Welcome to the Overcoming the Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony podcast, a companion podcast to the Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony message series. My name is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International. The purpose of this podcast is to share with you, from a biblical perspective, the means by which we can combat and overcome the sin of gluttony and its outcome of obesity.
Our passage from the Word of God today is 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 which reads: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
Now, let’s look at gluttony and its effects in the news: According to University College of London, people who are obese from childhood through to middle age are more than twice as likely to have difficulty with daily tasks such as lifting, climbing stairs and carrying shopping by the time they are 50. The study found that longer duration of obesity had the most impact on risk, with those becoming obese in middle age having a smaller increase in risk. For example, men who became obese between the ages of 45 and 50 faced an increase in risk of about 50%, while for women the risk increase was 78%. The authors suggested this was likely because people who were obese for longer were also more likely to have a higher BMI by the age of 50. Dr. Nina Rogers, lead author of the study, said: “The prevalence of obesity at younger ages is increasing. Since obesity in childhood often tracks into adulthood, it is likely that more people will spend increasing periods of their life living with obesity. Our study therefore emphasises the importance of preventing and delaying the onset of obesity in order to mitigate the risk of poor physical functioning in middle age.”
In this podcast, we are going through the book, The RAVE Diet and Lifestyle: The Natural Foods Diet With Meals that Heal, by Mike Anderson. This section is titled: Conventional Cancer Treatments (Part 2):
The cancer industry becomes giddy as the media promotes early detection because the earlier the detection, the greater the five-year survival rates will be, which makes the cancer industry look as if it is actually helping people. But, in fact, all the cancer industry has done is made people’s lives miserable by putting them through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other invasive treatments — and created a living hell for patients through nausea, vomiting, infections and damage to their internal organs — while pocketing billions of dollars. And after all this “treatment,” they have not extended the lives of their patients one iota. In those few “successful” cases, most cancer patients die of a later recurrence of cancer or a disease brought on by the chemotherapy or radiation treatments themselves. In fact, if you add in all the people who have died of another disease because of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation (e.g., died of pneumonia due to a weakened immune system), conventional treatments have done far more harm than good.