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Hi, I'm Stevie Knight and I blog at KingdomInfluence.com. Today, I really wanted to ask you a question.
What is "clean eating"? Now maybe you came to this site thinking that I have the answer.
And I do have a few answers, but I think I really have an important question for you.
Is "clean eating", the way it's normally defined...is it TRULY "clean eating"? Is all we need to
do to make sure that we're eating "clean" to make sure that we don't have any GMO stuff
in our food; we don't have pesticide-laden foods; that we eat as close to nature as possible;
that we don't eat refined carbs and refined grain; that we cook our own food; that we
don't just rely on food processors and manufacturers with our food; that we actually take an active
interest in where our food comes from and how it's prepared and how we consume it?
That is obviously one common definition but I think there's one thing that is missing.
It's addressed in a book called "Holy Cow". It's by somebody named Hope Egan. Not sure
if you can see this properly on here, but this is what it looks like, the cover looks
like. You can find it on Amazon.
It says, does God care about what we eat? You know, there is a biblical definition of
clean eating. God says we can eat all Foods. We can eat fruits and vegetables, and He gave
us a whole lot of things we can eat. But He said there were certain kinds of meats that
we were not to eat. No pork, no crustaceans, nothing that really God created NOT as a Food
for us, but really as a living garbage and recycling system on earth.
These are animals that are bottom feeders, that are even scientifically known to not
be great for the digestive system, not good for our health longterm, not even good your
immune system. And although we certainly don't recoil when we think of eating bacon in the
morning like we would if somebody just handed you maybe a piece of dog meat or cat meat
or horse meat or maybe some cockroaches or something like that...We don't recoil at that
because we are culturally conditioned to think that what the Bible defines as unclean foods
are actually "clean foods".
And so I really would encourage you to read this book called "Holy Cow"...Does God care
about what we eat. I'll read a bit of what's on the front. It says, what the Bible says
about eating meat, does science support the bibilical food laws, reconciling Old Testament
passages with the New Testament. And all sorts of things that, really, people who believe
they are followers God, who believe that they generally keep the commandments of God...somehow
these ideas have just been thrown out the window.
And this whole idea that the "clean eating" movement, while it's a great step in the right
direction, it sometimes misses the mark when it comes to what is truly "clean food". It's
not enough to wash our food; it's not enough to know where your food comes from. It's also
important to make sure that we eat foods that God considers to be actual Foods for human
Listen! I'd like to hear your comments. Maybe you really disagree. Maybe you've never heard
these ideas before. Maybe you didn't know that someone who follows Yeshua could actually
believe that the "Old Testament" and the commands of God are important for us today and that
God really has some great ideas on how to live, how to please Him and how to live a
healthy lifestyle and that those things are important for today.
So maybe you haven't heard these ideas before but I hope you will comment here, that you
would rate this video. You could comment and we could continue the conversation in the
comments below. Thanks so much! Come visit me at kingdominfluence.com