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Divine Guidance in the Remnant of God’s Church, Page 153

heavenly angels, continue to use as food anything that has so harmful an effect on soul and body?” 44White, Ellen G., “Counsels on Diet and Foods, 380.

“It is for their own good that the Lord counsels the Remnant Church to discard the use of flesh meats, tea, and coffee, and other harmful foods. There are plenty of other things on which we can subsist that are wholesome and good.” 45Counsels on Diet and Foods, 381.

Thus it becomes apparent to all that God would have His people eat a diet as near to the original ideal diet as is possible. The advantages and blessings are clearly outlined. Just as far as possible we should live by the ideal, the best.

To be absolutely fair and unbiased on this matter of meat eating we should present the passages which recognize emergencies, special cases and situations. These are known by some and they are frequently used as justification for using flesh foods. We present them in order to have the whole picture before us and to enable us to come to right conclusions.

The compilers of the book Counsels on Diet and Foods, 481 set forth some principles which guided Ellen G. White in her dietetic practices:

“First: ‘The diet reform must be progressive.’ 46White, Ellen G., “The Ministry of Healing, 320.

“Second: ‘We do not mark out any precise line to be followed in diet.’ 47White, Ellen G., Testimonies for the Church 9:159.

“Third: ‘I make myself a criterion for no one else.’ 48White, Ellen G., Letter 45, 1903.

Mrs. White writes of her own experience in these words:

“I accepted the light on health reform as it came to me. It has been a great blessing to me. I have better health today, notwithstanding I am seventy-six years old, than I had in my younger days. I thank God for the principles of health reform.” 49White, Ellen G., Counsels on Diet and Foods, 482, 1904.

“Light came to me, showing me the injury men and women were doing to the mental, moral, and physical faculties by the use of flesh meat. I was shown that the whole human

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