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Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXIII
A Temperate People
(last part)

Kathleen Franklin

Photo credit by Flickr/Kathleen Franklin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA   

 June 6, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXIII

 A Temperate People (last part)

 The Mind a Treasure.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2: 5. It is only as we have the mind of Christ can we practice Bible temperance. God in the flesh doesn’t force us into becoming temperate in all things. He appeals to our reasoning powers. When He says, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed” (Amos 3:3), He bids, “Come now, and let us reason together.” Isaiah 1: 18.

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Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXII
A Temperate People (continued)

Kathleen Franklin

Photo credit by Flickr/Kathleen Franklin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA   

May 30, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXII

A Temperate People (continued)

Apostle Paul wrote: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now theydo it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27, N.K.J.V.

Some think temperance has only to do with (a) temperament and temper, as in temper tantrums, etc., or to (b) the Temperance Movements advocating abstinence from alcohol that began in the 1830’s known as the Prohibition Era in the U.S. (See Prohibition Timeline at About.com American History). “The first national Prohibition amendment was proposed by Henry W. Blair of New Hampshire as early as 1876 . . . Read more

Study for Month April 2010: The Original Diet (Page 4)

Intemperance and Crime 

“Crime and disease have increased with every succeeding generation. Intemperance in eating and drinking, and the indulgence of baser passions, have benumbed the nobler faculties of man. Reason, instead of being the ruler, has become to be the slave of appetite to an alarming extent. An increasing desire for rich food has been indulged, until it has become the fashion to crowd all the delicacies possible into the stomach. Especially at parties of pleasure is the appetite is indulged with but little restraint. Rich dinners and late suppers are served, consisting of highly seasoned meats, with rich sauces, cakes, pies, ices [ice-cream], tea, coffee, [add to this soda], etc. No wonder that with such a diet people have sallow complexions and suffer untold agonies from dyspepsia (indigestion).

Against every transgression of the laws of life, nature will utter her protest. She [nature] bears abuse as long as she can; but finally the retribution comes, and it falls upon the mental as well as the physical powers. Nor does it end with the transgressor; the effects of his indulgence are seen in his offspring, and thus the evil is passed down from generation to generation.” Read more

Study for Month April 2010: The Original Diet (Page 3)

RELATION OF DIET TO HEALTH AND MORALS

I am here reprinting pertinent excerpts from the book Counsels on Health, pp. 107- 131 that clearly show us the direct correlation of diet, not only to physical health but to the morals, thus, to character formation. These brief passages, aside from dozens of others provide a rich and abundant source of clear answers and solutions to the supposedly conundrums that doggedly confront the researchers on the problems of obesity and  addictions and all their attendant complications and consequences. Their problem is attempting to look for answers outside of inspired Word and depending on human wisdom which is not only finite, but when ignoring or despising divine wisdom, is nothing but vanity and foolishness to God. To wit:

 

Only one lease of life is granted us; and the inquiry of everyone should be,

‘How can I invest my powers so that they may yield the greatest profit?

How can I do most for the glory of God and the benefit of my fellow men?

For life is valuable only as it is used for the attainment of these ends.”

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Study for Month April 2010: The Original Diet (Page 2)

“The commonality between the brain’s reaction to cupcakes and drugs.”

 

I love to cook but not to make any cakes, pastries, candies, or any of the dainties and desserts of any kind. I personally do not have a sweet tooth—something I probably inherited from my dad. I looked up what ingredients cup cakes are made and as to why the brain would react to it as did to drugs. While there are now vegan cupcakes, etc., the general ingredients are highly refined flour, milk, eggs, butter, salt, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract, and all kinds of frosting and icing recipes which are made of more of these high cholesterol, high fat, high sugar, and high-empty calorie ingredients. Need we inquire further as to why the brain acts similarly to these “goodies” as with drugs? But of course, both act as powerful and hurtful stimulants!

 

“The only way to returning to normality is probably dieting for a long time to lose the body weight and not eat junk food.”

 

If one read for himself with an unprejudiced mind, refusing to listen to all the tirades against E.G. White and her voluminous, progressive writings on this particular topic nearly 160 years ago (See Counsels on Diets and Foods and Counsels on Health, etc.), he would have long benefited from the true light of health reform of the third angel’s message long before modern food and health sciences ever found out. She wrote: Read more

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