Christian America suffers three great follies. Actually there are four, but I have not revealed the fourth one yet.
The first folly is health food. Or as I call it, ” ‘health’ ‘food’ “. It isn’t healthy, and it isn’t food.
Some Christians are a little bit bothered by this, thinking that I’m looking for some sort of salvation based on Twinkies. Well, that’s not the case. There’s nothing that you can put in your mouth and chew that will save you, except for the bread of life, of course.
The reason I believe this is because I love Jesus, and I revere his Word. That’s where my hatred for the foolishness of health food comes from. If you want to take a Bible journey with me to understand this, then turn to page 852.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.”
Look around you right now. Tell me if or not those who are under the influence of demons are teaching against marriage. You know, with same-sex marriage, there’s an argument back and forth in America. There are some people who say, what does it matter anyway? What business does the state have in ordaining a marriage? What does it matter, a man and a woman, two men, two women, just do whatever you want. In fact, don’t even get married at all. Marriage is repressive. Paleolithic man didn’t marry. Nobody knew who the father was. The whole tribe took care of the kids.
People are repressed by marriage, and don’t have a full sexual experience. They’re burdened by only being with one partner when they should explore other sex partners besides just one wife. Sow your wild oats. Women, why turn to your husband for your sexual pleasure? You’re in charge of your own orgasms! If a man doesn’t take care of his girlfriend, the package delivery guy will. But you shouldn’t feel jealous or guilty about that. Because you shouldn’t feel the feelings you feel to want to get married.
That’s where we’re headed right now. The world is teaching us to abstain from marriage.
And how about health food. The US government, the office of the First Lady, Boston’s mayor, New York’s mayor, countless other government organizations, ban certain foods. I think the best examples of this are fatty foods and sugary foods.
But when we turn to Scripture we see, “Everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” In 1980, when the US government suddenly decided that eggs were bad, if the Christian church had stood up and said, “US government, you’re wrong. Eggs are good. They’re created by God, and we’re going to eat them because the Bible says so.” If we had done that then, our wisdom would have been proven. It could have been a great increase to our testimony.
But as it is, we didn’t. Why? Because we were afraid. Afraid of science.
Well, science is a fallacy. Some people disregard black letters on a white page, and instead listen to the teachings of a red man in a white lab coat.