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Friday, February 17, 2012

Ron Paul: Why Can't We 'Put Into Our Body Whatever We Want?'

“If we are allowed to deal with our eternity and all that we believe in spiritually, and if we’re allowed to read any book that we want under freedom of speech, why is it we can’t put into our body whatever we want?” Paul told more than 1,000 people at a rally in Vancouver, a suburb of Portland, Ore.

The answer you seek Dr. Paul, is simply this: Not everything available to put in our bodies is benefitial nor wise to ingest. With freedom comes great responsibility. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I will agree with at least one tidbit Dr. Paul shared in his speech from his Vancouver rally "The wealth of our country is gravitating to the few. In a free society their will always be rich people. The rich make a lot of profit because they sell prducts we like and need and there should be nothing wrong with that."


Paul said...

Of course what Paul might ask is where in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 does the text say we are responsible for what *someone else* puts into their bodies?

Does mandated good behavior bring people closer to God? Does Jesus teach us that we gain righteousness by behaving well? By believing in laws to make us good?

Christianity is based on our own good behavior no matter what others do around us or to us. There is no command that we make others behave well.

James Richardson said...

Yes, but the Christian has the responsibility to live out God's Word as written and tell others the truth within it. Dr. Paul used the word "we" including himself. Isn't he also a Christian?

We cannot command others to behave well, but the Christian should certainly not encourage people to put in their bodies whatever they want!

Thanks for your comment.

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