Bible Food And Medicine:

This section may seem controversial to some, as I am going to discuss what the Bible say's about Wine, Food And Medicine. For those that may be offended by this topic, I might add that they should think of reading this section for educational purposes, from a Biblical point of view.

As you will see, wine was not only an alcoholic beverage. Wine was also considered a food and was generally accepted, as long as it did not cause drunkeness. Wine, because of It's alcoholic content, was also used as medicine.

The Bible is also very clear on what should and should not be eaten. In Biblical times laws or rules were created to let people know what foods were healthy and what foods were unhealthy. It should be remembered that people in those times were unaware of why disorders occured. They did not have ways to detect microbes and organisims, such as we do today, through the use of microscopes.

Also, Olive Oil, Honey, And Spices were used as a food and a medicine, with many references to anointing with oil and spices for purification of objects and humans.

You Will Also See Reference To Laughter Being Good Medicine.

The Source Of The Following Information Is From:
"The New American Bible" (NAB)

Genesis 1:29-31 (First Story Of Creation)

It Is Obvious That God Gave Us "Seeds" From Plants & Tree's, For Food To Sustain Life.

Genesis 9:20-25 (Covenant With Noah)

It Is Obvious That This First Reported Drunkeness Was "Only Then" Made Sinful.

Genesis 19:30-35 (Destruction Of Sodom And Gomorrah)

Lot's Drunkeness Was Sinfull, As He Was To Drunk, To Be Aware Of What Had Happened.

Exodus 29:29 (Consecration Of The Priests)

This Is A Reference To Olive Oil, Which Is A Food And Is Also Used To Heal Wounds.

Exodus 30:22-25 (Alter Of Incense)

This Is A Reference To Olive Oil, And Spices Which Are Used To Heal Wounds.

Leviticus 2:4 (Cereal Offerings)

This Is A reference To Baking Bread Without Yeast, (Yeast Does Cause Infections).

Leviticus 14:33-40 (Leprosey Of Houses)

Leprosey In The Bible, Refers To A "Terrible Skin Disease", Which Could Be Caused By Mildew, Mold, Fungus Or The Like. The Law Demanded That A Person Would Let Everyone Know, That They Are Unclean, Or Their House Is Unclean.

Numbers 24:6 (Describes Cedar Trees As having Medicinal Properties)

Cedar tree oil has many uses in natural medicine. For 25 years, from 1971 until 1996, the St. Petersburg Institute of Bio-Regulation and Gerontology carried out scientific and clinical studies that showed cedar tree oil can slow aging and increase life expectancy. Cedar tree oil is especially noted for its beneficial effects on internal organs, such as the kidneys, spleen and pancreas. It is also used for the genito-urinary tract. It has antiseptic and diuretic effects, and is effective against respiratory ailments such as congestion and coughs of all kinds, bronchitis, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Some people swear by cedar tree oil for taking care of a variety of skin ailments. From acne to fungal lesions, it can possibly help to eliminate irritation and speed the healing of wounds. It also can help to make hair stronger and prevent hair loss and dandruff. One of the major uses of cedar tree oil is as a sedative. Many claim that use of cedar tree oil calms them and helps them to sleep, and that it is an effective aid against insomnia. Cedar tree oil also helps relieve pain due to its analgesic properties, so some rely on it as arthritis and other joint pain treatment.

Proverbs 17:22 (Joyful Heart)

A Definate Reference To Laughter As Good Medicine (As Opposed To Not).

Proverbs 31:6-7 (The Words Of Lemuel)

A Definate Link To Alcohol And Wine Being Used To Forget Sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 (Laughter)

This Is A Reference To A Feast Being Made For Laughter, And Wine To Make Merry, But Money Is For All Things.

Ezechiel 47:12 (The Wonderful Stream)

There Is No Doubt That This Referes To The Fruit As Food And The Leaves As Medicine.

Zachariah 10:7 (The New Order Of Things)

This Is Another Reference To Both Wine And Laughter, Being Good Medicine

Matthew 2:11 (The Visit Of The Magi)

Frankincense was considered a cure-all by the people of Biblical times and for those who could afford it, it was applied to cuts, bruises, and wounds of all kinds, as well as a inhaled and taken internally. Frankincense comes from a tree requiring a very unique desert climate. It grows only in North Africa and the Southern Arabian peninsula. The oil received by Jesus as a baby came from the same areas where Young Living gets it's Frankincense today.

Myrrh was an oil customarily applied to the umbilical cord of newborn babies. It's antimicrobial action offered as a protection from infection. The wise men would not have had to explain this to Mary and Joseph. It was common knowledge at that time. They would not have had to explain to Mary that the gift was also for her. Childbearing women of that time knew that if they applied myrrh to their tummies following labor that it would eventually remove stretch marks.

Luke 10:34 (The Parable Of The Good Samaritan)

This Is Another Reference To Both Oil And Wine, As Being Good Medicine

John 2:1- (The Wedding At Cana)

This Is Another Reference To Wine And Celebration, To Be Good Medicine.

Acts 2:13-15 (The Comming Of The Spirit)

Another Reference To Wine (But They Were Not Drunk).

1 Corinthians 11:23-28 (Traditions Of The Institution)

A Reference To Wine Consumed At The Last Supper, (Not To Get Drunk).

1 Timothy 5:23 (Rules For Presbyters)

A Reference To Wine Being Consumed As A Medicine For Digestion And Other Illnesses.

Revalation 22:2 (Life Giving Water)

A Reference To Fruit Being Consumed As Food And The Leaves As Medicine.

The Following Is A List OF Biblically Clean And Unclean Foods:

Clean Land Animals:

Clean Birds:
ChickenGrousePigeonSparrowDoveGuinea FowlPrairie Chicken
PheasantSagehenOther SongbirdsSwanTurkey

Clean Insects:

Clean Fish:
MuskellungeSheepsheadAnchovyKingfishOrange RoughySilver Hake
BarracudaLong Nose SuckerPerchSilversidesBassCommon Sucker
PikeSmeltBlack DrumCrappiePig FishSnapper
Black PomfretDrumPollackSnookBlue RunnerFlounder
PompanoSoleBlue BacksGrouperRed Horse SuckerSpanish Mackerel
Bluebill SunfishGruntRed SnapperSteelheadBluefishGulf Pike
Red FishStriped BassBluegillHaddockRobaloSucker
Red DrumTarponBuffalofishHardheadRockfishTrout
CodMinnowSea BassWhitingSeargent FishYellow Perch

Unclean Land Animals:

Unclean Birds:
CormorantHeronPenguinVultureCraneKitePloverWater Hen

Unclean Reptiles And Amphibians:

Unclean Fish And Marine Animals:
EelCrabLimpetPorpoiseEuropean Turbot CrayfishOctopus
ShrimpSwordfishCatfishSealWhaleAll Fish Eggs

Bible Information: Norman F. Rowe - Alcohol

Bible Information: Steven M. Collins - Bible Diet - Part I

Bible Information: Steven M. Collins - Bible Diet - Part II

Bible Information: Natural News 3/4/2011 - The Bible Condemns Drugs And Says To Use Herbs As Medicine

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