The law and the prophets; friends or foe? Part 1

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Most New Testament teachers say that it is definitely not biblical to follow God’s law concerning food!

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In this weeks blog we will explain why they say that about God’s law, and give our explanation from our experience, from science and from God’s word.

The apostle Paul makes this statement about God’s law…

You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” Galatians 5:4 

 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?  It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Galatians 3:1-2 

Because of these passages, many bible scholars, believe that following old testament rules and regulations displeases God. Some have even told us that it puts us under a curse. Consequently, most preachers not only ignore the valuable information about healthy living found in God’s law, but teach people that it is something they must not do.

Deuteronomy 7:11-5 states that if we are careful to follow God’s law, he will keep us free from every disease. In Exodus 23:20-26 God says that if we are careful to do all that he says, he will take away sickness from us and give us a full lifespan. 1 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is God breathed and useful. This certainly includes God’s law as found in the Old Testament, since that was all the scripture they had when this was written.

So what is the truth, should we be careful to follow Gods law or not? Will it bring health or a curse?

We believe the proof is in the pudding, the answer is found in the results. Does following God’s commands bring a curse or blessing on those who do it? We see people every day who follow God’s law, are healthier than people who ignore them. There is a lot of science to back up what God has said about food choice. We believe that the reason so many very good, honest, God loving pastors die young, is because they ignore these conditions and promises from God’s word. Here are some notable examples; we could produce thousands.

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  • Evangelist John G Lake,

Lake preached to hundreds of thousands of people in Africa and America. He died at the young age of 65. Lake was not overweight, he was fit as a man can be. He had a very powerful healing ministry and started the now famous healing rooms that are all over the world. His wife died about twenty years before he did of malnutrition. Lake died of a stroke ten years short of the average American lifespan of 75.

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  • Aimee Semple McPhearson

Mcphearson started the Four Square denomination. She was one of our nations greatest evangelists and was a successful faith healer. Mcphearson looked as healthy as could be, she was not overweight, she led an active lifestyle, but sadly she died at the age of 54. She had been very sick, the day she died she had called her doctor numerous times to see if he could help her, he was in surgery and never got her call . God said we are to live to 120 and our strength should equal our days. If Aimee had lived an average american lifespan, she would have had 21 more years of ministry.

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William Seymour is pictured in the front row second from the right. His ministry crossed all financial, age and racial boundaries and literally changed the world.
  • William Joseph Seymour

Seymour was an American minister, and an initiator of the Azusa Street Revival. Seymour was one of the most influential individuals in the revival that grew into the Pentecostal movement. That movement has now spread across the world. The largest denomination in the world is Pentecostalism. The largest most influential churches in the world are Pentecostal. It all started in Seymour’s church.  the Azusa street church walls were covered with canes and crutches left there by people who had been healed. At 52 Seymour had two massive heart attacks and died. He was a very healthy looking young man who loved God and loved people.

What went wrong?

So many great movements of God were hindered by the early death of their leaders. Leaders who believed God would heal them and keep them free from disease, but did not do what God said must be done to stay healthy and live a full lifespan. Other  great leaders did listen to God’s advice, consequently they where going strong long into their nineties. Following God’s law includes his dietary laws. Following God’s laws will keep Christians active in their gifts many years past the average american lifespan.

So what did Paul mean when he said, “You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” Galatians 5:4

Paul is saying that if anyone thinks obedience to God’s Law needs to be added to his or her faith in Christ, so they can be justified or saved, he is alienating himself from Christ. In Galatians 3:1-5 Paul further states that such a person is bewitched.  Obedience to the Law cannot add anything to what Jesus did on the cross for us.

Christ plus nothing = salvation.

I know of one congregation in Portland Oregon that split over just this issue. Half of their congregation actually started to do animal sacrifices for the forgiveness of sin. From a Christian perspective, that is nuts, Christ died once for all and there is no need for sacrifices any more. Obedience to the law cannot save us from eternal punishment. Jesus also confronted the Pharisees on this point.

You diligently study the Scriptures (Old testament law and prophets) because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” John 5:39,40

Jesus was teaching that God’s law never could save anyone and that he (Jesus) was the source of salvation. So; since salvation is only found in Jesus Christ, and by his grace, does that mean that God wants us to stop observing God’s  law. Does that mean we are to stop following its advice? (See Proverbs Chapter 1:29-33) Since God cannot love you and me anymore than He already does, since obeying the law won’t make him love you more, why should you obey the Law?

Because there are other reasons to follow the law apart from salvation.

First; what God likes and does not like has never changed. God’s law states that we should not bear false witness, that we shouldn’t tell lies. Everyone knows that if you continue to tell lies, people will not like you or believe you even if you tell the truth. No one would say that if you follow that law you would be under a curse; no, it is just the opposite.

Secondly there are unwanted consequences to disobeying God’s law apart from Hell. The law is for physical health, that is what the word states. It never says obedience to the law will save us from hell, it says that it will save us from disease and a shortened life.

A third  point to make, is that the followers of Christ did not stop obeying and teaching the law after Jesus was crucified. In Acts chapter 22:12-16 Paul is describing the Christian who guided him and healed his eyes.

A devout observer of God’s law!

A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him.” Acts 22:12-16

God obviously used Ananias in a powerful way and the scriptures commend his way of life by describing him as a “devout observer of the law.”

It is interesting how we are all disgusted with famous preachers who are not devout observers of the Law.

Men and Women who are drunkards, steal money, lie, or commit sexual sins. We reject them as poor representatives of God. God and the world are still looking for men and women that are living devout holy lives. The world is also looking for men and women to follow, men and women who are not constantly struggling with disease or struggling financially. The Old Testament has wise words to help us avoid, these problems.

Shary and I have some Christian friends that we have known for over 30 years. They love God and love people; are a tremendous blessing to us in many ways. They are givers, that is, they freely give to missions and to people in need…BUT… they have a strong belief that it is a sin to obey God’s Law, (found in the Old Testament), even though they are great givers they believe that if you follow the Old Testament advice, you are putting yourself under God’s Law and that is wrong. Let me give you an example of how that’s working in their lives. Malachi 3:8-10 states…

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Will a man rob God?

 

“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole title into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this.” Says the Lord Almighty. “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

These friends of ours are convinced that tithing is wrong, simply because it is found in the Old Testament. They believe that they would be putting themselves under a curse if they follow this Old Testament teaching. Here are the results of their belief system. In the 30 years we have known each other, this couple has lost more money than most people will ever see in a lifetime. They have lost two inheritances; each one was hundreds of thousands of dollars. They have had numerous huge business ventures fail and they have taken out bankruptcy at least once that we know of.

What they are experiencing looks a lot like the curse that Malachi said would happen if you don’t tithe.

A retired pastor

I have another friend who is a retired pastor, he has stated that he believes Old Testament tithing is wrong . He struggled financially his entire life, which isn’t all that uncommon for pastors. When he retired he received a large inheritance, which he believed would take care of him and his wife, very well, the rest of their lives. It was all lost in a couple of years through unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Again, what he experienced was exactly what Malachi chapter 3 says will happen to people who rob God by not tithing.

My point in relaying these stories is that if you obey God’s law, you will get what God says you will get…a blessing, not a curse. Again, I want to emphasize that observing God’s Law won’t get you to heaven.

So if God’s law won’t get you to heaven what good is it?

Proverbs 4:20-22 states…”My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.”

The apostle Paul states in 1 Timothy 1:8…”We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.”

God’s Law is good for exactly what he says it is good for, in both the New Testament and the Old. It is good for producing life and health

So history, personal experience and science all point to the fact that listening to God and following his advice about food choices will bring life and health to any man or woman’s whole body.

THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY LISTENING TO JESUS CHRIST AND DOING WHAT HE SAYS.

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  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
  4. “Youngevity website by Dr. Joel wallach

Some Good loving Christian teachers drive me crazy!!!

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This stuff drives me crazy!!!

A friend of mine called me the other day and said I should listen to a very popular Christian radio program. I know believe he was trying to drive me crazy and thought it would be funny to get my reaction. He listens to this program regularly and the last couple of days they were talking about how Christians should honor God by taking good care of their bodies. They had some very specific ways they believed you should do that. He said he thought I would enjoy it. Yeah, right!

I was hanging out in my living room with family and decided to get on my computer and looked up their archived shows and listen. My son Angelo was hanging out with me at the house; as soon as he heard what they were peddling, he immediately started laughing at me. He said our friend knew what I believed and was obviously trying to see how agitated he could get me.

Well it worked, I got agitated! *&%$#&**@#$%^. The more I listened and the more I thought about it the crazier I got!

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This stuff makes us crazy!!! What are those people thinking? (Granddaughter Sadie & I)

The next time I saw my friend, I accused him of baiting me; he looked all innocent and acted shocked that I would suggest such a thing. He went on to tell me that he thought I would really like it, seeing how I love hearing health advice from the Bible. Right, I’m not buying his story.

So, that radio program is one I generally appreciate, (not going to mention their name).  They give out a lot of great Christian advice, some of which has had a huge beneficial impact on my family over the years. Like when they told me how I could almost eliminate my wife’s PMS, that one bit of advice has probably saved my life more than once.

What got me so agitated and crazy? Well I’ll tell ya! They were saying that we had an obligation to God to take good care of our bodies, which I agree with. Then they proceeded to give example after example of things that we shouldn’t eat. Every suggestion was opposed to God’s word and to current scientific discoveries. Click here for more infomation.

 So what, in a nutshell were they advocating?

  • Don’t eat red meat.
  • Avoid milk, especially whole milk.
  • Stay away from salt.
  • Stop eating eggs.
  • Use margarine instead of butter.
  • Above all, never eat cheese again!

 

This is crazy and here is why this gets me so agitated!!! Millions of good God loving Christians are sick and dying young because they are following this kind of advice. They do not believe, or have not been taught that the instructions God has given us about food, matters. Well meaning, bible believing Christians are teaching people to abstain from food that God has ordained for them to eat. And then they tell us, the reason you should avoid these foods is to honor God.

If I told one of my kids to do something, and they said the reason they weren’t going to do it was so they could honor me.  I would be more than perplexed it would make me crazy.

Fortunately God is not like me; what we do can’t make him crazy, cuz if it could, we would have made him crazy a long time ago. But, the real reason for this is simply a lack of knowledge about what God has said about food.

Hosea 4:6 says: My people parish for lack of knowledge (Biblical knowledge)

So let me show you what God says about these foods and show how super-centenarians follow God’s advice instead of the crazy experts.

These super-centenarians  outlived all the experts of their time and so will you if you listen to God.

In Exodus 23:25-26 God said that if we obey all his commandments, He will…take away sickness  from among you” and  “give you a full life span.

 Red Meat

Leviticus 11:1-3 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Say to the Israelites: Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.’”     (That is the definition of what we today call red meat)

At 105 Reverend Otis Clark told me he ate red meat twice a day. He was still preaching vigorously at the age of 109. click here to watch him!

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Preaching vigorously at 109

Milk

  • Exodus 3:7-8 says that God was going to bless his people by taking them to… a land flowing with milk and honey
  • I Corinthians 9:7 “who tends the flock and does not drink of the milk?”
  • Deuteronomy 32:13-14 says “He (God) nourished him with…curds and milk from herd  and  flock.”
  • Proverbs 27:27 says, “You will have plenty of goat’s milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.” 

In 2008, Tomoji Tanabe was the oldest  male alive with the necessary papers to prove it. At 113 years old, he lived on the island of Kyushu, Japan with his fifth son, who was 68 years old. Reporters wanted to know if Tamoji was tired of living, so, they asked him, “How much longer do you want to live?”, thinking that he can’t possibly have much quality of life at 113.  He simply replied “I don’t want to die.” He was still getting enjoyment out of life.

Tamoji said that he drinks milk every day. Actually, he is known to “guzzle” milk.

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Tomoj Tanabe at 113 years old.

Mbah Gotho at 147 years is probably the oldest living person on the planet. I read an article years ago, about an Indonesian man who was claiming to be over 140. Therefore, I think it was Gotho. As I remember the story, he did not make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, because he did not have the proper paper work to prove his age. His longevity was pretty believable though. He had a son who took care of him that was over 100 years old.

Mbah Gotho remembers watching a local sugar factory being built when he was about 10, that factory was built in 1880, you do the math. All that to say this, it is very likely that he is way over 100 years old and he claimes to drink close to a gallon of goats milk every day. Evidently, the milk didn’t hurt his longevity. I hope this drives the no-milk people crazy.

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Mbah Gotho at 147 years old. 

Salt

  • In Mark 9:50 Jesus made this statement…    Salt is good.”
  • Leviticus 2:13 “Add salt to all your offerings
  • Numbers 18:18-19Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours. Whatever is set aside from the holy offerings the Israelites present to the Lord I give to you and your sons and daughters as your regular share. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the Lord for both you and your offspring.”

God gave the offerings to the priests and the tribe of Levi. They did not receive land like the other tribes so they got their food from offerings. All the offerings were salted, consequently the tribe of Levi got lots of salt in their diets. The first priests were Moses, Aaron and Levi, Moses lived to be 120, Aaron 123 and Levi made it to 137. These guys lived to be crazy old; again, salt evidently did’t shorten their lives.

Eggs 

  • Luke 11:11 Jesus said… “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for… an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Emma Morano was the oldest “documented” person on the planet, she had the paper work to prove her age. Emma lived in three different centuries, that is, she was the last person alive, who was born in the 1800’s. She was born November 29th1899, in the Piedmont region of Italy, when King Umberto reigned.  At 117 years old, Emma Morano still had a sense of humor and a keen wit and a love for eggs.

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Eggs, eggs and more eggs!

Emma eats three eggs each day, two raw and one fried egg with minced meat.

Her doctor said she must have great genetic makeup because he believes she is doing is crazy.  She disagrees with her doctor and says her diet is one reason she has outlived everyone else on the planet. The other reason she gives for her longevity, is her escape from an awful marriage. An evil spouse will definitely shorten anyone’s life or make you wish it was shorter.

When Emma was a teenager, a doctor made a crazy suggestion. He told her to eat raw eggs to combat her anemia. You see Emma was like most everyone else, she was sick and headed for a short disease filled life.  Someone suggested she eat eggs, something that the Bible says is very good. She has followed a stringent diet of two raw eggs, one cooked egg, a little minced meat and pasta for the past 100 years.

Emma Morano at 117 eat a lot of eggs in her life.

  • Carlo Bava, Emma’s doctor, said she has perfect cholesterol and glucose levels. “She is in a great state of health and mind,”he said. “The fact that she has never had much variety in her diet is proof that she is so well-preserved thanks to genetics.” Once again a medical doctor believes that genetics are the answer to long life. God says that long life is not found in genetics. Genetics are out of your control. Long life is found in lifestyle, which we can improve by simply listening to and following God’s advice. Emma is the living proof that following God’s advice works.
  • Deuteronomy  32:45b-47aTake to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long” 

 

  • Butter and Cheese

  •  Sarah and Abraham, of bible fame, ate butter, red meat and drank milk. Sarah lived to be 127 and was so beautiful, that at 65, “the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful.  The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh.” (Gen 12:14-15) She was so vivacious that she was able to carried and give birth to a healthy child at 90 years old. After giving birth, the King of Gerar found her so attractive that he wanted her to be his wife, crazy right? Abraham was so healthy that he lived to be 175. Evidently, the butter they ate didn’t hurt them. Maybe, just maybe, it was why they were so healthy.
  • 2 Samuel 17:27-29 wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans, lentils, parched seeds, honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and for the people
  • Isaiah 7:14-15 “Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Emmanuel,  By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter, curds(cheese) and honey.”

Yes you read that right, when Jesus was old enough to know what was good and what was bad he choose to eat butter, cheese and honey. If you want to live long and strong you will have to do the crazy thing and follow God’s advice. Reject man’s wisdom, even if it comes from well meaning experts.

THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY LISTENING TO JESUS CHRIST AND DOING WHAT HE SAYS.

  •  Often people have questions or comments about Wellness Gospel articles, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.
  • If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.
  • To keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books and the link to Youngevity a wellness company founded by Dr. Joel Wallach. Simply click on the titles below for purchase information.
  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
  4. “Youngevity website by Dr. Joel wallach

 

 

Why did thousands of honest people lose their faith in Jesus last year?

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Why thousands of honest people, lost their faith in Jesus Christ last year!

They were told to claim a promise found in God’s word the Bible and then the promise never came. They were told to claim prosperity but prosperity never came, they were told to claim healing but never got healed. Why?

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Losing your faith in God!

A couple in our church were constantly claiming health, wealth and longevity. They would often recite from Deuteronomy Chapter 28. Here are the selected promises they would quote to all who would listen.

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.The fruit of your womb will be blessed.You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail.

So how was their faith rewarded? The husband got very sick shortly after leaving our church. He had a massive heart attack and died. The wife had a nervous breakdown and their children are presently heroin addicts. Why?

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God’s promises never materialized!

So why didn’t God keep his promise to this man, his wife and their family?

God actually did keep his promise! If you read all of Deuteronomy chapter 28 you will find that there were conditions that needed to be met in order to receive the promises. Here are a few…

28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your GodIf you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left 

The biggest reason people lose faith in God’s commands!

The main reason people lose faith in God’s promises is because they have not been taught that God has given instructions for what they have to do to get the promises.  It is no surprise when people get their dream car or dream house repossessed. They don’t usually stop believing in cars or houses. They were told that as long as they make the payments and abide by the agreement,  they will get to enjoy the car or home. If they fail to meet the stated conditions they will fail to enjoy the stated benefit’s. It is the same with God’s promises.

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Too many good people dying too young!

Godly Christians dying young!  Why?

My married daughter Melody called me one day to lament that yet another relatively young member of her new church family had passed away. She was frustrated because this man, like the others, was physically active, and tried to avoid all the “Bad Food” doctors had warned him about. He looked and acted healthy until suddenly he keeled over dead. She said this man had completely rejected the idea that the Bible had any helpful advice for his health.

My daughter Brook lamented to me one day how a Christian woman she had lived with, laughed at her when she tried to explain why we were to listen to God’s specific advice about food choices. Shortly after her conversation with this woman the lady ended up in the hospital, very very sick.

A friend of mine kept telling me that God doesn’t care what we eat and he certainly doesn’t want us to follow any biblical advice about food.  in just a short time he and his wife’s health deteriorated rapidly. The last time I saw them she was permanently confined to a wheel chair, most of their problems were related to diabetes and arthritis.

I have many Christian friends that laugh at the idea that they should avoid foods God said not to eat, or follow any Old Testament advice, yet they often express to me how lucky I am that my family and I are so healthy. Its not luck! We used to be sick just like them until we started to follow Gods advice. We have simply tried to meet God’s conditions for better health. Those conditions cover subjects such as, attitude, forgiveness, worship, sin and food choices.  All of those conditions and promises can be found in one place, that is what the book “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” is all about!

Why are Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones so full of life?

These radiant 100 year old twins have worked hard, which the bible recommends, they have been careful to eat wisely like the Bible suggests, and they have prospered for it.  Irene says, [1]

“hard work and good food is our secret, that’s all I can put it down to

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100 year old twins, beautiful and still going strong.

It frustrates and saddens me!

It frustrates and saddens me when I encounter disappointed and discouraged Christians. People, who at some time in their life, put all their hope and faith in a promise of God, only to see their hope shattered, especially in the area of physical health. Why, you ask, “How can that be? Can God make a promise and not fulfill it?” I believe the Bible when it says…

“All of God’s promises are yes and Amen.”                                                                                                                                                                      2 Corinthians 1:20

To put that into common English, “God says yes to anyone who believes His promises, and all of His promises will be fulfilled as God said they would.”

So why are there so many disillusioned Christians out there?

Because many times they have not connected the conditions of God with the promises of God. Many have been told to pray for and receive health and healing for themselves and their loved ones, but were never told what the Biblical conditions were for receiving that help. They have been told to claim a specific promise found in the Bible, without being told what God says you have to do to get it. For instance…

The Bible states…

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

Romans 10:9

The promise:……………you shall be saved.

The condition:………confess Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead.

It doesn’t say that if we obey God’s commands and decrees, that we will be saved. We need to be careful to connect the proper promise with its corresponding condition. This is the difference between the good news of Christianity and all other religious systems. They all say you will be saved or received into heaven by how well you obeyed the rules. Nowhere in the Bible, not even in the Old Testament does it say that you will be saved from eternal separation from God or that you will go to heaven when you die, based on your ability to keep the rules.

But…

But…the Bible does state that “…if you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees (laws). I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26

The promise:………..I will not bring on you any of the diseases I

                                                brought on the Egyptians, I’m the Lord who heals  you

The condition:……………Listen carefully, pay attention to, and keep all

                                                God’s commands and decrees.

At this point someone usually says “Hey wait a minute, I’ve been taught that we don’t have to obey the Old Testament commands any more” and I agree; as it concerns your entrance into heaven.  But there are other consequences that are connected to God’s advice and commands.

Everyone knows!

Everyone knows that the Ten Commandments, found in the Old Testament, state that it is wrong to lie, steal, murder or commit adultery, and that there are consequences that come when we break these laws of God. For instance, if you commit adultery you could lose your marriage and it is possible that you could get a sexually transmitted disease. No one would argue, “Now I am a Christian, I’m not under the law, if I commit adultery, I won’t suffer any social or physical consequences”. Everyone knows that that is ridiculous.

Most preachers teach from time to time about the consequences of breaking these laws. But very little has ever been preached or taught about God’s laws concerning health and food choices, why not? They too have consequences, which have been mostly overlooked.

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Even though we know logically that you can’t break God’s laws without consequences, some Bible student always says…”didn’t Jesus do away with the law and the old testament?” I’ll let Jesus answer that question…

Jesus said…

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; (The Old Testament) I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (He is the only one who ever did fulfill them) I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”                            Matthew 5:17-19

I am pretty sure heaven and earth have not passed away yet, so until then we are to practice and teach God’s commands.

Over the last thirty years

Over the last thirty years, I have prayed for people in my family and our congregation. I have studied the scriptures countless hours in order to bring teachings from God’s word that would help my family and congregation avoid physical and emotional trauma. I, like any other shepherd, want the people I love and care for to be spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy and happy. One thing I have discovered is that there is no one miracle pill that will accomplish that. What I mean is that there is not any one thing that will solve all of your problems.

Sometimes people think that if they just change their diet or exercise enough that that will ensure optimal health. Why doesn’t that work? The simple truth is this; the answer to all your problems lies in ALL that God has said about our attitudes, our sin, our rest, our exercise, our food choices and drugs. The more closely we follow God’s instructions every day, the more fully we will enjoy his promises.

If you have been taught that the old testament is of no value to us or that the societal and dietary laws in the Old and New testaments hold no benefit to you as a Christian, then I suggest you read “Non of These Diseases” by Dr. S.I. McMillen. As a medical doctor with years of experience he has documented how obeying God’s word is not only spiritually beneficial but physically beneficial as well.

Concept

IN ORDER TO CLAIM THE PROMISES OF GOD, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF GOD!

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health and wellness, is to spend time each day with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books and Doctor Wallach’s vitamin and mineral supplements. Simply click on the title for purchase information.

  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
  4. theambassador.youngevity.com

References

  1. Twins  http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/736037/worcestershire-twins-celebrate-100th-birthday-reveal-secret-long-life

Autisim is at epidemic proportions, there is a simple fix!

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A national epidemic!

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Autism has become an epidemic, it is moving so fast it is hard to keep up with the new numbers.

According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 68 U.S. children has autism. One in 54 boys has it. This is a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC – CNN.com [1]

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[3]

Autism, what is it?

Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.

What are the symptoms of autism?

It is characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors.

Common traits

  • Children often don’t respond to their name.
  • They don’t normally point at objects or things of interest.
  • Playing “pretend” games, is virtually impossible.
  • They avoid eye contact
  • People with autism die 30 years younger on average than their peers. [3]

The national organization that receives millions of dollars each year to fight autism, “Autism Speaks” says that genetics plays a huge role in autism.

“It’s noteworthy that we’re still finding new autism genes, let alone 18 of them, after a decade of intense focus,” says study co-author Mathew Pletcher, Ph.D., Autism Speaks’ vice president for genomic discovery. “With each new gene discovery, we’re able to explain more cases of autism, each with its own set of behavioral effects and many with associated medical concerns.”  [2]

How can you make sure that your children and your friend’s children are not a part of the epidemic, if it is genetically driven?

God said, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” He did not say, “My people perish because I (God) gave them the wrong genetic makeup.”  Even if you don’t believe in the God of Creation, the theory of evolution requires millions of years for genetic change. These people are trying to get us to believe that the genetic makeup of an entire country has changed if half a century.  No, that is ridiculous and completely unscientific, autism is a cause and effect disease. There are things that increase your risk  and things that reduce your risk, So what are those things?

The people of God are getting sick just like everyone else, but should they?

Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

God has promised to keep us and our children free from disease, giving us a full lifespan. He promises this, if we will just listen to what he says, pay attention to his laws and treat his word as divine truth.

Exodus 23:22, 25-26

22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, 25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

At some level every Christian must come to grips with this passage!

Either the word of God is true or it is not, either God will remove all sickness from us or he won’t, either God will give us a full lifespan or he won’t.  For any real believer, it is not a matter of whether God will keep his promise, it is whether we have rejected His knowledge. Whether we have listened to him and done what he has said to do. Jesus warned people who are hearers of the word but not doers.  He said they are like a house built on sand, when the storms of life come, they collapse. People who are doers of the Word are like a house built on rock. When the storms of life come (epidemics), they stand secure.

Autism Speaks  wants you to believe that it is a result of your genetic makeup, God says that it is a result of what you have done. They want you to donate to their cause, so they can do more research. God says to simply, “read My word, do what I say, and you will not be in danger of having a child with autism. Or as we will demonstrate, if you have autism, you could be healed of it by simply following God’s advice.

A new study says that inducing labor can cause babies to be born with autism.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/health/cdc-autism/

According to new research inducing labor or speeding up labor with drugs can increase the chances of your baby having autism by 35%. The Bible says there is a time to be born (Ecclesiastes). Evidently, when we try to change the time to fit into our schedule or the doctor’s schedule, it can increase the chances of having a child with autism. When we use drugs to speed up birth, it increases our baby’s chances of autism. The Bible is emphatic about the disastrous effects of drug use. (See Wellness Gospel blogs concerning Doctors and Drugs.)

Eating refined foods causes diabetes and evidently causes autism in children born to mothers who eat refined foods.

Doctor Wallach says that he can cure autism in two weeks by simply removing refined foods like sugar and white flour, and feeding autistic children eggs and certain trace minerals.

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You can get those trace minerals at: theambassador.youngevity.com

The Bible says not to eat refined foods, it says you might as well cut your throat with a knife. (Proverbs 23:1-3) Diabetes and autism are caused by refined foods.
Check out these videos for more information:

Wallach on Autism  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkAKOFeV9vM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JXDND9UA24

Evidently exposure to sunlight can greatly reduce your child’s chances of being autistic.

A new study shows a 200% increase in the disease, if your baby is born in the darkest months. This is probably due to a lack of vitamin D, which your body produces when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D can also be assimilated by eating fish or taking fish oil. The Bible says that fish with fins and scales are very good food. (Leviticus 11:9)

This is an epidemic that you and your loved ones do not have to participate in. So far, no one following our Biblical guidelines has ever had a child with autism.  God has promised you a disease-free life and a full lifespan. Simply listening to God and doing what he says is the safest life plan you can pursue. Everything you need is found in God’s word and in his son. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life”, “the enemy comes only to kill, steal and destroy, I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10)

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health and wellness, is to spend time each day with the great physician, Jesus Christ!

 If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this kind of Biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books:

  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann             http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                                         http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D                                http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2

You can get all these books at Amazon.com or simply click on the URL next to each book title.

References

  1. An epidemic  cnn.com/2014/03/27/health/cdc-autism/
  2. Autism Speaks/genetics https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/world%E2%80%99s-largest-autism-genome-database-shines-new-light-many-%E2%80%98autisms%E2%80%99
  3. Reduced lifespan https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/18/premature-autism-deaths-are-hidden-crisis-says-charity
  4. Autism graph https://www.google.com/search?q=autism+prevalence&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwi4jPuf-f7TAhVD6mMKHTODBNUQ_AUIBygC&biw=1366&bih=638#imgdii=Bzc7W5zuXJz9HM:&imgrc=YVEFlvuT_oJg1M:

Michelle Obama vs Donald Trump, school lunches!

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In the fight over what to feed our kids at school, who’s science are you going to believe, Obama’s or Trump’s?

Some science says we need less salt and saturated fats and other science say we need more, who is right?

LEESBURG, Va., May 1, 2017 – New USDA science is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program that was scheduled to require less and less salt, and not allow whole milk in school cafeterias.

In making the announcement, at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia,

The “Healthy, Hunger-Free Food Act of 2010”, the Obama administration enacted nutrition standards for more than 97,000 public school cafeterias that serve nearly 30,000,000 students. They began to replace whole milk with skim milk, they also required less and less salt in the student’s lunches.

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The agriculture secretary appointed by president Trump, Sonny Perdue, eats lunch with kids from Leesburg.

What was the result of Michelle Obama’s lowered salt and fat intake?

Schools began to complain that the students were not eating the lunches but instead throwing them away. Schools are now asking lawmakers for a waiver that allows them to add more salt to the food. Michelle Obama fired back in a May New York Times Op ed piece, “Lawmakers are trying to lower the standards” [2] The Agriculture Secretary appointed by president Trump, Sonny Perdue, said the USDA will lift restrictions to allow schools to serve milk with increased fat, rather than the non-fat milk that was required under the Obama law.

Perdue stressed that he was not rolling back any provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) that was enacted in 2010. “We’re not winding back any nutritional standards at all,” he said. “We’re giving these … food-service professionals the flexibility to move as we get a healthier generation,”[1]

Who are you going to believe, when it comes to  the health of your children?

Once again well-meaning people like Michelle Obama have listened to non-Christian scientists, and put our children in danger. Let me explain why there is a huge difference between Christian scientists and non-Christian scientists.

Millions of people die each year because they lack Biblical knowledge. Knowledge about the care and feeding of their physical bodies!

Hosea 4:6  “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”

The idea, that to be a Christian is to be unscientific, or opposed to scientific knowledge, is not only incorrect, but is just the opposite of the truth. It would be like saying that Martin Luther King was a racist. Or that Einstein was opposed to math and physics.

The Word of God is not in opposition to the world of God.

Jesus, the creator,  is referred to as, “the Word”. In John chapter one, the Bible states that all wisdom and knowledge are found in Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:3 “in him (Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

To love and know Jesus is to love knowledge, because he is the author of it.

Why is this important to health and wellness?

Because millions of people believe that the God of the Bible is mostly concerned with our souls and is not really that concerned about our physical bodies. Millions do not believe that the bible has any valuable information concerning the care and feeding of their bodies. Many people also believe there is no difference between God fearing scientist and those who reject the idea of a creator and ultimate judge of mankind.

So, is there any Biblical justification for the study of science and specifically health and wellness?

Proverbs 25:2                                                              ,                                                                                                                                “It is the glory of God to cover a matter, but the glory of kings is to search them out”

 Revelation 1:5b-6a                                                                                                                                                                                    To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kings and priests”

When we are born again, (John chapter 3) we become children of God and Kings. God has given us a glorious job of searching out mysteries, looking at his creation to discover it’s secrets.

  1. Christians and Jews believe God created laws; moral laws, health laws and laws of science.
  2. We believe that those laws do not change, but are constant.
  3. We believe that God meant for us to study those laws and use them for the benefit of mankind.

Christians believe that God created a universe with laws. These laws cannot be broken without consequences. The only exception, is in very rare cases, where God chooses to suspend his own laws for a specific purpose; we call that a miracle. For thousands of years, other religious groups have held to the belief that there are no laws that govern the universe. They believe that the physical universe is unpredictable. They believe that the universe is constantly changing. Therefore, in the past they did not pursue science like the Christian-Judeo cultures. They believed it would be useless since everything could change tomorrow.

Consequently, most scientific studies started with Jews or Christians.

Almost all the laws of science and physics were discovered by Christians. Most of the laws of genetics, health and wellness were discovered by Christians.

The elephant in the room?

The problem we now have, is that our schools believe they can educate scientists without any reference to God or a higher power. They believe that this will produce better science, when in fact, it has produced just the opposite. People who believe in a creator, a final judge of mankind, are less likely to lie for temporary personal gain. People who believe in situational ethics and no God, have proved to be far more likely to cheat in order to further their careers.

This Godless education system has brought about an epidemic of false or fake science. Scientists will lie about their findings in order to get recognition, fame or fortune. A classic case was the two physicists who said they had produced cold fusion in a quart jar. [3]

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Recently in the news was the shocking revelation that the nutritionist, Ancel Keys, lied. He is  the nutritionist that convinced a generation of Americans, and the world, to eat margarine instead of butter, to drink skim milk instead of whole milk and to avoid all saturated fats. It is his research that has led the Obama’s to push for less saturated fat in school cafeterias.

It has been revealed that he hid conflicting data in order to mislead the public. [6][4][7] Check out these short videos, to find out why millions of people who took his unbiblical advice are sick or have died young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8WA5wcaHp4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x591sGXBUgU

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Here are the scary facts!!!

Harvard Medical School did a twenty-year study to determine if Ancel Keys was right. The study was entitled “The Harvard Nurse’s Health Study” and was published in January 1993. It was conducted with 90,000 nurses, half used butter and the other half used margarine. After 20 years, it was discovered that the nurses using margarine had 75% more heart attacks than the nurses who used butter. The nurses using margarine also had a higher rate of cancer and Alzheimer’s. [5]

Since 1993, scientists, nutritionists and doctors have known that restricting saturated fats in butter and whole milk is dangerous, but they continue to promote this idea today.

God says that people have rejected knowledge and have forgotten the law of God. He also said it is causing them to parish. The Word of God and the law of God say that butter, whole milk, salt, and red meat are good. True science is in agreement with God’s word.

Some of the greatest scientific minds that ever lived, were children of God.

To name a few, Solomon, Louis IV of France, Isaac Newton, Raymond Vahan Damadian, and Joel Wallach. These men all loved God, were guided by the scriptures and investigated the nature of things.

King Solomon was given wisdom from God to understand nature and use that understanding for the good of mankind.

1 Kings 4:29,30-34a                                                                                                                                                                           29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore30 Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. 33 He spoke about plant life, from the cedars of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. 34 From all nations people came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom”.

King Louis the IV

King Louis the IV of France was noted for studying the scriptures. He became a shining light in the area of law and politics. He invented many legal terms we take for granted today. He was the first to say that all men should be equal under the law. He invented the phase “innocent until proven guilty”. He was the first to give people the right to appeal to another judge, when they felt they had not gotten a fair trial under their first judge.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton has been widely lauded as the most important scientist in history. Even Albert Einstein said that Isaac Newton was the smartest person that ever lived. [1][2] Newton discovered laws of physics, astronomy and drastically improved the field of mathematics. Newton said that he spent far more time studying the Bible than science.  Isaac Newton was so smart and so advanced in mathematics, that many college students jokingly resent his discovery of calculus.

Raymond Vahan Damadian

Raymond Vahan Damadian is the man who invented the MRI, one of the most important scientific discoveries of our century. He is a devoted Christian who believes the Bible, including the Biblical/Scientific teachings about a young earth. He tells stories about scientists and doctors who were mad at him for discovering the MRI. They were mad because it was going to hurt them financially. One doctor angrily asked, “if people use your MRI and are diagnosed early enough to avoid chemotherapy, how will I pay for my kids college”? That story tells it all, we need Godly men who are more concerned about pleasing God and trust him to provide for their needs and the needs of their families.

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Dr. Joel Wallach

Dr. Joel Wallach has been twice nominated for the Nobel prize in medicine. At the age of 9 he felt God had given him a destiny that would help millions of people.  He has discovered, through extensive research, that most diseases are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. He has also cataloged most diseases and what vitamin and minerals are necessary to reverse their effects. Dr. Wallach has produced countless books, tapes, videos and peer reviewed medical papers. [3] We have been listening to and reading Dr. Wallach for almost 40 years; I cannot remember him ever stating anything that contradicts the Bible. Almost all other nutritionist that we have read or listened to will consistently make statements about health and wellness that are in direct opposition to Bible teachings, i.e. (red meat is bad, milk is bad, salt is bad)

In conclusion

Our schools need to return to Biblical training and Biblical/scientific eating. We need to promote and encourage God fearing doctors and scientists who are more concerned about pleasing God and helping people than they are about furthering their careers. The greatest minds that ever lived were guided by God and by his word. That is why we bring this information to you each week. Information from the word of God and from honest scientists that love God and love people.

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health and wellness, is to spend time each day with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

 If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this kind of Biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books.

  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
    http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                                                                               http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
    http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2

You can get all these books at Amazon.com or simply click on the URL next to each book title.

 

References

  1. https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/9204-usdas-perdue-puts-brakes-on-school-nutrition-standards
  2. https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&hl=en&tbm=bks&q=congress+to+give+nutricianal+waivers&ei=p4IIWcBcyYqPBKKup5gM&emsg=NCSR&noj=1
  3. Cold fusion scam  https://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/science/050399sci-cold-fusion.html
  4. Fat or sugar  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html?_r=0
  5. Harvard nurses study https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/nurses-health-study/
  6. Ancel Keys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x591sGXBUgU
  7. Bib Fat Lie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8WA5wcaHp4
  8. Wallach Christian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCF-O3MuHAU

Bloody noses, pulled muscles, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, ruptured appendix, sprained ankles, white hair, crows feet, and sagging skin. If you have two or more of these ailments, this one thing could save your life!

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Have you ever suffered from any of the following?

  • Bloody noses
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pulled muscles
  • Sprains and strains
  • Varicose veins
  • Ruptured appendix
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin and body parts
  • Gray hair
  • Crow’s feet around your eyes

Looking back,

Looking back, I realize that a lot of my physical problems were related to copper deficiencies. I suffered from constant bloody noses. For no apparent reason my nose would just start bleeding. In college, I begged a doctor to just cauterize the vein to my nose, thank God he refused. Right after college I suffered from a ruptured appendix that almost killed me. I suffered from hemorrhoids while playing sports, which is no fun.  As an athlete, I was always spraining my ankles. [3]  I had a really bad one, the first week of my junior year. That sprain kept me sidelined from football the rest of the season.

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Pulled muscles

Pulled muscles had always been a problem for me, but the problem got much worse after I had a physically traumatic experience climbing Pikes Peak (the summit is 14,110 feet high). The last 3 hours of the climb I was just surviving. I remember telling myself to just keep moving, just keep putting one foot in front of the other. I now realize that that event had depleted my already low mineral levels.  I just didn’t feel right for months. This is a common experience for people who have had any kind of physical trauma.  Joel Wallach says, “Exercise without supplementation is suicide”. When I finally realized what I was suffering from, I took massive amounts of vitamins and minerals. About two weeks later, the symptoms were gone.  I was my old self again, except for the pulled muscles.

Copper, Bloody noses, Hemorrhoids, Pulled muscles, Sprains, Wrinkles, Sagging skin, Gray hair, Varicose veins, Crow’s feet, Christine Kellermann, Chris Schauermann, Nathan Schauermann
Christine, Nathan and his friend seem to be so cheery to have made it to the top, that was not the emotion I was experiencing!

Long warm-ups and stretching did not help!

I started doing long warm-ups and stretching sessions, before playing soccer, only to pull a muscle after only a few minutes of play. On one occasion, I actually thought someone had thrown a rock at me and hit me in the calf. I looked for the rock and the thrower only to discover a muscle in my calf had ruptured.

On another occasion, I was helping coach my son Peter’s soccer team. At practice, he challenged me to a foot race, we Schauermann’s are fairly competitive! He was 18 and the captain of the team, I was 41 but I thought I could still keep up with him. So, we lined up on the touch line and someone said go, we were neck and neck about halfway down the field, when all of a sudden, it felt like a giant had grabbed my leg and thrown me to the ground. When I got up I looked and the entire thigh muscle of my left leg was torn, leaving a large hole that is quite visible to this day.

What was the problem?

Copper is the necessary nutrient for elasticity in our tissues. Our muscles, skin, arteries and veins need copper in order to stretch and return to normal. Without an adequate amount of copper in our diet, our tissues will rip, tear and break instead of stretching. God intended for us to have copper in our diets. He gave the children of Israel a land that was full of copper.

 Deuteronomy 8:7, 9     “ For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;  a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.”

I happen to live in the Pacific North West of the United States, which is noted for a lack of copper in the water and soil. [4] Farmers in our area have known for centuries that they need to supplement their animals with copper if they don’t want to lose animals to a variety of diseases.

The Solution!

After listening to a lecture by Dr. Joel Wallach, I started taking 2 mg of copper a day. After only a couple of weeks, I was able play soccer with only a minimum of warming up and stretching. The pulled muscles were gone along with the bloody noses, hemorrhoids, and sprained ankles etc. I literally have not had one of those ailments since I started taking copper.

The really big deal about copper!

Now for the most important information about copper; the most permanent symptom of copper deficiency is death. The most dangerous symptom of a copper deficiency is a ruptured aneurysm which usually ends in death.  If your veins aren’t elastic, they, like your muscles, will rip or rupture instead of stretching.  If you have any of the symptoms I have mentioned, get some copper today. It is cheap and the capsules are some of the smallest and easiest to take. They could literally save your life.

Copper, Bloody noses, Hemorrhoids, Pulled muscles, Sprains, Wrinkles, Sagging skin, Gray hair, Varicose veins, Crow’s feet

 

Here is Dr. Joel Wallch’s lecture, that saved my life!

 “Copper is required as a co-factor to manufacture hair pigment, doesn’t matter whether it is red, blonde, brown or black hair, and I see a lot of copper deficiency in this room. I can almost tell you which people, men and women, have colored their hair. I’m good at that, being a physician, and you don’t want to be like a medical doctor and just treat the symptoms. If you are coloring your hair, you are just treating the symptoms.

You need to do the basic things, take some colloidal copper, and if you don’t what’s going to happen is, you get a breakdown in the elastic fibers of your skin, and you begin getting crows’ feet around the corners of your eyes and mouth, parts of your anatomy begin to sag, and you know you’re in trouble when your doctor tells you “I’ve got a golf buddy down the hall who is a plastic surgeon. And for $10,000 he’ll make you look 20 years younger. But you don’t need face-life, a booby-lift, a tummy-tuck, or a derriere-lift. 

Colloidal Copper

All you need is some colloidal copper and everything will come back up, just like you had a hydraulic jack under it. It will just come right back up. Those elastic fibers tighten right up. They’ll say, “Francine, did you get a face lift? You look like you are 20 years younger.” Now if you don’t take some action at that point, the next thing that happens is, breakdown in your elastic fibers in the large veins of your legs and you get varicose veins. You don’t take action at that point, you get a breakdown in the large veins of your exhaust pipe and you get hemorrhoids.

So if you have hemorrhoids, varicose veins, things that sag, wrinkles, white, gray or silver hair, the odds are you have aneurysms developing in you somewhere, and you don’t want to, of course, die suddenly of a ruptured aneurysm when your body has been warning you for 10, 20, 30 years. 

Just remember, people don’t die suddenly of an aneurysm, it may be you drop and die. Think about Albert Einstein. He died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm at 68 years of age. What color was his hair? He was famous for wild, white hair, wasn’t he? Now you would like to think that people who win the Nobel Prize in Medicine at least live to be 75.5, but they live to be 58 just like other doctors. And that’s because they are trained, and they believe, and practice that they can get everything you need from your four food groups. Doesn’t matter if you win the Nobel Prize or not. 

Even genius Doctors can be wrong, dead wrong!

This guy, Dr.George Kohler, was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine in history. 37 years old, wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and he won it by studying monocline antibodies, which antibodies trained to attack cancer cells. If they ever get this really working, it will be great, because they won’t have to use chemo-therapy anymore, which kills more people than it saves. Eleven years after winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. George Kohler, now 48, drops dead of a cardiomyopathy heart attack, because he believed/practiced that you can get everything you need from your four food groups. Didn’t take any selenium, died of a cardiomyopathy heart attack. 

Even top athletes can be wrong, dead wrong!

Now I have to tell you, why athletes are early warning systems. Couch potatoes, by definition, are people who go to extraordinary efforts not to sweat. They make every human effort not to sweat. They are changing the TV channels, “Honey, bring in the popcorn, I’m changing the channels. Honey, bring in the TV Guide, I’m changing the channels.”

Well, by contract, athletes have the attitude, “no pain, no gain”. They are out there sweating, working away, power-training, strength training, running and they sweat. Athletes, no matter of age, sweat more in 5 years than couch potatoes do in 70 years. And when you sweat, you don’t just sweat out potassium and Gatorade, you sweat out all 60 essential minerals.

If you sweat out all your selenium and you don’t replace it by supplementation, you’re at high risk of getting a cardiomyopathy heart attack. You sweat out all your copper and don’t replace it by supplementation, you’re at high risk of developing an aneurysm and dying suddenly of a ruptured aneurysm. If you sweat out all your chromium and vanadium and don’t replace it by supplementation, you’re at high risk of getting diabetes. And if you sweat out all your calcium and magnesium, boron and zinc, and sulfur, and other minerals that are required for cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone, you’re going to get a joint/bone injury.

What is the biggest single cause of an athlete’s career being ended early? Joint and bone problems, right? It’s because they sweat out all the basic minerals they need to maintain those parts of the body and they don’t supplement with them because doctors tell them they can get everything they need from the four food groups. 

Early warning system for mineral deficiencies!

What is the early warning system for mineral deficiencies? Well, I already told you about white, gray or silver hair for a copper deficiency. Liver spots or age spots on the back of your hand, side of your face or neck is caused by a selenium deficiency. And you know, again, about selenium deficiency. Then, of course, you have toe cramps, leg cramps, hypertension. These things are all caused by a deficiency of calcium, and if you’re an athlete at age 25 or 15, and you get a leg cramp, it’s a calcium deficiency. Your body is telling you, if you don’t stop drinking those Pepsi’s and start supplementing with some calcium, by the time you are 40, 50, 60 years old you’re going to suffer with arthritis and osteoporosis.”

 

Where to start?

Joel Wallach discovered our need for copper by study and research. God recommended the land of Israel for his people, because it contains a wide variety of nutrients essential for plant and human life, including copper. But, if you live somewhere other than Israel you will probably have to supplement.

There are so many positive benefits to supplementing your diet, what are you waiting for? Get some copper, selenium etc. or just order Youngevity’s Mighty 90. Mighty 90 contains all 90 essential nutrients including copper. Just click on this website. https://www.majesticearth-minerals.com/majestic-earth-ultimate-classic.html I don’t get a dime from this advertisement, though I should. I just want you to live out your God given destiny, and you’re going to have to have a well functioning body to do that.

 

Next week

Next week we are going to discuss the Biblical mandate for scientific research and discovery. We are going to answer the question, “Why have so many sciences been started and dominated by Christians? And why are there so many scientific research scandals in our present day and age.”

 

In summery

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health and wellness, is to spend time each day with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

 If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

 

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this kind of Biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books:

  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann  http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                           http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
    http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2

You can get all these books at Amazon.com or simply click on the URL next to each book title.

 

References

  1. Newton http://www.ducksters.com/biography/scientists/isaac_newton.php
  2. Newton http://thescienceembassy.blogspot.com/2010/07/smartest-man-in-human-history.html
  3. Sprains http://www.livestrong.com/article/241352-the-best-supplements-for-a-broken-ankle-torn-ligaments/
  4. Copper/Pacific NW http://extension.oregonstate.edu/yamhill/sites/default/files/forage_copper_def4-11.pdf

 

 

 

 

Arthritis, God’s recipe for avoiding it!

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Arthritis!

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Mar 6, 2017 – “In the United States, 23% of all adults—over 54 million people—have arthritis. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability. The annual direct medical costs are at least 81 billion.”  If you live a typical American lifestyle with a typical American diet, you will eventually contract some form of arthritis before you die.

Symptoms of arthritis are pain, weakness, aching, stiffness, and swelling, in or around the joints.

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About 50% of US adults with heart disease or diabetes and 33% of people who are obese also have arthritis. Having arthritis and other chronic conditions can reduce the quality of life and make disease management harder.

The centers for disease control teaches people to cope with the disease and reduce it’s effects. They do not believe you can beat the disease.   The CDC says, “people with arthritis can work and do other daily activities, have less pain, manage their own care, and delay disability.” Did you get that “Delay disability!” Like being disabled with arthritis is inevitable. [1][2]

 

What does God Say About Arthritis?

Deuteronomy 7:11-15 “Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today…     The Lord will keep you free from every disease

If you are suffering from Arthritis, I have some great news for you! It is not inevitable, you can overcome arthritis. According to God’s word, we are not going to simply live longer lives if we listen to God’s instructions, we are going to live better lives, way better.

My experience with arthritis!

A few years ago, I ran a 200-mile relay race called Ragnar. It was an awesome experience. We ran south from Canada, along the Washington coast, the scenery was breathtaking. However, when it was over I felt pretty bad. My joints hurt and it took me a while to recover. When the next year came I decided that by training early on I would be better prepared. Instead I never fully recovering from the second race, and as a result I could not run without pain. My next plan was to  stretching more, but that didn’t help either.  I did all the things I had done in the past to relieve joint pain and nothing worked. 

Another thing that I noticed was that I seemed to have lost a lot of strength. I still felt great otherwise, I jog/walked about 3 miles a week and did 120 push-ups a day, but I couldn’t run like before. My office is on the second floor of our church, I used to run up the stairs each day. After the second Ragnar Relay, I just didn’t have the strength to do it anymore.

Your just getting old, get over it!

Now someone might say, “you are in your mid-sixties, what do you expect?” I was starting to believe them, but I wasn’t ready to completely give up. I decided to call my daughter Leah since she has a master’s degree in health and nutrition. When I told her what was going on she suggested I take glucosamine. I said that I was under the impression that glucosamine was in Knox Gelatin. Although she agreed, she suggested that I might not be getting enough in the gelatin. So I started taking glucosimine and felt a lot better, but not 100%. So, fast forward a couple of years later. I start training for a seniors track and field competition held each year in Oregon. The more I trained the more I began to have the same old issues. It became unworkable on our anniversary this year.

An anniversary spoiled by arthritis!

Shary and I try to do something special for our anniversary each year. Our something special, usually includes sunshine, since we live in the darkest place on earth. My rain gauge recorded 181 inches last year. That is about 34 inches a month. It is so dark here that occasionally the street lights come on in the middle of the day. Well this year, February 14th  2017, we headed to Phoenix, Arizona to play in the sun.

Due to my recent inflammation I was miserable , I could barely walk and couldn’t drive a car.  While in Phoenix, I went to two chiropractors, because the sciatica nerve in the back of my right leg was killing me. Both doctors told me the same thing; there is nothing out of alignment, it is probably some swelling in your knee that is pinching the nerve. The second doctor wouldn’t even take my money, he said he couldn’t help me, I begged him to try anyway, but he made me leave his office.  I was starting to walk like an old man, you know, shuffling a little and looking like my feet and knees hurt.

Arthritis, Bible, joints, science

Again, people may say that this is a part of getting older. I am not sure how that works since one of my knees hurts a lot more than the other, and I am pretty sure both my knees are the same age. My answer to people who say age is the problem, and your answer should be; “there are people in their nineties who are still running marathons”.  Age doesn’t make arthritis inevitable. Somebody is going to be arthritis free, might as well be us.

Could arthritis be the result of a spiritual problem?

Psalm 31:9-10

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.

 

Psalm 38:3, 6, 8

3My body is unhealthy due to your anger, and my bones have no rest due to my sin.
I am bent over and walk about greatly bowed down; all day long I go around mourning.
I am weak and utterly crushed;  I cry out in distress because of my heart’s anguish.

In both of these passages, weakness and bone pain are linked to sin. Weakness and bone pain are symptoms of arthritis and are also linked to grieving. We know that if we draw near to God, he promises to draw near to us and comfort us. If we have any unconfessed sin in our lives, a possible solution to our arthritis is to go to God and appropriate His forgiveness. He loves us and his desire is to forgive us; all we need to do is ask and receive.

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One of our church members!

We have a dear man in our church who was crippled, he was all bent over when he walked. At his baptism, he followed the advice in the passage below by confessing his sins. A few hours later he called me all excited, yelling that he could raise his arms over his head and that he was walking upright. That happened a number of years ago and he is still walking upright and going strong. That was obviously a miracle, but God is no respecter of persons and his word is true. Maybe you need to receive His forgiveness in order to be healed of arthritis?

1 John 1:7-9

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

I believe that if we follow God’s advice about sin and sickness, rest and exercise, food and forgiveness we can be disease free.  According to the Bible, Caleb was still able to go to war at 85. Don Pellman is still pole vaulting at 100, someone is going to live healthy past 100, might as well be us.[5][6]

 

Could I be missing some essential nutrient in my diet?

When we got home from Phoenix, I read everything I could about arthritis. Arthritis is a calcium deficiency disease, a co-factor for the absorption of calcium is   vitamin D. Our skin can manufacture vitamin D if it is exposed to sunlight.  People who live in darker climates like Astoria Oregon, don’t get enough sunshine and tend to be low in vitamin D. Eating fish like the Bible recommends would probably solve the problem, since fish contain a lot of vitamin D. I realized how little fish I eat and decided to up my fish intake, I also took fish oil capsules. After a week or so I started to feel better but not great.

Another co-factor for calcium absorption is vitamin C, even though I take vitamin C, I don’t usually get to 10,000 mg a day that Linus Pauling recommended. So, I upped my Vitamin C intake and again I felt a little better.

I ran out of glucosamine and just never got around to replacing it!

Something was still missing, then it dawned on me, I had run out of glucosamine about a year ago and never purchased more. I was desperate, we immediately went to Costco and purchased some. I continued to do all the other things and take glucosamine.

It worked so well I could hardly believe it, the last time I felt this good I was in my forties.  Now I am literally running up stairs, two steps at a time. Am I back to normal? No, I am feeling better than normal and stronger. I had no idea how weak arthritis could make you.  It is not just that people don’t push themselves, because of the pain, arthritis short circuits your nervous system which actually reduces your strength.

Why do we need supplements? People in the Bible didn’t have supplements.

I really think that if we lived in a sunnier climate we might not have this problem.  The climate God sent Abraham and Israel to live in was sunny enough to grow citrus fruits. It also had an abundance of fish, milk and honey.

If we ate more fish and boiled our bones like the bible suggests, we probably wouldn’t need all the other supplements.  When you boil bones it releases calcium and cartilage material, including glucosamine. [7]

God recommends boiling bones for calcium rich, cartilage rich, soup stock.

Deuteronomy 16:7

Boil and eat the Passover meal at the place that the LORD your God will choose.

Ezekiel 24:3b-5

 ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘Put on the cooking pot; put it on and pour water into it. Put into it the pieces of meat, all the choice pieces—the leg and the shoulder. Fill it with the best of these bones; 5take the pick of the flock.
Pile wood beneath it for the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it.

If you don’t live in a place like Israel and you don’t have time to boil your meat and bones, you are going to have to supplement. Here is what I did.

Prescription for reversing arthritis and getting your strength back!

Arthritis, Bible, Nutriician, Science

Chris’s smoothie recipe. Put all these ingredients in a Nutribullet and blend for 60 seconds. Drink one of these each day for 40 days, then send me an email or comment on this blog post and tell me how you feel. This is my breakfast, I sip on it all morning. Sometimes it supplies enough nutrition that I don’t get hungry till dinner. This also helps keep my weight under control.

  1. One tablet, with 1500 mg. of glucosamine and 1500 mg. MSM
  2. 600 mg Calcium + D3
  3. 10,000 mg tablets of Vitamin C
  4. 2 mg. copper
  5. 1000 mg of fish oil
  6. 353 mg. Krill oil (Mega Red)
  7. 10,000 IU of Vitamin A
  8. 400 IU of vitamin E
  9. One packet of Knox Gelatin (cartilage material)
  10. One handful of raisins (for iron)
  11. Two Tablespoons of organic honey (to balance the ph)
  12. ¾ cup of frozen raspberry, blueberry, blackberry mix (for antioxidants)
  13. ¼ orange (for natural vitamin C)
  14. Two raw eggs, you can use hard boiled if you like (see my blog on raw eggs) [8][9]
  15. Fill the rest of the 2 cup size Nutribullet, with whole milk.

Raisins and honey can be increased to suit your taste, it sweetens the smoothie. Berries, Orange and milk can also be increased to suit your taste.

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If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this biblical view of scientific information then I would like to recommend three must-read books.

  1. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M.D.
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann

You can get all these books at Amazon.com

  1. Arthritis   https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/arthritis.htm
  2. Arthritis medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=23220
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446222/pdf/10800421.pdf
  4. http://www.chickencartilage.com/harvardstudy/
  5. Don Pellman pole-vaults http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/12/24/wholewheat-longevity-disease-free-living/
  6. 100 year old man pole-vaults http://www.titansreport.com/topic/19232-100-year-old-don-pellman-dominates-the-senior-olympics/
  7. Glucosamine https://draxe.com/glucosamine/
  8. Eggs http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/29/heart-disease-alzheimers-eggs-depression/
  9. Raw eggs http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2017/02/04/eggs-oldest-person-alive/

Childbirth part ll; Nutrition and exercises for an enjoyable pregnancy!

Childbirth and pregnancy

Childbirth and pregnancy are not a pleasant experience for many women!

Childbirth and pregnancy

 

When Shary was just beginning to consider teaching childbirth classes, a dear friend of ours, Betty Warren, called one night and asked Shary  to come to the hospital, a friend of ours from church was having a really hard time in first stage labor and Betty thought Shary might be able to help. Betty was one of the OB nurses at Forest Grove Community Hospital, she had also been our childbirth instructor. So Shary headed right over to see what she could do. When Shary got there our friend was jumping out of bed with each contraction, grabbing the end of the hospital bed, start rocking and yelling. (By the way, this is not the best technique for first stage labor, we’ll talk more about that next week)  While she was yelling in pain her husband sat reading the newspaper and her mother sat near her,  saying, “This is just one of those things you just can’t get out of”.

So often, as we began to teach childbirth classes, we were told that many of the common problems with pregnancy were unavoidable. We were assured that you just have to suffer through these things. Often this advice came from doctors but it also came from family members, friends and even well-meaning clergy. But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems. We would try the things they suggested, and more often than not, their ideas worked. We believe the Bible when it says, “God will remove all sickness from you.”(Exodus 23:25-27)That means that there is a solution to every disease, we just need to preserver and find out what that solution is.

Some of the common ailments associated with childbirth, we were told, have no cure. Toxemia, stretch marks, constant back pain, varicose veins, permanently damaged stomach muscles, permanently damaged kegal muscle, heartburn, high blood pressure, cesarean-section and seizures to name a few, were said to be normal. It is no wonder most women don’t want to have babies; who could blame them? But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems and that is a big reason we, and many of our students, continued to have children when others have decided it just isn’t worth the trouble.

Genesis 1:27-28a
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

Psalm 127:3-5a
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
5 Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them!”

God wants us to have children, but all the “common” problems modern women have in childbirth make it almost crazy to consider.

So did God have a better plan? Sure he did, not only did he want us to be fruitful and multiply but he said that people who have many children are blessed and happy. He also said that if we would listen to his advice and follow his laws he would remove all disease from us, he would bless our wombs, none would miscarry and he would give us a full lifespan.

So what have we found that would help you have a relatively problem free birth?

First, in childbirth, what you eat is your main priority!

If you gave your home builder some straw and asked him to make you a house you would end up with a home like the one the big bad wolf blew down!

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If you gave your home builder, good lumber, bricks and mortar, he could build you a house the big bad wolf couldn’t blow down.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The same thing is true when making a baby, if you give your body materials like what is pictured below; your body cannot build a healthy baby, nor can it keep you healthy while it is trying to create this new life. One of the reasons so many people miscarry, or give birth to babies with birth defects, is because their  bodies simply didn’t have the raw materials necessary to do the job. Proverbs 23:1-3 says, “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony, do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.”

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Babies bodies are primarily made up of calcium and protein. Milk is a high-quality source of calcium and eggs are the best protein you can consume.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The basis for a great pregnancy diet is 1 quart of milk and two eggs each day. This gives your body the basics for building a healthy baby. For more detail check out this link. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2017/02/18/childbirth-part-l/

Secondly, there are exercises that will make childbirth much more enjoyable and get you back into your pre-pregnant condition right after the birth.

Exercises for comfort, health and beauty.

1. Tailor sitting as often as possible, will help you limber up for birth. Shary actually took the legs off our dining room table with our first pregnancy. We ate tailor sitting on the floor, not my favorite position. Later, she let the rest of us sit on chairs while she ate sitting on a trunk, pulled up to the table.

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2. Squatting. When you go to pick up your kids toys or maybe even your husband’s cloths, squat down instead of bending over. Women who are comfortable squatting, find birthing much easier and are less likely to tear during birth. It is also much better for your back, which means fewer problems later in life.

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3. Pelvic rocks, 40, 40 and 80. Do 40 in the morning, 40 at noon, and 80 before you go to bed at night. This is truly the secret weapon of childbirth exercises. It solves many of the common problems associated with pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. Pelvic rock exercises, if done as prescribed, can eliminate back problems in pregnancy. They also help get the baby in the proper position for birth and will produce a flat stomach right after the birth. Pelvic rocks are done on your hands and knees by rotating your pelvis all the way down and then all the way up, for one pelvic rock. Speed is not the goal, rotating as far down as possible and as far up as possible is where the benefit comes. You are literally dropping the baby down and out of the birth canal and then pulling the baby back up tight. This strengthens the stomach muscles so that after the birth your stomach will be back to normal. When these muscles are strengthened, they take pressure off your back and the ligaments that hold the baby in place, making pregnancy much more enjoyable.

childbirth, pregnancy and exercises

4. Sleep or nap in the side running position at least 8 hours a day. Your body needs rest in order to keep you healthy and make a healthy baby. Lay on your side with your bottom leg straight and your upper leg bent. This is the best position for you and your baby. Sleeping on your back actually constricts the blood flow to the baby and sleeping on your stomach is never advised. Sleeping on your stomach simply becomes less possible the more pregnant you get. One time at the beach Shary had me dig her a hole in the sand so she could put her stomach in it. Her plan was to get some sun on her back, as you might guess, it didn’t work very well.
5. Aerobics, 2 mile walk, 5-6 days a week. Any exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases your breathing, is a benefit to pregnancy and childbirth. But, we have found that walking is almost a fool-proof way to assure a quick easy birth. Whenever we hear about a very easy and quick birth we ask what kind of exercise the mother did, almost every time we are told they walked outdoors a lot. So if you want an easy, no complications birth, this is a must.
6. Kegel, 10 times each urination or at least 100 times a day. There are several reasons why it is important to exercise this muscle. First, you need to have control of the muscle during the actual birth. When you relax the muscle, the baby is able to come more quickly. This exercise helps you to become aware of the muscle when it is relaxed, and when it is tense. If this muscle has been exercised and is in good tone at birth, it will stretch as the baby’s head comes through, like a rubber band. If it is in poor shape, it will be drug down the birth canal with the baby, and in the case of an episiotomy, it may be cut. Second, it improves the ability of the muscle to return to normal bladder and rectal control after the birth. Third, it makes intercourse more comfortable and improves a mother’s ability to achieve vaginal orgasm after giving birth. This muscle also keeps the bladder in the proper position. Many women complain that their bladder has dropped after birthing and has never returned to it’s normal condition, causing life long problems. The design of the western style toilet makes this even worse. Most other cultures squat when they go to the bathroom. The modern invention of the Squatty Potty was developed to solve this problem.

Childbirth, pregancy and exercises

Directions for Kegel exercises;
a. Practice when you are urinating by spreading your legs and tightening the vagina, stopping the flow of urine so that you are letting out only a teaspoon at a time.
b. Try squeezing the sides of the vagina together: squeeze from the bottom up, rather than starting with the abdomen which is at the top.
c. The rectum will squeeze together as you are squeezing the vagina. This is perfectly normal and, in fact, cannot be avoided.
d. Squeeze the vagina together slowly, and when you are squeezing full strength, hold to a count of three. Give a final short squeeze before relaxing, even though you may already think you are squeezing full strength. It is alright to use the abdomen during this “last effort”.
e. Relax the muscle, count to three, and relax again. The idea is to be able to get as much movement in the muscle as possible, hence the maximum contraction and the maximum relaxation. This builds the muscle strength quickly.
f. It is important to do the exercises throughout the day rather than all at tone time. Good times are morning, prior to arising, evening at bedtime, and times in between when you go to the bathroom. Other than those done while urination, the exercises should be done either lying flat or while standing.

Thirdly, miscellaneous tips!

a. To combat stretch marks, varicose veins or hemorrhoids, take 4 mg copper each day.
b. To specifically combat varicose veins, increase pelvic rocking, elevate legs at ten minute intervals, do foot circles, leg stretches and take Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheral is the only type that works).
c. For leg cramps, point your heel till it stops and increase your calcium intake.
d. For heartburn, do not take antacids or baking soda, they destroy your B vitamins (energy vitamins). Eat slower, frequent, small meals throughout the day; sugar makes it worse. Place your hands on your ribs and take deep breaths to separate your ribs.
e. If you are having some problems in pregnancy that we did not cover or you have a friend or loved one who is having pregnancy issues, send us a comment and we will do our best to get you an answer.

This series on childbirth and pregnancy includes the following topics:

Part l    Nutrition

Part ll   Nutrition and exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth

Part lll First stage, husband coached Childbirth. What you believe about birth will determine how it goes.

Part llll Transition

Part V   Second stage and post-partum

Part VI Nursing, sleeping and circumcision,

Part VII  The V approach to raising kids.

Our purpose for writing each week is to obey Matthew 5:19, providing you with biblical advice on the care and feeding of your body. We do it because this advice is rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians who are miserable, or whose lives have been cut short, simply because they were never taught what the Word of God and the Law of God had to say about health and wellness.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team; register for our weekly newsletter, then spread the word by sharing this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.
If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books;
1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau

2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                                   http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r

3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2
You can get all these books at Amazon.com or simply click on the URL under each book title.

References
1. The Bradley Method of Childbirth      http://www.bradleybirth.com/
2. Purchase Squatty Potty         https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/squatty-potty-reg-ecco-toilet-stool/3250796skuId=42494126&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_baby_&product_id=42494126&adpos=1o1&creative=43742625109&device=c&matchtype=&network=s&gclid=CMvBgaTcqdICFQmNaQodUQYMFw
3. Why Squatty Potty http://heavy.com/entertainment/2014/11/squatty-potty-poop-toilet-stool-shark-tank-products-season-6-100th-episode/

Super-centenarian credits God and the Bible!

116 years old and full of joy.

Super-centenarian, 116-year-old, Violet Mosses Brown has discovered the secret to living a long and happy life without many of the ills associated with old age.

 

Bible obedience equals longevity.
Violet Moses Brown reading her daily Bible devotional.

Deuteronomy 33:25b  “Your strength will equal your days”

This Bible verse certainly applies to Super-centenarian, Violet Mosses Brown. Born March 4th 1900, now at 116, Violet still enjoys reading her Daily Bread devotional flawlessly without the assistance of reading glasses. She is still so sharp, she is able to effortlessly recite a poem, The Vision of Belshazzar by Lord Byron, a poem she learned while attending elementary school a century ago. She can recite it without a hitch. For fun Violet listens to music, practices shorthand and typing.  So far, her strength is equal to her days.

Violet Brown is a resident in the western Jamaica town of Duanvale, Trelawny. A local news reporter commented, “Mrs. Brown exudes peace and contentment as she sits on her cool veranda, enjoying the comings and goings of the district. Beside her is her 96-year-old son, Harold Fairweather, incredibly youthful in appearance and believed to be the oldest person with a living parent.  Harold still lives with his mother as he approaches 100. People complain that their twenty-year-old children are still living at home. Get this; Violet has a 96 year old son still living with her and a 62 year old grandson to boot.

Her son did leave home and live in England for a number of years, but felt it was his duty to come home and take care of his mother. After she is gone, he can return to England to pick up were he left off. Just think of it, many 40 year olds think they are over the hill, with this family, they would barely be starting up the hill.

Often people tell me they don’t want to live to be over 100, much less be a super-centenarian. They feel the quality of life at that age would be so poor that it would be better not live at all. At the age of 110, Violet commented with a smile, “You know, sometimes I ask myself, “Am I really 110 years old?” Because I don’t feel like 110.” Though less active at 116, Brown boasts she is still able to make her own bed in the mornings.  Her 96 year old son says she has no major illness, though her hearing isn’t what it used to be.

116 years old and full of joy.
Violet, 116 and still full of joy.

A local official stated, “This is a woman who we can say contributes significantly to the community. She has been humorous in her discussions, possesses good health, a memory that is outstanding, and, of course, she was the record keeper for all deaths in Duanvale.”  Violet kept cemetery records so well that the local government used her record keeping procedures as the standard for all future employees.

This super-centenarian has also been a major help to her family and church community.  Her grandson, 62-year-old Vernon Davis described his grandmother as the unifying force in their family. “She was a person who keeps the family together. She has been hard-working,” said Davis, who has lived with his grandmother since his youth. Her family says even at her age she continues to counsels the residents of Duanvale. They enjoy the company of this positive lady, who shares many gems of faith and poetry with them.

Church make us healthier
Violet with her pastor.

Violets influence has gone beyond the borders of Jamaca!

Her influence in her family and community has also spread to other parts of the world as evidence by this story told by her oldest son.

Harold Fairweather, appears closer to 60, than the centenarian he will be in only four years. He spoke animatedly about his experience as a migrant in Sheffield, England. He had applied for a job and was told by the manager that they did not hire blacks.  I told the gentleman, ‘When your time comes for you to go to the City Road Cemetery, I don’t think color will matter there. I have a flower garden and I do not see only white flowers there. God made them of various colors. This is God’s world, and all of us are in His beautiful garden.” The gentleman seemed surprised and asked, “Where did you get that from?” (Obviously from his mother). He hired me that day. “I became the first person of color to be employed in that business, I opened the door for other people of color; and would you believe that this gentleman became like a second father to me in England”.

So what is this Super-centenarian’s secret to a very productive, very long, very physically healthy life?

Her son says that Violet is not given to gluttony, but enjoys small meals. He also says, “She likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot, but she does not eat pork or chicken”. Her other preferences are sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, breadfruit, and fruit, especially oranges and mangoes. The Bible highly recommends eating mutton (red meat) and fish, it also vehemently commands us not to eat pork.[2][3][4] Violet is getting a lot of vitamin C from the fruit she eats.[5] She also says, “I don’t drink rum and dem tings.”

Breadfruit eaten by super-centenarian.
Young Jamaican with a ripe breadfruit.

In my study of super-centenarians, I have not found them to simply be lucky enough to win the genetic lottery, what I have found is that they all do a lot of the same things. And all of the things in common, that they do, are backed up by the word of God and science.

Exodus 23:21, 25-26                                                                                                                                                                

“Pay attention to him (the angel of the lord) and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him…Worship the Lord your God and his blessing will be on your food and water.  I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.”

Violet proudly testifies that her full lifespan has come from obeying God. “I live by the grace of God. At 13, Violet was received into the Baptist Church, where she was told to read Psalm 119, verse 133 — words that she has never forgotten. According to a local reporter, “She declared them to us:” “Order my steps in thy word and let no sin have any dominion over me.”

This super-centenarian declares her greatest joy is the church, “I love the Church,” Brown told reporters.

Worshiping God lengthens and strengthens life.
Violet Brown worshiping with church members.
Prayer and worship strengthen your days.
Violet praying with her church family.

The energetic super-centenarian also said she credited her long and fruitful life to her respect for family, life, and people in general, as well as a lot of hard work when she was younger. She believes that obeying the fifth commandment, “Honor your mother and father so your days may be long” Exodus 20:12, has worked for her. I believe that it is working for me and that it will work for you and your loved ones as well. 

Somebody’s going to live long and strong past 100 years, might as well by you!

5 Biblical principals followed by Violet Mosses Brown, that contributed to her long, healthy and productive life.

  1. Biblical eating habits.
  2. Biblical worship habits.
  3. Biblical relationships with God, family and neighbors.
  4. Avoidance of sin (missing the mark, things that displease God)
  5. Steady, hard work.

The Bible does not say that your genetics determine your health. The Bible says your actions determine your healthfulness.

I will admit that, “honoring your mother and father”, was a hard one for me. When I was growing up, my dad had always been a little overbearing, OK a lot overbearing,  and even though the Bible says that honoring him would lengthen my days, I struggled with it. After being away from home and returning to work for my dad again, he and I almost went to blows one day in the back room of the golf course we were running. Our church encouraged me to keep trying to honor him, and the more I tried the easier it got.  Before he passed away, he and I had some really good talks. A plethora of studies have shown the Bible to be true in this area. One study done by  Brummett and colleagues (2001) found that, among adults with coronary artery disease, the socially isolated had a risk of subsequent cardiac death 2.4 times greater than their more socially connected peers.[6] Check out this link for a ton of evidence that points to relationships being a major factor in physical health and longevity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/

Once again, our purpose for writing each week is to provide you with Biblical advice and examples of people who followed that advice for the care and feeding of their bodies.  We share this Biblical advice each week, because it is so rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians, whose lives have been cut short, simply because they were never taught what the Word of God and the Law of God had to say about health and wellness.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team; register for our weekly newsletter, then spread the word by sharing this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books:

  1. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, D                                                                                                                                    http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallac                                                                                                                                                              http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r 
  3. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann                                                            http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau

You can get all these books at Amazon.com or simply click on the URL under each book title.

 

References

  1. Violet Brown http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100308/lead/lead6.html
  2. Mutton   http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/10/should-we-eat-red-meat/
  3. Fish  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/11/19/fish-can-make-you-sick-or-healthy/
  4. Pork  http://wellnessgospel.net/?s=Pork
  5. Vitamin C  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/10/vitamin-c-granddaddy-vitamins/
  6. Social/physical connections https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/