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Hey, are there any Christians doing raw out there? Let’s talk about taking care of the Temple God gave us ;*)

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  • I’m Christian and I’m happy to have the opportunity to say so! It has become so politically incorrect in recent times because it might offend some people. I would rather offend non-believers than to offend Christ by denying Him. I didn’t go raw because of religious beliefs, but it has affected me spiritually.

  • It is so encouraging to see so many Christians eating raw! I have felt like a lone ranger in this lifestyle because most Christians look at you like you’re crazy, while they eat their donuts and drink their coffee. It is so sad.

    I praise God that he has strengthened me to begin eating the food He has created… and it is so delicious!

    God is good… ALL THE TIME! :)

    BTW, I live in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Thank you for your post. I’m just now experimenting with eating raw after a year of being vegan. Now, I eat raw until dinner. It’s amazing how people assume that I am not a Christian because of my diet. I think the opposite should be true. We ought to take care of our temples. Just as there is the Great Trinity, we are three: mind, spirit and body.

    I took some students to D.C. a few years ago. Nearly all of the must-see places are free. I don’t know how old your children are, but creating scavenger hunts and mini competitions (question/answer quizzes) may help them focus through some of the tours.

  • I am Christian too. I love Jesus so much. I believe He has guided me to raw eating.

  • I am a Christian. I am a newbie at eating raw. I am about 50% raw. I am very excited to be on this journey of eating better. I’ve noticed my depression disappearing and PMS is gone this month! I always try to explain to people who think I eat weird that the food God made {and people didnt tamper with} is always the best!

  • hi, i’m christian..Catholic actually….but yeah. I’m in the process of going raw. I believe that we should take care of the body God gave us…it is His temple and we shouldn’t abuse but rather try to keep it as well as possible so we can give greater glory to Him. Good to see others here are christian too.

  • I understand the whole idea of not wanting raw food to be the “golden calf.” I have felt that God has guided me to raw foods, but if I go around telling people that raw food is responsible for healing me, I would be doing a disservice to God who gave it to me. I really believe that is why my journey to healing is longer than I thought it should be – I have to have a balance and know where to give credit. (I realized that when reading Isaiah – something about God doing things a certain way so that people would know it was done by the power of God & couldn’t say that the idol had done it – sorry I don’t remember the reference.) I know that God is happy with my decision to use the foods/plants He created.

    rawvness has some biblical references and insight on her profile – reading it gave me a lot of insight, and it could help when talking to people who are Christian & don’t understand the raw/vegan lifestyle.

    As for travelling, I think if you can take some of your own salad dressing or at least some sea salt, you should be able to go to any restaurant that has a decent salad bar. I have sometimes gone to a restaurant and gotten an avocado to mash up & mix with salt and I used it instead of salad dressing. Or, you can always eat lots of fresh fruit & veggies from the grocery store. Either one works, although raw restaurants would be much better! I haven’t had that option when I have travelled.

  • I am also a Christian, and whenever anyone questions my raw-vegan diet, I simply relpy that it is my way of caring for the temple with which God blessed me. It is truly wonderful that others are also “giving credit where credit is due,” as it is ultimately God who heals and cares for us all.

  • Im a raw Christian! And loving life!

  • Okay, I know I already posted on here, but I was wondering if this thread was still going so I could tell you all about what happened on Easter! Someone read from the bible about when Christ raised Lazarus from the dead, and I realized that if He could bring Lazarus back from the dead, he can certainly heal ME, too!

  • I’m a Christian and fairly new to the raw food lifestyle. Wow, it’s great to see so many Christians on this site!

  • Amen – angie !

  • Wow… I am so glad I found this site/forum! I am a Christian and I just started 100% raw a few days ago… actually, I think I’m about to eat something cooked because I haven’t been able to breathe for the past 2 days. I think it’s severe anxiety and cooked food withdrawal. I’m going to try some soup, and if that doens’t work, I’m off the the hospital. Pray for me.

  • I am also Christian and love Jesus! What hurts is when other Christians tell me that the Bible does not support vegan “dogma” and that we are supposed to eat meat because God told, I think it was Peter, to kill and eat. Also they use the Bible to say that vegans and vegetarians are weak. I don’t want it to be dogma and to take my focus off of God, but I also believe in healing thyself and taking care of your temple. I was sick for many years and have had to turn to alternative methods to help myself. I don’t see what is wrong with that. We are killing our children with the modern SAD diet. I wish other Christians would wake up, throw out the Starbucks, and figure it out.

    Southernlover, I will pray for you. It may be anxiety coupled with some detox. Eat some cooked food, best is vegetable soup or brown rice, and relax. You will get some weird sensations. You may even get some major detox symptoms, slow down the detox. You will be okay. Raw is not bad unless you are eating something toxic, or that you may be allergic to. The best thing is when you are going raw to eat everything you have already had at first, such as fruits you like, salads, etc. Then add new stuff in one at at time. Relax, honestly.

  • LisaMarie – I’ve always understood that Peter’s vision was about God giving him the message that now it was time to take the gospel to the gentiles, he just used the food as a visual that Peter would understand (telling him to eat animals that were previously forbidden = preaching to the gentiles for the first time). Check out what rawvness posted on her profile – She gives insight and references from the bible that may help you in conversations like you mentioned.

    southernlover – If you are having a problem with detox, green juices with superfoods like spirulina and chlorella can really help ease the transition for your body.

  • I am glad to see this many Christians on this site—was unsure about the number and am glad to add my name to the list! I don’t understand why everyone can’t be more loving and accepting of each other—that is what Christ called us to do. Everyone has their own path that they are called to walk and we shouldn’t judge others by what is right for us individually—only God can judge and guide each of us. I am about 50% raw at this point and I do get tired of feeling like I am the “weird” person out there just because I don’t choose the so called “normal”. To each his own.

  • Yeah, it’s got to be detox/mental. I only get the feeling that I can’t breathe while actively thinking about it. Yet, it’s only when I eat cooked foods that I am not thinking about it…really odd. I just overloaded my system with too many nutrients too fast!

  • gypsycowgirl – I have had this weird thing about people talking about what’s normal. I realized I can eat what’s “normal”...if I want to have all the “normal” sickness, disease, addictions, lack of energy, etc. So tell me again – why is “normal” so desirable?

    southernlover – It could also be withdrawal symptoms – sometimes it takes a lot of time and mental/emotional energy to break free of the addictions to cooked foods and the chemicals that are in a most processed foods. Give yourself a break, and keep loading your body with minerals – it can’t hurt. It could also be a mental addiction/fear of giving up what is familiar. Good luck; you’ll get through it.

  • Angie—yea—I know what you mean about the normal thing—never been normal! That is what makes the world go around and makes it such an interesting place I guess. I have always found that people who want to achieve success, good health, happiness, peace…have to walk a different path than the “normal” zombies! My husband is a naturapathic doctor and people freak out at some of the “weird” things we do! But I sure feel better about my health and wouldn’t go back to the “normal” diet that most people consume.

  • I am able to breathe now, so that’s good. However, since my last post I haven’t been doing well with the whole food thing. But today is the second day of my green smoothie diet. My husband and I committed to eating only green smoothies (he’s eating sprouted almonds occasionally) for thirty days! It’s really strange so far because I am hardly ever hungry, and I am a eating freak! I had about 20 ounces of green smoothie this morning (10am) with collard greens, kale, parsley, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and rasberries, and I haven’t been hungry since. I had some spirulina a little while ago, but just in water. I haven’t eaten in 12 hours, but I’m full! SO WEIRD!

  • Praise God! I have also repented of my sins and am saved by Jesus! so lovely to see other Christian Raw foodists. This makes for fun fellowship. I believe that those who say God commands us to eat meat… Many do not realize that we are so blessed today to be able to grow plants year round and obtain liquid sunshine from plants year round. PLUS… there is a major difference in the way that animals are raised as apposed to how they were back in Jesus’ time. http://www.all-creatures.org/cva/

  • Wow, this is really cool! I didn’t know there were many other raw Christians.

  • Ah, it’s nice to see that there are other Christians out there who eat like me! I thought for a while that I would’ve been very alone eating this way (most people probably don’t think you can be a Christian and be a ‘raw-foodie’, although I don’t know why… The closer to the way God made it the better Well, I’m not 100% raw – maybe 50% or so? But I still eat VERY healthy (the only dairy I eat is yogurt, and only organic and good quality at that), and everyone thinks I’m insane! I recently read “The Maker’s Diet” and got a lot of ideas and tips from that book, although, like most diet books, I have my own opinions apart from it. Anyway, just glad to see how many other Christians there are out there!

  • Yeah, usually when I tell people at my church about how I eat they think I’m weird/crazy/insane. Only two people actually thought that was kind of cool and didn’t look at me like I was a weirdo, haha.

  • Thanks for the info, angie, I will definitely check it out!

  • I am so glad to find this thread. I am often ridiculed for my new lifestyle…and i agree that raw food does have a stigma and is associated with middle eastern mysticism, or new age religions, etc. But I think it just makes sense! I don’t think it is sinful to eat meat but I just don’t think it is the best way to care for my body, or the earth, which we, as Christians, are supposed to have dominion over. Some of my friends accuse me of being a “tree hugging hippy” but who, more than believers, should be caring for our earth, as well as our families, those in need, and our own bodies? Eating raw, from the outide looking in, seems like a fanatical thing to do…but since I have tried it for myself, it seems like the only logical way to eat (though it is hard to do, with the outside influences of culture and habits). Anyway, I am not making much sense, but i just wanted to say that I am glad to see other people with similar belief systems here! :)

  • i’m not christian, but i am curious if you all embrace the essene writings and the dead sea scrolls, etc? i’ve read the essene gospel of peace, which has alot to do with raw eating and cleansing. i just perceived a big rift in the idealogy in that as compared to new testament and wondered if/how christians incorporated these other books into their belief. i respect all beliefs but i don’t subscribe to any one.

  • Hi, I’m a Christian and raw vegan as well. I can relate to what LisaMarie said about other Christians giving raw vegan Christians a hard time. I’m the only vegan in my church. It’s a Spanish-speaking church so you can imagine the kind of food that is brought to potlucks: fried pork, tamales, rice n’ chicken, tacos, puddings etc… At first the members found it hard to fathom my veganism. Now they understand and let me be during potlucks and other food-related events.

    It’s great to know there are other Jesus lovers out there for support.

  • I live near DC also. Proud Catholic here,and thats right- we need to rather HAVE to take care of this temple that God gave us- Kudos to you!

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