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 Obedience to God

  And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.  Exodus 15:26

Remember the study by  Sheeni Sethi, a psycologist from Stanford University and Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania. They studied 623 members of different sects.  They concluded that "old time religion" gives its adherents a strong mental health edge over religious liberals and unbelievers.  The highest levels of optimism were linked to fundamentalists who allow religion to influence their daily life-what they eat, wear and whom they marry."  (Guilt-free Gourmet pg 277) 

Our mental health affects our physical health. We are told, The condition of the mind affects the health of the physical system. If the mind is free and happy from a conciousness of right doing, and a sense of satisfaction in causing happiness to others, it creates cheerfulness that will react upon the system causing a freer circulation of the blood and a toning up of the entire body. (Mind, Character and Personality pg 59,60)

Nature will respond to God's physicians--pure air, pure water, proper exercise, and clear concience. (Temperance pg 85)

When God promised none of these diseases he included as a stipulation both giving ear to his commandments and keeping his statutes which expound in more detail upon his laws.  Science has finally recognized some of these ideas such as the rules of hygiene, sanitaion and quarintine. 

A History book stated the following  about the Black Death, a form of the bubonic plague "Everyone lived in dread of the plague except for the Jews.  Many European Jews avoided the plague becaouse they practiced the Biblical standards on cleanliness." (ABeka History of the World pg 139)

Obedience to Biblical standards gave them wisdom ahead of their time, didn't it?

I am always interested to see science confirm other things which God said first,  such as those in Leviticus 11 about clean and unclean animals. A worldly health book stated in a list of ways to have good health." #50 Do not eat pork.  Pork is a highly toxic diseased food... The human body virtually goes into toxic shock by consuming pork.  #51 Do not eat shellfish... More people die from shellfish than any other food,  Any fish that does not have fins and scales should be avoided...  Today we know that fish with fins and scales do not absorb the toxins in the water as readily as do other sea creatures." ( Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About pg 129,130)

Yet, this information has been in our owner's manual, the Bible for thousands of years!

What about the 10 commandments--Do they affect our health too? From the same list #81 Rest from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown... Resting during this time promotes the optimal rejuvenation of your cells.  (Ibid pg 139) So the Sabbath was made for man just as Jesus said. (Mark 2:27) For more information on this visit our Sabbath Pictures

 It is no suprise that studies also upheld health in obedience to the seventh commandment.  Disease caused by committing adultery, fornication, homosexuality, etc.  is now the sixth leading actual cause of death.  After analizing 1990 McGinnis and Foege stated that 30,000 Americans die every year because of their sexual behaviors.  (Proof Positive pg 357)

 

Obedience is simply taking God at his word no matter what is commonly excepted as truth in the world.

 

  Proverbs  3:7,8 suggests this, Be not wise in thine own eyes:fear the Lord and depart from evil.  It shall be health to they navel and marrow to thy bones.

 

We should be asking the top expert in the field of science, Our Creator, what he thinks.  Work on getting back to the original plan of life in a garden, close to nature, eating fruits, nuts, and grains and communig with God daily.  Study to find out what other health tips are in your owner's manual.