Marking Color: Blue
Key Text: 3 John 2
3 John 2. God wants us to prosper
physically and be in health just as much as
He wants us to prosper spiritually. God
communicates to us through the channel of our
minds, so it is important that we have
healthy bodies and clear minds.
Romans 12: 1,2. Gods request
that we keep our bodies healthy for His
service is a reasonable
expectation. Likewise, His guidelines for
keeping us healthy are also logical and
1 Corinthians 6: 19,20. Our bodies
belong to God; therefore, they are
holy and should be treated as
1 Corinthians 3: 16,17. We can defile
the temple of our bodies by unhealthful
practices-including what we eat and drink.
Isaiah 55:2. God commands us to eat only
those foods that are good for us.
Genesis 1:29. The original diet
God gave humans beings included fruits, nuts,
3:17,18. Vegetables were added later, after
sin came into the world.
Genesis 9:1-4. Following the flood,
God allowed human beings to eat flesh food.
Leviticus 11:1-20. God carefully
defines clean and
unclean animals-those that may be
eaten and those that may not.
7:2. This distinction between
clean and unclean
animals was delineated at the time of the
Flood-long before the Mosaic ceremonial laws.
Proverbs 20:1. The Bible urges
Gods people to abstain from alcoholic
Corinthians 6:10. Drunkards will not inherit
the kingdom of God.
Timothy 5:23. This text is referring to
medicine; it is not recommending drinking
Revelation 21:27. Heaven will not
contain anything that defiles or corrupts.
This would certainly include recreational
drugs, tobacco in all its forms, and other
1 Corinthians 10:31. Whatever we do,
we are to do everything in a way that will
glorify God-and that includes what we eat or