Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In Defense of Eating Better Food

I have posted a lot lately on fermented foods. In fact, if one were to look at the history of my writings one might find quite a bit of commentary on food. One might get the mistaken impression that I am some sort of foodie or gourmet.

I am not.

What I am is a Christian who is engaged in strenuous labors. It is God's will that we take dominion over the earth and work the soil. This is taxing on the body and mortifies the flesh while it improves the spirit. One needs proper nourishment to undertake these labors and that is what God provided for us in the beginning.

However Satan attacks the believer in three ways: the will, the spirit, and the body.

It is the body we will principally deal with in this discussion.

I recently had a discussion with someone in which I pointed out that I do not make covenants with unbelievers (and specifically corporations in the context of that discussion). They said they do not either but not for biblical reasons ... they refrain from such covenants because those corporations do bad and evil things to you.

These arguments are two sides of the same coin. They are unbelievers and THEREFORE they will do bad and evil things to you.

The government and the corporate food machine are unbelievers. Despite the fact that there may be many true Christians (however misguided) within that machine, their organizational DNA is that of an unbeliever. Does a corporation have a soul? A conscience? One must argue that they do not. Anyone with a soul and a conscience will eventually leave such a contrived entity and therefore leave it just that much more empty and soulless.

Through these entities Satan will attempt to attack the body of the believer. They will sicken you and leave you ailing so that it is difficult or impossible to do God's will. They will distract you with health and body issues so that you cannot attend to the duties of the spirit OR your earthly labors.

It is a principle of good food that it tastes better. The Christian agrarian's desire to eat good food can easily be mistaken for gluttony, but it is not. It is a desire to eat that which is God's natural provender for us, free from manipulation and perversion. God knows what we need to eat in order to sustain our earthly health and labor and He has imbedded a desire for those good foods in our flesh that we might seek them out.

Eat better, live better, serve God better.

1 comment:

Farmboy said...

This reminded me of a passage in Isaiah, which to me, speaks of corporations.

Isa 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth
Isa 5:9 In mine ears said Yahweh of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
Isa 5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
Isa 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them
Isa 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of Yahweh, neither consider the operation of his hands

Their growth is unchecked "joining field to field". They are artificial persons in the eyes of the law "empty houses". They squeze the life out of what ever they control (vs 10)and they live lavishly from this ruthless tyranny (vs 11). Shalom