Bible says that we can eat some insects.

Choose Your Food Carefully!

And God saw everything that
He has made, and, behold, it was
Very good, and the evening and the
Morning were the sixth day.”
Genesis 1:34.

There has been many comments on the obesity issues in this country. We should learn how to carefully choose the food that we eat.

Supposedly, it was Winston Churchill that made this comment about America, “America always does everything right after it has done everything wrong”. He had his hands on the pulse of who we are. We have been great fumblers in recent years.

In previous blogs, there have been comments about the serious problems of gorging with not only solid food but what we drink. The situation is an epidemic of huge proportions!

You can see the evidence before your eyes. Just look anywhere the public goes: such as the Churches, grocery stores, airports, and student activities. No one can hide the fact that people are overweight. The evidence is right before your eyes.

Several days ago, it became necessary for me to fly to another city. It was about 9:30pm when the airplane landed. The terminal was huge. But, I had to pass at least 25 eating establishments on my way outside. My memory is that there were lines that needed to be served in each one.

There were many familiar fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and others which had names that were newer. All seemed to be doing a solid business. This was but one place. I suspect this is the situation in all the airports over the United States.

Businessmen obviously needed to diet. Some could not have a belt around their waist line. Too fat! Also, women’s backends look as if two balloons had been placed there. The images cast by these people were pitiful.

There is a plague on our population that will have very serious results. The consequences will affect us in many aspects. Here is just a few of the consequences when we gorge our bodies with food.

  • Economic import,
  • Health concerns,
  • Rise in disease, and
  • Joint deterioration.

The American people just do not care as a whole. It seems they only want to be satisfied in their eating habits. There cannot be a gathering unless food of some sort is there to shove into their mouths.

When you mention how many fat people are around – most people get that glazed and vacant look in their eyes.

It seems that this has an enormous effect upon our bodies. The data is here for proof. The increase of these diseases is rampant. Undoubtedly, the cause of these illnesses is not all attributed to our eating but take a look at the internal problem which have been a blight upon us. Seemingly, we could say there are two causes. What we eat and how much we eat. Here is a potential list:

  • Cancer,
  • Arthritis,
  • Lupus,
  • Parkinson’s, and
  • Joint weakness.

 

Can you name other illnesses that are caused by improper foods?

 

BASIC ISSUE

What does the Holy Scripture state about this? Your writer has written time and again that the answer can always be found in his Word. Whether people do not believe this last sentence or they are just too lazy to seek out the explanation – I’m not sure.

The answer is not a Gordian knot.

The opening chapters and verses in the book of Proverbs encourages the reader to seek wisdom. It is correct that someone can know the truth but he or she refuses to apply the truth with wisdom. The word for wisdom in Hebrews is vina. This is the ability to draw a distinction and shades of differences where others may only see shadows or a blur. As a person, we should look around and notice what is happening.

It takes no high IQ to observe your surroundings. Here is what the book of Proverbs 1:2, states:

“To know wisdom and instruction:
To perceive the words of
Understanding.”

We should constantly try to grab a hold of a dictionary that teaches we Christians how to act in any circumstances. As the saying goes – a blind man can see and know that there is a problem as to how food is taken into our bodies.

 

JESUS

It is common for Jesus to be called a name which was meant with contempt. He was ridiculed in Matthew 11:19.

“The son of man came eating
And drinking, and they say, behold a
man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a
Friend of publicans and sinners. But
Wisdom is justified of her children.”

Then on another occasion in Luke 7:34, the leader put him down.

“The Son of man is come eating
And drinking; and ye say, behold a
Gluttonous man, and winebibber, a
Friend of publicans and sinners!”

There seems to be more written about food in the Old Testament, than in the New Testament. Yes, these people who lived in Bible times did not have the variety which we posses. Their basic foods were some meats and a few vegetables but only a few grains. They had some of the following:

  • Onion,
  • Leeks,
  • Melons,
  • Spices,
  • Barley,
  • Wheat,
  • Fish,
  • Mutton,
  • Beef,
  • Goat,
  • Nuts-fruit,
  • Milk- cheese.

    We know that Jesus knew food was a necessity.

On at least two occasions Jesus fed thousands. There was the feeding of the five thousand and then, the seven thousand. In Mark 8:19,2, this is recorded.

“When I rake the five loaves
Among five thousand, how many
Baskets full of fragments took ye
Up? They say unto him, twelve.
And when the seven among
Four thousand, how many baskets
Full of fragments, took ye up? And
They said, Seven.”

We also learn that he took up what was waste. Jesus saw to it that this was no waste. Nothing was thrown away.

Although the Bible does not say this, it seems that there was no tooth decay. No miracle was performed on the teeth. There was not the abundance of sweets.

 

WHAT TO EAT

God Instructed the Israelites not to eat the fat of the animals and not to eat the blood. Leviticus 3:17, codified this.

“It shall be perpetual statureF
For your generation throughout all
Your dwellings, that ye eat neither
Fat nor blood.”

It seems that people will eat many different kinds of foods. It seems that if the substance is cooked in grease that we will attempt to eat it. The person is not only asking for trouble but is begging that trouble comes upon them.

Just go to a State Fair for the proof. They will deep-fry anything!

In previous blogs, there have been comments about food. In Leviticus 11, there are certain rules which are set out. The type of meat is described. These people were herdsmen who kept sheep, goats and cattle. The rule is simple. As we are instructed in Leviticus 11:3.

“Whatsoever parteth the hoof,
And is clovenfooted, and cheweth
The cud, among the beasts, that shall
Ye eat.”

This means other mammals must not be cooked and eaten. Pigs, lizards, and wild game are forbidden. In Leviticus 11:13, and several verses thereafter, there is instruction for us not to take into our bodies these birds.

“And these are they which ye
shall have in abomination among the
fowls; they shall not be eaten, they
are an abomination: the eagle, and
the ossifrage, and the ospray.”

The rule seems to be that if the bird eats the blood of other fowls – then leave it alone. Chicken quail and pheasant may be eaten.

Fish has a special rule also this is set out in Leviticus 11:9, 10.

“These shall ye eat of all that are
In the waters: whatsoever hath fins
And scales in the waters, in the seas,
And in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
And all that have not fins and
Scales in the seas, and in the rivers
Of all that move in the waters, and of
Any living thing which is in the waters,
They shall be an abomination
Unto you.”

This means the following are forbidden: lobsters, catfish, shrimp, oysters, and any smoothskin creatures of the waters.

Even though we Americans, generally don’t eat insects, there are some permitted. Leviticus 11:22, gives to us those can be:

“Even these of them ye may eat;
The locust after his kind, and the
Beetle after his kind, and the
Grasshopper after his kind.”

There is a characteristic of what can be found and that which cannot. Leviticus 11:41,42, gives a generic rule.

“And every crreping thing that
Creepeth upon the earth shall be an
Abomination; it shall ot be eaten.
Whatsoever goeth upon the
Belly, and whatsoever goeth upon
Al four , or whatsoever hath more
Feet among all creeping thngs that
Creep upon the earth, them ye shall
Not eat; for they are an abominaton.”

As a general rule, we Americans scoff at these commandments. We consider ourselves to be the people that can disobey God’s rules without any sort of problems.

God told the first couple what could be eaten in Genesis 1:29.

“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
Earth, and every tree yielding seed;
To you it shall be for meat.”

It is your Genesis what is to be put into your body. All that I state in the Holy Scripture is filled with the Wisdom from Jehovah, God. Even the heathen muslims obey some of the Bible statements.

We know that Jesus Christ followed the law also. You can read about his earthly ministry and know there was no deviation.

We sometimes think that we must only talk about rituals. The Bible does teach on such matters as grace, prayer, commitment but it is also very forcible about how to live.

Christianity is not just about obtaining eternal life. There are messages about how to live in the world right now.

Christians that get sick, affects all of us in the world. This should not be. We are superior to heathen. Do not play the game that you can deny God’s word. Look around you and see the results of the ignorant, stupid, and brain dead worldlings.

 

CONCLUSION

Learn what the Bible states about what to eat.
Read Leviticus 11, to start learning,
Stay with the Word.

 

God Bless Our Republic!

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

NO ONE EVER CARED FOR ME LIKE JESUS

“Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true.
I would tell you how
He changed my life completely;
He did something no other friend could do.

No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There’s no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin
And darkness from me;
O how much He cared for me.

All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me;
All my heart was full of misery and woe,
Jesus placed His strong arms about me
And He led me in the way I ought to go.

No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There’s no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin
And darkness from me;
O how much He cared for me.

Ev’ry day He comes to me with new assurance;
More and more I understand His word of love.
But I’ll never know just why He came to save me,
Till someday I see His blessed face above.

No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There’s no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin
And darkness from me;
O how much He cared for me.”

 

Gerald K Fugit
January 14, 2018
DiggingOldWells.com

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