"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health [#5198], even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2
In the verse above, the apostle is praying that Gaius will prosper and be in health according to the condition of his soul.
In the entire letter, John is talking about walking in truth, and in order to walk in truth according to the scriptures, we must walk as Jesus walked in obedience to the Ten Commandments:
"Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and THY LAW IS THE TRUTH" Psalms 119:142
Deut 28 teaches us that God gives blessings for obedience to the Ten Commandments and curses for disobeying them.
"The gospel of health reform" contradicts the gospel that the apostle John preached. In this letter, John does not even mention food or drink. So, any suggestion that food or drink contributes to the prosperity of the soul is a corruption of his doctrine.
The apostle Paul teaches us that foods ARE NOT A MEANS TO BRING US TO PERFECTION:
"But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better neither, if we eat not, are we the worse." 1 Cor 8:8 (KJV) And to the Church in Rome, Paul said:
"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost." Rom 14:17 (KJV)
Note: #5187 HEALTH hugiano from #5199, to have sound health, i.e. be well (in body) figuratively, to be uncorrupt (true in doctrine)
I am not a Seventh Day Adventist (and never have been), a natural
Jew, or a Catholic. I am simply the least of Christ's brethren who
love Him and keep His Commandments.
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