|Bethany's orzo: whole wheat orzo in vegetable broth+sauteed mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, garlic, and spinach. Yum.|
At creation, Adam and Eve and all the animals were vegetarians before the fall. I could make an argument that they were all vegan, but at the very least they were vegetarian. (Genesis 1:29-30)
Revelation 22:2 says that the leaves of the tree of life on the New Earth will be for the healing of the nations.
And of course, spinach and cranberries will not save us. Only the love and saving power of Jesus' blood on the cross grants us life eternal. Even with the most disciplined diets, our bodies will eventually wear out. But going easy on the fried chicken and burgers can't hurt. It's just a good idea. In fact, there is much to be gained in expanding your plant eating horizons.
So go ahead, try some chai.
Don't bale on the kale.
Take it from me, eat a chickpea.
I'm convinced that the little bits of improved health gained here and there from a plant based diet are little bitty, teeny tiny, vague, miniscule, and shadowy hints of those amazing leaves from the tree of life- imparting life and health for all of eternity.
Food for thought.