We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Did They Really Say That?!?

“The most common thought that people hold, and I held it too, is that food was responsible for my weight gain.  That is a belief that does not serve you, and in my mind now it is complete balderdash!.  Food is not responsible for putting on weight.  It is your thought that food is responsible for putting on weight that actually has food put on weight.  Remember, thoughts are primary cause of everything, and the rest is effects from those thoughts.  Think perfect thoughts and the result must be perfect.”
Rhonda Byrne, The Secret, p.59

So, if you don’t think food will make you fat, you can be a total glutton and never gain weight?!?!  Mind you, this book is promoted by many Christians!  But it really doesn’t teach anything different than the Word of Faith heretics do.


ali said...

Guns do not kill people, people kill people.

Food does not make us fat, people are responsible for making themselves at through overeating, lack of exercise etc.

Just like with everything else, we must take responsibity for our own actions and not blame other things or people for our own poor choices.

Something to think about.

Joe said...

We all know that thought is full of calories.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I think we all know that food doesn't make us fat, but the context when saying it does (or doesn't, as I note) has to do with actually eating it or not eating it. Her contention is that eating food won't make you fat if you don't think it will.

Anonymous said...

So sad that people believe this foolishness, when it makes zero sense medically or spiritually. You're right, Glenn, "The Secret" sounds like the same erroneous teaching that is promoted by the wof heretics.

Except for people with legitimate medical conditions that prohibit/restrict eating certain foods, or that make maintaining a healthy weight more challenging than usual, these verses should be the wisdom for a believer:

1 Timothy 4:1-5
Matthew 6:25
Romans 14

I'm sure there are others but those are the ones that came right to mind. :)