Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
There are numerous Scriptures relating to our bodies and health. Yet when we take a careful look at what people are putting into their bodies today, we see them ingesting chemicals, colorings, salt, chemically altered foods, various concoctions of sugar, and alcoholic drinks; and smoking cigarettes. Certainly this cannot be in harmony with the Bible’s health principles. And the disregard of these principles is not without consequence. The proportion of people with cancer and diabetes, as well as a multitude of other ailments, has been literally skyrocketing in recent years.
TWO WORLD VIEWS
There are two ways to look at this world. The first world view is that the body is designed. The second is that this complex system of interdependent organs and tissues evolved by chance out of a chemical soup.
I asked my son one day, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” He decided that it was the chicken that came first. But then I asked him, “If evolution is true, what came first?” and I pointed at his body and said, “the skin, the veins, the bones, or blood? And how long did man live without the others?”
At one time I believed that evolution was true and even imagined how it must have happened. We are taught as children in school that our world came together by chance and we are each just a random mass of chemicals, and I believed it. But when the human body no longer works as intended, then we experiment with different chemicals, hoping by chance to solve a problem that we believe happened by chance. Thus the theory of evolution is shown to be vastly incomplete.
Yet the reality of creation can be observed simply by looking at the human body. The body is equipped with the ability to perceive the world through the senses, and to understand and act upon these senses with the brain. It has been furnished with every organ and structure needed to sustain life. And what’s more, none of these could function apart from the rest. This is nothing less than a masterpiece; it is so intelligently and intuitively designed that a Creator is altogether evident.
Even the most technologically advanced machines cannot compare to the heart. We cannot make a machine that runs so efficiently—one that doesn’t need a refill and doesn’t burn out. The human heart is a machine that normally runs for 70-80 years without a breakdown, and it’s likely it could run longer.
Darwin himself said “The eye to this day gives me a cold shudder…” (Darwin to Asa Gray, Feb. 1860). The eye, with its various tiny wires and lenses, cannot be compared to the headlight of a car for complexity and skillful design. And the reproduction system we can observe, and see the materials it is composed of, yet we cannot come close to reproducing it in a laboratory with dirt, chemicals or any other substance.
Life cannot come from non-living matter. It’s a scientifically observable, testable, and demonstrable fact. And even if we could
produce life from non-living matter, we would give evidence of creation, since our experiment would be carried out by intelligent design. Life just can’t exist by random chance. We cannot throw a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and make it come to life by microwaving or zapping it. Life does not evolve from non-living matter; life is a miracle.
Bones, veins, joints, muscles— imagine the evolution process before these structures were complete. Imagine the evolution of the heart. How did the body function while the heart was still evolving, before it could pump blood throughout the being? Or the eyeball—how could we survive without sight while the eye was evolving over millions of years? Did the eye evolve into something that would finally see, or did it see right from the start? How is it possible that our bodies functioned and maintained life before the organs fully evolved, though each organ is necessary to life? Think about it. The body had to be designed. It had to work properly from the beginning. Otherwise humanity would not have survived.
Many scientists admit this to be the truth. However, there are reasons why the theory of evolution is still promoted in our society. I won’t get into those here, but I am more than willing to discuss them with anyone who wishes to be informed.
Now, understanding that we are designed, I will use a car as an analogy here. A car requires a certain type of oil, coolant and also fuel. If you put the wrong fuel in the car, the car breaks down.
Notice that in the process of birth, a baby has a life support system in the mother’s womb which is known as the umbilical cord. If you are an evolutionist, can you imagine the process of the evolution of the umbilical cord? How did the baby live before that evolved properly?
Nourishment for the baby comes from what the mother eats. The food is broken down and transferred to the baby, and as the baby grows, these elements are used for developing its new cells. Nourishment is the fuel required for these cells to develop the little one’s body, until the end of 9 months when the baby comes forth from the womb and this life support system is cut off.
Now amazingly after coming forth from the womb, this baby is given a new life support system. The mother places the baby near her breast, and the baby instinctively starts feeding from the mother’s breast! This is designed. And it requires a designer. Therefore it would be important to understand what the designer intended as proper nourishment for the body.
Man thought he could improve on this perfect system with the invention of infant formula; however, scientific studies have shown that children which are nourished by the mother’s milk are healthier and tend to avoid physical breakdowns, such as colic, ear infections, throat infections, swollen glands, allergies, asthma, diaper rash, colds, fevers, etc. This can be compared to running your car on low-octane fuel or cheap oil with a little bit of dirt and sand in it. What will inevitably happen? You begin to hear pinging and knocking sounds, and the car engine will be gradually damaged, and may even break down. When these breakdowns come however, the mother in ignorance often goes to the doctor and receives a prescription, when the cause of the problem is very simple.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that
thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
We destroy ourselves and our children by our lack of knowledge of God’s law, and then we bring the curse on our children as well. 85% of North American doctors have no training whatsoever in regards to nutrition, so when we trust their advice to solve our problems, we are trusting a mechanic who knows very little about what products are needed to refill the machinery and make it run smoothly.
All drugs are devoid of life and also contain very toxic substances. To be perfectly honest, all drugs are poisons. And so, now we have not only introduced poisonous, toxic substances that are devoid of life into the baby’s system; but now we place more poisons into the child in an attempt to deal with the child’s reactions to the first violations.
In the Bible, the Greek word for sorcery is “pharmakeia.” If you look it up in Strong’s Concordance you will find this definition:
G5332 φαρμακεύς pharmakeus far-mak-yoos’
From φάρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician: – sorcerer.
A poisoner? A druggist? A magician or sorcerer? That is where we get the word pharmacy or pharmacist from… It is translated “sorcerer” in the following verse:
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers (pharmakeus), and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Anciently when people were sick, they would visit a witch doctor who would brew up a special potion or poison which they hoped would cure their illness. The same thing is still happening today. But now it comes in the form of pills rather than potions.
As a child receives medication during the early years of life, they proceed down a slippery slope that will lead to ever-increasing physical breakdown within the body. This body is comprised of delicate living cells, which were designed by God to be nourished with living food containing enzymes. When the body instead receives toxic substances and chemically altered foods, it cannot maintain and heal itself.
If we look at the world from the perspective that our body is designed, it is evident that it must run on specific fuels like any designed machine or vehicle. If we put the wrong fuel into the gas tank of a car, it’s not going to run very well. When the proper nutrients are put into the body, and the body is kept in good working order, it will not only fight off the disease as God has designed it to do, but it will rebuild itself. I have seen brand new people in a matter of weeks.
If we look at the world from the perspective that the human body evolved without intelligent intervention, it is likely that we can’t appreciate the body’s needs, and will introduce the wrong substances into the system in place of those which are essential. Then, ignorant of the body’s amazing capacity for healing, we will try to solve the resulting imbalances and physiological failures with the use of chemicals which the body was not designed to ingest, and other destructive measures like extreme surgeries, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment.
The problem with these types of treatments is that the cause of the problem is misjudged, and therefore mistreated. Because the needs of the body are not correctly understood, the immune system and body tissues have been broken down through years of abuse, losing their resilience and ability to heal. This is the proper cause of the disease. And now chemicals and radiation are introduced, which deteriorate the body even more, and it becomes even more susceptible to disease.
Live foods give life; dead foods give death. Live foods contain living enzymes and other vital elements which are a necessity to the healing process. A great multitude of individuals can testify that they have overcome obesity, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc. through the use of high-quality food in its most natural state. God has a message of Biblical health to give the world today, and He will be glorified, and the body healed, through obedience to His principles and trust in His word.