Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Opus 2012-148, Healthy Insights: Biblical Nutrition, Salt, Part 4 of 4

One more, how about salt as a healer?
(2 Kings 2:21 KJV)  And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
This makes no sense to me scientifically, but I am sure there is some explanation.

So the Bible gives salt good press.  Our culture gives salt bad press. 

I will concede that some people are sensitive to sodium and must avoid salt.  We all know people that have their blood pressure spike because of salt, but that is not true of most people.  Even the doctors are beginning to admit that they went overboard on their crusade against salt.

So if it is a problem for you, avoid it.  That seems common sense to me.  Just because some people have a reaction to peanuts or sea food does not mean that the rest of the civilized world must declare them off limits.

What other foods are given good press by the Bible?

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. "This makes no sense to me scientifically, but I am sure there is some explanation."

    Now, I am not saying that this explains it, but it is somewhat of a possibility.

    1. I stand corrected.

      I should have known better. I am visiting my son and he has a well. The water is horrible and I have helped lug the 50 pound bags of salt we dumped in his softener. He keeps trying to explain to me how it works. I looked through the article you referenced. It still doesn't make sense to me but it obviously works.

      So much for my scientific expertise.

      Thanks for the correction. See, the internet does have the ability to teach.

      Grace and peace.


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