Caring For Our Body Temple
3 John 2 New International Version (NIV)
2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
How the Lord made our Body from the Earth
CARING FOR OUR BODY, YESHUA’S HOLY TEMPLE
As born-again Christians we understand that our bodies are Yeshua’s Holy Temple, therefore, we are to treat it with great care and respect in reverence to God who lives in us.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 King James Version (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CREATING MAN
When man (soul) was first created, he was made in the image and likeness of God and given dominion over the Earth and all that dwell in it.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CREATING OUR BODY
From the Book of Adam and Eve we understand that God made our present bodies from the Earth after they fell into transgression, willful sin.
Book of Adam and Eve 13:7
7 But when I heard of your transgression, I deprived you of that bright light. Yet, of My mercy, I did not turn you into darkness, but I made you your body of flesh, over which I spread this skin, in order that it may bear cold and heat.
UNDERSTANDING OUR BODY’S COMPOSITION
Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.
Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. All 11 are necessary for normal functioning.
COMPARISON OF THE COMPOSITION OF OUR BODY TO OUR EARTH
Major Elements Found in the Human Body
(Chemical Symbol) vs.
Abundances of Elements in the Earth’s Crust
(Approximate % by weight)
Oxygen (O) 61%
Vital role in breathing and metabolism. Nutrient compounds, inside of the cell, are oxidized through complex enzymatic processes.
Carbon (C) 23%
Virtually every part of the body is made up of molecules based around carbon chains.
Hydrogen (H) 10%
Critical component of water and other hydrogen bonds. Stomach acid (hydrogen and chlorine) allows digestion, therefore absorption of elements. Many chemical reactions that make life possible involve the hydrogen ion.
Nitrogen (N) 2.6%
Your body digests Nitrogen and makes it into energy. Nitrogen can be obtained from eating plants or from animals that eat plants (herbivores).
Calcium (Ca) 1.4%
Structure of bone and teeth.
Phosphorous (Ph) 1.1%
Structure of bone and teeth. Rebuilding of red blood cells.
Potassium (K) .20%
Major electrolyte of blood and cellular fluid. Required for maintenance of pH and nervous system.
Sulfur (S) .20%
Element of the essential amino acids.
Sodium (Na) .14%
Major electrolyte of blood and cellular fluid. Required for maintenance of pH and water balance. Vital to the transmission of impulses from our brains to muscles.
Chlorine (Cl) .12%
Major electrolyte of blood and cellular fluid. Balance of pH and water.Used in balancing electrical charges in nervous system.
Magnesium (Mg) .027%
Important in bone structure.
Silicon (Si) .026%
Essential nutrient for healthy bone metabolism.
Iron (Fe) .006%
Contained in blood, required for oxygen transport.
Fluorine (F) .0037%
Helps the body strengthen the bones and teeth.
Copper (Cu) .0001%
Contained in enzymes, which regulate iron transport.
Zinc (Zn) .0033%
Growth and repair of tissues. Required for DNA binding. Creation, release, and use of hormones. Sight, taste, and smell depend on zinc.
Aluminum (Al) .00008%
Involved in the action of a few enzymes.
Manganese (Mn) .00002%
Supports the immune system, regulates blood sugar, involved in the production of energy and cell reproduction. Deficiency can lead to improper bone formation.
Iodine (I) .00002
Used in production of thyroxine which plays an important role in metabolic rate.
Selenium (Se) .00002%
Helps our immune system produce antibodies, keeps the pancreas and heart functioning properly. Needed to make our tissues elastic.
Molybdenum (Mo) .000007%
Assists the processing of iron and nitrogen.
Chromium (Cr) .00002%
A cofactor in the regulation of sugar levels.
Cobalt (Co) .000004%
Contained in vitamin B12 which is necessary for the formation of all cells, especially red blood cells.