Helloooo Raw Christians....
Are you referring to my last post about the Ten Virgins parable? ...because I've posted several times all the way to page 1. :o)
The Ten Virgins info was from another speaker (link was provided). It's probably the best one regarding the importance of prayer.
If you're referring to the verses that mention food/diet/body... I haven't "sat down" to do that. I just bought my interlinear bible last month for a different research and bible study ...and I'm really involved in that right now. But now that you've reminded me... I need to do research on that too. It's been in the back of my mind for years. BTW, I have the Strongs Concordance and find it to be quite helpful. Just look up the words "meat", "flesh", "herb", "fruit", "vegetable", "heal", "body"... etc... and it gives you a list of all verses that contain that word, along with Strongs Concordance number. You can quickly see which verses use the same Greek/Hebrew word and thus have the same meaning. There are a lot of verses...
So far, I've learned (from someone else) that Daniel asked for vegetables and water. Vegetables can mean "pulse", and we can think of "pulse" as "living". Daniel may have been asking for living food. I can only think of living food to make such a drastic change in 10 days. Oh there's so much more!
So you're going to research too. Cool. How are you going to go about it?
Hello, Just joined.
I grew up on raw foods too and my mother had Lupus. God Bless her heart, she has passed away. But soul food and all of it's fattening agents will create heart disease and many other ailments which is prevalent in the black community.
Welcome Ownlyraw, I'm curious... did raw foods help your late mother's lupus?
k, I started to read, and realized how many posts there were, so just jumping in. I am a Christian. It is hard to find others that want to eat better, and yes, eastern philosophy/religion definantly is into this. It is a shame we are not as well. I hear "I Just pray over my food and bless it to my body", forgetting when Paul worte that, there was problably little if any cooked food, little own white flour and white sugar. Well, glad to find ya'll !!!
One of God' children, Good to see God working in some many lives as to great health and healing. Christians or otherwise.
Hi! Thanks for your reply. Sorry, Yes, I was refering to researching what the bible says about food/eating/nutrition/body ect. I have only just started. I have a concordance too and started by looking up meat, food, eating, those types of things but you have given me some more to look into, thanks!
It breaks my heart to go to church functions and see believers eating the way they do and not seeing what it is doing to them and God's creation, you know? I love that insight about Daniel I am going to go look that up now!
BreakingFree, I pray you still read stuff here. I am a Christian that believes that God has told me to do this. My relationship with Him is great and it's getting better with each day that I follower Him.
I have been raw only a couple of weeks but I'm doing good. I cook for my husband (who thinks salad is coleslaw) and my mum. Mum will try some raw food but husband won't. But I really have no desire to eat cooked food. I have a lot of health problem and I'm overweight. My heart doctor wants me to get down to 110 to 100 lbs before I can fly to see my son in England.
I am 175 lbs right now, have lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I think I would have lost more but I wasn't eating enough and now I am. I don't eat plain, I mix things up. I will have a juicer next month and I can't wait.
I am going to be 55 in Nov and I plan on being in better health.
God bless and take care
I know what you mean Chanie. Fortunately, my church is open to healthy eating since we have a health message (vegetarian) ...then there are few which are 50-75% raw ...and even fewer that are ~100% raw. I hope you enjoy reading Daniel... and researching the bible. That's awesome.
Totally not-raw topic, but totally Christian topic... something to consider when researching in God's word.
We just watched a couple DVDs (Battle of the Bibles & Changing the Word) where we learned something quite interesting... comparing the KJV with the NIV & RSV. The following verses are NOT found in the NIV & RSV; but, they are found in the KJV.
Matt 17:21, 18:11, 23:14
Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28
Luke 17:36, 23:17
Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:6-8, 28:29
I Tim 2:7, 4:22
The following verses are modified verses. Compare the KJV with NIV & RSV to see exactly what is modified in the NIV & RSV.
Acts 9:5-6, 24:6-8
Romans 8:1, 11:6
Galatians 3:1, 3:17, 4:7, 6:17
Colossians 1:2, 1:14
I Timothy 3:16
Why does this matter? Well, all these removed and modified verses make it hard/impossible to prove that Jesus is the fulfillment of prophecy... and Jesus' diety! Just read for yourself. Compare also 1 John 5:7.
Does the new king james version have all the veres?
They didn't compare NKJV, but it did mention that the NJKV has removed "LORD" 66 times and has changed "Jesus is son" to "Jesus is servant".
I shall point out this other verse because it's about FOOD! Compare the KJV & NIV of Mark 7:19. One declares all foods clean, and the other doesn't.
That's why I have a Bible from te year 1599, before the KJV even. there are so many "slippery slopes" it's not funny. the newer the versions, the more scripture has been watered down. LIke it says "Many will fall away from the faith" at the end of times. You gotta be careful.
Cool missemy! Is your 1599 bible in English? Was it one of the bible's based on traditional text? This is where we eventually have the KJV.
Or is it a Jesuit or Roman Catholic bible? ...if that makes sense. (I'm learning... so I hope this makes sense.)
Yes, it is in english. It actually comes from the pilgrims !!! SO, their take on those two groups is not positve, as who can blame the, They had just fled their persecution. but you can only gather that from their notes that are included. You can get it at this site. warning though, as this site some Chrisitans don't want to see as it has a lot of truth on there; regarding these end of times. www.cuttingedge.org
God speed in your search.
Nice. So you have all the "missing texts"!
I am just amazed learning about this... oh, so much to learn.
Yes, and too...it's actually easier to read than the kings james. would also like to read missing books, especially about the nephillians, but that's a whole other subject.
Hey, I wanted to share...I just called the # for jurty duty, and I don't have to report. Normally it isn't easy with my health, but now with eating raw??? I would really miss my kitchen.
just thought I'd share !!! Thank you Lord !!!!
Hey Guys! I don't necessarily call myself a Christain anymore, but a Christ follower. In the South, being a "Christian" has a totally different meaning. I am no where near vegetarian/vegan/ or raw. I actually just starting researching the way of life after seeing some things about Green Smoothies on a blog I love. I have seen several comments about other "Christians" looking down on those that eat raw or vegan, and actually have found the opposite to be true where I live. I live in a community where there are alot of food purists and such and they actually have some kind of pride issue going on regarding their diet! It is definately not my heart to stir up conflict, but I guess I have been put off to this way of life because of this attitude. If this is the diet and/or lifestyle for me....great! If not, great! I do not, however, want to be "religious" or "pious" about food choices. If God is leading someone to live, either way, then they should follow that leading! Blessings to you guys!
charliemum, that's an interesting link... with really good info. however, many are lengthy to read for an initial post... and sometimes I can't tell where someone quotes or responds to a quote which makes it difficult to read. Anyway, it's interesting to browse through... and many topics are interesting!
Redtamberine: I agree to: If God is leading someone to live, either way, then they should follow that leading!
missemy, is there a way to know the differences between the Geneva (w/o footnotes, etc) and the KJV?
I found an online Geneva bible... free download. So, I'm going to take a look at it... but I'm wondering if you know the major differences... or a link.
Boy Germin8 I don't know. When I was doing some major research on secret societies I came across it. And I went to my website but it really didn't give any information regarding the differences, but it is on sale, for only 29.95 ;) You might google "differences bible king james NIV"...something like that. as I know I read sites on it a few years ago.
I am not doing well, breathren in Christ. I did the oil pulling that some do on this site, really didn't feel good after doing it for just 4 minutes, then craved things with oil (avacados, sundried tomatoes, and "fudge" (with cashews and coconut oil)) well, have spent the whole day in a loose dress as I can't have anything on my stomach. Sick as a dog !! :( Albeit at least everything was raw, but can't even look at food. I have hepatitus C, so need to consider that my liver isn't equiped to overindulge, or maybe the oil pulling thing stirred a lot of stuff up.
well, please lift me in prayer, I need to get well.
I'm a christian too :)
Thanks missemy. Just thought to ask. I'll be looking into it when I have free time, some people in my bible study group may be curious about it.
I can't believe oil pulling for one day for 4 minutes could really stir things up enough to make you 'sick as a dog'.
Will be praying for you.
Wow, I'm excited to find so many people here loving Jesus and committed to health and healing. I have a laundry list of health problems that are partly hereditary & partly food-over-indulgent related. After being raised on the SAD diet and going through a tramatic experience shortly after my daughters were born, I began to make all sorts of excuses as to why I deserved this treat & that treat. Thankfully, I serve the God of restoration who is in His very essence healing. I know He's asked me to seek this raw lifestyle for my daughters and I. So far I'm having a blast. -Look forward to getting know all of you. ~Blessings.
I know that nothing is on there because I haven't had the time to do anything yet but I am going to set up a place really soon. I will have another link soon that will have information. I am studying and reading all I can do, I love to learn.
I am trying.
Germin8, Yeah I know. But you have to understand, haivng Hep C means my liver has been compramized. So, unable to detox as well as others. and I think it was more my reaction to it, as I went on a binge to get the oil tast out of my mouth. I did wake up without the awul 'get me to my toothbrush" feel though, so it must have done some good. I may try it with coconut oil as someone suggested. the sesame seed gagged ;)
thanks, will keep plugging away.
e and welcom guitar chick too. it;s nice to know we are not alone, as many christians feel that we are new age when we eat raw, I guess Adam and Eve were new age then ;)
My name is Kara and I'm a christian too. I think Jesus is awesome. He lived a life of fasting. You see it throughout the Bible.
The 3 days He spent walking and teaching the people, and then when they were going to leave them Jesus knew they needed food.
That's when He did the miracle of the loaves and the fish.
Jesus fasted and he told us to fast too. That is why raw food is like an everyday fast, but what ever fast you do, God is please that you
are wanting to see Him and give Him something to work with.
John the baptist came not eating or drink. His was a wild man and he ate wild honey and locust (aka locust bean not the bug).
He lived a raw food lifestyle. Unless he cooked his locust beans.
Anyway, why would you want to eat the food of the world when you can have the food that the Creator prepared for us with love.
A great website is www.freedomyou.org it has really help me with christian fasting.
We have the HolySpirit living in us, and I am so blessed by my Teacher everyday.
The Sunday school class I took recommended easing it to a fast by eating mostly fruits and vegetables. At the time this was new information for me. I don't know why I had never thought of it before.
Once I had made the switch to a raw lifestyle it was easier to start and end a fast. My new lifestyle makes me always prepared for a fast, regardless of the length. it just seems so natural now. I can't wait to see what the Lord will do. Some things come only by fasting. Praise the Lord
I have opened a new website for Christian for Living Food, http://www.christianforlivingfood.com . It is new and not much on it but you can join and put things there. I will be adding to it as much as I can but please feel free to join, to advertise your website. To talk about God and how He works with you on eating raw.
Please remember it is new and nothing is really there yet but am hoping I can feel it with lost of stuff.
From the looks of it, many of you are fairly experienced in the raw food journey. I'm transitioning into it. I do really well for the about the first half of the day and by nights end I'm compromising all over the place. Do you have any advice to give this novice?