God’s Original Design

God’s original design, described in Genesis 1:29 is the only way to go for optimum health! No more carnivore for us. But just what is God’s original design? “Then God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you” (Genesis 1:29). in the beginning even the animals were not carnivores. According to Genesis 1:30, God also created certain plants for them to eat. But after “The Fall” all that changed. The thief, Satan himself, entered the Earth to steal, kill, and destroy. And thus “Death” began to reign upon the Earth. 

Some have said, “I do not see where it says in the Bible “don’t eat animals?” Maybe not, but it also never commands us to eat animals either. The closest thing about eating animals occured after the flood destroyed everything, when Noah was given permission to eat animals. But that was not a mandate, and it was only directed to Noah and his immediate family.

However, this is not really the point. The point is all about finding God’s way for you. In our case, in 2011 the Lord led us back to God’s original design given in Genesis 1:29, which refers to only eating plants, not animals. This has nothing to do with the various Scriptures regarding the ceremonial laws about what is clean or unclean. We just felt led to return to God’s original design. Each one must find their own way, as the Lord leads—Romans 14. 

However from a health standpoint, you might find it helpful to watch “The Last Heart Attack” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and “Forks Over Knives.” We came across both of these several months after the Lord led us to Genesis 1:29. It was a nice confirmation.

Thankfully, by the grace of God, we are both in excellent health. In fact, our health and energy have gotten even better since becoming vegetarians. Furthermore, we do not have to take any medications. I even feel like I am getting healthier and more energetic, PTL! Having good health is very important to us with our extensive ministry activities. It is also essential that we preserve our health so we can have quality of life for the rest of our life. Since our body is the Lord’s temple, temple maintenance must be priority one!

FYI: We have been vegetarians (eating no living creatures) since June 2011. It was not difficult at all and we have not missed eating animals or fish. When you follow the Lord’s lead His grace will always enable you, whether you feel like it or not. We continue to remain healthy, feel good, and have great energy. Furthermore, we don’t need to take any medications. Temple maintenance is a top priority (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Our prayer is for “health of life for the rest of our life, and strength of life to the end of our life.” Thank you Lord for health, strength, and life!

Lewis W. Gregory © 5/2012 updated 12/2018

Follow-up: https://www.sourceministries.net/go/about/the-ministry/how-it-all-began/

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