April 14, 2012 journal, Hallelujah Acres founder describes his nutritional qualifications for life. George Malkmus survived colon cancer at sage 42 by not taking chemotherapy but by switching to a vegetable diet. The following is for educational purposes only and does not indicate my belief. I am opposed to animal slaughter. The Bible says to be kind to your animals. I recommend the all vegetable diet but milk and honey sounds real good. http://www.biblelife.org/biblediet.htm 10 myths about nutrition and diet in the Bible. This writer of opposition to Hallelujah Acres is obviously unaware of all the modern preservatives, additives and dangers in our modern food supply. Although Hallelujah Acres is not perfect, they are much better in my opinion than the McDonald's diet which has been documented to threaten death in 23 days by a film producer. I have a friend that is a strict vegetarian yet he has diabetes without being overweight and high triglycerides. I present this as a counterbalance and because it is good history of Biblical foods and sure broadens our scope. I will do any thing I can to prove to avoid public meat such is grown fast with steroids and hormones plus the use of radiation. America feeding cows to cows is headed toward mad cow disease I believe. This reveals a two extremes between the vegetarian animal products free and eat any thing plus compared to McDonald's extreme fast death diet food. Sure, the body needs some fat but it does not need margarine. The body does not need any sugar substitutes because in my opinion they may be damaging. Stevia is a natural sweetener, is OK. Refined sugar must be the filthiest food consumed, mostly from the third world. Be informed on all sides of the issue of what to eat. Eat the digestible foods and avoid margarine which is near the recipe for plastic in your stomach. Will your body turn to salt on MSG and all the preservatives like Lot's wife did while she looked back on Sodom and Gomorrah against God's orders same as Eve and the apple. Sin and the remorse over it is I believe the worst enemy of health. Be at peace with God so your digestive system will function properly to nourish our body the way designed. Both parties would agree that a third of deaths are caused by doctors and pharmaceuticals. I do know of one case where a 2 year-old-child's life was saved from epileptic seizures with bacon and eggs fats treatment by Johns Hopkins University after medicines failed. I believe the body blood stream must be kept alkaline rather than acidic from animal fats. For information only. This is a hostile writer opposed to the hacres.com teaching. "The Bible has much discussion about food and most people search the Scripture looking at all of the passages trying to determine the "proper diet" that they should follow to be in accordance with their religion. This approach on one major error. It misses one of the most important doctrines in the Bible. We live in the Dispensation of Grace. We are not under any of the command of the Old Testament and most certainly not under any of the examples, customs, habits, rituals, or ordinances. The Apostle Paul warned the believers in the Dispensation of Grace that following such commandments, rituals, or ordinances places their salvation in severe jeopardy. It is a very serious because such actions is a rejection of the work of Jesus Christ. That said, I will continue in the discussion for those who interpret the Old Testament incorrectly. Many people insist that the Bible contains dietary and nutritional guidelines and restrictions that we should follow today for good health and wellness. Many of these claims are backwards from the actual teaching in the Bible, and the others are wrong for the most part. Some of the incorrect diet books and diet programs are: The Maker's Diet-The Bible Diet-What the Bible Says About Healthy Living-The Hallelujah Acres Diet-Why Christians Get Sick-Ezekiel Bread Recipe The central theme of the Bible from beginning to end is the eating of animals for food and shedding of blood for the forgiveness of sin. God says animals are the preferred food and grains are less desirable. It all started with Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis. Abel offered an animal sacrifice to God, and God was very pleased. Cain offered a grain sacrifice that was not acceptable to God. Each offered what they raised for food. Cain chose to be a "tiller of the ground" and raise grain for food. He could have chosen the more preferred food, animals. God rejected Cain's choice and Cain's offering. Cain was jealous of his brother, Abel, so he rose up and killed Abel. Cain was an evil man in everything he did. We know that Cain's offering was grain or legumes because grain and legumes contain the required nutritional elements of protein and fat. Fruit and vegetables do not. Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord." 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. Abraham offered a ram to God as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin. God first told Abraham to kill his only son, Isaac, as the sacrifice. God was pleased with Abraham's obedience and stopped Abraham just before he was about to kill his son. God then provided a ram instead. Genesis 22:2. The Israelites were in captivity in Egypt when God was about to bring a great plague that would kill all of the firstborn children in the entire land. God instructed the believing Israelites to kill a lamb and place the blood on the door frame. God passed all the homes that had blood on the door frame but killed all of the firstborn children of the unbelievers. The remembrance is celebrated as the "Passover" by the Israelites until this day. Exodus 12:11. Animals and birds were the only acceptable offerings on the altar built by Noah. God told Noah that animals, birds, and fish were to be food for them. Genesis 8:20. God instructed Abraham to build an altar in the desert to sacrifice animals for the forgiveness of sin. The blood was sprinkled on the altar. The animal was cooked and eaten by the priests. They later built permanent temple and altars in the promised land. Genesis 12:7. God allowed His own Son, Jesus Christ, to be killed on a cross for the forgiveness of the sins of the whole world. Matthew 27:40. Messianic Jews worship the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament), and they worship a false messiah they call Yeshua. Messianic Jews do not believe Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). They do not believe Jesus nailed the Torah Law to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14, 16 and 20:22). In this Dispensation of Grace, Christians are not under the Law. The Apostle Paul said we are not under Law but under Grace. Paul also said we are not under dietary laws of food or drink, holy days, astronomical events, or the Sabbath. Messianic Jews worship all of these activities. Moreover, the Bible New Testament clearly shows that abstaining from certain foods like pork and shellfish in this Dispensation of Grace is the doctrine of demons. The Torah Law was a shadow of things to come -- Jesus Christ who fulfilled the Torah Law for us and nailed it to the cross. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, [and] [commanding] to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [ days ]: {in meat...: or, for eating and drinking} {respect: or, part} 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ. (KJV) Myth No. 1 - The Bible says we should not eat animal fat. Many people read Leviticus 7:23 and 24 out of context and claim that the Bible says we are not to eat animal fat. Vegetarians, who worship animals and not God, use these verses in hopes of duping the uninformed into refraining from eating animal products. They will simply try anything to discourage others from eating animals because they fear their reincarnated grandmother could be their dinner. Leviticus 7:23 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: `You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat. 24 `And the fat of an animal that dies [naturally], and the fat of what is torn by wild beasts, may be used in any other way; but you shall by no means eat it. The books and websites that use these verses to discourage others from eating animal fats never list verse 25 or other verses that help to give the true Biblical meaning. Instead, they deliberately distort the verses to fit their agenda. Leviticus 7:25 `For whoever eats the fat of the animal of which men offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, the person who eats [it] shall be cut off from his people. God favors animal fat as the best of foods. Animal sacrifices made to God in the Old Testament must be those animals that are healthy and fat. God does not want lean or skinny animals for the offering. God wants the fat because He considers the fat to be the best part of the animal. The fat must be included in the offering. Leviticus 7:23-24 is warning the people not to strip away the fat from the animal sacrifice. The people were stripping away the fat from the sacrifice to eat it themselves. They were stealing the best part from God. The father of the prodigal son in the Bible wanted to serve the best meal to his wayward son who was returning home, so he served a fatted calf. The theory that a low-fat diet is more healthy is not in the Bible. The Bible promotes a high-fat meat diet as being the best. Luke 15:22 "But the father said to his servants, `Bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on [his] feet. 23 `And bring the fatted calf here and kill [it], and let us eat and be merry; 24 `for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry. Myth No. 2 - Grains are great because Jesus fed the people loaves of bread. Jesus performed a miracle with some fish and loaves of bread by increasing the amount to feed the crowd of 5,000 followers. People today use this story to claim that grains are highly recommended foods, since Jesus used grain to feed the people. On the surface this sounds perfectly logical. The problem occurs because we are not those people, and our bread is not the bread Jesus used. The people who were following Jesus were obviously those who could walk long distances. Fat or obese people would not have been in the crowd. The people were also very hungry, for they were missing meals in their desire to see and hear Him. People today are raised from childhood on a diet of high-carbohydrate foods made from grains. The abundance of grain today causes a condition called Syndrome X, in which the body becomes resistant to the onslaught of insulin from the carbohydrate overload. The bread manufactured today bears no resemblance to the loaves of bread created by Jesus. The grains used today are hybrid varieties. The grains in Jesus' day were not. Flour made today is ground into a fine powder. The flour in Jesus' day was ground between two rocks and was very coarse. Whole grain bread made today is metabolized into blood glucose as fast as sugar, contrary to the common claim. The coarse nature of the flour used in bread in Jesus' day would reduce the insulin surge common today. In summary, some bread would be OK to eat today given the follow requirements. Grow up as a child on the diet of Jesus' day to prevent insulin resistance. Walk or run everywhere you go. Do not use a car, bicycle, or modern transportation. Work hard at manual labor for your subsistence. Don't work an office job. Don't eat fruit out of season. Jesus did not serve orange juice or apple juice. Don't eat any potatoes. Jesus never handed out French fries. Don't drink rice milk or soy milk. Jesus didn't serve these either. Don't eat sugar, desserts, or ice cream. Jesus never handed out cake or cookies. Grow primitive grains, not hybrid grains of today. Grind the grain between two rocks by hand before baking your own bread. Cain's grain offering was unacceptable to God, but Abel's offering of a fat lamb was acceptable. Genesis 4:4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering." A study of ancient societies who lived on a high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet easily proves the unhealthy effects. Ancient Egyptians are a perfect example. Their diet was based on a high percentage of whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. The fiber content was very high. The diet was low-fat. They did not eat refined sugars. These Egyptians in the times of the Pharaohs ate a highly vegetarian diet. The results were disastrous. Their writings and the study of mummies show they had a high incidence of diabetes, heart disease, intestinal diseases, arthritis, osteoporosis, and poor dental health. Their high-fiber diet contained no refined carbohydrates but did not produce the good health as promised by our modern dietary references and professional medical and nutritional associations. The tens of thousands of well-preserved Egyptian mummies give us the absolutely solid scientific proof the high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet is very unhealthy. Myth No. 3 - Ezekiel bread is the healthy bread of the Bible. The recipe for Ezekiel bread is indeed in the Bible. Ezekiel 4:9 " Also take for yourself wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread of them for yourself. [During] the number of days that you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days, you shall eat it. People recommending the Ezekiel bread recipe fail to tell how it should be baked. God instructed Ezekiel to bake the bread over a fire of human dung. Ezekiel was reluctant and protested. God relaxed His requirement allowing Ezekiel to bake the bread over a fire of cows' dung. Ezekiel 4:12 "And you shall eat it [as] barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of human waste in their sight." 13 Then the Lord said, "So shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, where I will drive them." 14 So I said, "Ah, Lord God! Indeed I have never defiled myself from my youth till now; I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has abominable flesh ever come into my mouth." 15 Then He said to me, "See, I am giving you cow dung instead of human waste, and you shall prepare your bread over it." The bread recipe God gave to Ezekiel was part of a special ritual given to Ezekiel alone. The defiled bread was symbolic of the coming defilement of the children of Israel in the land of the Gentiles. The children of Israel had been worshipping idols and building altars to them. God was giving Ezekiel the prophecy that He was going to drive the children of Israel from their land into the land of the Gentiles because of the disobedience of the children of Israel. And so He did. The people were later slaughtered and many taken into captivity in Babylon by the Gentiles. at within your gates as much as your heart desires." Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health. The Truth About the Balanced Diet Theory and the 4 or 5 Groups of the Food Guide Pyramid. Myth No. 4 - The Bible says not to eat pork or shellfish. The Old Testament certainly does say the children of Israel should not eat many different forms of animal life, including swine and shellfish. It also lists guidelines for the acceptable animals. Leviticus 11:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, `These [are] the animals which you may eat among all the animals that [are] on the earth: 3 `Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves [and] chewing the cud--that you may eat. 4 `Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 5 `the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, [is] unclean to you; 6 `the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, [is] unclean to you; 7 `and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, [is] unclean to you. 8 `Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They [are] unclean to you. 9 `These you may eat of all that [are] in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers--that you may eat. 10 `But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which [is] in the water, they [are] an abomination to you. 11 `They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. 12 `Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales--that [shall] [be] an abomination to you. 13 `And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they [are] an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, 14 `the kite, and the falcon after its kind; 15 `every raven after its kind, 16 `the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind; 17 `the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl; 18 `the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture; 19 `the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat. 20 `All flying insects that creep on [all] fours [shall] [be] an abomination to you. 21 `Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on [all] fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. 22 `These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23 `But all [other] flying insects which have four feet [shall] [be] an abomination to you. The claim is often made that some animals are forbidden food because they are scavengers. This logic appeals to us, but it is not confirmed by Scripture. , nor can it be applied universally. Chickens will scratch around in excrement and eat from it, and goats eat paper, but they are not forbidden food. Horses are not scavengers but are excluded because they don't chew a cud and do not have a cloven hoof. We have no scientific evidence that eating animals should be condemned on the basis of chewing a cud or having a cloven hoof. Bugs like locusts, crickets, and grasshoppers surely don't appeal to most people as clean and tasty food, especially considering they were eaten whole with the guts intact. The dietary reasons for the inclusions and exclusions simply are not given in the Bible other than to say some animals were considered clean and others unclean. The dietary laws listed in the Bible are specifically directed to the "children of Israel." Jewish people can follow the dietary programs contained on this website with these added restrictions. Christians are not under these dietary laws in this Dispensation of Grace. The only possible reference was made by the Apostle Paul instructing the Gentile to keep from blood and things strangled. Acts 21:25 "But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written [and] decided that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality." Mark 7:17 17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. 18 So He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, 19 "because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, [thus] purifying all foods?" 20 And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. 21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man." Acts 10:9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry a The bread was never intended to become the standard bread recipe for the people, nor was it ever mentioned in the Bible again. There is no indication in the Bible that the recipe was especially healthy from a dietary point of view. God never instructed Ezekiel to give the recipe to the people. The mixing of the children of Israel with the Gentiles in captivity was considered by God to be a defilement. The bread was defiled by baking it over a fire of cows' dung. A better assumption is that the Scripture is giving a bread recipe with a mixture of ingredients that is an unhealthy concoction. The Bible also says that man shall not live by bread alone. This statement supports the scientific fact that bread is not a complete nourishment for humans. A diet of bread alone will lead0 to nutritional deficiencies, disease, and death. Deuteronomy 8:3 "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every [word] that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. Meat is a complete food for humans. Many different primitive societies have lived entirely on an all-meat diet with excellent health. In fact, the all meat diet has been proven to be superior to a "balanced diet." The Bible uses the word meat to describe the best. The Bible confirms that meat in any amount is very healthy. Deuteronomy 12:20 "When the Lord your God enlarges your border as He has promised you, and you say, `Let me eat meat,' because you long to eat meat, you may eat as much meat as your heart desires. 21 "If the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter from your herd and from your flock which the Lord has given you, just as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your gates as much as your heart desires." Rev. George H. Malkmus and his wife Rhonda are good examples of vegetarians claiming to be Christians. They founded Hallelujah Acres in 1992 and market some strange concoctions such as barley green juice, coal tar soap shampoo, and potassium sulfate deodorant. He claims to be a Christian but teaches the false doctrine that mankind should be vegetarians as were Adam and Eve before the "fall." A few of his outrageously false nutritional statements are: "The facts are that meat, dairy, and eggs can be linked directly or indirectly to about 90 percent of all physical problems and deaths in America today!!!" "Colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer are the fastest growing cancers in America today and the primary cause of these cancers is the consumption of animal products!" "Sadly, the high animal protein diet most doctors prescribe for their diabetic patients, is the very thing that causes diabetes." In July, 2001, at the age of 68, Rev. George H. Malkmus suffered what he describes as a hemorrhagic stroke. He should have known that his low-fat, low-cholesterol vegetarian diet commonly results in dangerously low blood cholesterol which makes one prone to hemorrhagic stroke. Quoting Voyajer on the LowCarber.org message board: "This type of stroke is very rare. It is called intraparenchymal hemorrhage where the brain starts bleeding internally. It is only found in Asian countries where they don't eat enough meat and animal products and especially where they don't eat saturated fat which is the only thing that protects against it." Enough of this. Goes on and on. Read on, it goes on forever- Asian type diets increased risk -Kent R. Rieske 5086 Cottonwood Drive, Boulder, CO 80301