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Healthful Living, Page 27

Chapter 7—Natural Law; How Violated

General Statements

82. Needlessly to transgress the laws of our being is a violation of the law of God.—Testimonies for the Church 2:538.

83. If we unnecessarily injure our constitutions, we dishonor God, for we transgress the laws of our being.—The Health Reformer, October 1, 1871.

84. If appetite, which should be strictly guarded and controlled, is indulged to the injury of the body, the penalty of transgression will surely result.—Unpublished Testimonies, August 30, 1896.

85. Every careless action, any abuse put upon the Lord's mechanism, by disregarding his specified laws in the human habitation, is a violation of God's law.—Unpublished Testimonies, January 11, 1897.

86. Intemperance of any kind is a violation of the laws of our being.—The Health Reformer, March 1, 1878 par. 2.

Indulgence of Appetite

87. The laws of our being cannot be more successfully violated than by crowding upon the stomach unhealthful food just because it is craved by a morbid appetite.—How to Live, 52.

88. Eating merely to please the appetite is a transgression of nature's laws.—Unpublished Testimonies, August 30, 1896.

89. Any course of action in eating, drinking, or dressing that is unhealthful injures the fine works of the human machinery, and interferes with God's order. Obstructions are created in bone, brain,

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