BIBLE TEMPERANCE

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BIBLE TEMPERANCE
BIBLE TEMPERANCE
The 17th study in the series.
Studies written by William Carey.
Presentation by Michael Salzman.
All texts are from the New King James
version.
All rights reserved.
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How should we eat and drink?
1 Corinthians 10:31
Therefore, whether you eat, or drink, or
whatever you do, do all to the glory of
God.
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Christians are commanded to eat and
drink as will please God. The only way
we can eat and drink that will be
pleasing to God is to be governed in
our eating and drinking by the
principles laid down in the Word of
God. A Christian is to be governed in
his eating and drinking by the
principles of the Bible, and not merely
by appetite or taste.
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What should we eat and drink?
Isaiah 55:2
Why do you spend money for what is
not bread, And your wages for what
does not satisfy? Listen carefully to
Me, and eat what is good, And let your
soul delight itself in abundance.
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God has commanded us to eat only that
which is good, and we learn what is
truly good to eat by the teachings of
His Word.
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Who knows what is best for man to
eat?
Genesis 1:29,31
And God said, “See, I have given you
every herb that yields seed which is on
the face of all the earth, and every tree,
whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall
be for food.
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31- Then God saw everything that He had
made, and indeed it was very good. So
the evening and the morning were the
sixth day.
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The God who made man knows what is
best for man to eat, and the original
diet which God ordained for man was
fruits, grains, vegetables, and nuts.
God did not permit man to eat the flesh
of animals until the time of the flood.
To Israel in the wilderness He made it
very plain that man is not to eat the
flesh of any unclean animal, fowl, or
fish.
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What are we told not to eat?
Deuteronomy 14:7,8
“Nevertheless, of those that chew the
cud or cloven hooves, you shall not
eat, such as these: the camel, the hare,
and the rock hyrax; for they chew the
cud but do not divide not have coven
hooves; they are unclean for you.
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8- “Also the swine is unclean for you,
because it has cloven hooves, yet does
not chew the cud; you shall not eat
their flesh or touch their dead
carcasses.
God told His people not to eat the flesh
of swine.
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What about fish?
Deuteronomy 14:9,10
These you may eat of all that are in the
waters: you may eat all that have fins
and scales.
10- “And whatever does not have fins
and scales you shall not eat; it is
unclean for you.
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Creatures in the waters which do not
have fins and scales are not to be
eaten. God’s people should not eat
catfish, eels, crabs, lobsters, oysters,
or clams. This instruction cannot be
set aside by Christians today on the
ground that it is in the Mosaic Law,
which has passed away.
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This prohibition against eating unclean
creatures was in force centuries before
the Mosaic Law was given (read Gen.
7:2), and this uncleanness is still
recognized in the last book of the Bible,
long after the ceremonial law had
passed away at the cross.
(Read Rev. 18:2.)
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What will happen to those who eat
unclean foods at th3e second coming
of Jesus?
Isaiah 66:15-17
For behold, the LORD will come with
fire And with His chariots, like a
whirlwind, To render His anger with
fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
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16- For by fire and by His sword The
LORD judge all flesh; And the slain of
the LORD shall be many.
17- “Those who sanctify themselves and
purify themselves, To do to the gardens
After an idol in the midst, Eating
swine’s flesh and the abomination and
the mouse, Shall be consumed
together, says the LORD.
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When the Lord Jesus comes, those
who are found eating swine’s flesh will
be consumed by the fire of His
presence, along with those who eat
mice. God is love: He never deprives
us of anything that is for our good. So
when He tells us not to eat unclean
creatures, it is for our good to obey.
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What kind of people are Christians to
be?
Deuteronomy 14:2,3
“For you are a holy people to the LORD
your God, and the LORD has chosen
you to be a people for Himself, a
special treasure above all the peoples
who are on the face of the earth.
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3- “You shalt not eat any detestable
thing.
God’s people are to be a holy and pure
people: they are not to eat any unclean
or abominable thing, Lev. 20:25,26; 1
Peter 2:9.
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What about our drink?
Proverbs 23:29-32
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who
has Contentions? Who has
Complaints? Who has wounds without
cause? Who has redness of eyes?
30- Those who linger long at the wine,
Those who go in search of mixed wine.
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31- Do not look on the wine when it is
red, When it sparkles in the cup, When
it swirls around smoothly;
32- At the last it bites like a serpent, And
stings like a viper.
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There is plain instruction in the Bible
against the use of alcoholic liquors, 1
Cor. 6:9,10. This means that when we
drink as will please God, we will not
drink beer, wine, whisky, gin, or any
alcoholic liquor. Coffee contains a
poison known as caffeine, which is
injurious to the body. Cola drinks also
contain injurious poisons or dope.
Tobacco, snuff, and cigars contain a
deadly poison known as furfural.
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When we really eat and drink as is
pleasing to God, and as the Holy
Scriptures commands us, we will put
aside tea, coffee, cola drinks, and
tobacco, or any narcotic habit, such as
the morphine habit, paregoric or opium
habits, etc.
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Does our body belong to us?
1 Corinthians 6:19,20
Or do you not that your body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God, and you are
not your own?
20- For ye are bought at a price; therefore
glorify God in your body and in your
spirit, which are God’s.
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Our body is the temple of the Holy
Spirit, and therefore it is to be kept
clean from these harmful things so that
it will be a fit place for the indwelling of
Jesus by His Holy Spirit, 2 Cor. 6:17,18;
7:1.
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What happens if we defile our bodies?
1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone defiles the temple of God,
God will destroy him. For the temple of
God is holy, which temple you are.
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If we defile the body temple with these
unclean and harmful things, God will
destroy us. True Christian temperance
is a total abstinence from all that is
harmful, and a moderate use of that
which is good.
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Do we need to be like Jesus?
1 John 3:2,3
Beloved, now are children of God; and
it has not yet been revealed what we
shall be, but we know that when He is
revealed, we shall be like Him, for we
shall see Him as He is.
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3- And everyone who has this hope in
Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
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If we really have the true hope in Christ
of being made like Him when He
comes, we will purify ourselves now,
even as Jesus is pure. Jesus never ate
pork or any unclean creature. He
would not use tobacco, tea, coffee,
Coca-Cola, opium, morphine, etc. And
if we purify ourselves as He is pure, we
will leave off all these things.
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This is a part of the process of getting
ready to meet Jesus at His coming.
God will bless you in this.
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Do you wish to be ready for Jesus’
glorious return? Make food, drink, and
all you do, part of your preparation for
His return.
THE END
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