I was challenged to recommend Christian books and quality Christian food to a young man that recently converted. Richard Wurmbrand is a must have on this list. Nowadays I don’t think you can properly understand Christianity without listening the voice of the persecuted Church and it’s greatest ambassador, Richard Wurmbrand. He spent fourteen years in cells that wreaked of sickness, disease, betrayal, lies and cruelty, during communism, in Romania. With him, The Voice Of The Martyrs has an echo in the whole world today
It does matter what perspective you have about your body. In history there have been many insights about the human body. It was seen as a prison of the soul, it was neglected, considered something secondary.
I remember the last centuries mystic monk who lived literally on a stand, punishing his body. When a worm fell off his skin, he took the worm, put it back, saying: Eat creature of God.
„Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God”, Jesus is saying. In Romanian „your mistake” is translated with „you get lost”. So, it’s easy to get lost. Just ignore the Bible and what God is sharing to you.
The Word places a great emphasis on the way we look at the body, the teachings are very clear and they can release some of the misconceptions we might have.
Jen Wilkin presents below five lies about our body, bringing them in the light of God.
Lie #1: Your body is decorative. It should be used to attract the attention of men and the envy of women. What matters most is how it looks.
Truth: Your body is useful. It should be used to accomplish the good works that God ordained for you to do. What matters most is what it does.
Lie #2: Your body’s appearance is flawed but fixable. You are not the right size, shape, or color. But you can (and should) go to enormous effort and expense to change that.
Truth: Your body’s appearance is designed by God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, according to a plan. Because God is a God of infinite creativity, people come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors.