Saturday, August 24, 2019
A Chinese Christian gentleman was sent to a labor camp for his beliefs, and right under the noses of the guards he began to teach the other prisoners the 10 Commandments, which he called the 10 Regulations. After a short time one of them commented, "Those are good regulations. If I had followed them I would not be here."
Some people see the commandments as restrictive, but are they? Not really. We've heard a lot about "The Wall" lately. Like the wall the commandments may look either restrictive or protective. It depends on which side of it you're on. Nature has laws that regulate how your health responds to how you live. The more simple and natural your diet, the healthier you will be. The more balanced your work and study program, the stronger both your body and your mind will be. The more you stay within the health law "wall," the more it will protect you from disagreeable consequences.
I have a young relative who chose to ignore Proverbs 20:1: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." He got into the booze and drug scene, dropped out of school and subsequently spent some years furthering his "education" in the state pen. (Don't go there! I kid you not, you won't like it.)
True, most people won't have such spectacular experiences--or will they? Large amounts of sugar in the diet of young people reacts negatively on the frontal lobe of the brain. Okay, so what? Natural law (regulation) is built into the frontal lobe. That is where moral decisions are made. Get it all gummed up and paralyzed and what happens? Look around you at the state of morals in the US today. Even the legislative leadership seem to have a major problem with truth and personal responsibility. Do you reckon diet has anything to do with it? I say yes!
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is heavy on sugar, fat and salt. Take a look in the mirror. See any correlation between diet and results? Just a thought. Clean out your diet, clean out your blood, go on the diet Adam and Eve were on (see Part 1). What could go wrong?