18 Mar 2018
This study aims to understand the concept of food according to Ellen G White âbased on the teachings of Seventh-day Adventist Church. The object of this âresearch is all about healthy lifestyles following Old Testament as a reference. âEllen recommends her pupils to consume healthy and nutritious food, as well as âprohibits consuming foods that can disturb their condition. In order to achieve an âobjective mentioned above, this research utlizes a theological-normative approach; âwith an intention to reveal Ellenâs interpretation for the doctrine of food regarding âthe authenticity values founded within Old Testament. Accordingly, both descriptive âand analysis method are executed to analyze this topic altogether with religious ânotions and the ideas of nutritionists. This research results a number of âconclusions: First, the types of food nutrients are good elements for health of âhuman body in accordance with the Biblical rules are: fruits, grains, vegetables, âand any other crops. Second, Ellen also permitted another type of meals besides âwhat has already mentioned above such as bread, cake, egg, milk, cheese, and fruit âjuice because these dishes sanify and affect good behavior for human. Moreover, âthose foods are also easily to be obtained among the poors. The types of foods âprohibited by White, however, are tea, coffee, meat, tobacco, and alcoholic âbeverages, for instances. The reason behind it isÂ that those meals are derived from âanimal nutrients andÂ possibly causing illness to the body.Those diseases are: âtuberculosis, cancer, and complications toward entire organs of human body. The âtea and coffe, in the other hands, affect headache, wakefulness, heart palpitation, âindigestion, trembling, and even leads to deviate behavior.
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