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Trans-fat margarine and its camouflaged counterparts have abbreviated millions of lives. The Word of God pays close attention to the food we eat and drink. There is a direct connection to what we put in our bodies and how we respond physically and spiritually. There is a kind of spiritual umbilical cord connecting spirit and flesh.
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An Australian radio shock-jock interviewed GodSaidManSaid several years ago because of the stir we were causing in Sydney as a result of the radio commercials we were airing. At the end of the interview (which you can listen to by clicking on the following link: "Sydney, Australia Radio Interview") the radio host suggested we were wasting our money, but that of course depends on how you measure wealth. For quite a while immediately following the interview, the talk show was deluged with calls, pro and con. The next morning GodSaidManSaid received the following e-mail:

God bless you more and more. You refresh my heart. For the first time last night, I was listening to (2UE) radio with Stan Zemanek. I heard him speak with the brother who did the commercial. I loved him because he was speaking about the Lord Jesus. I went to the website and read and listened. I filled my heart with God words. I am very happy now that I found you. I’ve become Jesus’ daughter now. He called me from the darkness, saved me, and freed me from this evil prison. He gave me eternal life, peace, and happiness. I was born Moslem. After becoming 40 years old, I see how many times He did miracles for me. He turned me and my four children to His light. Glory, glory to His name! I am telling everyone His Holy Spirit is with me. Hallelujah!  [End of quote]

By God’s standards, the redemption of one soul has more value than the aggregate wealth of the natural universe. A saved soul, which lives forever in Heaven with the Father, is a bigger miracle than the six 24-hour day creation of the universe, which will end and be replaced with a new Heaven and a new earth. Jesus said in John 17:21-22:

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

To be one with the Father through Christ Jesus for all eternity—one with the Father-Creator who was someplace outside of time and the universe when He created it—makes the born-again soul the miracle of miracles and surely more valuable than the aggregate wealth of the natural universe.

The shock-jock thought to belittle our efforts, but the results were far to the contrary. Have you been born again? Would you like to be a miracle bigger than the creation of the universe? Would you like to be forgiven for all your sins? Would you like to be a new creature in Christ? You can do it right now. Click onto "Further With Jesus" for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, concerning the meal Abraham prepared for the LORD and His two companions, Genesis 18:6-8:

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

GOD SAID, concerning the diet of Jesus Christ, Isaiah 7:15:

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

MAN SAID: The Bible’s directives and endorsements concerning diet are not founded in today’s science. Our enlightened society has created superior food products.

Now THE RECORD. It’s the Adamic nature. It just comes naturally. In the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, our mother chose the lie and our father followed her pernicious ways. Ever since, it’s been “like mother, like daughter,” and “like father, like son.” Unregenerated man will choose the wrong door. Deuteronomy 30:19:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The principle of wrong and deadly choices will be obvious in this feature: GodSaidManSaid feature #563.

God’s Word pays close attention to the food we eat and drink. There is a direct connection to what we put in our bodies and how we respond physically and spiritually. Consider alcohol consumption for an obvious example. Also consider Isaiah 7:15, quoted in the lead, concerning Jesus Christ:

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

There is a kind of spiritual umbilical cord connecting spirit and flesh.

Many features on GodSaidManSaid address dietary directives and insights in the inerrant Word of God. As is natural with carnal man, he will reject the Word of God and choose the wrong door with all its deadly consequences.

Some of God’s major food endorsements, which directly contradict today’s commonly embraced dietary mindset, would be:

• Real butter;

• Whole milk (preferably raw, unpasteurized);

• Raw honey;

Whole wheat and whole grains;

Eggs;

Olive oil;

• Red meat and fowl with the blood purged, as well as fish; and

Salt (preferably sea salt).

All of these food subjects are discussed on GodSaidManSaid. In the search bar to the top right of your screen, type in the keyword for which you’re interested and the appropriate features will drop down for your review.

Trans fat margarine and its camouflaged counterparts have abbreviated millions of lives. (GodSaidManSaid has published numerous features on this subject.) Columnist Pat Shannan published an article in the Free Press newspaper dealing with the trans-fat/butter debate. The beginning of his article follows:

There seems to be a lot of question about which "healthy" spreads should be used to replace butter. One says, "I can’t believe it’s not butter." Well, I can. Since the word is finally spreading about the harmful nature of trans fat, margarine has been officially declared as a substance to be avoided. In its place have rushed countless other butter alternatives which do not contain hydrogenated fats. But now that refined vegetable oils, additives and preservatives are coming under fire, it leaves the question, "What in the world can we spread on our toast?" The answer is simple and natural: go back to butter.

Of course, most people balk at the suggestion of eating real butter. After all, won’t butter cause heart disease and other frightening health conditions? Although the claim that butter is harmful has been a popular one since World War II, it’s an assumption with no foundation. In fact, statistics show the rate of heart disease has increased as butter consumption has decreased.

Butter is filled with essential vitamins and antioxidants in their most natural and absorbable state. Butter is actually a better source of vitamin A than carrots, especially for people who have trouble converting the beta-carotene in carrots into vitamin A. You can also find vitamin E and selenium in butter. These along with vitamin A actually protect the heart from free-radical damage, which is a factor in weakened arteries. On the other hand, fabricated spreads are filled with rancid and refined vegetable oils that cause free-radical damage.

The vitamin A in butter is a vital nutrient which strongly impacts growth in children. Deficiencies can affect the development of teeth, bones, and vision. Low-fat diets are often recommended for children even though these diets have been linked to a failure to thrive, as published in Pediatrics in March of 1994. Low-fat diets which remove butter from children’s lives may be cutting out their only source of absorbable vitamin A.

Another common misconception propagated by modern industry is that the fat in butter is bad for us. Butter is comprised of mostly short and medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids can protect against cancer and boost immunity. They are also antifungal. Short and medium chain fatty acids are also more easily broken down for energy, which means it’s actually less likely that the fat in butter will be stored in the body. [End of quote] 

Dr. James Wimer, who heads up a wellness center in Pittsburgh, PA, distributes the following concerning trans-fat/margarine and real butter:

The difference between margarine and butter?

    • Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.
    • Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
    • Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
    • Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!
    • Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.
    • Butter’s been around for centuries; margarine has been around for less than 100 years.

Now for margarine:

    •  Very high in Trans Fatty Acids... Triple risk of Coronary Heart Disease.
    •  Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol).
    •  Lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).
    •  Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold.
    •  Lowers quality of breast milk.
    •  Decreases immune response.
    •  Decreases insulin response.

AND HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). [End of quote]

God’s perfect dietary instructions are proof upon proof that God is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Choose the right door. Choose life and live.

GOD SAID, concerning the meal Abraham prepared for the LORD and His two companions, Genesis 18:6-8:

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

GOD SAID, concerning the diet of Jesus Christ, Isaiah 7:15:

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

MAN SAID: The Bible’s directives and endorsements concerning diet are not founded in today’s science. Our enlightened society has created superior food products.


Now you have THE RECORD.




References:

Authorized King James Version

Shannan, Pat, "Butter Much Better Than Margarine for Your Overall Health," American Free Press

Winer, James, D.C., "The difference between margarine and butter?"

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