A young lady in my congregation came to me the other day and asked me, “Should I buy Adiphene?”.
“Whats that?” I replied.
“Its a diet pill” she said.
She then went on to tell me how she had strugled with her weight for a long time, and that she desparately wanted to be slim like she was when she was younger. The Adiphene product, was to be the way forward she thought, she had read many Adiphene reviews and they had all been positive.
I was quickly reminded of this passage from Genesis:
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
It was when I mentioned for her to read this that she was assured that it was OK. That her body was created in Gods image. She was in her own right, able to feel beautiful within herself. It does not matter how this is acheived, with a diet pill like Adiphene or some other method.
God Bless people.
I was asked the other day by a fellow at my local church, how one under the eyes of the Holy Spirit is viewed when taking measures to ensure that he/she is the most competitive they can be ? Is this right ?
Is it the role of a good Christian to promote any advantage to all that can prosper?
He had recently began taking a legal bodybuilding supplement, which he found through a site called WhichSupplementForMe.com, called D.Bal.MAX, this supplement he felt gave have such an edge that it concerned him.
I think it is important to point out that, where competition is concerned, you as a competitor are on you own, an only those that with whom you train with should you share you knowledge, as only then will it truly reflect on you.
Hope this helps.
Addiction can come in many forms.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
Many think that addiction is something that only affects the vagrants of society. The gamblers, the good time party drug takers, those who lust after the flesh.
It was only until very recently that I myself realised that addiction can come in many forms, and it was the struggle faced by a very close friend of mine that brought this very close to home.
Many people that have major surgery, often are prescribed (in quite heavy doses) opiate based painkillers for many months following the surgery. As one can imagine, after many months on an opiate based drug, one can reach a certain level of substance dependency.
This is what happened to my friend. Following a major surgery, she was prescribed a very strong opiate based pain killer, and was on this for many months. As her body healed, she retreated from the medication, only to find that her body had repaired itself in one way but had damaged itself in another. As she began to stop taking the medication, the opiate withdrawal symptoms began to take a drastic toll on her body and her life.
Anxiety, nausea, aches, vomiting, the list was endless, all these symptoms made her house bound. As she began to seek solutions for opiate withdrawal treatment, she was lucky enough to stumble across a supplement called Elimidrol that was able to ease the symptoms and after a month, her life was pretty much back on track.
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28).
Thats what the old testament says.
We all know that following the old testament to the letter, would see us all in jail.
So how do we interpret this ?
The New Testament gives no specific mention against the act of tattoos or body piercings, on the flipside it does not give any reason to believe God would be for the act of tattoo or other forms of body modification.
One thing that is becoming more and more popular in today’s culture is modifying ones body, whether is be a breast enhancement of using stretching to grow the penis. Products such as SizeGenetics are becoming more and more common place these days.
So in summary I must remain indifferent on this issue, and leave this decision up to that of the individual. For only the individual should know what is right.
Be good people.