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    Default Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    I've always wanted to do this. Not because of any one else, but for me, and for the Lord. I've always believed it would help my body to be in shape (not that it isn't) and to be in more tune for what God has for me. To keep myself healthy, alive, and fresh, able to do the Lord's will. I do believe also that it's okay to eat what you eat. As long as you glorify God with what you eat. And I don't believe God condemns any of it. (Not unless it's something weird like eating monkey's, dead corpse, and etc...)

    But sometimes you just want to do what is greater for yourself, and to do more for God. And in this case, I believe this is the better cause, for me at least. It reminds me of scripture when Paul talks about having a wife, and not having one. That both is good, but one of the option is more than good, it's greater. That option would be, not to have a wife. Because you'll do more for God, and you'll be concerned of the things of God. While a man with a wife, cares about taking care of his wife, and the things of his wife. It reminds me of this scripture because of it's same principle that applies, but rather than on a wife. It's on food.

    It's good that you do eat, and glorify God with your food. And your festival as brothers and sisters. But how much more better it is to glorify God while taking care of your body, physically?

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    Default Re: Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    you don't have to be a vegan to glorify God
    though, naturally, you don't have to eat breakfast at MacDonalds either
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    Default Re: Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
    56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
    57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.



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    Default Re: Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    Quote Originally Posted by aforgivensonofGod View Post
    But sometimes you just want to do what is greater for yourself, and to do more for God. And in this case, I believe this is the better cause, for me at least. It reminds me of scripture when Paul talks about having a wife, and not having one. That both is good, but one of the option is more than good, it's greater.
    Interesting. I see this comparison too, but it appears to be the opposite of what you're saying:

    One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. (Romans 14:2)

    Not at all suggesting that your faith is weak, as God may very well be calling you to vegetarianism. However, it seems that as a general observation, those who abstain from meat also happen to be less mature in the faith. So I would agree with your comparison to the celibate and married - where Paul says both "do well," but the celibate "does better," and that neither have sinned. But on the topic of diet, I believe you have it backwards.

    Health is certainly an important thing to consider, but ultimately it is God who gives health. But again, do as you are called.

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    Default Re: Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    Quote Originally Posted by JonahLynx View Post
    Interesting. I see this comparison too, but it appears to be the opposite of what you're saying:

    One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. (Romans 14:2)

    Not at all suggesting that your faith is weak, as God may very well be calling you to vegetarianism. However, it seems that as a general observation, those who abstain from meat also happen to be less mature in the faith. So I would agree with your comparison to the celibate and married - where Paul says both "do well," but the celibate "does better," and that neither have sinned. But on the topic of diet, I believe you have it backwards.

    Health is certainly an important thing to consider, but ultimately it is God who gives health. But again, do as you are called.
    One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. (Romans 14:2)

    Doesn't talk about health or diet issues. In that particular verse, Paul is talking about Christians who restrain from meat because it "offended" them because some of those meat were offered unto idols. And they refuse to eat, because spiritually, they felt offended. He called those christian weak, not in the sense of their feeble, but in the sense that, spiritually their still babes. If such thing offended them, so the stronger men who are more spiritually, also abstain from meat while eating with them. Lets they be offended.

    And I totally disagree that you believe I have it backwards. I mentioned clearly that both isn't wrong. And that clearly, keeping yourself in shape is exactly what God wants from you. He wants the best of you, and taking care of your body is no exception. And in no wise does the Bible says, "Eating just vegetables mean your weak." And in all wise does it mention the joy of abstaining from meat, for God's glory (Daniel's case.)

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    Default Re: Becoming a vegetrian, a vegan, healthy eater

    Quote Originally Posted by aforgivensonofGod View Post
    And I totally disagree that you believe I have it backwards. I mentioned clearly that both isn't wrong. And that clearly, keeping yourself in shape is exactly what God wants from you.
    I never contested that. What you have backwards, if at all one is greater than the other, is that vegetarianism/veganism is by default "better" than eating meat in the same way that celibacy is "better" than being married. You can "glorify God and your body" without becoming a vegan. You can "glorify God and your body" as a vegan. It makes no difference except in each individual case, as we are all called individually to different practices. Your idea that Paul's statements regarding marriage is parallel with vegetarianism is misapplied.
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