I'm just going to put this out there. I love Jesus, he really rocks my world
I also love fruit and believe he gave us the perfect food for optimum health and just wondering if there is even one other person in this great big website who's on the same wavelength?
Sorry, I'm sure he was a nice enough bloke if he ever existed, but I never met him, so can't comment.
i think they exist ;) julia groenewald's married to one isn't she?
Well, I can't be sure about raw foodists on here but there are Christian and Jesus groups over on Volentia - THE social networking site for vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists, fruitarians and those interested in a plant-based diet :-)
There's also a lot of evidence to suggest that if the teacher/preacher Yeshua (AKA Jesus the Christ) had existed, then he was most likely a veg*n.
Okay, that might not have been the best place for evidence (just remembered that it's a PeTA site!), but the links page points to plenty of places that are.
yeah she is... those are the only raw vegans i know in sa
Is that how you found out about it Stefan?
There is a raw food enthusiast and author named Paul Nison who believes that the raw vegan diet is most consistent with the Christian scriptures (Bible and related texts). You can google him to find his websites and blogs, and you can look up his books on Amazon; I believe he even has a book that specifically focuses on the connection between the scriptures and raw food. He also does a weekly broadcast on this topic on Monday evenings at 8pm US Eastern Time (ie, New York time), which you can listen to on http://healthwatchman.com/radio or by calling 1-405-293-3270.
I believe that this diet is indeed the one that is most conducive to bringing one closer to "God" or closer to being in alignment with the universe, as well as being being optimally healthy. Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a good resource with respect to raw food and spirituality. He has written a book called Spiritual Nutrition that you might want to check out.
Same wavelength, thanks for making this thread :)
Just out of curiosity, what is it about Jesus that you love so much? What is it about the teachings of Jesus that resonate with you in particular? One thing that is challenging with respect to Jesus is that it is hard to really get a complete picture of what he taught and how he lived because I suspect that Bible may not cover all of it, only the things that the church decided it wanted to deceminate, and I think certain things got lost, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some people claim that Jesus was a member of the Essenes (which are believed to have eaten a primarily raw vegan diet), my sense is that there is only a limited amount of information available about the Essenes.
Have you studied any other spiritual types of teachings, such as those of the Buddha, or Taoism? There is something called A Course in Miracles that I believe weaves together the teachings of Jesus with Eastern spirituality quite nicely; the writer of this text, which was written in the 20th century, claims to have been channeling the voice of Jesus when writing it, so the claim is that it was effectively written by Jesus, and its teachings are consistent with those of Jesus, with an emphasis on forgiveness and compassion, as well as a reminder that Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is within, implying that we have to look within ourselves and work on our own personal development to reach heaven or reach a heavenly state. Since the raw vegan diet - and in particular the high fruit version of it espoused on this website - is very cleansing, not only physically but also emotionally, and causes emotions and energy to flow very freely through the body, it is a good diet for personal and spiritual growth. Indeed, I think it would be difficult to be on this diet and NOT experience personal and spiritual growth.
In any case, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts and those of others on this site. To simply say "I love Jesus, he really rocks my world" doesn't give much detail with respect to what wavelength your own. Are you simply a devout Christian who happens to have found your way to raw food? Are you a born-again Christian? Are you someone who has studied the teachings of various spiritual leaders and decided Jesus was the one that touched you most closely? Feel free to share your perspective....
Richard thanks for all your suggestions i deffinately look into them
Bodan ;) your welcome! whats your story?
Martin thanks for your question! questions always help to bring clarity and awareness so i'll try answere you as best i can
i grew up in a religious open minded family which lead me to cautiously search for myself.i heard many things about peoples lives being changed by Jesus but had never had the experience myself being emersed in the normality of jesus in the home from a young age. as i've searched and learnded from others around me my life has just exploded. all the desires in my heart body and spirit are satisfied in Jesus and his spirit in me.
no i havent researched all through all the different writings and mainly read the bible. i believe most churches don't live like we should as christs deciples but i know his spirit is moving and changing things all around the world to bring us into his spirit in love and truth and power.
we are his hands and feet on this earth and he calls us to love him with everything we are and love others as we love ourselves. when we do this it makes us happy at peace and fulfilled because we're living what we were purposed to do; it also makes the world a better place,
whats not to love?
i've always had a deep belief that there is a better way, in everything, i'm finding that in God, i believe i've found that in health here and its so exciting!!