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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Opus 2012-150, Healthy Insights: Biblical Nutrition, Eggs

How about eggs.  The doctors have been steering us clear of eggs because of the dangers of cholesterol.  But wait, lately it seems that some studies are showing that eggs are not as bad as they thought.  Could it be that the first studies were paid for by the breakfast cereal industry and the current are financed by the Egg Council?  Do you think?  How else could the artery stopper become “the incredible, edible egg”?

Are eggs evil incarnate or are they the answer to life’s big questions?  Like many questions, the answer is somewhere in the middle.  Think things like “balance” and “moderation.”  From God’s point of view the egg is assumed to be a part of our diet.  The book of Job combines eggs with salt. 
(Job 6:6 KJV)  Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
There is no mention of pepper or salsa, but the assumption is that people eat eggs.  I wonder if Job had been hearing from the cholesterol people because he is just talking about the “white” of the egg.
It seems that farmers have always had a pattern.
(Isaiah 10:14 KJV)  And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Why would they be gathering eggs if they were not going to eat them?

And then in the words of Jesus we find the assumption that eggs are a good thing.
(Luke 11:12 KJV)  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
So eggs were created as a part of our world to be part of our food chain.  Obviously you can overdo it.  Excess of anything is still excess.  You might also have other parts of your life that are out of control so you need to avoid them.  You can talk to your doctor about that.  We are all different.  Some people die if a bee stings them.  I pull out the stinger and get on with life.  That does not mean that bees are to be eradicated or that I am a macho man.

So the real question is, sunny side up or scrambled?

What other foods does the Bible comment on?

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Eggs; God's original canned food.

    1. Now that is a line I wish I had thought up.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Eggs from chickens living naturally are also far healthier than "factory" eggs.

    1. We had a chicken that roamed our back yard for a time. The eggs we were able to find were good but the mess was too much to deal with. I am not sure why we never built an enclosure. Too lazy I guess.

      Grace and peace


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