The Value of Health Reform
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2
We of the Thusia Seventh Day Adventist church believe that we are living in the last days of earth’s history. We understand that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the heart, through Justification, affects the entire man causing him to glorify God as God alone in everything. Following God’s diet-principles is no exception. We are health reformers in practice. We appreciate that the all-wise YHWH-God desires, not only that we grow spiritually, but that we “prosper and be in health”.
We see in the Bible that the original and best diet that was given by The Creator was a vegan diet. Genesis 1:29 tells us “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 the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Here, The Creator gave man the healthiest diet to supply his health requirements that he may be in the best of health to glorify His Maker. For example, to spread the gospel of salvation from sin throughout the world by pen, voice and life.
Daniel and the three Hebrew boys also understood the importance of consuming the healthiest foods, in obedience to the Creator. Their resolute choice to eat “pulse” instead of “portion of the king’s meat” reaped tremendous benefits to the honour of God. The Bible declares that “ At the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat of the portion of the king’s meat…God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams… And in all matters of wisdom and understanding that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.” Daniel 1: 15, 17, 20.
We continue to emphasize health reform as we observe that wicked men are orchestrating the destruction of humanity though dangerous health practices like poisonous vaccines and the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) by mega-rich organizations like Monsanto. Our health freedoms are also going. In certain states of America and other countries, vaccination is mandatory. No consideration is given to a person’s God-given right to Religious Liberty. Monsanto also continues to work craftily to put organic farmers out of business and to make health-destroying produce. Indeed, “evil men and seducers wax worse and worse…” (11 Timothy 3:13).
Our only security is having the character of Jesus Christ within, which would guide us into adopting the best health practices to his honor and glory and for our sustenance to fulfil our purpose.
We invite you to know the love of your Creator towards you, shown forth even in His instructions regarding your health. We pray that you may be greatly helped through the practical truths that we will share continually with you on this blog.
“The health reform is one branch of the great work which is to fit a people for the coming of the LORD. It is as closely connected with the third angel’s message as the hand is with the body.” Counsels on Health- Ellen G. White
Sis. Ann-Marie Ballantyne