Living healthily in obedience to GOD
Please also see: ‘Health.’
Seek the Truth with all your heart.
GOD wants us to respect our bodies and to live healthily and temperately, without being too pre-occupied about it.
Leviticus 11:1-47 Lays out the details of clean and unclean foods that GOD did not want people to consume in those days. While this does not now apply in Bible terms, there are reasons why many of them can be wisely considered today as not being good to eat.
Romans 12:1-2 ‘Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of GOD’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to GOD; this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what GOD’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.’
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ‘Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from GOD? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour GOD with your body.’
3 John 1:2 & 4 ‘Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.’
‘I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.’
The New Testament of the Bible opens the way for humans to eat any meat they choose to, however people still need to use knowledge and wisdom. There are many sea creatures which scavenge rubbish on the ocean floor. There are animals which eat things other than clean grass. So there are many factors to eating wisely.
In the new Earth which GOD will create there will not be any meat eating. The people will eat vegetarian foods only – fruit – nuts – seeds - vegetables. All animals will also eat only vegetables. There will not be any killing to provide food.