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Healthful Living, Page 40

efforts for entire conformity to the will of God which his word requires, and which are necessary to give you a moral fitness for the finishing touch of immortality.—Testimonies for the Church 2:66.

152. In order to live a perfect life, we must live in harmony with those natural laws which govern our being.—Testimonies for the Church 3:163.

Effects upon the Mind

153. That which darkens the skin and makes it dingy, also clouds the spirits, and destroys the cheerfulness and peace of mind.... Every wrong habit which injures the health of the body, reacts in effect upon the mind.—The Health Reformer, February 1, 1877.

154. Those things which fret and derange the stomach will have a benumbing influence upon the finer feelings of the heart.—Testimonies for the Church 2:537.

155. The gloom and despondency supposed to be the result of obedience to God's moral law is often attributable to disregard of physical law. Those whose moral faculties are beclouded by disease are not the ones rightly to represent the Christian life, and show forth the joys of salvation or the beauties of holiness. They are too often in the fire of fanaticism, or the waters of cold indifference or stolid gloom.—Signs of the Times, June 15, 1882.

156. Unless they practise true temperance, they will not, they cannot, be susceptible to the sanctifying influence of the truth.—Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 117.

157. Eating, drinking, and dressing all have a direct bearing upon our spiritual advancement.—The Youth's Instructor, May 31, 1894.

158. By indulging in a wrong course of action in eating and drinking, thousands upon thousands are

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