of what life was like before
the flood, what cities where there. He gives
us some things of interest in chapter 4, but
it doesn’t go and do a great deal. We see
in the Garden of Eden that it’s obviously
plant based before they’re kicked out of the
garden. Then they’re kicked out of the garden,
and then the next thing we see is the story
of Cain and Abel, where Abel is a keeper of
the sheep, keeper of the flock, and Cain is
a tiller of the ground or one who is a farmer
or into agriculture. Of course, once we have
the story of Noah’s ark, then when they get
off the ark, God point blank tells him in
Genesis 9, “Every living thing that move shall
be meat for you. As the green herb, I’ve given
you all thanks.”
I assumed that, that’s when God started telling
them to eat meat, okay. Honestly the more
I think about it, though, I believe that it’s
completely unrealistic to think that for 1,656
years, they just never ate any meat, or never
ate any dairy, they were just plant based,
it really makes no sense when you think about
it. Because why wouldn’t they eat meat? Human
beings are naturally created to eat mean,
we have K9 teeth in our mouths. Obviously
Abel is a keeper of the sheep, not just as
a hobby but as a way of life, which shows
that Abel is on an animal based diet, whereas
Cain is on a more plant based diet. There’s
nothing wrong with farming, there’s nothing
wrong with growing plants in the ground.
I’m just simply point out the fact that Abel
was one who had a flock and the bible say,
“Who keeps the flock without eating the milk
thereof?” At a minimum, even if you’re going
to say, “I still don’t believe they eat meat.”
For 1,600 years they just didn’t eat meat
for no reason, because it’s not like God ever
told them not to eat meat. Don’t tell me they
didn’t think of it. They were doing all this
metallurgy, and they were doing all these
technology in Genesis 4. They figure out meat,
it’s not that complicated.
By the way, there’s this new Noah movie, obviously
I haven’t seen it, but I read up on it. In
the new Noah movie, it’s all about how Noah
and his family are the strict vegetarians.
All the bad people, all of the evil that are
all going to get drowned, they’re all a bunch
of meat of eaters, that’s why their bad, because
they eat meat. Noah basically wants everyone
dead, including him and his own family. That’s
not in the bible folks. Noah and his family
were trying to survive in the bible. In the
movie, I guess Noah is trying to murder his
own grandchild, just to make sure everybody
dies so that the animals can rule the planet
and we can have peace and harmony in nature,
because men is so bad, specially meat eating
man.
This is the kind of Hollywood spin that they
put on things. Honestly, that woke me up when
I heard about that, it made me think more
about this, I said, no. Why wouldn’t they
eat, where is the evidence that they didn’t
eat mean before the flood. Even if you say,
well I still think they didn’t eat meat until
Genesis 9. Okay, let’s say you believe that,
no problem, but you must believe that there’s
that Abel is on a serious dairy diet then,
because why else is he keeping seep when the
bible says, … Why would the apostle Paul
say, “Who keep sheep without eating the milk
though?” Except the first shepherd ever, Abel.
Paul knew the bible, God knew the bible when
he inspire that. Therefore it makes zero sense.
He was at least just eating a lot of milk
and cheese, but it makes sense that he wasn’t
just eating milk and cheese, but that he was
eating more of a Mongolian style diet of meat,
milk and cheese, and that Cain was on a more
vegan program, okay. The bible says that in
Genesis 4:2, “And she again bares his brother
Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain
was a tiller of the ground.” Let me say this,
there are many false religions that teach
vegetarianism or veganism. Let me list some
of them for you.
Number one, Hinduism, many millions, hundreds
of millions of Hindus are vegetarian, not
all of them, but many Hindus are vegetarian,
and even that ones who are not vegetarian
all the time are vegetarian for one or two
days per week, depending on which Gods they
worship. Number two, Buddhism often teaches
vegetarianism and veganism even. Let me just
park it on Buddhism for a while, because this
has made its way into the United States through
Buddhism. Buddhism is the vehicle by which
veganism has reached us today in the United
States of America as a trendy fat. Now, first
of all let me say this, the Seventh Day Adventists
are really the first ones who brought vegetarianism
to the United States as a major movement.
Before the late 1800s with all the different
sects of Millerites, from William Miller,
the false prophet who wrongly predicted the
second coming of Christ, it was known as the
great disappointment. Ellen G.
White, the Seventh Day Adventist, they are
the ones that started the vegetarian movement
in this country. Before that, it was virtually
unknown on these shores. The Seventh Day Adventist
started vegetarianism, but vegetarianism is
very different in veganism, because vegetarian
still eat eggs, and milk, and cheese, and
butter, and things like that. Veganism, the
first time I ever heard of veganism was in
1999. I ask my wife and she gave the exact
same time period, we both independently, we
thought about it and realize it was both of
us 1999. Who remembers hearing about it before
that?
There’s some people remember hearing it before
99? You guys are real … You guys in Hawaii
were really on the cutting edge, apparently.
I heard about it in 1999, I had a friend who
was vegan, and their big thing, both my wife’s
exposure to it and my exposure to it was a
thing of not harming animals, Buddhism. Because
Buddhism has a doctrine called in their original
language, I believe the Sanskrit word is Ahimsa,
nonviolence. They don’t just teach nonviolence
to human beings, they teach nonviolence to
all sentient beings, which includes animals.
They don’t want to harm any animal or human,
not put them through pain in anyway, so they
teach often vegetarianism, and even veganism,
because they say, “Look at the harm that the
milk industry, the dairy industry, and the
meat industry does to these animals.” This
is not a biblical concept.
God does not take care for oxen, God says,
“Arise, slay and eat.” Even in Genesis chapter
1, when you’re hallelujah diet is rolled out,
very short lived by the way, propped up by
the nutrition coming from the tree of life,
that’s where they’re getting their vitamin
A, E, K2 and all their amino acids and things.
Even in Genesis 1 he say it have dominion
over the animals. You can already see the
foreshadowing of the fact that man is going
to dominate and use animals for food. Buddhism
is a false wicked satanic religion, they teach
veganism, they teach nonviolence toward animals,
they teach revering animals and animals have
feelings too, and meat is murder, this is
not a biblical doctrine, don’t pretend that
you got it from the bible, because you didn’t.
Not only did do the Hindus, the Buddhist and
the Seventh Day Adventist, and the most significant
of those are the Buddhist for veganism, and
Seventh Day Adventist for vegetarianism, but
also Orthodoxy, the Orthodox Church teaches
veganism today per week.
They have two vegan days per week. Also Catholics
have a one day a week vegetarianism on meatless
Friday. Also this animal worship, animal rights
activism is almost its own religion in a sense.
I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s a
religion. If you would turn to 1 Timothy chapter
4, I’ll close on 1 Timothy chapter 4. We see
that vegetarianism and veganism is associated
with false religion. It has come into your
culture through false religion, through false
doctrine, it’s not something that’s bible
based, it’s not backed up by the bible. I’m
not saying that it’s a sin for you to be vegetarian.
I’m not saying that it’s a sin for you to
even be vegan.
I’m not going to get up here and say, “If
you’re vegan, come to alter tonight, we can
get this thing care of tonight, we’re going
to take you out, we’re going to buy you a
stake, we’re going to exercise in repentance
tonight.” I’m not saying it’s a sin to abstain
from meat, because it’s not, I’m not saying
it’s a sin to be a vegan. Listen, if you want
to be a vegan, you be a vegan. It will not
offend me. I’ve gone out to eat many times
with people who said, “I’m vegetarian, I’m
vegan.” I help them find something on the
menu. Okay, if you’re a vegetarian, I am thinking
of multiple situations where I was out eating
with someone who is a vegetarian, one of would
say, one of them would not say, but I’ve been
through a few situations. In both situations
I said, “Okay, let me order your food for
you, because I know how to order it, vegetarian
here. I can order vegan for you.”
I’m not being a jerk about it and saying,
“You buffoon. You imbecile. You Christ rejecting
Buddhist. What kind of a cultic, satanic garbage
have you gotten yourself into? Shame.” I didn’t
say that. I’m not like that. I don’t even
feel that way. I don’t even feel that way,
I just said, “Let me help you order it.”
Because you know what? It’s not skin off my
chicken or skin off my back. If you’re going
to eat a vegan diet it’s your lost, but here’s
the thing thought, I’m here to teach the bible.
I’m a bible preacher. Tonight I’m teaching
you what the bible says about this subject,
I’m giving you an overview. You have the right
to walk away and take this information, and
decide, you know what, I still think veganism
is healthy, I still think being a vegetarian,
I still think meat is bad for you. Even though
Christ stated, even though Christ handed it
out, even though God said it’s a blessing,
even though Jesus say beef in the Old Testament,
new revelation. Even though the priest ate
it every day, I still [inaudible 00:55:10].
Fine, but honestly, I believe that you’re
wrong. I believe that veganism is one of the
most healthy possible … I’m sorry, it’s
one of the most unhealthy possible diets that
you adapt, I believe. I don’t know about you.
In my diet I focus on animal products. I’m
the opposite of a vegan, in the way that I
eat. I do a lot of eggs, the staples of my
diet are eggs, cheese, milk and meat. I sprinkle
in a little bit of fruits and vegetables too,
but I do an animal based diet.
I had somebody tell me recently that they
don’t give their kid milk, because of give
them animal products and they act like animals.
Here’s the thing about that. There is some
truth to that in the sense that … It’s very
silly, I agree, but there is some truth to
that in the sense that eating a lot of protein,
what you get from meat and animal products,
not from plant based products, unless you’re
just this bean addict. Eating meat and animal
products and a lot of protein coming in, increases
testosterone in men, okay. It’s going to provide
more lean mass in your body. Therefore eating
meat and eating dairy, you’re going to have
more muscle on the bone. I’m sure most guys
feel the same way as I do, we don’t want to
be skinny, we don’t what to have no meat on
bone.
That’s another thing that’s really unappealing
about this vegan diet, because a lot of times
what ends up getting substitute for meat is
soy, in the form of tofu. Here’s the thing
about soy and tofu, it has this phytoestrogen,
mimickers, where it basically raises your
estrogen levels, which are a feminine hormone.
Even for women is not good to raise your estrogen,
because it needs to be in a certain balance.
Elevated estrogen levels are associated with
cancer. Not only that but men could become
feminine by boosting their estrogen levels.
Listen, testosterone levels amongst men in
the United States are in an all-time low.
I was speaking with a doctor recently that
was explaining how she would often test men
that would come to her practice, test their
testosterone levels and they were almost always
way to low. There are all kinds of studies
out there showing the drop in testosterone
levels in this country. Part of it has to
do with these estrogen mimickers in the BPA,
in the plastics, and also in the soy products.
Look, if you get prepackage junk food at the
store, or if go out to fast food, there is
soy in that food. It’s true, because look
at the ingredients, soy lecithin or soy whatever.
There is soy based things in there, whereas
homemade nutritious foods, you shouldn’t include
soy.
I don’t do soy. When Chipotle offered a free
burrito if you get so [inaudible 00:58:31],
I skipped it. I’m pretty into Chipotle but
I skipped it because I’m not doing [inaudible
00:58:37]. I’m sure they taste great, but
I don’t need that estrogen, I want to stay
manly. Who here as a man says, “I want to
reduce muscle mass”? Here’s the thing, testosterone
is associated with burning fat and increasing
muscle mass. Don’t go out and take steroids
and screw up your body by putting in fake
stuff, but honestly, naturally having a good
healthy testosterone level, you’re going to
have more muscle on your bone and you’re going
to have less fat and you’re just going to
be healthier in general.
I’m not trying to sell you some weird product
about it, I’m just saying eat meat, and exercise,
and raise your testosterone levels, and you’ll
be manly, okay? You see a lot of these vegans,
again, I’m not trying to say, and everybody
is going to pull out, “I know a vegan and
he’s this bug buffed dude.” Okay, fine, but
the exception proves the rule. You know and
I know that when dudes are vegan they get
real skinny. Some of them might even have
a psychological disorder like anorexia or
something, because I’ve even seen them wearing
revealing clothing and they think they look
real good and everything. You look like you
just came out of a concentration camp.
They’re like, “Men, I’m in such great shape
and everything.” I’m just thinking, “No. I
don’t want to look like that.” Why preach
on this? Why talk about it? Pastor [Anderson
01:00:14], you’re just getting up there and
just spouting off your opinion and you just
hate animals, you torture animals.” No I don’t.
The reason I preach on these because the bible
commands me to preach specifically on this
subject. Not only does the bible say, teach
the whole word, preach the word, all the counsel
of God, right? The bible also specifically
says, “Preach this. Preach this subject.”
Look at the bible, 1 Timothy 4:1, “Now the
Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having
their conscience seared with a hot iron. Forbidding
to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with
thanksgiving of them which believe and know
the truth.” Now let me stop right here, I’m
not saying it’s a doctrine of devils if you
say, “I’m a vegetarian for health reasons.”
That’s not a doctrine of devils. If you command
vegetarianism or command veganism, that is
a doctrine of devils, that is demonic. Do
you know what doctrine of devils means?
It’s a demonic teaching, it came from the
devil, it came from demons. Think about that.
Are there demons in Hinduism? Are there demons
in Buddhism? You think Ellen G. White was
possessed with demons? If you’ve heard my
sermon on it where I went through Ellen G.
White, she got her revelations, you know she
was filled with a whole legion of demons.
Are the Catholic Church teachings doctrines
of devils, forbidding to marry and a command
of abstain from meat?
How about the Orthodox Church, demonic? It’s
all demonic, friend. I’m not calling you demonic
if you say, “For health reasons I’m vegetarian.”
I think you’re wrong. I don’t think you’re
demonic, but if you preach, “They bible says
we should abstain from meat”, you’re demonic
at that point. Jesus ate fish, beef, and every
milk, butter, everything. Let’s keep reading,
“For every creature of God is good.”
He just finished [inaudible 01:02:18] commanding
to abstain from meats, and then he says, “For
every creature of God is good, and nothing
to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving,
for it is sanctified by the word of God and
prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance
of these things, thou shalt be a good minister
of Jesus Christ.” If I want to be a good minister
of Jesus Christ, I need to put the brethren
in remembrance of these things. it’s easy
to forget sometimes, and “Hey go vegan.” No,
put them in remembrance that every creature
of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving. For it
is sanctified by the word of God in prayer.
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of
these things thou shalt be a good minister
of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words
of faith and of food doctrine, whereunto thou
hast attained. But refuse profane and old
wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather
unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth
little, but godliness is profitable unto all
things, having promise of the life that now
is, and of that which is to come.” As far
as it’s never word of prayer. Father, we thank
you so much for all the wonderful bounty that
you’ve given us in the United States here
Lord. I thank you that we can consume meat,
and dairy, and butter, and cheese, and in
such quantities Lord, because we have this
bounty.
I pray Lord that you would please just help
us in our daily lives to be wise about the
choices we make with our food Lord, even if
they’re not a right and wrong issue, always
Lord. Help us to just be smart, give us wisdom,
Lord. Give us understanding so that we will
know, what is good for us, and what is healthy
for us, Lord. Help us to eat things that are
good for our bodies, give us wisdom through
the scriptures and also, Lord, just reveal
things to us in our lives so that we can get
healthier and be able to serve you at our
best. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.





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