Does anyone know what Ellen G. White says ought to be one's primary reason for health reform?this is one of the pointers for a final exam that will be multible choice.  I read her book but I...

Does anyone know what Ellen G. White says ought to be one's primary reason for health reform?

this is one of the pointers for a final exam that will be multible choice.  I read her book but I can't figure what she feels ought to be a person's primary reason for health reform.  can you help me please

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In my opinion, the answer to this is going to be that your body is the temple of God and that you must therefore keep it as healthy as possible.  I say this because that is what was emphasized to us when I was in SDA school as a kid.

The idea that we were told is that we do not own our bodies -- God is the one who ultimately owns them.  Therefore, we have a sacred duty to take care of our bodies and keep them up the way God wants us to.

We were told that by staying healthy we give honor and glory to God.  So I guess I would say that we are supposed to reform our health not so that we can live longer or look better, but because our bodies belong to God and must be kept up as God wants.

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bickemanne-a | High School Teacher | (Level 2) eNoter

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My research on this particular subject shows that your body should be treated like a temple of God, and we are to respect our bodies as God would want our body to be respected as his own creation.

In this particular chapter we look into the health message as it is set forth in the writings of Ellen G. White, and in doing so we wish to emphasize the fact that the instruction on this subject is abundant and scattered throughout the whole field of her writings. Therefore it becomes necessary to read extensively before one is qualified to say, “This is what Mrs. White teaches on this phase of the over-all subject of health.” This chapter merely introduces the subject, opens it up for more detailed study, and points out some dangers and pitfalls into which some of our people are likely to fall.

Ellen G. White

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