Sheep, and Shepherd — Digestive Systems Compared
Your Shepherd A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?
Author of When Hallelujah Becomes
this isn't about false prophets, but it is about false teachings.
A common vegetarian "half-truth" for a meatless diet is that man's
digestive system is patterned after that of an herbivore, not a
so, according to The Naïve Vegetarian Comparison. In this
article, the digestive system of sheep (herbivore), wolves (carnivore),
and shepherds (men) are compared. The shepherd and the wolf have
very comparable digestion, drastically different from the sheep:
capacity of the stomach in the shepherd and wolf is one-half gallon,
but the sheep is a voluminous 8 gallons. Can you imagine filling
up a stomach 8 gallons in size. Perhaps you could be a
healthy vegan if you had an 8 gallon stomach.
shepherd's digestive tract is five times his body length, very
similar in size to the wolf's digestive tract which is seven times
his body length. In contrast, the sheep's digestive tract is a
whopping twenty-seven times his body length.
those two bullets aren't convincing enough, here's two more:
man and the wolf digestive system depend on putrefaction for digestion
while the sheep's digestion works on the principle of fermentation.
the shepherd and the wolf never use rumination (chew the cud),
rumination is a necessary feature of the sheep's digestion.
additional point is that a wolf and shepherd's stomach is designed
to empty before being refilled, while a sheep's stomach is designed
to be constantly fed without emptying. You can view the entire 40-point
comparison by clicking here.
our little farm, we have raised sheep, goats, and cows; all animals
that eat voluminous quantities of plant food. Any of these animals
can put away huge amounts of alfalfa hay full of stubble and leaves
that would choke a human being. They tend to be constant eaters,
browsing for tiny blades of grass, leaves, berries and bark that
would be impossible for a human to eat.
who has kept animals in a pastoral setting understands the creator's
divine plan. Given enough range, animals can forage on nearly barren
landscape and convert it to powerful food for the shepherd.
key in the Creator's design of animals is that dairy production
automatically leads to a meat supply. Milk cows only give milk after
they have given birth, so they are normally bred on an annual basis.
Half of the calves born to milk cows are female and are usually
kept for future milkers. Of course, the other calves are males that
are raised for meat.
who say man doesn't need animal products surely don't appreciate
the Creator's design, nor understand the healing power of these
In The Book
Christians, we don't need a 40-point comparison between a shepherd,
a wolf and a sheep to convince us that we are designed to eat meat.
We already know from Genesis 9:3 and from the entire spectrum of
Biblical teaching on nutrition that God's design is for us to eat
animal products. If there was any confusion in the mind of Noah,
God made it very clear that Noah was to eat meat:
living thing that moveth shall be meat for you; even as the green
herb have I given you all things." Gen 9:3
to say that Gen 9:3 is the first meat sandwich in the Bible because
it is sandwiched in between two blessings. Gen 9:1 is a blessing
on Noah, and Gen 9:7 is another blessing on Noah. Surely God was
pleased with Noah and knew that Noah would need the power of animal
products to "be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth."
Animal products are NOT a curse pronounced on mankind, but rather
a blessing given to mankind.
By The Power Of Animal Products
found out the hard way that animal products are a blessing. Back
in 1994, we began to read books by Norman Walker, Ann Wigmore and
others about the power of the all-raw no-animal-product (Gen 1:29)
diet; so we decided to give it a try. Little did we know that six
years later, our bodies would be worn out and broken down from lack
of nutrients. We have even coined a new word that describes the
long-term effect of the Gen 1:29 Diet: denutrification.
spent three years on the all-raw vegan diet, and then the three
more years on the Hallelujah DietSM, which is a vegan, Gen 1:29
type diet. Because we were in touch with so many people across America
through our Weigh of Wisdom Workshop, we heard the cries
of others who were not thriving on these diets as well.
knew that we would eventually have to go public with the fact that
we had crashed on the Gen 1:29 Diet, but our first problem was figuring
out how to recover from our years of "denutrification" on the Gen
1:29 Diet. We prayed for wisdom and went back to the Bible. It soon
became obvious that we had camped on one verse of the Bible (Gen
1:29), and had ignored the entire rest of the Bible's advice on
took us several months to even work up the nerve to try animal products
after being so steeped in the Gen 1:29 Diet movement. But being
bolstered by the knowledge that it was Biblically sound, we began
eating a little fish, turkey, chicken and goat's milk. Eventually
we made the quantum leap to the unthinkable world of beef eating.
could we take this message to the people? Originally, we planned
to soft-pedal the issue saying that if people choose to eat meat,
that would be OK, and here's how to find safe meat, dairy and eggs.
But, God had other plans.
a few months of eating animal products, we were absolutely shocked
at our health gains. We knew this message could not be soft-pedaled
or "slipped into" our previous teachings. It was a message to be
shouted from the housetops. It is also a message that glorifies
God because it gives Him credit for our health gains. After all,
meat eating was God's idea, not Noah's.
we have been very vocal about the power of this "good gift" from
God. We have found red meat to be especially powerful. And yes,
many other Gen 1:29 dieters have also joined us and found their
health blossoming again too.
people throw up their hands in defeat, saying that mad cow and contamination
of meat is so horrible that we shouldn't eat meat. But God expects
people to find solutions, not problems. So, let's think about solutions.
has not left us without a way! He has provided safe meat, dairy
and eggs by calling men and women all over the world to raise animals
by old-fashioned (organic) standards. These are people who will
not use pesticides on their feed or on their cattle. God has placed
His standards in their hearts and they will not compromise. Some
of them are big-time farmers and ranchers; others are just neighbors
that grow things God's way. Thank God for calling these people to
do the job that they are doing.
long ago, I met a health minister who was on the Gen 1:29 Diet.
To my surprise, I also learned that he was raising cattle on his
ranch the old fashioned way, without chemicals or pesticides. He
wasn't eating them, but selling them to others for their dinner
tables. Now that he understands first-hand the healing power in
animal foods, he is planning to start marketing organic, safe beef
to people looking for this type of meat. This is the kind of creative
thinking we need as true shepherds for our Lord.
have been eating grass-fed beef from New Zealand, and natural beef
from our local Whole Foods Grocery store. In most areas there are
many local growers who sell clean, wholesome meat. I can't imagine
where we would be in our health without this powerful food. Meat
can get a little pricey, but you needn't buy the expensive cuts.
Also, safe meat from local farmers can often be found that is much
Meat Shorten Man's Life And Cause Cancer and Heart Disease?
people are afraid of animal products because they have come to believe
that animal products are the primary cause of all mankind's sicknesses.
This is a pity because the real culprits are junk food, sugar, artificial
foods, irradiated foods, genetically modified foods, and chemically
treated foods. These foods are causing disease, not God's wholesome
meat and animal products. Before the advent of processed junk
food beginning in the early 1900's, cancer, heart disease and diabetes
were almost unheard of diseases.
it just like man to corrupt God's food, and then blame God for our
troubles. We blame God for giving us meat when there is nothing
wrong with clean, wholesome meat. We go to the grocery store and
fill our carts with artificial foods, junk meats, and food that
bears almost no resemblance to what God created and we become sick.
Then we blame it all on meat! How like fallen man to blame God for
our own mistakes.
To God's Plan:
are now teaching the Plan B Diet™, which is as close to the full
spectrum of Biblical teaching on nutrition as possible and includes
"clean" animal products. You can read about the Plan B Diet™ by
clicking here. One man wrote this week about the Plan
all the dieting plans I've heard about, I still think yours is
the best, especially because it takes a very comprehensive and
balanced view of nutrition and health, including spiritual health."
need quite a few shepherds to join us in a big job ahead. The fields
are white with sheep that don't have any idea what is causing their
health problems. And yes, there are many "wolves" teaching various
diet messages that aren't nutritionally sound.
my book and other resources, we teach the Plan B Diet™ to people
across America through certified Weigh of Wisdom Workshop Leaders.
God's people need to be free of their health problems so they can
be released to serve God without health problems.
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you can overcome the health and deficiency problems you may
well be generating or experiencing on a Genesis 1:29 vegan
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