Body/Temple

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Body/Temple

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Post by hetfield » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:39 pm

OK so this is very open to interpretation do you think that eating unhealthy foods ever now and then is destroying your body? God's temple? I mean after all we could just eat vegetables and some meat.
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Post by identity_in_development » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:51 pm

Strict literal translation, it seems, might put "eating unhealthy" into the category of sin.

I would argue that a simplified explanation of sin is "something of a destructive nature".

My pragmatist (and more closely held) belief is that the sum is greater than it's peices - being healthy, overall, is more important. Eating some fatty popcorn or a hamburger from Burgerking is hardly destructive (as a whole). But a lifestyle of unhealthy eating is destructive. On principle I stay as healthy as I can despite occasion lapses and I don't think that eating a burger is destructive. But then again... I'm "of the world" in the stance.

Also, I don't believe in sin. My pragmatist philosophy is that of avoiding destructive actions - not that there will be an eternal consequence for eating some chocolate.

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Post by miller » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:07 am

hetfield wrote:OK so this is very open to interpretation do you think that eating unhealthy foods ever now and then is destroying your body? God's temple? I mean after all we could just eat vegetables and some meat.
Just to post the context to show that the verses you're referring to are strictly against sexual immorality.

1 Corinthians 6
12"Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13"Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"—but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."17But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

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Post by identity_in_development » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:14 am

So...? Your interpretation of that is what? Eating unhealthy is perfectly ok, just watch out for that whole "sexually immoral" stuff?

I don't feel that what you pasted in here addresses the issue - unless your intent was to transpose that glob to eating habits.

Only thing that seemed applicable was: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

Which says nothing about eating... it's just a generalized perspective to hold while, I suppose, doing ANYTHING. And it seems the point of this is "don't do anything to hurt yourself or other." Which is what I said.

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