Taste and See...
...that food can be enjoyable AND healthy
...that we have been given great ability to heal
...that the Lord is good.
What is Biblical Nutrition?
It is potential to enjoy food and health at the same time, to carry out certain elements of Biblical wisdom more easily, and to enjoy richer community and hospitality by cutting through modern confusion about food with wisdom from God’s Word and a Biblical worldview.
It is not moral commandments for how to eat or prosperity theology.
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving
1 TIMOTHY 4:4
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink
"It was not that this man sinned, or his parents [that he was born blind], but that the works of God might be displayed in him."
If we do not form beliefs about food and nutrition from the Bible, they will be formed for us by the world, even by atheism and false religions.
Why regard nutrition from a Biblical perspective?
Christians suffer from poor health just like the rest of the world.
Christians care about their health.
We have great ability to approach food differently than the rest of the world.
The Bible is able to speak to all areas of our life. We can get healthier, experience God, and enjoy richer community by looking at food through our Christian worldview.
Reclaiming traditional methods of food preparation
A wonderful way of exercising dominion in food is utilizing traditional preparation methods that improve foods by making them more easily digested and making the nutrition more available.
These methods include fermenting, soaking, sprouting, and proper cooking. They allow people to enjoy foods they may otherwise need to avoid due to food sensitivities or other issues, and negate the need for artificial food additives.
Recognizing fake foods that have replaced good foods in Creation
Man's proper dominion over Creation means making Creation better, not worse.
The most egregious examples of poor dominion in food are foods created to replace good foods in Creation, such as refined sugar replacing naturally sweet foods given to us by God to teach us about Him, such as fruit and honey; industrial vegetable oils replacing natural fats; and food additives made to replace natural colors, flavors, and preparation methods.
Correcting cultural confusion about meat, animal welfare, and the environment
A Biblical view of Creation and the Fall, and a modern application of the Mosaic Law tell us that meat, even red meat, is an essential, nutrient dense part of a human diet.
The solutions to issues of the environment and animal welfare are not found in rejecting meat or expanding government control. Rather, God has already designed the solutions in His Creation.
What does this mean?