Uber-Natural Movement In Christianity

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Let me begin by saying that I don't believe these lifestyles are mutually exclusive. A Christian can, in good conscience, adopt holistic practices for the sake of health and not be any less a Christian. In fact, we're told in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that we are bought with a price and our bodies now belong to the Lord; therefore, we ought to take care of our bodies. Also note, I'm using the term "holistic" to incorporate a whole host of things natural and organic. (Sometimes people use it more broadly, but that's how I'm defining it for this discussion.) I don't have a problem with either thing, in and of itself. However, there are a few things that bother me about the uber-natural movement within Christianity. I'm going to list them below, trying not to step on too many toes, and ask readers to keep an…show more content…
But we--as Christians and truth-seekers--need to stay off the bandwagon and give matters thorough consideration. We need to remember that God gave us beautiful minds which He expects us to use--and there are plenty of scientists using their minds to His glory as well, inventing wonderful and useful things. There is a lack of trust in God's sovereignty. Ultimately, though I may avoid GMOs and gluten and eat only the best organic food, I may die at 25 because I tripped in front of an oncoming car. Or God may allow me to suffer through cancer for reasons unapparent to anyone, in spite of my best efforts. And God is still a good and perfect God. Truly, are we trying to achieve immortality? There's almost a 100% mortality rate (barring Enoch and Elijah) among us human types. Instead: As the Psalmist says, "teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." (Psalm 90:12) And besides that, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." (2 Corinthians

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