Temperance / Moderation

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance.  Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health.  Pure water, fresh air, and sunlight--when used appropriately--promote clean, healthy lives.

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Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices.  A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.

Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance.  When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our Creator.  Health reform is part of our preparation for the second coming of Christ.

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 3:16, 17

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