Yahweh's Wisdom vs. Man's Wisdom
by Pastor George Malkmus
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of Yahweh, and that the Spirit of Elohim dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of Elohim, him shall Elohim destroy; for the temple of Elohim is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Elohim... Therefore let no man boast in men..." -- (I Corinthians 3:16-21)
It was May 29, 1957, in Madison Square Garden, New York City, at a Billy Graham Crusade, that I first learned there was a God in heaven who had created this physical world in which we live, and who had loved me enough to take on a body of flesh, come down to this sin-sick world and pay my sin debt on an old rugged cross. It was that very night I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Up until that point in my life (I was 23 years old at the time), I had heard of God and Jesus and the Bible, but I did not understand the significance of it all.
Almost immediately, the Bible became the most important book in my life and my desire to know more about spiritual matters became the dominant driving force in my life. So great was this desire for spiritual knowledge, I left my job and community and headed off to school in 1961 to begin four years of intensive Bible study in preparation to becoming a Pastor and Minister of the Gospel. During those four years of schooling, I was taught what the Bible had to say about spiritual matters and how to minister to the spiritual part of man -- but not in one single class was I ever taught how to minister to the physical part of man!
In 1965 I graduated and found myself pastor of a small church in a rural community in western New York State, and I started ministering to the spiritual needs of the people in the church and community. I was soon faced, however, with problems in which I had no knowledge or training. What happened was that people in my church and in this community started turning to me for help with their physical problems.
Not having had any training or preparation for dealing with such matters, I found myself doing the only thing I had seen and heard others do when Christians were faced with physical problems -- I prayed with and for the sick individual and asked the rest of the church to pray for them also. But time and time again, in spite of abundant and fervent prayer, I would see that dear brother or sister continue to get sicker. So my next effort to help this sick individual was to encourage them to go to the medical doctor. My mother was a registered nurse and throughout my childhood had taught me that when you get sick you go to a medical doctor, who is a person that has gone to school and been trained how to fix our physical problems.
My next dilemma was that even after encouraging these sick people to go to medical doctors and after praying for the doctor to have wisdom to know what drug to give that person, they often continued to get sicker and many died. Then at the funeral, I as their pastor would have the incredibly difficult task of trying to comfort the bereaved by telling them that this was "God's will" for the deceased, that we did not understand why God had taken them, but someday it would all be revealed and we would understand.
My Christian friend and especially my preacher Brethren reading this, I know you can relate to what I have shared thus far because this is the way it has been happening in our churches ever since we can remember. Because of this ignorance in the Christian Community as to how to deal with the physical body God has given us, over 90 percent of the prayer requests in our churches are for sickness week after week, year after year, while the percentage of Christians dying of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, etc. is identical to that of non-Christians. And this is usually happening after abundant and fervent prayer.
So what is the cause of all these physical ills being experienced by the Christian Community? And why are we experiencing such horrible results when we seek to deal with these physical problems? Well, my contention is that we have turned to the wrong sources for the answers to problems relating to our beautiful, physical, body/temples that God has provided us. Yes, we have turned to the world and its wisdom -- rather than to God and His wisdom -- even though the Bible warns us that "the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."
And if that wasn't enough, God warns us in Romans 12:2, "... be not conformed to this world..." And if you read Romans 12:1, you will see that the preceding verse clearly tells us that this particular warning is pertaining to the physical body. "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world..." So how have we departed so far from God and His wisdom and totally embraced the world's wisdom when it comes to this physical body that we each possess?
DIET - God placed man in a garden immediately after creation and told us in Genesis 1:29 that our diet and source of nourishment was to be the raw fruits and vegetables provided by nature, which God had created for just such a purpose. But is this the type of nourishment Christians put into their bodies today? No, in fact, it is just the opposite! Christians have turned their back on God's diet and wisdom and adopted the world's diet and wisdom. Christians eat the same fatty, greasy, sugar laden so-called foods of the fast-food restaurants and buy man-made, manufactured, boxed, bottled, canned, packaged, non-food products sold in the supermarkets, just the same as non-Christians.
SICKNESS - As a direct result of eating the world's diet of manufactured, toxic laden, so-called foods, Christians experience physical problems which we call sickness. These sicknesses are almost always the body's reaction to us consuming foreign, toxic and processed substances that are contrary to what God designed for the nourishment of our body/temples. Because the diet of Christians and non-Christians are almost identical, each group experiences the same physical problems and, therefore, there is no difference in the percentages of the various physical problems being experienced by the two groups. Approximately 50 percent of each group die of heart attacks and strokes, while 30-plus percent die of cancer and 8 percent die of diabetes. The percentage of those developing arthritis, osteoporosis, hemorrhoids, cardiovascular problems, colds, flus etc. is the same in Christian and non-Christian communities.
MEDICAL DOCTORS - What does the non-Christian community do when they are faced with physical problems? Why, they run as fast as they can to the medical doctor to fix their sick bodies. Now, what do Christians do when they get sick? Well, usually, they will pray, before they run as fast as they can to the medical doctor. Why do Christians not stop with prayer? The answer is that in most instances prayer is not getting the job done and we have been programmed by the world's system to go to the medical doctor. My next question is: Is the medical doctor God's representative on earth? Let's answer that question with a Bible verse found in Mark 5:25-26, "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse..."
DRUGS - What are medical doctors? Medical doctors are people who have gone to a college or university for six to eight years or more and have been trained in allopathic medicine. Webster's primary definition of allopathic is: "a system of medical practice that combats disease by treatments that produce effects different from those produced by the disease treated " Thus, a medical doctor is basically a person who has gone to school and been taught that for almost every physical symptom of sickness a body manifests, there is a corresponding drug that will bring about a chemical change in the body that will hide or cover up the symptom.
For example, the drug aspirin will usually take away a headache or pain in another part of the body but it does so by short-circuiting the body's alarm system - not by healing the cause of the headache! In other words, the drug created a chemical reaction within the body to bring about the desired response. Does the Bible have anything to say about drugs? In the Book of Revelation, Chapter 18 and verse 23, we read, "...for by sorceries (drugs) were all nations deceived."
So, with that as a little background, let's further explore this subject of "wisdom" as it pertains to the physical body. Let's first see where the world's wisdom originates, and then later we will see where the wisdom found in the Bible originates. I believe it will be interesting to compare the two, and for the sake of this treatise I am going to confine our subject to that which pertains to the physical body of man.
WORLD'S SYSTEM - We have two very powerful unions or organizations in America that have been given almost exclusive legal control and rights to teach the American people (including Christians) how to eat properly and be treated for their physical ills. These two groups are the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
The rampant rate of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other degenerative diseases is strong evidence of the inadequacies of the world's system of nutrition and health care. And it might be interesting to note that the two most profitable industries in America are the manufactured food industry, number one, and the medical/drug industry, number two.
AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION (ADA) - There is not a lunch that can be served in a public school in America that does not require the approval of a trained nutritionist from the ADA. Every meal served in our hospitals, jails, mental institutions, military, etc. must have the approval of a trained nutritionist from this Association. And what kind of meals are these trained experts approving? Well, go to your local school and see what they are serving the children for lunch. If it is anything like the meals being served in the area where I live, you will find hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, chicken nuggets, sugar desserts, etc. being fed to our children. These products of the processed food industry produce sickness in the children who eat such meals!
Then go to your local hospitals and see the kind of meals they are serving patients. You will find the majority of the meals being served there will do more to keep patients sick and in the hospital than it will to help them to get well and be able to go home. Meals served in mental institutions, jails and the military reveal the same horrible diet.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) - An allopathic doctor is a person who has been to a college or university that offered courses leading to a degree in medicine. Of the some 120 accredited medical schools in this nation, approximately 75 percent don't even require a single course in nutrition during a medical doctor's entire schooling. This lack of emphasis on nutrition has resulted in the average medical doctor receiving less than two hours training in nutrition during their entire preparation to become a medical doctor. And as we saw earlier, a medical doctor's primary indoctrination is in the administering of drugs to mitigate physical symptoms.
And what are these drugs doing to people? The front page of the January 9, 1995 issue of U.S News and World Report in big, bold letters proclaimed "DRUG ALERT!" With the following in less bold print: "What your doctor may not know: The undisclosed side effects of some prescription drugs could hurt or even kill you." Inside this magazine on page 50 we read "2 million hospitalized and 140,000 die each year from prescription drugs."
And what of College & University degrees? Though most of the older universities in America were started as Christian schools of higher learning with very conservative agendas, the average university in America today is leading those students who attend away from these fundamental, conservative, Judaic/Christian values and teachings of yesteryear and toward a Liberalism and Socialism based on a foundation of evolution supported by "so-called" scientific evidence.
Liberals and social activists are in control of most of our schools of higher learning today, and this worldly crowd is producing graduates who don't begin to know what life is all about -- no less where they came from, why they are here, where they are going or what was necessary to create this great nation we call America. Yes, these schools are doing an excellent job of producing leaders who are well-indoctrinated in the world's wisdom, while being almost totally devoid of God's wisdom.
So what does it really mean when a person has earned a degree in Nutrition or Allopathy? It means that they have gone to school for a certain number of years; completed the prescribed courses necessary and passed those courses with sufficient grades to earn the degree. But, what if the courses they took were flawed, filled with error and untruth? (And remember, that in order to receive a passing grade they had to agree with what they were being taught.) Well, the result is a person with a degree in "untruth" or "ignorance." And when they set up shop -- what are they perpetuating? Why, they are perpetuating the same error and untruth they were taught in their schooling.
Yet, in America and in the Christian Community, we almost worship and bow down to those who have received degrees in these universities of the world. It is so bad, that whatever these degreed graduates of these worldly institutions tell us concerning how to nourish our physical body or take care of our physical problems, it is accepted almost as Gospel.
What is the solution? We must turn from the world's wisdom to God's wisdom. But this is easier said than done because the programming of most Christians is almost totally in the world's wisdom when it comes to that which pertains to the physical body. And thus, that is where education comes in. "Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may be able to prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2) and then "...the truth shall make you free" (John 13:17). So what is truth? And where do we find it?
The Bible is, and has been for decades, the best-selling book in America. Yet, while the majority of American families possess a copy of it.... the average Christian knows little or nothing about what the Bible has to say pertaining to this physical body God created. Why? Because we have been programmed by our church and religious leaders to think of the Bible exclusively as a book dealing with the spiritual part of man only and not with the physical part of man.
Yet, the Bible is full of verses dealing with the physical. In my first book, Why Christians Get Sick, I give some 150 Bible verses dealing with the physical. Why have Christians failed to notice and heed the physical teachings of the Bible? Could it be that Christians have been so indoctrinated by the world that they look to the Bible as the source of knowledge dealing with the spiritual while the world is our source of knowledge dealing with the physical?
If this be so, then the Bible verse at the beginning of this message has tremendous application: "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." And again, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). If we want truth, we must return to the Bible, God's instruction manual to man, and accept it as the only authoritative source of truth in both the physical and spiritual realms! And we must hold as suspect any teaching of man if it is not in total accord with the teachings of the Bible, even if man claims scientific evidence for what he is teaching.
A careful review of much of what is considered scientific evidence will reveal this "so-called" scientific evidence is slanted in favor of someone's financial profit or philosophical views. Money is obviously the motivating factor behind most new developments in medical science, food processing and the synthetic vitamin industry. Much of what we hear from these respected institutions is merely the outcome of financial ventures using science to justify mass production of profitable products and services, many of which are very harmful to our bodies, but all of which are incredibly profitable to somebody. And, sadly, these are the institutions we look to for guidance on how to treat this wonderful body/temple God has given us.
This is not to say that science is totally incapable of arriving at valid conclusions. Six decades ago, Dr. Norman W. Walker, a Doctor of Science, discovered the nutritional value of making fresh juice from living (raw) vegetables. Dr. Walker was seriously ill in his early 50s when he made this discovery, and he lived to be 119 years old, doing all he could to tell others of the benefits of juicing raw vegetables. But since Dr. Walker's discovery in 1936, untold billions of dollars have been spent on and profited in the research of prescription drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, and other costly, hazardous medical procedures, while the healing value of fresh fruits and vegetables have been largely ignored due to an insufficient profit margin.
Another excellent example of science arriving at valid conclusions without regard to financial profit is The China Project, a 31-page book cited on page 23 of this newsletter. This project was a collaborative effort between universities and scientists in the U.S., Britain, France and China, and was the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the relationship between diet and disease. The conclusion was that with a switch to a vegetarian diet and elimination of recreation drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), "scientists estimate that premature deaths from all diseases could be reduced by 80 to 90%!"
But Dr. Walker and the China Project are exceptions to the rule of main stream scientific advice on diet and health care, which is influenced by dollars from the following industries:
MANUFACTURED FOOD - The manufactured food industry processes our food supply and places it in bottles, cans, boxes and packages, because their profit (as opposed to our health) is maximized when food can sit in warehouses and on grocery shelves for many months or even years before use. Anybody can tell the difference between the wonderful fruits and vegetables God has created for us, as opposed to the lifeless products of the processed food industry. In order for it to have long shelf life, they must destroy the life force (enzymes) in our food so it won't spoil. The fact that all processed foods are almost devoid of any nutritional value is not something you generally hear from a scientist with a six-figure income from the system that promotes processed foods. (And you don't read it in publications supported by advertising processed foods.) The manufactured food business is the most profitable industry in America and its influence has become painfully apparent in our way of life... and our way of death.
MEDICAL DOCTORS & THE DRUG INDUSTRY - Because manufactured foods are almost totally devoid of nutritional value and loaded with toxic chemicals in the form of preservatives, coloring agents, and more, the American people get sick and have to go to doctors. Now the medical doctors bring on the drugs of the drug industry and are literally the salesman and promoters of the second-most profitable industry in America, the medical/drug cartel.
INSURANCE INDUSTRY - Because the cost of treating physical problems by the medical/drug industry is so outrageously expensive, we have been programmed to think we need to carry health insurance. The attempt by government to provide the masses with health insurance is bankrupting our country, and the status of our nation's health is getting worse. But insurance is essential because it increases the customer base and profitability of the medical/ drug industry. And of course, insurance companies have to make a profit, so they pass on their added costs to premium holders and tax payers for already over-priced drugs and procedures.
When I tell people I do not carry health insurance (I do have accident insurance) and haven't had any for over 20 years, many look at me as if I am crazy. But why should I carry health insurance? If a person eats a diet and lives a lifestyle in accordance with the Bible and God's wisdom, chances of ever getting sick is almost nil, so why should I be a part of this system? Now, if a person is going to eat and live according to the world's wisdom, they had better carry insurance because sooner or later they are going to get sick.
Over 20 years ago, I turned from the world's wisdom to God's wisdom when it came to how I was feeding and taking care of my physical body/temple. In these 20-plus years since making this diet change, I have not experienced as much as a cold, sore throat, headache, upset stomach, been to a doctor or taken as much as an aspirin. Today, at 60-plus years of age, I can do more physically than the average teenager can and I have energy beyond anything I have ever experienced in my entire life. But it is not just me -- there are now tens of thousands of people who have turned from the world's way and adopted God's way and wisdom concerning this physical body and not only have most of them gotten well from whatever ailed them, but hardly ever does someone who is applying this wisdom from God ever get sick again.
Here at Hallelujah Acres, we teach God's Way to Ultimate Health! We started as just a little voice crying in the wilderness in 1992 and were put down and rejected by the vast majority of the Christian Community because we were teaching something that was different. I find that Christians are afraid of anything different or new because we have been taught to fear anything other than what we have been programmed with. (This diet may be different but, considering that it dates back to the first chapter of Genesis, it would be hard to call it new.)
But those who did change to this diet became an inspiration for others and today, five years later, God's Way to Ultimate Health is going worldwide. Tens of thousands have now tried God's Way and have been healed of almost every physical problem they had been experiencing. Most of those who apply God's Way to the physical care of their bodies never get sick again.
Why are people flocking to Hallelujah Acres? Because they have found the World's wisdom has failed them and many are desperately seeking truth and positive results for the sake of their own precious health. For proof of what God's wisdom can do when it is put to use, read the dozens of testimonies in this issue of Back to the Garden or the hundreds of testimonials in our book, God's Way to Ultimate Health. Many people who have applied God's wisdom have turned their life around -- often healing cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, etc. -- and have become an inspiration for everyone around them.