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The Health Message is apart of the 3 Angels Messages. It is the "right arm" of the 3 Angels Message, which is the Everlasting Gospel. The Health Message is particularly connected to the 1st Angels Message, which tells us to "GIVE GLORY TO GOD". We give glory to God by reflecting His character and following His ways.

 

*Revelation 14:6,7---"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

 7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."

 

...We give "GLORY TO GOD" by reflecting His character and following His ways. We also give "GLORY TO GOD" in how we look, dress, eat, and drink. 1 Corinthians 10:31 makes this more clear.

 

*1 Corinthians 10:31---"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

 

...This is how the Health Message is connected to the 3 Angels Message, through the announcement of the 1st Angel, which is to GIVE GOD GLORY. We give God glory in ALL that we do, including "eating & drinking". This is why God gave His last day church the HEALTH MESSAGE. We are told that meat eating should be done away with and that we (SDA's) should NOT eat cheese or other dairy products. Most of us agree on meat-eating. But many of us have not seen the light on eating dairy products (cheese, eggs, milk, butter, cream).

 

The SOP says,

 

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  • Pure Vegetarianism/Veganism

1868 "Cheese should never be introduced into the stomach." 2T 68

1883 "All the elements of nutrition are contained in the fruits, vegetables, and grains." HL 96

1889 "Years ago I had a testimony of reproof for the managers in our campmeetings bringing upon the ground and selling to our people cheese and other hurtful things." CD 329

1890 "The effect of cheese is deleterious." CH 114

1896 "The simple grains, fruits of the trees, and vegetables have all the nutritive properties necessary to make good blood." HL 98

1898 "In a short time the milk of the cows will also be excluded from the diet of God's commandment-keeping people in a short time it will not be safe to use anything that comes from the animal creation." CD 411

1899 "The light given me is that it will not be very long before we shall have to give up using any animal food. Even milk will have to be discarded." CD 384

1901 "The time may come when it will not be safe to use milk.... The time will come when we may have to discard some of the articles of diet we now use, such as milk and cream and eggs.... The time will come when milk cannot be used as freely as it is now used.... But I wish to say that when the time comes that it is no longer safe to use milk, cream, butter, and eggs, God will reveal this.... We see that cattle are becoming greatly diseased, the earth itself is corrupted, and we know that the time will come when it will not be best to use milk and eggs." CD 357-9

1902 "Let the diet reform be progressive. Let the people be taught how to prepare food without the use of milk or butter. Tell them that the time will soon come when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter, because disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men." 7T135

1903 "Vegetables, fruits, and grains should compose our diet. Not an ounce of flesh meat should enter our stomachs." CD 380

1905 "Cheese is... objectionable; it is wholly unfit for food." MH 302

1905 "Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator.... The grains, with fruits, nuts, and vegetables, contain ALL the nutritive properties necessary to make good blood.... The diet reform should be progressive. As disease in animals increases, the use of milk and eggs will become more and more unsafe... The people everywhere should be taught how to cook without milk and eggs, so far as possible, and yet have their food wholesome and palatable." MH 296, 316, 320-1

1906 "In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." CDF 92, 310, 313

1909 "The time will come when we may have to discard some of the articles of diet we now use, such as milk and cream and eggs..." 9T162


 

"Let the diet reform be progressive. Let the people be taught how to prepare food without the use of milk or butter. Tell them that the time will soon come when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter, because disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men. The time is near when, because of the iniquity of the fallen race, the whole animal creation will groan under the diseases that curse our earth. God will give His people ability and tact to prepare wholesome food without these things. Let our people discard all unwholesome recipes. Let them learn how to live healthfully, teaching to others what they have learned. Let them impart this knowledge as they would Bible instruction. Let them teach the people to preserve the health and increase the strength by avoiding the large amount of cooking that has filled the world with chronic invalids. By precept and example make it plain that the food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man's use as he seeks to regain that sinless state{CD 460.5}"

 

 

 

...The last few words in the Counsels of Diet and Foods appendix, are those of James White regarding the counsels on health given to his wife: "...all changes in diet should be made carefully, one at a time. And while she [his wife, Ellen White] would say this to those who are in danger of making changes too rapidly, she would also say to the tardy, Be sure and not forget to change."

*Scripture says that you are to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

It is my hope and prayer that you will do just that.

 

QUESTION: Should SDA's Eat/Drink Dairy Products (Cheese, Eggs, Milk, Butter, Cream)???

ANSWER: NO!

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Do you disagree that there is calcium loss from the bones as a result of the high protein cows milk ?

I'm on the road to canvass. Later.

Read up on the worms in the vinegar. lol.

Protein is not the cause. It is other factors.

Bart, have you searched the internet or you don't want to accept the facts?  If you want facts about high protein and osteoporosis, I can provide links for you from studies done.  Meat eating also depletes bone density to reduce the acidity of the blood.

Meat eating causes high acid. Yes. The milk problem is a combination of other factors the least of which is protien.  Milk is poisen to me. It makes me sick. No one should drink milk. Even more so milk from the store in a plastic jug.     

"you don't want to accept the facts"  Your facts are not facts. Not helpful. It would be helpful if you knew what you were talking about.  Milk today is not good and it is not the protien that is the problem. It is a combination of many things.  You need to read more, and study more. Milk is not meat and yes meat makes the body acid.  Milk causes problems with the digestive system causing an imbalance. Protien in milk is the least of the problems.  Instead of preaching to me try reading up on it then people might take you serious.

Bart, you might want to watch "Forks over Knives" by Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn.  I believe they have more of an understanding of problems with dairy than you do.

Protein? It has to do with digestion.  The human body cannot digest milk. It causes an imbalance in our system.  Homogenization and pasteurization make it worse. Milk also causes an imbalance in the flora and fauna in our digestive system.  The fat is bad for the intestines.  Kevin you really should know what you are talking about, otherwise you are just causing problems.   Long ago people did not pasteurize milk and the fat would just pass through the gut or they would eat yogurt or buttermilk.  I don't drink milk it makes me sick, but long ago people depended  on milk to live. They did not have almond trees or soybean farms.  Cows and goats converted cheap grass into something  the poor could eat.  What makes milk bad now is that it is unclean, unfit for human consumption.   

Perhaps you should listen to what our health institutes are saying. Have you seen the documentary on dairy and osteoporosis from 2 of the top doctors in America who are non SDA? If you dont want the truth that research shows dont take it but dont condemn someone about somethIng that you have no clue about.

osteoporosis - yes milk causes this but not because of protien. The fat is a bigger problem. You should read up on it.

"might want to watch "Forks over Knives" "

I have watched it.  You still don't have your facts correct.  Milk is not meat. Milk has sugars, fats, and hormones that meat does not. (no sugar in meat)  I DO NOT disagree that milk is bad. It is how it is bad that you have mixed up. 

You do not eat milk with a fork or a knife. Just sayin.

Well, the same thought process advocates not getting vaccinations to prevent illness and disease. It is enough to weary a person.

 The effects of milk leach calcium from other system. Rather than accept that fact, Jason, you simply want to try to find a way to argue over exactly how that happens. 

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