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1/16/13 7:28 P

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Good attitude - and good point about the teeth!
(My husband has ground his teeth for so long that he has teeth like a cow!)

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1/16/13 3:54 P

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If you look at an animal that is an omnivor or an animal that doesn't eat meat, you will notice that the omnivor's teeth are different than ours, our teeth are like a deer. That is because, we are not supposed to eat meat, that happened after the flood, because humans would have had to wait for the "plants that have grain for seeds & all the trees whose fruits have seed in them" to grow! And why do people who don't eat gluton not get as much grief? God ACTUALLY gave us wheat to eat in the beginning?
As for the lady, she's in God's hands, He commands that I forgive & love her. But, our friendship is DEFINATELY altered! And I WILL loose weight in spite of her! And I will go on to follow God's plan for my life, to be a fitness & nutrition instructor!
And I do THANK YOU all for the warm, wonderful comments!

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1/16/13 11:18 A

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I have also had Christians saying I was "in a cult" for not eating meat, that I was disobeying God, and so many have told me that God made animals for us to eat and that they have never seen a fat vegetarian before. We just started going to a new church and before I ever walked through the door I asked the pastor what he thought of Vegetarians. He said if the Bible doesn't specifically teach against something he doesn't have a problem with it. There is one other vegetarian in this new church, so I don't feel so odd, which is wonderful.
I think that is why this team is important to me - to know that there are other Christian Vegetarians!
And by the way - when people tell us God made animals for us to eat I tell them that God created animals because he is creative, and animals are beautiful creations on their own without having to be a benifit to humans. Why do humans see everything so ego-centrically (if that is a real word).

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1/13/13 12:08 P

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Romans chapter 14
discusses this whole thing in full-give this verse to that lady"The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not,for God has accepted him.Who are you to judge someone else's servant?To his own master he stands or falls.ANd he will stand,for the Lord God is able to make him stand..Romans 14,1-4
Romans verses13-14 "Therefore stop passing judgement on one another.Instead make up your
mind not to put stumbling blocks or obstacle in your brothers way.As one who Is in the Lord Jesus himself I am fully convinced that no food in unclean in itself.BUT IF ANYONE REGARDS A FOOD AS UNCLEAN-THEN FOR HIM IT IS UNCLEAN. Read all of chapter 14.
I think it will help you...meanwhile,I was watching Joel Osteen before church & he was talking about not letting anyone else steal your joy.He was saying how some people are
like garbage trucks-they collect & collect and eventually they have to dump it-looks like you
were the dumpee-but don't allow her to steal your joy,but your own sweet self & you don't
have to explain to anyone!



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1/12/13 3:47 A

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I too am so sorry you got hurt. I would really find another Bible Study class. I am not sure how to tell you how to deal with the pain except to give it to God. He cares about you. I think it is 1 Peter 5:7 that says Give all your cares to God because He cares about you.

Again, I am so sorry you went through this.

GOD BLESS!
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1/10/13 8:02 P

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I am so sorry you had to deal with that.There is a verse(I believe it is in Romans-I will find it
for you)but it says that if you believe a thing is wrong,then it is a sin for you-this is my go to
verse. Meanwhile I would think about finding a different Sunday school class.Church should
be a place where you are accepted-NOT berated! You are being prayed for.

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1/10/13 2:01 P

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So sorry for your pain. Some people get very defensive over the thought of not eating meat. They just love it so much. It seems Christians even more so than other people. A lot of people misinterpret that about Paul. It really isn't about meat at all, but about Jews and Gentiles.

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I really want some opinions on how to deal with a terrible issue that happened to me last night.
I was @ my Bible Study last night & the subject, as usual, of my not eating meat came up. the woman that leads the Bible Study was complaining & saying that God gave us animals to eat. I actually explained to her that NO God DIDN'T actually give us animals to eat, it wasn't until AFTER the flood that God allowed man to eat meat & that was because the world was covered with water, so there where not plants or trees for us to eat from! Anyway, she then started talking about Paul mentioning that ALL food was good to eat. Again I corrected her & mention that the Bible says that God gave us all good things, but not All things He gave us are good for us & meat certainly isn't! She continued to try & give me nutrition advice. Finally, I mentioned that, I have spend 30 years studing nutrition! Well....that just opened the door, she looked at me & said, "YOU can't tell people that you know nutrition! LOOK AT YOU!! Whatever you are doing, it CERTAINLY isn't working!!!" Then, proceded to talk about how over Christmas she quit eating white surgar for a couple of weeks & lost 10lbs. After that...I didn't hear much. But, I came home & sobbed! I have fought an eating disorder for 30+ years & have controlled it for the past 5 with only one or 2 relapses...but, last night, I started thinking about making myself throw up again! But, the biggest kicker is this woman calls herself a Christian & leads a Bible study! I want to look at her & say, "Well, how can YOU lead a Bible study, when what comes out of your mouth proves you don't know anything about God & the Bible!" But, then, I'm down to her level & not behaving the way that God wants me to.
I'm not asking about how to deal with her, God will help me there. But, just how to deal with the pain!! Everytime I think about it, i cry!

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