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VEGETARIANISM--
The New Age in the Church

With an examination of
Lester Roloff's Diet Heresy

Steve Van Nattan:  Ray Blanton did this in a tract form,
so he did not have room to cover all the issues and Bible texts on the subject.  Thus, I have taken the liberty to add my own observations in this font color.  
My proof texts from the
Bible are in this font text color.

 

From a tract by Pastor Raymond Blanton

1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Introduction to Vegetarianism:

1. The seducing spirits are making great strides in many Churches today with their doctrine of vegetarianism.
2. It is the responsibility of ministers of Jesus Christ to call such heresies to the attention of the people. (verse 6)
3. One problem is many preachers are caught up in the same seduction.  Some even market vegetarian products and herbs.
4. Herbology and vegetology are very closely related.  They are found inter-twined in the New Age Cult, Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss and Back to the Garden by George Malkmus.

 

VEGETARIANISM

1. A vegetarian is:
"...a person who eats no meat, and sometimes no animal products (as milk, eggs, etc.); esp., one who advocates a diet of only vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts as the proper one for all people for reasons of health or because of principles opposing the killing of animals."1

2. A recent study in Vegetarianism Times showed that Americans are becoming vegetarians at a rate of 20,000 a week, and now total 12.4 million people.  Even more people are becoming semi-vegetarians. 2

3. As a result of this massive switch over to vegetables only, many hypocrite foods are on the market.  You have vegetables prepared to look and taste like various meats.  There is gardenburger, garden Mexi and garden Sausage.  The Seventh Day Adventists have had hypocrite bacon for years.

4. Jethro Kloss in his book, "Back To Eden" said, "Meats of all kind are unnatural foods.  Fish, flesh, fowl and sea foods are very likely to contain numbers of germs.  Meat contains bacteria...  There is no ingredient in meat which cannot be produced in better quality in the products of the vegetable kingdom...  The nutritive value of meat broths is practically nothing."

Steve Van Nattan:  This mush head would have remained unknown to the world if his book had not been re-published with a naked woman on the front of it in a pretext of Eve in Eden.

5. According to Jethro Kloss, he was raised on a truck and nursery farm in northern Wisconsin.  He had plenty of vegetables and fruit to eat.  He did not mention eating any meat on the farm.  Things were fine until he left home.  He began living in boarding houses and hotels eating "devitalized" foods.  His health failed as a result of his new diet.

Finally, abandoned by the doctors and left with no hope of living he lingered around to die.

Then he came across some books written by Ellen G. White.

"I have heard many health lectures and have read a great deal on health topics, but it was the books of Mrs. White that first opened my eyes.  I have been told that Mrs. White cured herself of cancer by using Red Clover Blossoms, and she used them all during her life as a beverage.  She lived to the age of eighty-four years." 3

Jethro Kloss advertised E.G. White's 7th Day Adventist writings.

6.  Mr. Kloss bought a large food factory in Nashville, Tennessee.  Health food and meat substitutes were prepared.  He helped others get started in the vegetarian food business.

"I am especially interested in having people everywhere start health restaurants with a health food store in connection with them so that these products can be sold and served at the same time." 4

7.  Lester Roloff - Jethro Kloss had his influence on the Texas evangelist.  Roloff quotes Kloss in his book, "Soul, Mind & Body."

"God in His infinite wisdom, neglected nothing and if we would eat our food without trying to improve, change or refine it, thereby destroying its life-giving elements, it would meet all requirements of the body."

"Brother Roloff emphasizes, 'The secret of a live, clean body is live, clean food - fresh vegetables, juices, fruit, and nice green salads.'  Noting the food habit, he writes, 'Man is the only creature on earth that cooks his food.  Man has hundreds of different diseases.  I do not live completely without a cook stove, but because of its overuse, it has become the murderer of the human race.'

"Unlike wild animals who live solely on raw foods, 'Man tried to build live healthy cells on dead deficient foods.' " 5

Editor: Roloff's logic implies that anmials do not suffer from disease because they do not cook their food. In reality animals suffer from a variety of diseases. Some diseases have decimated large numbers of animals. Ranchers, farmers, and zoologists will tell you this. One reason that sick animals are sometimes not readily apparent is because animals do not nurse and heal their sick. The weak and sick ones are devoured by the predators.

Man is the only creature on earth with enough intelligence to build a fire.  God is not opposed to cooking food.  He is not against eating meat, drinking cow's milk and eating butter.

In Genesis 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him... [Abraham].

In verse 25 we find this was "...the Judge of all the earth..."

Abraham told Sarah to "make cakes upon the hearth." {vs.6}

In verse 8 they ate beef (it was a calf the young man dressed - vs. 7), bread and butter, and drank milk.

You don't get butter from goat's milk.

In Genesis 25:28 Isaac ate venison.

In verse 29, "Jacob sod pottage..."  He cooked a pot of lentils (v.34).  Sod is past tense of seethe.  Seethe is to cook by boiling.

In Exodus 16:23 we find that Israel baked and sod manna, and they did that for 40 years (Ex. 16:35).

In Leviticus 11:1-47 Israel was instructed as to what meat to eat.

 

Editor:  Jesus Christ cooked and ate fish and bread, John 21:9. God commanded the priests and Jews to eat the Passover lamb cooked and the other sacrifies as well, Ex. 12:8-9 & Lev. 7:1-21.

The end of Ezkekiel speaks specfically of the Kingdom. Chapter 44 addresses the subject of the temple, the prince (Christ) and the priests. Interestingly, the end of the chapter speaks of the sacrifices that the priest's shall eat, which according to the Law of Moses were flesh of animals in many cases. The last verse: Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast. In context, this is opposed to eating flesh that is killed lawfully.

This is in the Kingdom!

In Deuteronomy 32:14 they ate butter of kine.  Kine is plural of cow.

Abstaining from meats and cooked foods does not come from the Bible.  That is what our text is talking about: "seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils..."

"On the subject of meat-eating, Brother Roloff writes: "I do not believe meat was upon God's original menu for man.  He had his first serving of meat after the fall.  Neither do I believe that we will be meat eaters during the thousand-year wonderful reign of Christ down here." 5

Meat was not in God's original menu for man.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.    Genesis 1:29

God added meat to His menu for man after the flood.  Man did not begin to eat meat out of rebellion of his sinful nature.  It was God's choice.

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.    Genesis 9:3-4

We are not in the garden and we are not in the millennium.  We must go by the Lord's instructions for us now.

Lester Roloff was opposed to canned foods, baked foods, meat, medicine and surgery.

"So long as we live closer to the can opener than to Mother Nature, closer to the baker and the confectioner than to the farmer, closer to the food manufacturer than to the Almighty, closer to the butcher than to the garden and orchard, closer to the drug store than to the health food store, closer to the surgeon than to common sense;

"So long as they try to live on poisoned, overheated, preserved, scorched, pressure cooked, fried foods, food that has been altered in its chemistry,

"So long as they continue to procrastinate and postpone obtaining the flood of health that can be released to them through the daily use of nature's fresh, vibrant and vital plant juices - that long will they continue to be half alive and sick.  That long will undertakers be in demand early in life; that long will they continue to sacrifice long before it's time the greatest miracle of the universe - human life." 5

8. George Malkmus - The New Age doctrine of Holistic Healing blooms more fully in the present day Back to the Garden Health Ministry.

The message of Hallelujah Acres is "How to eliminate sickness."  Seminars are held in the auditorium of their ministry building.  "Health Ministers" are being trained to go into "churches and communities and teach others how to eat and live that they will not get sick in the first place, or how to eliminate sickness by simply changing their diet and lifestyle." 5

Here is an unscriptural self appointed agency recruiting and training agents to teach the churches how to eliminate sickness.  It is surprising how many "soldiers of the cross" are ready to fight the stove instead of sin, and preach food instead of faith.

Steve Van Nattan:  Are we living less of a life today?  NO.  We live just as long as they did in the days of Moses:  

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

At this time, people are living just the same length of years, and, in fact, live expectantancy is increasing as time passes.  Never in the past two thousand years minimum have so many people reached age 100. So, the notion that our eating habits are killing us before our time is a bold faced lie.

Following are a few quotes from their publication Back to the Garden.

"A Chiropractic Physician for over 7 years,  Dr. Pfeifer writes: 'I have been, as has George Malkmus, an avid student of health principles, nutrition, wholistic health, etc., for the last 19 years..."

"The holistic (sometimes spelled wholistic) health movement is a part of the New Age movement.  It seems that everywhere we turn we hear and read of vitamins, herbs, vegetarianism, jogging, aerobics, mind health of mind science, meditation, fitness, nutrition, natural food, positive thinking, biofeedback, visualization, relaxation techniques, yoga and on and on we could go.  While all of these things are not bad, they are all included in holistic health.

Steve Van Nattan:  In 1966 the USA lifted immigration restrictions on India.  At once, the gurus of India called a conference to discuss how to take the message of Hinduism to the USA.  The result was the wave of Hari Krishna, TM, Yoga, Karate (from Buddhism), and the ashram fad, such as that of Rajneesh.  We have not seen this fad go away like bell bottomed trousers passed on (praise God!).  Indeed, Al Gore, who may well be our next President, has said boldly in his well read book that he is a follower of the goddess Gaia.  

Vegetarianism is simply one of the tenets of Hinduism.  Why?  Answer:  To eat a cow is to eat one's grandmother, or worse.  Some sects of Hinduism even carry a brush to sweep insects from their path so as not to walk on them.  THIS, friends, is the foundation of ALL vegetarianism, including that of Jethro Klass, Ellen G. White, ALL Seventh Day Adventists, AND dear old Lester Roloff.  They may not have seen it that way, but they were all holding hands with a circle of Hinduism.  The symbol of Hinduism is the wheel of reincarnation.  The only people not guilty in this regard are those who are genuinely not permitted to eat meat for health reasons.  However; if they become evangelists for vegetarianism, they become evangelists for Hinduism and Vishnu Veganism.

A classic example of Hinduism in Christendom is Benny Hinn.  I have heard him on TV give the key to "presenting your bodies a living sacrifice" as being "a banana a day, eat oatmeal, plenty of yogurt and walk a mile a day."  This is why Hinn has been getting so vicious in his threats and curses against Bible believers lately--  He is getting caught in his own web of mysticism, and brudder, he don't like it none!

The whole concept of this movement is worship of self." 6

Others of the Chiropractic Cult are endorsing Back to the Garden in their vegetarianism.

"God's Way to Ultimate Health is written on the simple premise that the human body was created by God to be nourished and sustained in perfect health on a vegetarian diet of raw fruits and vegetables.

Steve Van Nattan:  LIE!  I have to give you a long text.  It is a text of such eloquence that I am sure the dead head protein starved quack writing above will never figure this out until he has his first stroke.  Thus...
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

This is ancient literature at the pinnacle.  Literary scholars tell us that Solomon's style in this book predates the antithetical method be over 1000 years.  This passage is Solomon's discussion of how we age, our body stops functioning, sexual desires fade, and we go "home" to our Lord, or in Solomon's day, to the bosom of Abraham.  We suffer decline in health because of the curse, and to substitute lust for perpetual health for the Gospel to people caught up in the curse and entropy, is damnation.  In this regard, lester Roloff virtually destroyed his testimony with true Bible believers.  That Dr. Peter Ruckman, and a number of others have exalted Roloff, simply shows how gullible some folks can be.

You will NEVER again see an item about Lester Roloff on this site unless it is to further expose his exaltation of Hinduism and the New Age mystics.

"Mankind has strayed far from that original diet handed down in Genesis 1:29.  The price tag for our modern diet and lifestyle is massive health care crisis beyond compare with any time in history.

Steve Van Nattan:  Mankind who obeyed God indeed "strayed" on into eating all manner of meats and moving things.  This was because God COMMANDED mankind to do so in Genesis 9...

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.    Genesis 9:3-4

This heretic scumhead is blaspheming our God as he mocks at those who obeyed Jehovah God in Egypt...

Ex 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

There goes Lester Roloff's notions above where he claimed that we cook meat too much.  Baked bread and roast meat.  Ah, now there is something any Black deacon in Looooooooooziana can get next to, right.  And, if some late great Gringo rebel, claiming to represent the God of the Bible, thrashes you for eating too much meat...  Are you ready?.......  Blast him publicly, and go start a house church at once.

"Rev. George Malkmus makes a compelling case, from a Biblical perspective, of why we should return to the diet by which our body was originally intended to be nourished.  This book contends that the nourishment God gave mankind in the form of fresh, living, raw fruits and vegetables in the Garden of Eden was as perfect as any other part of God's Creation.

Steve Van Nattan: LIE!  See above.  These boys are demon possessed, and any preacher who uses their teachings is helping Satan dumbed down the minds of the children in his church.  There are nutrients NOT found anywhere else but in red meat and fish.  Other nutrients may be found in vegetables, but you would have to eat a truck load to get enough for good health.  Mark it down friend--  A saint who is pushing vegetarianism is demon possessed or supervised, and the effect is the same either way.  Doctrine of devils.  "Prove it," you say?  Fine, here you are...

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

The only ones who can make a case for not eating meat are damned sinners on their way to hell and loving it.  Check out the end of verse 3.  Do you see that there?  Believers are GIVEN meats by GOD!  Receive them with thanksgiving, and you can eat them.  Eggs, frog legs, lobster, beef, pork, monkey (Congo), bee larva (Ethiopia), flying ants (I love them fried in butter just after they fly after a rain and drop their wings.  Find them in Kenya).  If it crawls and is not poisonous, thank God for it, then eat up folks.  

Here is a thought.  Hell will be filled with roast meat.  HUH?  Right, and I will prove it...

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

THAT is why Hindu New Age rebel space cadets are vegetarians-- Every time they smell roast meat, they are smelling themselves burning in hell.  AND that is why Bible believers can smell and eat roast meat and Bar-B-Que without a tinge of mental stress.  You see, they will never feel the fire of torment in hell.  Mark that one down for future use please  :-)

"...On this diet, man lived an average of 912 years without sickness!  Following the flood, meat and cooked foods were added to man's diet.  As a result, sickness entered the human race and man't life span declined from and average of 912 years to 100 years by the time you get to the end of Genesis!" 5

Steve Van Nattan:  There is not ONE shred of evidence in the Word of God that supports this explanation of why man lived a shorter time.  This flake denies the curse by his neglect of it as the explanation of sickness and death.  So, he can then play Mother Goose with what bits of the Word of God he has left.  If you want to go on down the Yellow Brick Road with Dr. Alice and the March Hare, carry on dummy.  We will NOT be going along with you.

Sin, the fall of man and the curse are treated as if they didn't exist.  It seems that God is blamed for giving man meat to eat.  All man's problems stem from eating meat and cooking his food, it seems.  Genesis 1:29 is the vegetarian's basis.  A basic principle of Bible interpretation is:  Who is speaking, who is he speaking to and what is he speaking about.  The vegetarian ignores the fact that God is talking to Adam before he sinned.

In order to embrace Genesis 1:29 as total instruction for man's diet requires walking over Genesis 9:3.  Did God make a mistake there of was he simply mean to man?

"I am convinced that one of the greatest tragedies in history is the change in diet man made from the original raw vegetarian/fruititarian diet God gave to mankind in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 1:29 to one of meat and cooked and artificial foods. 7

Man is compared to an automobile.  You talk about a cunningly devised fable:

"We seem to understand and respect the automobile engine, designed and made by man, better than we understand and respect the human body designed and made by God.

"Well, God created man, and He designed man to run on only one kind of fuel...RAW FOOD!!!" 7

Steve Van Nattan BOMB ONE:  I think this is a great place to drop the bomb on these dogs of Satan: Speaking of David after bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem,  
2 Samuel 6:19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of
Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and
a good piece of flesh
,
and a flagon of wine.
So all the people departed every one to his house.

Man is classified as an animal and is ridiculed for not being as wise as the beasts:

"God provided the raw materials needed to sustain life all around us in nature.  If we look at the rest of the animal kingdom that God also created, we see that every other animal, with the exception of man, feeds on raw foods.  Then further, when we look at the animal kingdom, except where contaminated by man, there is no sickness." 7

Satan's old lie, "ye shall be as gods" is New Age doctrine.

"We can literally control whether we are going to be sick or not and how long we are going to live by simply choosing how we live our lives." 5

Steve Van Nattan:  BOMB TWO:  Here is the way we "control" how we stay healthy....

On the day of revival and victory, after finishing the wall of Jerusalem, and after Ezra read and preached the Word of God, Nehemiah said......
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

"With the diet God intended for mankind, our bodies can become immune to almost all disease and we can look forward to a healthy life well past 100 years, free of disease and sickness as well as mental and emotional problems.

Steve Van Nattan:  I have met many vegetarians, and I can honestly say that I never saw a group of people who, regardless of their spiritual reasons for veganism, were more given to loonie mental activity.  They are unable to carry on an intelligent conversation, and they are obsessed with their small strategies of survival.  They have little or no knowledge of how life is around the world, and their knowledge of Scripture is piddling at best.  Now, you may have an exception for me, but that is the general picture as I have seen it.  Vegans BORE me to death.

Furthermore; there is NO evidence to show that they live longer.  There are many strange stories of people in other countries, like Afghanistan, who live well over 100 years, and they eat meat every day, smoke a pipe, and have a glass of wine every evening with friends.  What does that prove?  Nothing.  Nor does the vegan apologetic, as regards longevity.

"if we would but return to God's ways of nourishing the body, we could practically eliminate sickness from the face of the earth and man would die only of accidents or old age at about 120 years (Genesis 6:3).  You see, when we cook our food, we destroy its nutritional value..." 7

Steve Van Nattan:  BOMB THREE:  How did God nourish His body?

Jesus ate the passover lamb--  
Luke 22:11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

Jesus served fish for breakfast--  
John 21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

Jews were NOT vegetarians--  
Luke 11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. Jesus never refused anything he was served.
 

Jesus ate whatever the Jews served him, and the high and mighty Pharisees did NOT serve their guest boiled cabbage.

 

 

This is a terrible misuse of Scripture.  God in His longsuffering gave man 120 years to repent before sending the flood in Noah's day.

If this vegetarian theory is correct, why do they not live 800-900 years?  Why do they not live forever?  Adam would not be dead if he hadn't sinned and eaten the wrong fruit.

A question for those back in Eden.  Is there any forbidden fruit for you?  There was in the garden.

"What Hallelujah Acres teaches is a radical, yet simple change in the way mankind nourishes the body.  This change, if adopted by all, would practically eliminate sickness from the earth.

Steve Van Nattan:  LIE!  In fact, sickness and death are our destiny...

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

We will not be delivered from pain and sorrow and death in this life until we are taken into the presence of Christ and changed to be like Him, the meat eater of Galilee.  What you eat has NOTHING to do with anything.  The only deliverance is to become a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ so that you can one day be delivered of this physical death march by Christ Himself.

"And then, let's all catch the vision of a world without sickness and do what we can to make it happen.  May God help each of us as we seek to bring this world back to Him who created it all and Back to the Garden where man's life on earth began!" 7

A brief look at what they sell and who they fellowship with will complete the story -

"Realities For The 90's in 16 pages showing the health, environmental, energy and social problems created by the meat-centered diet.  Published by the EarthSave Foundation.

"Don't Drink Your Milk! by Frank A. Oski, M.D.  Frightening medical facts about this over-rated nutrient.

Steve Van Nattan:  BOMB FOUR:  Guess who eats honey and butter?

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

Messiah, Jesus Christ, is to eat honey and butter.  We will all eat honey and butter in the Kingdom of Messiah.  Honey and sugar are BOTH natural substances.  They also have precisely the same chemical formula.  What is done to refined sugar may or may not be bad.  No research has proven either way.  If you want to eat honey, go ahead.  Butter is FAT from milk, and butter is good food.

"The Cookbook For People Who Love Animals offers 300+ totally vegetarian recipes (no meat, eggs, dairy, sugar, cholesterol).

"Crystal Deodorant Stones are safe and effective for everyone in the family.

"Creation Soup & Herbal Products are handmade, using only 100% natural ingredients.  No animal fats.  No animal by-products.  No chemicals.  No preservatives!  Using only organically-grown herbs."

Fellowship -

8/6/94 - Natural Living Conference, Bloomsburg, PA.  George Malkmus on the same platform with Patricia Carney, Exec. Dir. of Earth Save.

8/27/94 - St. John' Lutheran School Gym, Libby, Montana.

8/28/94 - Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School, Libby Montana.

9/11/94 - Seventh Day Adventist Church, Woodbury, Tenn.

9/15-16/94 - Concord Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

9/18/94 - Seventh Day Adventist Church, Cleveland, Tenn.

9/22-24/94 - Barley Green Convention, Charlotte, NC.  Everet Silven is a salesman for this gang.

9/25/94 - Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, SC - both Sunday School & Morning Service.

10/1-2/94 - Harvest Baptist Temple, Clyde Ohio.

10/7/94 - Full Gospel Business Men's Meeting, Spartanburg, SC.

10/10/94 - Independent Fundamental Churches of America (IFCA) Preacher's Fellowship, Bancroft Bible Camp, Kingsport, Tenn.

10/15/94 - Spring Valley Baptist Church, Raytown, MO.

10/16/94 - Central Adventist Church, Kansan City, MO.

10/27/94 - Gennessee Baptist Church, Rochester, NY.

10/29/94 - Village Adventist Church, South Lancaster, Mass.

10/30/94 - Adventist Church, Middletown, NY, 1 p.m.

10/30/94 - Adventist Church, Livingston, NY, 6 p.m.

 

Conclusion:

1. Vegetarians have entered into the arena with God.  They claim their way is better than God's way.  They contest God's wisdom and goodness.

2. The only Scriptures they use are misused.

3. One of the wild claims that George Malkmus makes about his 3 hour "How to Eliminate Sickness Seminar" is - "If the principles of this seminar were applied universally, sickness could practically be eliminated from the world within one year."

4. Where there is condemnation of sin, no call to repentance, no mention of faith in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, you will find "seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" at work.

5. Independent Baptist Churches are being taught Ellen G. White's doctrine of vegetarianism.

1 Webster's New World Dictionary
2 Planetary Connections - May/June 1994
3 Back to Eden, Jethro Kloss, copyright 1939, p.6
4 Ibid. p.27

5 Back to the Garden, Geo. Malkmus, Ed. Winter 1994/95
6 The Perilous Times, Aug. 1990
7 Back to the Garden, Fall 1994

 

THE FOLLY OF LESTER ROLOFF

This man was famous for his schools for wayward youth and adults. One can surf the web and read some rather strange tales about his manner with these people. I leave the reader to figure this out. I have never been convinced that all was well in these institutions, but I have no time to delve into that. In the following chapter from his book, Food, Fasting, and Faith, I want you to see what a cult this man made of food. He was so badly off on several things, that his credibility in all things has to be questioned. Men who are dogmatic now, yet they become fools later, are men who cannot be trusted at all.

I will add comments along the way.

Editor: My comments

Verses I have added

Thus, Chapter One of Food, Fasting, and Faith:

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CHAPTER ONE- FOOD

I hope you read every line of the foreword in order that you might understand the spirit in which this book is written. I am convinced that four things are killing the American people – too much food, bad food, wrong combinations of food, and anxiety and worry which stem from an absence of faith and trust and wisdom that comes from God.

Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself, first of all, by eating the wrong thing and then by drinking wine. Daniel 1:8. The wise man said in Proverbs 23:21, "For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty." In that verse, he yoked the glutton -the man who eats too much- with the drunkard.

The Psalmist said that man is fearfully and wonderfully made. Man has never made a machine with a motor that would run 969 years like the heart of Methuselah.

Editor: This logic is insane. Life length changed, and food had nothing to do with it. Roloff did not read his Bible before he blew off at the mouth:

Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

The human body is the only machine that will repair itself if given the proper cooperation. Man is not a mechanical machine, but a living organism and has innate wisdom that no other part of God's creation has been able to exercise.

The birds and chickens and other fowl change from summer to winter clothes without having to go shopping. The ducks and geese have a built-in radar that guides them safely to the south to spend the winter. The dog becomes his own doctor as he puts himself on a fast except for maybe some green grass, and licks his bleeding wounds with the healing salve that comes through his tongue. A dog's tongue is a very valuable member of his body, not only to be used to bark with, to taste with, to eat with, but it's his first-aid kit and also his air-conditioner. When you see a dog panting, he has his air-conditioner going, apart from which he would smother to death.

Physically, you can only be what you eat or at least what you assimilate and use of that which goes into your body.

Editor: Roloff is off again:

Matthew 15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Doesn't it seem strange to you that the average parent knows more about the physical needs of the chicken in the pen, the hog in the lot, or the dog in the house than he does the needs of his own children? The average man knows more about the needs of his automobile than he does about the physical needs of his own child. America is the sickest nation she has ever been with heart trouble, cancer, leukemia, poliomyelitis, hepatitis, nervous disorders, and mental maladies. I believe much of it can be laid at the door of improper diet.

Editor: Roloff is a fool like the old New Ager Kellogg of Battle Creek. Sin is the cause of sickness and death. Diet can cause problems, but sin has brought sickness and death to the most healthy Space Cadet at the local health food nut house.

In the first place, who started the three meals a day? Most people feel that they are religiously bound to eat three squares a day, with coffee breaks and all sorts of supplements in between. God only fed Elijah twice a day and it probably wasn't too much of a ration because it was brought by a raven which of course couldn't have had too big of a baggage department. And yet, Elijah was a specimen of tremendous physical health who could outrun the king's horses.

Editor: Again, Roloff has taken one text and is now making a law of it which is nowhere in the Old or New Testament.

Find out what your body needs and then in spite of the cost and criticism, stay with it to live longer and stronger. All of us are victims of a depraved appetite. We were born with that. That's the reason a baby will eat dirt, trash, roaches, pins, tacks – and sometimes the reason a baby does that is because he is craving something that he is not getting that his little body needs.

For thirty-five years, I lived (or rather died) on potatoes, meat, gravy, and refined sweets, my main excuse being – "I don't like it." Therefore, I turned down the fresh lettuce, the green beans, the english peas, and many other delightful and healthful things that came straight out of our garden. As a result, I was the sickest boy of the three in our family and baffled the doctors and was treated for everything except the right thing, namely, an improper diet.

Now don't get the idea in the first few sentences of this book that I am suggesting that you starve yourself to death or go on some unhappy diet. No sir. I'm enjoying eating now more than I ever have before, even though during the last ten days, as I write this book, I have eaten only one cooked meal. But it doesn't mean that I haven't enjoyed eating figs, dates, raisins, almonds, pecans, honey, apples, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, cashew butter, and almond butter. I feel fine and my weight is practically the same. If you have a normal body, you will have no weight problem if you'll eat right.

Editor: As with all Hindu gurus and cultists, the guru is the great example, not Jesus Christ or the Word of God. All these things he was eating are NOT available to the Eskimos, and they live a happy healthy life chewing on blubber all winter. Many African tribes are poor and eat mostly corn with some milk, which Roloff curses later. I had Arussi Galla workers working for me in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia. They ate corn with some butter and some milk. Meat was only eaten at weddings. They ate very little vegetables, and they loved honey-- sugar! They worked all day long with only a break for a cup of very sweet tea. All of Roloff's rules were being broken, but their health problems were malaria, cholera, and dysentery, which had NOTHING to do with food.

Now, friend, don't say that it doesn't make any difference about the needs of your body. To me, it would be just as foolish for you to be flying with me over the mountains of Arkansas and I look at the gauges on my panel and say, "Well, it looks like I'm about out of oil and gas, but it doesn't make a good deal of difference." Why, it would frighten you to death! Or when I land at the airport and tell the man to put some coal-oil into that high compression engine and some used oil in the crankcase. How far would you ride with me?

Editor: The idiot is comparing eggs and golf balls. The human body is made by God to process all manner of foods, and God clearly told Adam to eat herbs, and God told Noah, in Genesis 9, to eat the animals. God told Peter to "kill and eat" all manner of animals and "creeping things." The variety of foods humanity eats around the world is amazing, and the problems of Western man are not the wrong food, it is what he does to the food God gave him. Roloff is making a creed of his personal menu, and he is meddling for sure.

There's a manual that goes with that tri-pacer plane and the guarantee only holds as I go by the manual. Likewise, I believe God gives a guarantee with your body that if you'll go by His Word and wisdom, health can be yours. So if God tells you to burn 100 aviation octane, don't try to get by on 80. That plane is my flying temple and has already saved me over two-hundred eight hour work days. But on the other hand, my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and must be attended to according to His good pleasure.

That's the reason this book is important. One's body is only important in the sight of God and the light of the Word as it becomes the very temple of the Holy Spirit to be used as a yielded instrument to glorify our Father and to exalt the Name of Jesus. Therefore, these chapters on Food, Fasting, and Faith are not unrelated.

Editor: Again, the words of Jesus showing that the spiritual has little of nothing to do with diet:

Matthew 15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

For illustration, a man will drive into a service station and ask for the best permanent anti-freeze to be put in his radiator, then will go next door and get a bottle of liquor and put it in his human system to enter the delicate lining of his stomach and pass through the blood stream to the liver to begin cirrhosis of the liver and paralysis of the brain. Have you ever heard a man say, "Well, I eat as much as I want of anything and as much as I can hold." All I can say is that you'd better take out some hospitalization and a burial policy to make it light on your family.

Editor: This man is full of clever illustrations which have nothing to do with the human body. They are parable, but the rule is that a parable must not meddle with the truth. Roloff is meddling with the truth so that he can add his personal truth about food after babbling about antifreeze and air planes.

There have literally been thousands of people who have asked me, even with my limited knowledge, "Well, what can I eat? I want to be healthy. I'd like to be well and stay well. Where can I get information that would help me?" Therefore, I hope to give some practical suggestions in this book and I hope you will practice them.

Let us return to the simple things like God gives them. Even though we are all aware of the fact that man has poisoned the water system, the ground, and polluted the air, I still believe, in spite of the terrible conditions upon us, that with the right effort, man can have a large measure of health. The food situation is sort of like the Gospel. It's been decorated, advertised, and glamorized, but at the same time, it's been refined and de-lifed. It looks good, tastes good, and lasts longer without spoiling. The American people are sort of like the little bird when the mama bird comes home – he just throws his mouth wide open and apparently it doesn't make any difference whether a beetle or a bumblebee goes down his throat.

The cook stove is the murderer in your house.

Editor: Jesus cooked food:

John 21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

Editor: The Passove lamb (MEAT!!!) was to be cooked.

Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

After our foods are poisoned, killed, cooked, fried, baked, boiled, stewed, mashed, hashed, and seasoned, we don't get much of the original good that was in them when they were harvested. It would be a wonderful start for you to take one day a week just to fast and, if necessary, drink a little unsweetened fruit juice or eat a piece of fruit. The body is about ninety percent liquid and therefore ought to have a lot of liquids, but liquids of the right kind.

Editor: I note that Roloof mocks at seasoning. It is now thought that turmeric is the key to why Indians in India do not suffer from arthritis and several other ailments. Seasonings preserve food naturally, and they cover the taste of old food for poor people. When a man is living out of the offering plates of generous Baptists and can afford to fly around in his own plane, then he can have costly food and pick a very particular menu. Millions of Bible believers all around the world would be considered thoroughly backslidden by Roloff for the food they must eat. They are poor, and they are just happy to have their belly full of simple things. Strangely, many of them now outlive us.

People ask me, "Well, why don't you drink coffee, tea, or soft drinks?" I would like to ask, "Why do you drink them? Is there a health reason for it?" Now, I'm interested in being healthy because of the call of God upon my life. There's no demand for a sick body. People ask, "Don't you like them?" Why, of course, I like them and until sixteen years ago, I drank and indulged in all of these things, but let me remind you that it was back in my sick days.

Editor: Dumb fool! Tea has tannin in it which toughens the linings of the of the digestive tract and is thought to reduce chances of cancer. Coffee is a great stimulant for anyone who has a dangerously slow pulse. Coffee and tea have been shown recently to have several positive effects, one of which is the dissolving of kidney stones. Duh!

Drink unsweetened juices. God put enough sugar in the orange and in the grapefruit and even in the grape juice. I eat grapes practically every day of my life.

Editor: The man wouldn't if he were diabetic.

But let me remind you not to eat your fruits with your vegetables, meats, and so forth. Your fruit juices are your cleansers; your vegetables and vegetable juices are your feeders.

Editor: And the farmer hauled another load away, and you could tell, by the smell, that it wasn't a loaf of hay.

 

 

Now remember, I'm not writing this book as a doctor and I'm not trying to introduce a sure cure for everything. I'm writing down some things that have been extremely helpful to me and if they can be a blessing to you, well and good.

I have gotten away from white sugar, white flour, and an abundance of meat, along with milk, which is mucous-forming and causes congestion, in my system, bringing on a sore throat and colds.

Editor: Sugar and flour are food, and they were eaten in Bible days. Honey brightened the eyes of Jonathan when he was famished. John the Baptist ate locusts (meat) and honey (sugar). The angel baked BREAD for Elijah. Canaan was said by God to be a land of "milk and honey." Don't tell me that sugar and honey are not the same. Except for the bee spit, which preserves the honey, honey and sugar have the SAME chemical make up. Ask any real science teacher.

In my opinion, the two most over-evaluated foods are meat and milk and yet, you hear the people say, "I work hard. I've got to have plenty of meat." "In order to be really strong, you must get plenty of meat," is the cry of the public, which explains, of course, along with advertising, the high cost of meat.

Editor: Jesus ate meat-- the Passover. It is so sad that Jesus did not consult with Lester Roloff before he lowered himself to obey God in Genesis 9:

Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

But the average person overlooks the origin of the meat which comes from the alfalfa, the clover, and that which grows in the field. Why not go to the field and get it instead of straining it through an animal that goes through tremendous fear when it is killed.

Editor: God made cows to chew their cud for a reason. It takes more than one try to use alfalfa and grass. We don't have that kind of hardware. Furthermore; if you feed fresh alfalfa to most animals, they will founder. Roloff is just babbling off at the flapper and making a great fool of himself.

Also, we note here the New Age Hindu aspect of Roloff's doctrine of diet. This heretic totally ignore the FACT that Jehovah God killed the first animal to make cloths! Not even for food. The Eastern Hindu teaching of vegetarianism is based on the belief that the animals are reincarnated people, and if you kill and eat an animal, you could be eating your grandmother or Ghandi himself. The god came to Krishna when he was stranded in a boat, and Krishna was going to catch and eat the fish. This fish, Manu, then caught hold of the boat and rescued Krishna. India is run through with such deifying tales about animals. Roloff plays straight into the hands of Satan as he rejects the animal killing works of Jehovah God. Israel was given laws for atonement of sin which REQUIRED the killing of animals.

Furthermore; this is a subtle attack on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We had a neighbor in California who said that no animal or person was going to die for her. The New Age and Hindu hate for the truth in the Word of God about our sin, and about our need of a sacrifice in our place, is at the foundation of vegetarianism, and I have never found an exception. As Ray Blanton shows above, even Lester Roloff quoted and respected the God hater, Jethro Kloss. When Fundamental Baptist pastors will not deal with this sort of God hating attack on the work of Christ, those pastors need to be openly challenged to show other saints what fools they are.

LATER-- Nov. 2004:

Recent research has found that linoleic acid is essential for the metabolism of fats. This acid is produced ONLY in animals that chew the cud, and they must be grass fed to produce linoleic acid. This then, is a God given nutrient for the health of mankind. Here is the one fact on this whole page that proves Roloff was a liar and heretic. Linoleic Acid is anti-carcinogenic. This means that if Roloff had help eating meat, he would have had a much better chance of controlling his cancer. Roloff is an abject fool who was NOT in touch with either God or science. There are many other nutrients found only in meat which are essential to good health.

I am moved to point out that Fundamental Baptist these days are wont to exalt the most idiotic amongst their ranks. Some of the men who do and say the most insane things are excused and praised. Pastors who died chasing whores and craving the adulation of fellow pastors are given monuments, as is the case in most Fundamental Baptist colleges. On the other hand, the men who are faithful to the end in small places are ridiculed as losers. Men who keep the faith, and keep the one bed of their wife, are elbowed to the corners of the foyer at Baptist preaching events. The big mouthed jack asses hold court and praise themselves, then they run to whores and order porn on the motel TV that evening. That Lester Roloff should be exalted above measure, aside from his madness over food and other issues, is not shock to me. That is SOP for the Loonie Baptist mob. I hope you are one of the faithful men in a small place. I have no hope for anyone but you.

Then the meat is usually put on cold storage and goes through all sorts of packing processes and finally winds up in a skillet in hot grease, usually with white flour all over it. And then by the time you put your hot sauces or catsup on it, just what of the original value do you have left? Have you ever noticed the putrefaction of meat and the horrible smell around a meat packing plant?

Editor: As a matter of fact, the cooked catsup has higher cancer preventing qualities than raw tomatoes. The acid in the tomatoes help digestion and assimilation when added to meat. Roloff didn't have a clue-- just a jabberwocky.

The average American eats meat for breakfast, dinner, and supper. When you think of breakfast, ordinarily one thinks of bacon, eggs, toast, jelly, and coffee, or either a sweet roll and coffee.

Editor: All are good for something if chemicals are not added.

While I'm thinking about it, let me urge you to drink your fruit juices at least forty-five minutes before your meal so it will have an opportunity to do its cleansing. I have gotten away from drinking anything while I eat because the salivary juices have proved themselves to be so much better in digesting the food.

Now then you say, "Well, what am I going to do if I do not eat meat three times a day?" Just remember that egg yolks, cottage cheese (especially when it is homemade), avocado, nuts, and the right kind of cheese are very good meat substitutes.

Editor: Lie! There are amino acids and other chemicals in meat which are found nowhere else. They are part of a healthy nervous system, which includes the brain. This is the problem with Hindus. They have a real problem conceptualizing spiritual truth. I have to wonder if Roloff's problems with doctrine were caused by his brain being deficient in certain amino acids and other minerals.

I have friends who haven't had a bite of meat in twenty years and are in perfect health. That's proof enough for me.

Editor: It proves nothing, and it is a violation of Genesis 9.

Meat at its best is still greasy. Hog meat is especially detrimental to the human system.

Editor: Roloff makes no consideration for eating lean meat. This shows a Hindu pagan lust against meat, for an honest man would tell the reader how to eliminate the fat. Furthermore; fat is not being pushed as needed to metabolize other foods.

Chocolates and chilis and hot foods are hurtful to the system. You may know by this time that chocolate is difficult to digest and also bad for the complexion.

Editor: Lie. Chocolate has been shown to be helpful in a number of health ailments in modern research. Chili is very healthful and used around the world to aid in resisting various ailments. It is high in food value, and it stimulates circulation. It expands the blood vessels, and is helpful in heart troubles and possibly with impotence.

Maybe you are saying by now, "Well, what am I going to eat?" We'll come to that a little later on. The way people eat and under the conditions they eat can be just about as bad as the wrong kind of food. For instance, the family gets to the table and starts a family brawl and winds up in tears. That's a meal that ought to have been skipped. Eating ought to be done under very pleasant conditions. I'd rather eat one meal with my family, with all four of us happy, than eat a dozen with strife and misunderstanding. I think the wise man had it in mind when he said in Proverbs 15: 17, "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith."

Editor: Right-- how true. But, the stalled ox is used as an example of good food that was a rare blessing in Israel. It was NOT wicked food. The atmosphere of the eating time was the issue here.

When the body is real tired, it is certainly not good to eat a heavy meal. One of the fatal faults of the American people is to eat late at night and then come in at midnight and fall into the bed dead tired. I can just hear the heart saying to the liver, "Well, old boy, we'll have to take the night shift tonight." Many people die with a heart attack in their sleep, or wake up the next morning and say at the breakfast table, "I feel like I've never gone to bed. I'm so tired and have a headache and I don't see how I'll make it through the day." or "I'm not hungry." Well, no wonder, my friend, the liver and the heart and all the other organs are still hammering away at what you ate at midnight.

Editor: He got one more right finally.

Can' t you see the practical side of what I'm talking about? Sickness is no accident, neither is health. Sickness is an accumulation of poisons that the system could not get rid of.

Editor: This idiot should have traveled to Africa and seen a cholera outbreak. The food they people ate had NOTHING to do with the killer disease. i had malaria in Ethiopia. I have news for you-- malaria has NOTHING to do with food. I ate a very good diet, and we could not have much meat but ate lots of fish and avocados and other good food. I got just as sick as the African poor neighbors who ate nothing but corn. This man was a perfect fool on this teaching.

God has put every cleanser and purifier and eradicator in the human system that was necessary, but because of man's misuses and abuses, he makes himself sick. For instance, many of the poisons of the human system will go out through the pores when one perspires enough and yet, we find ourselves riding in air-conditioned cars and sitting in air-conditioned offices and living in elevator and escalator times. The proper exercise is essential to good health. A Russian Communist said the other day that the secret of his health was that he fasted and he walked wherever it was possible to walk.

Also, remember it is a lot easier to get that which is bad than that which is good. For instance, I go in a cafe, which I hardly ever do, and ask for a bowl of shredded wheat or some whole wheat cereal and ask for honey to sweeten it with and they look at me surprised and say, "We don't have any honey." To me, honey is a necessary natural sweet that ought to be in every home. Use it for sweetening purposes but don't cook with it. You usually have to get brown sugar and raw sugar at the health food store, but you can also use dates and raisins for sweetening purposes.

Editor: Sugar is sugar. The refined variety has the same chemical formula as the honey and the dates. Arabs eat lots of dates, and they have a real problem with diabetes in the Middle East. Duh!

I get amused at people as sometimes I, as graciously as possible, refuse some offer of food or drink that I consider harmful and they look with sympathy and say, "I didn't know you had stomach trouble." Actually, since I stopped eating and drinking certain things, I have not had any stomach trouble. Oh, the sickness and pain, worry and depression and lost days of thirty-five years just because of bad food. Overstuffed, but undernourished, is the condition of the average American.

While I am dictating this book, I am here in the Wynnewood Hotel in Dallas, Texas. I just looked out the window and saw a man dressed in nice clothes walk out of a business establishment and get on a bicycle and ride toward home. Now, that's unusual, and yet, why should it be? He's in the open air and he's exercising his legs.

Editor: And, he has a very good chance of being hit by a car and not being able to support his family the rest of his life.

How you prepare your foods is important and we'll have more to say about this later. Your health is invaluable. It ought to be measured in terms of souls and spiritual usefulness. Get away from rich gravies.

Editor: Why? They are food. Flour is food. The issue if processing, not the food used. What a fool!

The word gravy comes from the word, "graveyard".

Editor: This is typical Fundamental Baptist arrogance and small brained logic.

I've had some very unhappy experiences with gravy, even though I used to be the gravy-maker in the big church feeds. When I was a boy, I had gravy every morning for breakfast, along with hot biscuits made with white flour and, of course, suffered with clogging of my system. I marvel that I lived for thirty-five years on such a careless and dead diet.

Editor: The idiot needed to add other things to the menu. Biscuits and gravy are great fuel for a hard working man. This item tells me that Roloff was a spoiled brat and did not work hard.

Now, if I haven't lost my readers, in just a moment, I want to give you some practical suggestions about what you can eat. But in order to allay your fears that you'll starve to death or become too weak to work, let me remind you that I can run a mile right now without stopping at an age of nearly forty-six.

Editor: Instead of thanking God for good health, he exalts himself as the example. This is guruism, not Christian zeal.

If you want to be healthy, don't be a pincushion for a hypodermic needle. Don't let your system stay saturated with chemicals that are foreign to the human body. Eat natural foods and use natural means for healing in case you become sick, such as fasting, the Word of God and prayer, and whatever liquids are necessary to cleanse your system.

Editor: I have had malaria and dysentary, and I would like to see any of you who follow Roloff cure those two with fasting, natural food, and prayer withour Cloroquin. You pray as you take the Chloroquin, and you trust God for recovery.

For meat, eat fish, fowl, wild game, avocado, egg yolks, nuts, cheese, and cottage cheese, sunflower seed, and a minimum of other meats. Drink a lot of juices, always unsweetened, forty-five minutes to an hour before the meal, or a couple of hours after the meal. Everyone ought to have a vegetable juicer.

Editor: Which simply removes the fiber which you need and concentrates some acids until they cause stomach troubles.

You may say, "I can't afford one," yet, one trip to the hospital costs you from three hundred to a thousand dollars. My dad has spent over fifty thousand dollars on illness in our family and I've not spent five cents for drugs in ten years. If what I'm doing for God and others is as vital as I believe it is, nothing is too costly to keep me well enough to do it.

Editor: In other writings this man tells of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he raked in for his "ministry," so I don't wonder he had the cash to buy all these costly foods. Some folks are not as blessed as Roloff was. They don't have their own air plane. They have to eat what they can afford. If this teaching had been of the Lord, he would have thought of that and helped them find substitutes for a fancy juicing machine. But, no, Roloff was exalting himself as the effulgent example of glory, and the rest of you can go sit in the Emergency Room and wish for better food.

Let me bear a personal testimony about how I begin my day. I start with a great big juicy verse or a chapter of the Word of God. Then, before reading a number of chapters and entering into a season of prayer, I usually drink a big glass of grapefruit juice. If I cannot get grapefruit, I drink a big glass of lime or lemon water. If no juice is available, I will drink just a big glass of water. However, I usually see that juice is available. In my plane or car, I carry an icebox with all arrangements made for fruits and juices.

For breakfast, sometimes I will have chopped dates, figs, raisins, a banana, a piece of whole wheat toast or other good whole grain bread and honey, along with some nuts or sunflower seed sprinkled over the fruit. Or I may have a bowl of steel cut oats or whole grain cereal or other health food cereal that still has the life in it. Or many times, when in season, I have grapes, pears, apples, or fresh peaches, with nuts. Or I may have dried apples or apricots that have been properly soaked, mixed with some cashew butter or almond butter and honey, with nuts and various seeds, which make a delicious breakfast. And occasionally, if I eat an egg or maybe two or three eggs, I eat the yolks steamed slowly in butter in a covered pan or either poached, with toast and honey, or with toast and Fig Pep, which is a product made from black mission figs. Or during fruit season, I may have a cantaloupe or a watermelon. Sometimes I put a little cream, preferably goat milk, over my cereal and over the dates, figs, and raisins. Raw milk, of course, is better because it still has the culture and the life.

Editor: Fine. Roloff is at perfect liberty to eat this way. But, I know a Dutch farmer in Michigan who ate fried eggs and bacon all his life, fried in lard, with a pork chop on the side, until he was into his 90s. Poor fellow-- had he followed Roloff's diet, the Dutchman would have lived 969 years just like Methuselah.

It would be well if you had the opportunity and the place to keep a good milk goat and a cow and your own chickens and feed them properly in order to have the right kind of food. Also, it would be wonderful if you had a little garden spot and would organically grow, without commercial fertilizers and poisons, your own vegetables and some of your fruits.

Editor: And, the vast majority of the earth's population live in cities. This prima dona needs to visit New York City and Bombay and see what the real world is like.

Right here, I must pay tribute to Mrs. Ira Page, of Raymondville, Texas, who with much patience, got me started to thinking and studying about the needs of my own body. I shall always be in debt to her for her many kindnesses and sincere interest in my ministry.

Editor: Watch out for a man who gets his health from another women other than his wife.

You may say, "Well, I travel a great deal." I doubt if you travel more than I do. I travel from fifty to a hundred thousand miles a year, but that presents no insurmountable problem. I'm here in the hotel where I've been since yesterday and I have ample food in the room such as honey, black mission figs, dates, raisins, almond butter, grapefruit, oranges, and Fig Pep. Friend, it's just a matter of whether you want to be well or not. Your health must be guarded and protected, and you're not wasting time or money when you are making an effort to stay well.

Editor: So, this is the sort of man who makes his host miserable trying to pamper his notions. I have been there too on missionary deputation, and I have eaten what Africans served me. The Word of God answers Roloff's obsessions:

1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

The thing that has amazed me is how little a person can eat and still feel good and go hard. Thousands of people have said to me, "I don't understand how you have so many ministries, make so many miles, preach so many times, and even live." Let me be quick to say, the first secret is the goodness of God and faith in Him and His Word. But on the human side, He certainly has blessed the efforts we have put forth in temple care.

Now, we would like to give you some practical suggestions to help you in your kitchen. It is most important that you have proper utensils. If you want to be at your best physically, you will discard all your aluminum pots and pans (and aluminum foil) and equip your kitchen with some good stainless steel utensils. I realize that this involves money, but in the long run, it will mean much more to you than the initial expense. These stainless steel utensils will last indefinitely and be just as lovely as when they were new.

Editor: There does seem to be reason to accept this advice.

We have already mentioned the value of a vegetable juicer. I would like to suggest one other appliance for your health kitchen that will be of great help – a liquefier or food blender. These come in a wide range of prices.

Editor: Rich fools will tell you these things. What is the poor saint supposed to do? I hate this arrogance.

For maximum health, we need to eat as much of our food as possible in its raw state.

Editor: This is not the case. Tomatoes are better for you cooked. Some vegies are safer cooked. Raw strawberries are very dangerous for carrying pathogens, as are peaches. Lettuce is a common disease carrier. Cooked vegetables are often easier to digest, and the fiber is just as useful. Fiber is not destroyed in cooking.

However, our American people have become so accustomed to cooked foods that it is unlikely we will be able to get very many of you on a raw food diet. Proper food preparation, though, will be of great benefit to you and your family.

Get away from the habit of peeling such vegetables as carrots and potatoes before cooking them. Much of the food value in your vegetables lies just under the skin and is lost if they are peeled. Scrub them clean with a vegetable brush. In cooking vegetables, use just a small amount of water. By this, I mean just enough to barely cover the bottom of your pan, less than a fourth of a cup. Put your prepared vegetables in the pan, cover with a tight-fitting cover, and place on high heat just until steam begins to escape and then reduce your heat to as low as possible. BE SURE TO KEEP PAN TIGHTLY COVERED WHILE COOKING. Cook just until tender. Do not overcook your vegetables. The longer you cook them, the more of the food value you destroy. Do not use fat meats in cooking vegetables. Learn to enjoy the good natural flavor of the things you eat. Season vegetables AFTER cooking with a little butter, if desired, and vegetable salt (from health food store).

Editor: This is a rational choice, but other choices still will provide the needed nutrients.

If you like cabbage, but find that it doesn't agree with you, try cooking it by this steaming method just until tender. You'll have no cabbage odor in your house and no indigestion after eating! We like sliced carrots cooked with cabbage.

Editor: Fry cabbage in a big skillet with olive oil, add onions and garlic, and a good dose of turmeric. This is a very highly prized dish all over the Middle East, and it is easy to digest. As it finishes, put the lid on to make some pot liquor to add to other dishes being cooked.

Form the habit of tightly covering all food stored in the refrigerator.

One of the worst punishments we give our poor stomachs is throwing so many different foods into them at mealtime. Try serving just three items at your meals, or four at the most. You'll find that you will feel much better.

Editor: Rubbish-- pure bunk!

And do make it a habit to have at least one raw food at every meal.

A salad made of lettuce, carrots, celery, avocado, boiled egg yolks, and sunflower seed with a little health food dressing sprinkled over with maybe some cottage cheese in it, makes a delicious and nourishing meal.

Editor: Right, and so do fried eggs and sausage, bunky. Eat food, avoid preservatives, filter your water if you can, and live for the Lord Jesus Christ. What goes into the mouth comes out in the "drought" according to Jesus, and has nothing to do with your spiritual condition.

 

Roloff on Fasting:

I believe there is no disease known to man but what the right kind of food, fasting, and faith, along with the Word of God, could heal. Disease feeds on the wrong kind of food. If cancer does not get its food, it will die. In our body are two kinds of germs � bad and good. If the bad are not fed, they cannot live. That's why I say you never catch colds � colds catch you. If these other faithful soldiers (good germs) are strong and properly fed, when the bad germs make the attack, they don't have a chance. We call this resistance against disease.

 

Roloff selected statements:

Avoid fried foods, gravies, hot sauces, and black pepper.
Editor: Bunk! Red pepper, as found in Tabasco sauce, has been shown to be a healing aid in MANY ailments. It has been shown to be NO irritant to the stomach lining, even when jalapeno juice was directly administered to the stomach lining. Highly seasoned food, along with coffee, are thought to be an aid for married couples who suffer from a low libido. Black pepper is a pungent addition to tea in Ethiopia to aid in draining the sinuses for colds. Gravy is good food made with FOOD ingredients. Fried foods, in moderation, are not evil. Roloff missed the point. All over the world, people eat acid foods instinctively with fried food. Check it out. Like pizza with the tomatoes.

Try to be asleep by ten o'clock and not later than eleven.
One hour before midnight is worth two after midnight.
Editor: The lives of many missionaries and faithful pastors will show that God's children get their rest at all sorts of hours. Some take mid day naps for two hours and stay up late. Others rise early, while some rise late. There is NO place in the Word of God where we are told when to sleep, nor are we EVER told to sleep enough. We are only warned against too much sleep. David said he prevented the night watch while reading God's Word. What a loser David must have been. Imagine that, waking up at midnight and reading the Bible without asking Lester Roloff's permission.

Eat uncooked food one day each week.
Editor: Why? There is no science for this.

Fast at least three meals a week.
Editor: There is no medical or biblical basis for three meals in particular

Do not drink things real hot or real cold.
Editor: What an idiot-- Jesus did not like lukewarn things-- Revelation 3:16

Drink your fruit juices at least forty-five minutes before you eat and wait at least two hours after you eat before you drink fruit juices.
Editor: Fruit juices are naturally high in sugar, and drinking juices alone will cause a sugar bomb and is very bad for diabetics. IN FACT, it has been shown that eating sugar or simple carbs with protein slows down the metabolism of the sugar to the rate of uptake of the protein, WHICH is the slowest food to be digested.

DO NOT eat starches, sugar, or sweet fruits such as raisins, dates, and figs with meats or fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, apples, pears, peaches, etc.
Editor: This is insane. If you are diabetic, you should eat carbohydrates WITH protein so that the protein will slow down the digestive pace and allow the body to deal with the sugar slowly.

 

 

Editor: END THOUGHTS:

Six observations about Lester Roloff's diet doctrine:

1. Roloff died in the early 1980s. By then, many of his claims and practices were proven to be in error and silly by legitimate research. He had every opportunity to recant and correct his errors, but he refused to.

2. The Apostle Paul taught that Lester Roloff had the liberty to follow his diet and notions of health. He should have been left alone in this, and he should have kept it to himself. His evangelistic message, including bold accusations of evil, on his followers as to diet were a violation of the Word of God.

3. Roloff used the diet he promotes above, and his health was restored completely. We then make the following conclusions:

A. Roloff, a spoiled brat, refused to eat vegetables until he was into his 30s. It is a blessing that he repented and started eating a better diet. But, this in no way proves that a person who has eaten a balanced diet all their life needs to follow the acts of desperation Roloff followed. The logic is not there. If I smoked for years, got cancer, and was subsequently cured of the cancer by chemotherapy, does that imply that you also need chemotherapy? Duh?

B. Roloff may have been basically a weak person, though he would not admit it. He needed to take many precautions in order to survive because of his delecate health.

C. God simply had mercy on Lester Roloff and healed him. Then Roloff, playing the fool, gave credit to the diet instead of God.

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:

4. Lester Roloff's diet included a lot of fruit sugar. This is a clue that he was protein starved. The Hindus of India followed almost exactly the diet of Roloff, and they are big sugar eaters.

5. God terminated Lester Roloff's life brutally. Could it be that his early death in a plane crash was God's way of showing the man's followers who is in charge of our life here? Also, the end of his life was never reached, so we do not know the long term effects of his food doctrine. We also note that he died in a plane crash accompanied by only two young women. Shades of Jack Hyles me thinks.

6. Lester Roloff's diet is highly cultural centered. Millions of people around the world cannot eat this exceptional Gringo diet. In fact, just down over the border of Texas from Roloff's palace, thousands of Mexicans eat a very defective diet by Roloff's standard. It is a hallmark of Fundamental Baptists that they mix their national cultural blessing with their spirituality. I wonder if a Jew named Jesus ate the way Roloff prescribes for the godly Baptist?

In closing, I note that Nebuchadnezzar was a vegetarian-- when he lost his mind and ate grass like an ox. Hmmmmmmm

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

 


LETTER FROM A READER

Steve,

Thought you would be interested to know that Lester Roloff accepted an invitation to speak at Southern Missionary College (now known as Southern Adventist University) in Collegedale, TN while he was in Chattanooga to speak at Tenn. Temple - either in the mid-1970's or early 1980's. I heard that his topic was their favorite - "vegetarianism" - and that he was a real hit with them.

Paul

Editor's Comment: Steve Van Nattan-- When any saint panders to the heresies of the wicked to get attention, cash, or the misguided notion that he is pampering goats benefit from exalting their teachings, that saint is at best a fool. The spirit of ecumenism is very old. Sanbalat build a temple on Mount Gerezim in which he worshipped Jehovah. He also worshipped every other Baal spirit in the area. Nehemiah refused to participate in even the most casual discussion with Sanbalat. Lester Roloff showed his true colors-- he was the center of his world. He did as he pleased, and he taught any damned doctrine he felt like. Bah!

Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.


 

NOVEMBER 2005

COFFEE, THE CURE ALL
"....so long as they drink chocolate, cocoa, coffee and tea, or eat cream puffs and grease-filled doughnuts and sweet rolls; that long will they continue to be half alive and sick. That long will undertakers be in demand early in life; that long will they continue to sacrifice long before it's time the greatest miracle of the universe -- human life."
LESTER ROLOFF

In this heretical teaching, Roloff and Joseph Smith of Mormonism were in complete agreement. They agreed on many idiot myths about food, and were in harmony with the New Age freaks, Jethro Kloss and the flake named Kellogg.

Population studies show an association between moderate consumption of coffee and a lower incidence of common illnesses like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, cancer, and possibly even alcohol and drug addiction. All coffee, whether a shot of espresso, a paper cup of Colombian laced with half-and-half, or an after-dinner decaf, is rich in antioxidants, which are also found in vegetables, fruits, tea and red wine. These antioxidants work against substances called free radicals, which damage cells and are implicated in just about every disease you can think of.

Maybe Roloff would have had more biblical doctrine, and less interest in troubled women, if he has drunk more coffee.

Now, read how coffee may be one of the most potent health promoting drinks in the world,

I believe Lester Roloff was one of the most demented heretics Fundamentalism ever hatched. Read our article on Roloff and heal

 

FROM THE LOONIE BIN

MOTHER GOOSE DIET PLAN
I have not heard anything so crazy in years. So, I have composed an anthem for the "Solar Diet." Sung to The Age of Aquarius:

When the moon is in the pizza house,
And Jupiter aligns with Mars Bars;
Then peas will guide the nations,
And grits will steer the stars.

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus
The Age of Asparagus
Asparagus, with curried lamb.

When the sun shines on your oat meal,
And eggs are fried with a Spam;
Eat a prune for regularity,
And spread your toast with jam.

This is so important that I am releasing this for public domain.
:-)

 

 

LINKS:

Uncle Steve's Diet Plan--  Article in this Journal

Check our PETA's religious cultic beliefs and blasphemies:
http://www.peta-online.org/pubs/at/398/god.html

See where vegetarian religion has come from and who promotes it:
http://www.essene.org/Essene_Doctrine.htm

SEE OUR ARTICLE ON SDA COFFEE HERESY
Research discussed which commends the therapeutic qualities of coffee

SEE OUR ARTICLE ON SDA FAKE MEAT
Here is a very detailed discussion of eating meat and the Bible




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