Can a Christian Eat Food?

4 Nov

(I hate that I need to post this as a disclaimer but alas I do…this post is satire.)

In a culture with a shifting moral compass and a penchant toward acquiescence, it is not shocking that the issue of food eating has crept its way into the church. Hiding behind the idea of tolerance, Christian brothers and sisters have been easily deceived in the shifting seas of conformity to the world. “I am free in Christ to eat food,” they say.

What I am about to say is certainly not going to win me many friends, but I have a holy obligation to speak the truth. If I don’t, the consequences could be dire.

The bible is very clear about this issue. Proverbs 23:2 says: …put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony” (also see Proverbs 23:20-21).

Let this post serve as a knife to your throat.

I see this food eating disease being bragged about all over social media. People are posting pictures of their plates or themselves eating the food. This is wide-spread among Christians and I think we have become numb to the consequences of food eating.

I have been personally affected by this food eating disease. I lost a friend 3 years ago to a heart attack caused by clogged arteries. He ate heavily his entire life. So excuse me if I am offended by your food eating being thrown in my face. Food killed my friend. I wish someone had told him about the dangers of food eating before his first bite. My friend will never be able to throw a baseball in the front yard with his young children because of food.

Paul says that “all things are permissible but not all beneficial.” He also warns us not to “offend the lesser brother” by our freedom.  Are you mocking the those who have been ravaged by food eating when you indulge in the eating of food. Do you not know any food-addicts? Or what about the dangers of choking on bite that was too big?

Pardon me for coming along and setting the bar high for holiness. We’ve lost our distinction in the world. People are parading their food eating freedom around like a badge of honor.

The bottom line isn’t: “CAN a Christian eat food?”

Rather, it is: “SHOULD a Christian eat food?”

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One Response to “Can a Christian Eat Food?”

  1. Ryan November 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    perfect.

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