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||Gods Claim Upon Your Body
1. Jesus came that we might have life, and that we
might have it how?
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
2. In what four ways did Jesus develop?
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with
God and man.
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your
whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23.
3. How important is our physical health to God?
3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
4. What reasonable service does God ask of us?
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.
5. Why is God so concerned about our bodies?
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that
the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
6. What will happen to the person who mistreats his body?
1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God
destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
7. As a vital ingredient in man’s restoration, how was Adam to spend his
Genesis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of
Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Physical exercise is a great blessing to man, promoting physical,
mental, and spiritual health.
8. What is as good as medicine?
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken
spirit drieth the bones.
9. What has God asked us to do for others which will benefit our own
Isaiah 58:7, 8 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou
bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the
naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine
own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine
health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go
before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
10. What should guide our eating habits?
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye
do, do all to the glory of God.
11. What was the original diet of man?
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the
which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
12. On that diet, how long did Adam live?
Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and
thirty years: and he died.
13. For several generations, how long did men live?
Genesis 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years:
and he died. 9And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
Genesis 5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years:
and he died. 12And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel
Genesis 5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years:
and he died.
Genesis 5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety
and five years: and he died.
Genesis 5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two
years: and he died.
Genesis 5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and
nine years: and he died.
14. After the flood, what was added to man’s diet?
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even
as the green herb have I given you all things.
15. What immediately happened to man’s life span?
Genesis 11:10,11 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred
years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11And Shem
lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and
16. After just a few generations, how long did men live?
Genesis 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and
Terah died in Haran.
17. God has given permission for only what kind of beasts to be eaten?
Leviticus 11:2, 3 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are
the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the
earth. 3Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth
the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
18. Unclean animals such as what, are forbidden?
Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be
clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
Unclean animals are defined in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Large
animals which are not clovenfooted, or do not chew the cud, are unclean.
Sea food which “hath no fins nor scales” is unclean. Birds of prey and
certain other birds are unclean. And so are many small animals such as
weasels, mice, lizards, and snails.
19. To whom did God originally make the distinction between clean and
Genesis 7:1, 2 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house
into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this
generation. 2Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the
male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male
and his female.
This was long before there ever was a Jew. It is not just Jews who can
be harmed by eating unhealthful things.
Some of the diseases which are commonly associated with pork include
trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, tapeworms, and undulant fever.
Christians who recognize that their bodies are the temple of the Holy
Spirit will not defile themselves with anything that will dishonor God.
20. When Jesus comes, He will consume together those who eat what three
Isaiah 66:15-17 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke
with flames of fire. 16For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead
with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17They that
sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one
tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the
mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
21. God never allowed man to eat flesh with what in it?
Deuteronomy 12:23-25 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the
blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
24Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
25Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy
children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight
of the LORD.
Like the prohibition against unclean meats, the restriction against
eating blood was not just for the Jews. It dates back to the very
beginning of flesh eating, hundreds of years before there was a Jew
(Genesis 9:4). Even Gentiles who accepted the Lord were to abstain from
eating blood (Leviticus 17:10-15). And the restriction continues to
apply for New Testament Christians (Acts 15:20).
22. What two animal products were never to be eaten?
Leviticus 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations
throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
Today it is well known that dietary fat is a major cause of heart
disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers—the major
killers in western societies. Animal fat, being saturated, is especially
23. God has promised to satisfy our mouths with what?
Psalm 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth
is renewed like the eagle’s.
24. What did Daniel purpose in his heart?
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile
himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he
drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might
not defile himself.
25. What did he and his friends request to eat and drink?
Daniel 1:12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them
give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Pulse is vegetable foods. More and more people today are learning that
the best diet is the one God originally gave man at his creation.
26. What did this diet do for them?
Daniel 1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared
fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the
portion of the king’s meat.
27. What additional benefits did God give them?
Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and
skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all
visions and dreams.
28. Considering all the sickness around us, why has God placed certain
restrictions on our lifestyle?
Deuteronomy 6:24 nd the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to
fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us
alive, as it is at this day.
29. What does the Lord want to do for us?
Deuteronomy 7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and
will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon
thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and
thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” Exodus
30. When people violate God’s laws of health, what other god are they
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but
their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts
of the simple.
31. What will be their end?
Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and
whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
32. Every man that strives for the mastery is what?
1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is
temperate in all things.
33. What did Paul say would happen to him if he didn’t keep his body
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into
subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I
myself should be a castaway.
In the Light of God's Word....(Please respond YES or NO)
I realize that God asks me to do all that I can to keep my mind and body, which belong to
Him, in the very best condition.
I choose to glorify God in my body by eating those things which promote health, and by
avoiding all that is detrimental to it.
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