Overeating and Intemperance Overeating and Intemperance
Counsels on Diet and Food and KJV of the Bible
Overtaxing the stomach is a common sin and when too much food is used the entire system is burdened.Life and vitality, instead of being increased are decreased, according to the book Counsels on Diet and Health.
Also, in the same book, it is stated “it is possible to eat immoderately, even of wholesome food. Overeating, no matter what the quality of the food, clogs the living machine and thus hinders it in its work.” The author also states, “Nearly all the members of the human family eat more than the system requires”
From the Health Reformer written in June, 1878, the messenger of the Lord wrote, “gluttonous feast, and food taken into the stomach at untimely seasons, leave an influence upon every fiber of the entire system; and the mind also is seriously affected by what we eat and drink.”.
The apostle Paul was also a health reformer. He said, “I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.” The Word of God places the sin of gluttony in the same catalogue with drunkenness.
Let us remember what Christ said in the Bible, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which in heaven isperfect.”