THE GREAT DESTROYER: IT IS WHAT IT IS
“Whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God...Glorify God in your soul and body which are His...Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are,” Scripture exhorts us. There are many ways to defile His temple, consuming unhealthfully prepared foods being a major one.
Obesity Related Cancers -
And The White Flour Double Whammy
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, “Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014 [and rising].” A shocking number of these are not rare types but include cancers of the postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, uterus, colon and rectum (colorectal) meningioma, multiple myeloma, adeno-carcinoma of the esophagus, and cancers of the thyroid.
A few years ago international nutrition scientists agreed that sugar is the #1 addictive drug. Not only sugar, but a large causality factor in the chiefly dietary issue of overweight and obesity is this unnatural food that has had all its God-given nutrients removed for merchant profit, and replaced with its own cancer risk. Synthetic nutrients are added instead to allow lengthy shelf life since living flour with all its nutrients intact should be refrigerated. Besides prolonging shelf life for its profit, the manufactured food industry adds nitrates and nitrites to cured foods for coloring. Why should consuming white flour concern you? For two matters of life and death.
First: white flour’s simple, high carbohydrates quickly raise blood glucose levels and contribute to unhealthy weight gain the above noted study classifies as a serious risk factor for terminal cancers – a matter of life and death. Second, and likewise a matter of life and death, white flour is a chief component of the diet of the at risk overweight and obese, and carries another cancer risk. It has added manufactured vitamins replacing those of the whole grain, and including synthetic vitamin B1 in the form of mononitrate. Natural vitamin B1 found in the B complex in whole foods, is water soluble and designed to be expelled from the body when in excess. However, synthetic mononitrate is fat soluble and is instead stored in body fat as well as the liver. Accumulated in fat cells means that if discontinuing such it will not easily reverse the adverse effects of the chronic intake of synthetic vitamins whether from a bottle or white flour.2 This accumulation in the body eventually causes cellular toxicity, and can lead to severe liver damage and ultimately cellular toxicity. Nitrates accumulating in the kidneys are associated with kidney stones and cellular death.
Found also in deli meats, nitrates are converted to nitrosamine in the body. Most nitrosamines are carcinogenic (cause cancer). Other nitrosamine exposure causes
insulin on-alcoholic steatohepatitis, and Alzheimer's disease. 3
When I checked labels of manufactured foods at a local supermarket for mononitrate as the source of vitamin B1, without fail I found only one or two bakery products that did not list this very unhealthy additive to white flour. Many boxed and canned products listed it as an ingredient as well. Read lists of ingredients—better yet, avoid most foods with lists of ingredients and stay with the fresh, whole foods as the Creator designed them for satiety, proper weight, acute and continual healing, and optimum wellness.
Whether or not white flour is consumed—and most often it is eaten liberally in many dishes in cases of overweight and obesity—the above noted study raises a huge red flag for cancer risks in these groups. With 60% of Americans overweight or obese, this is indeed a very serious health matter.
The Creator’s plan for eating and that lifestyle that “denies the lust of the flesh” (including the #1 addictive drug, sugar) as presented in Eatin’ After Eden, assists in significantly reducing these deadly risks.
Recently a friend invited us to dinner consisting to a large degree of white flour. Our choice was to eat what we knew to be potentially very harmful, bring our own food, go and not eat, or not attend. While we would very much have enjoyed the company, we chose the latter. Prevalent in the US diet of commonly consumed man-made, faux foods—pastas, pizza, and breads in particular, although many processed and frozen foods contain both—is this corruption of whole food.
Some Christians prefer to believe that “defile” here refers to the Mosaic law, yet they also hold that we are not under the Law.. 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17 include this warning for non-Jews. The primary definition of the transitive verb defile is “to make unclean or impure: as to corrupt the purity or perfection of.” Sugar and white flour diseases pollute and toxify the body.
And what of parents and pastors providing and giving others these unhealthy faux-foods that destroy the temple of the Holy Spirit, and render helpless, sideline, millions of workers in His last days battle for eternal souls? This is not a personal matter only.
We recently watched a toddler at a church feeding carrying a bottle—not of milk but Coke. It grieved my spirit. “Why do you spend money for that which is not food, and wages on that which does not satisfy?” Isaiah 55:2 asks.
And have you noticed that the numbers of obese and morbidly obese at these functions are no fewer than at the world’s fetes? Its fare has the same effects on Christians and non-Christians alike—and the Deceiver enemy well knows it whether Christians do or not. Such faux-foods are a chief weapon of his only to “steal, kill, and destroy.” John 10:10
A homosexual recently observed that “Christians condemn my sin but have no problem with the sin of putting unhealthy, non-foods in their bodies,” God’s temple, that make them ill and susceptible to diseases. This fellow called both “sin.”
2 Texas Woman’s University researchers find that blueberries, with their high level of polyphenols, may fight adipogenesis – the development of fat cells. The highest doses of blueberry yielded a 73 percent decrease in lipids in mice.