What's the JW view on food intake?

by sonnyboy 12 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    ah yes everything in moderation

    well the exception would be to pig out on their spiritual banquets

    I knew one sister (with unbelieving mate) who was severely overweight. She was counselled by the elders to lose the weight Another sister (elder's wife) was to my knowledge ever counseled about her weight

  • A Paduan
    A Paduan
    The Bible directly speaks about gluttony.
    Really - where ?
    Proverbs 23:20,21

    The passage involves the phrase "gluttonous eaters of meat" (and winebibbing) - but I believe that it is a personal thing to understand it according to the flesh.

  • doofdaddy

    To me it's more of an addiction issue.

    I knew countless witnesses who used food as a comfort to the point of being grossly obese.

    One guy I worked with would knock off a tub of ice cream every single night after stuffing himself on junk all day. He would get physically distressed if separated from food too long( like between morning tea and lunch). His hip joints collapsed at 40 and he now is an invalid pensioner. He was also made an elder at the same time.

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