I was thinking the other day as I sat down with my Bible - it's very inconsistent these days, unfortunately - how amazing it is that we have such a thing.
The Bible is God's Word.
Isn't that amazing? That means that we have within our reach, Words that = Truth! Pure, undiluted Truth. We can read it, put it into our minds and spirits, and it's better than any other book the world has to offer. By far. There is no other book out there that can claim to BE pure Truth. No wonder it's so powerful.
This just struck me in a very real way, differently than it ever has before. I've always accepted that the Bible is the Word of God and is completely true, without error, but the lightbulb came on and I realized how lightly I take that.
So go do some reading. Be infiltrated by the power of pure, undiluted Truth. Buy organic, avoid the pesticides and herbicides, clean with all-natural products, pack your system with fruits and veggies heavy in antioxidants, suck up those vitamin-rich drinks - by all means! But oh yeah, by the way, your body isn't going to be around for very long no matter what you do (or don't do) to it. Your spirit is for this life and the next.
"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth."
I'm refreshed to hear you make the comparison to the "green"/organic movement. I've been bugged lately by Christians that make those topics such a soap box, but don't speak the gospel! Thanks for you insights...your post made me "thirsty"!
Anything can be taken to an extreme. Eating healthy should be reasonable and not become a works-based religion of its own. And there certainly is some marketing to the organic food movement, just like environmentalism a lot of it comes down to money and power.
Beyond simple nutrition and appropriate moderation, I believe that since our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit we should care for them the best way we are able in order to fulfill God's evangelistic purpose for us on this earth - whether it's two more minutes, months, or decades in which He gives us breath. I find that although total health is a multi-faceted condition integrating several systems, my spiritual health often plays the leading role in discplining the other "physical" aspects of well-being.
I would be cautious around organic foods: http://www.wellsphere.com/general-medicine-article/why-you-can-get-salmonella-poisoning-through-salad-leaves/508307
Organic vegetable are typically fertilized with manure. Manure very commonly contains e. coli and/or salmonella.
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