Cultural Perspective

Topics: Bible, Moses, Ten Commandments Pages: 5 (1395 words) Published: October 26, 2014
Disturbing Trends:
A biblical approach to Humanities ailing health
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Abstract
It is with great distress that healthcare providers, and societies as a whole, bear witness to the rise of gluttonous cultures. It is clear that being overweight or obese has become an epidemic that involves not just “wealthy” nations but spans the entire Globe. In this paper the reader will gain a biblical perspective on food, eating, and our cultural view of food. It is critical that we turn to the only source that has ever truly held the key to a healthy life, God's word. Using the King James Version I will grant the reader a descriptive narrative of how the events of today coincide with the prophets utterance of Gods will on paper.

Keywords/bible verses: 12:1–2; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 John 2:16–17a; Revelation 18; Proverbs 22:1–12; Proverbs 23:19–21; Ecclesiastes 5:18–20.

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In assessing the world view that dominates today it is wise to look at the ten commandments. The reason for doing so is to understand that these ten commandments were spoken to Moses on Mt. Sinai as instruction to Israel. There are many who believe that the death of Christ absolved believers of this standard but it is not so. When Moses descended from the mount, after 40 days and 40 nights, Israel had erected a statue of a golden calf. This so enraged God that he would have destroyed Israel had it not been for Moses plea's. It is because of Moses blessing that God allowed any of Israel to survive at all( This is significant because only Israel had the ability to be saved due to the covenant God made with Abraham and Issac). Instead of destroying them he promised that they would wonder in the wilderness until all who had worshiped the calf perished. Once this occurred he led the tribes into the land of promise that he had sworn to Abraham. Still, Israel disobeyed and was returned to the bondage that God had ushered them out of in Egypt. This insight is critical because one must not be deceived that Christ death meant absolution, no, it allowed for all to have a chance at salvation through the law. When Jesus said it is finished and the veil was ripped open this signaled that God would now be able to write his laws on the heart of man not on tablets. God gracefully expanded his people (Israel) to include the gentile. In order to do so he had to send the ultimate sacrifice, himself.

The importance of these events cannot be overstated as it pertains to all facets of human transgressions, including food. The very first commandment comes from Exodus 20:21 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. It is in this very first law that God spoke to Moses that has become humanities greatest downfall. Just like Israel created the golden calf a short while after witnessing the parting of the red sea falling short is ever-present in today's society, poor food choice tops the list. Whether is an electronic device, a actual siting, or peer encouragement the fanaticism with food is ripe in the world. Can one imagine a world where food commercial’s and the Word of God switched places? Disturbing Trends 4 The fact that this even has to be a question puts the writing on the proverbial wall. Everything the delights in the undoing of God's masterpiece (Humanity) is born of the serpent.

1st Corinthians 10:312 states, Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. It is god who has enabled man to...

References: 1. Exodus 20:2. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton Illinois: Crossway Bibles; 2011.
2. 1st Corinthians 10:31. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton
Illinois: Crossway Bibles; 2011.
3. 1st John 2:16. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton Illinois: Crossway Bibles; 2011.
4. Proverbs 22:6. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton Illinois: Crossway Bibles; 2011.
5. Provers 23:21. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton Illinois: Crossway Bibles; 2011.

6. Romans 12 1-2. The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. 3rd edition. Wheaton Illinois Crossway Bibles; 2011.
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