Honoring God through the foods we choose

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Blik

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God created us and He created our food to nourish us. Men decided to redo most of the food God created. They thought that it would be nice to change bread from wheat to white instead of brown, so they redid the wheat berry. They got rid of everything of it but the bland white fluffy part, changing the taste, color and nutrition. We feed animals the nutrition and eat what is left. We do the same with corn, taking out what men labeled the germ. We redo the oils God gave us and instead of pressing them they are “processed” and changed completely. Eggs are from chickens that don’t have the food that they were created to eat, so the eggs now can hurt our health instead of nourish us. Some people are learning and profiting by fermenting food. Choosing food just as God created it to be is not only honoring the Lord and respecting His creation, it adds to our well being.

Living God’s way, humbly following Him always is the best way for our wellbeing, even by eating food just as God created it for us.
 
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God created us and He created our food to nourish us. Men decided to redo most of the food God created. They thought that it would be nice to change bread from wheat to white instead of brown, so they redid the wheat berry. They got rid of everything of it but the bland white fluffy part, changing the taste, color and nutrition. We feed animals the nutrition and eat what is left. We do the same with corn, taking out what men labeled the germ. We redo the oils God gave us and instead of pressing them they are “processed” and changed completely. Eggs are from chickens that don’t have the food that they were created to eat, so the eggs now can hurt our health instead of nourish us. Some people are learning and profiting by fermenting food. Choosing food just as God created it to be is not only honoring the Lord and respecting His creation, it adds to our well being.

Living God’s way, humbly following Him always is the best way for our wellbeing, even by eating food just as God created it for us.
I suppose people will grow and process food to make them the most money, and what cost them the least amount of money to make.

And some feed the animals what cost the least.

Give them steroids to cause them to grow bigger for more meat to sell.

But as far as preservatives it has to be done for there is a lot of people to feed, and they cannot let food spoil that fast but make it last.

But of course they are going to try to make the most money possible but they also have to think of how many people there is to feed so they got to preserve that food.

But it seems like they go overboard like with a McDonald's hamburger that sits out for a week and still is not spoiled as if they have to preserve it that long, for it is fast food and most people eat it as soon as they get it, and how many people are going to leave it in their refrigerator for a month.

Cut back on the preservatives if any, and if it lasts only 2 days so be it, as long as it is not damaging their health with all those preservatives.

Don't buy canned food, and things that last for a while like rice or beans for the holocaust but buy a bunch of Mcdonald's hamburgers for they should last for about 10 years.

Also they like to use every bit of the food they can.

They sure did eat better years ago than now with their preservative being salt, and no chemicals.

Back then no preservatives, no chemicals, no steroids, no pollution, no radio waves and other technology waves that could do damage to the body disrupting their chemistry, probably no cancer, no flu virus for they said it was unheard of until radio waves came out.

They must have felt great physically and mentally back then what they do now, and Adam and Eve had it even better with the food in the garden that was top notch for the body, and there was no candy bars, and chips, no mountain dew, no saturated fat, no processed food.

Eating how God intended is the best way to eat and raising your own meat and crops is the best way and stay away from the store for food if you can help it.

The main thing has got to be money for why the food is not top notch, or they have to pump it out at a great rate to feed all the people.
 
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TheIndianGirl

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I think we should eat moderate portions so we avoid gluttony. We should not idolize food too much. Other than that, I do not think God would care what we eat. I think God might care if we always eat fancy/expensive meals frequently since there are a lot of poor people.
 

Blik

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I suppose people will grow and process food to make them the most money, and what cost them the least amount of money to make.

And some feed the animals what cost the least.

Give them steroids to cause them to grow bigger for more meat to sell.

But as far as preservatives it has to be done for there is a lot of people to feed, and they cannot let food spoil that fast but make it last.

But of course they are going to try to make the most money possible but they also have to think of how many people there is to feed so they got to preserve that food.

But it seems like they go overboard like with a McDonald's hamburger that sits out for a week and still is not spoiled as if they have to preserve it that long, for it is fast food and most people eat it as soon as they get it, and how many people are going to leave it in their refrigerator for a month.

Cut back on the preservatives if any, and if it lasts only 2 days so be it, as long as it is not damaging their health with all those preservatives.

Don't buy canned food, and things that last for a while like rice or beans for the holocaust but buy a bunch of Mcdonald's hamburgers for they should last for about 10 years.

Also they like to use every bit of the food they can.

They sure did eat better years ago than now with their preservative being salt, and no chemicals.

Back then no preservatives, no chemicals, no steroids, no pollution, no radio waves and other technology waves that could do damage to the body disrupting their chemistry, probably no cancer, no flu virus for they said it was unheard of until radio waves came out.

They must have felt great physically and mentally back then what they do now, and Adam and Eve had it even better with the food in the garden that was top notch for the body, and there was no candy bars, and chips, no mountain dew, no saturated fat, no processed food.

Eating how God intended is the best way to eat and raising your own meat and crops is the best way and stay away from the store for food if you can help it.

The main thing has got to be money for why the food is not top notch, or they have to pump it out at a great rate to feed all the people.
In the late 1800'a meeting was called to decide what to do about preserving food. Our population had grown so that there was danger of not being about to feed all because food would spoil and then there wasn't enough. The review of that meeting was very interesting, for they knew that many preservatives were not good for health and this had to be balanced with the need for enough food for no one to be hungry.


Another interesting history is that of Crisco. It started as candle wax. Using it to replace lard seemed a blessing. Most of our beef is from cattle put in feedlots rather than range fed, and lard and beef from feedlot cattle, it was discovered, does not promote health. Crisco seemed a blessing. It took only nine years to find out that it caused heart attacks and strokes. Crisco had to decide whether to go ahead with their pot of gold as Crisco was or stop. You know what they decided.

This post cannot go into these things, we are discussing personal choices of individuals. We each have a choice to make--to choose foods as close to how God created them or foods that have been changed by man. I am bringing up the point that any choice we make to do things God's way without changing it is always best, even in choosing food.
 

breno785au

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I think the health implications are obvious, the closer food is to God's intention the better. But I don't believe God is more pleased if we choose those foods over the modified ones since we thank Him for the food we have / don't have anyway.
 
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what we decide to put into our Temple Spiritually and nutritionally,
we believe should be of the utmost importance to every living soul,
our duty is to always follow our Saviour's guidelines...
 

Ella85

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Food is everything, and God has perfectly given us everything we need to survive. If we don't eat the right foods we have all sorts of problems. Everyone is made differently and God has given us plenty to chose from if we learn how to eat what we need.
 
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EleventhHour

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What do you think about cooking food as opposed to raw?
Some food is fine to eat raw for sure, others best cooked.
Kale eaten raw in large amounts is not always good, easier to digest if cooked.
 

Dino246

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While I don't want to discourage conversation on the subject of food, I am wondering why anyone thinks God is "honoured" by what we eat or don't eat. We are not defiled by what we eat, and that isn't what pleases God; faith is. There are good choices and poor choices about food, but given what Paul says about eating and not eating "unto the Lord", I'd say the matter is entirely personal choice. I don't believe it's a matter of "honouring God" at all, because He is honoured when we receive our food with thankfulness, not by what we eat.
 
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Matt 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
 

Nehemiah6

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What do you think about cooking food as opposed to raw?
There is no question that cooking destroys nutrients. But some things need to be cooked before they are eaten. Raw would be generally preferable for fruits, and some vegetables. The main thing is not be be obsessed with foods, fads, dieting, etc. Most of the nutritional information on foods is meaningless, and some is downright nonsensical (e.g. whipping cream with zero carbohydrates and zero fibre).
 

wolfwint

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God created us and He created our food to nourish us. Men decided to redo most of the food God created. They thought that it would be nice to change bread from wheat to white instead of brown, so they redid the wheat berry. They got rid of everything of it but the bland white fluffy part, changing the taste, color and nutrition. We feed animals the nutrition and eat what is left. We do the same with corn, taking out what men labeled the germ. We redo the oils God gave us and instead of pressing them they are “processed” and changed completely. Eggs are from chickens that don’t have the food that they were created to eat, so the eggs now can hurt our health instead of nourish us. Some people are learning and profiting by fermenting food. Choosing food just as God created it to be is not only honoring the Lord and respecting His creation, it adds to our well being.

Living God’s way, humbly following Him always is the best way for our wellbeing, even by eating food just as God created it for us.
So we can be glad and thankful if we can choose. I would claim the most people cant choose.
 

Nehemiah6

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Everyone is made differently and God has given us plenty to chose from if we learn how to eat what we need.
With reference to that last phrase, NYU Scientists studied the impact of COVID-19 in March and April and found out that the obesity was the primary reason for hospitalizations, followed by age. Eating more than we need (or eating the wrong kinds of food) contributes to obesity (to say nothing of lack of exercise).
 

Kojikun

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While I don't want to discourage conversation on the subject of food, I am wondering why anyone thinks God is "honoured" by what we eat or don't eat. We are not defiled by what we eat, and that isn't what pleases God; faith is. There are good choices and poor choices about food, but given what Paul says about eating and not eating "unto the Lord", I'd say the matter is entirely personal choice. I don't believe it's a matter of "honouring God" at all, because He is honoured when we receive our food with thankfulness, not by what we eat.
Not what goes in the mouth but what comes out of it is unclean.
 

laughingheart

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Is a question of survive. Ask my friends in f.e. India.
Oh yes. I know that in many countries raw food is dangerous. I was just looking to understand the thinking of the person that posted this thread.
 

Blik

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I think the health implications are obvious, the closer food is to God's intention the better. But I don't believe God is more pleased if we choose those foods over the modified ones since we thank Him for the food we have / don't have anyway.
God is pleased with us? I do think God is more pleased with us when we follow Him and does react to any rebelling we do. Our rebelling does not make the Lord stop loving us, however. But I think the main results of our living our life as close to God's ways as we, as humans, can is in the earthly rewards we get. As in choosing foods closest to how God created them results in the food not causing such as diabetes, blood clots, and such.

Our bodies convert the starch of white bread into sugar that too much of results in diabetes, and bread of the entire wheat berry doesn't do this. Just one example.