purpose of this book is to examine scriptures, both current and ancient, and
opinions from members of The Church of Jesus Christ
Latter-day Saints, Jewish leaders, Christian leaders, ancient prophets, and
Jesus Christ himself to substantiate once and for all the absolute truth about
what we should eat and what we should not eat, its major implications for
ourselves and the world and that even this first and simple command has
tremendous consequences. We will also learn to distinguish a true prophet
a false prophet so that we can act accordingly.
We must remember that this is a Little Book. It is an opening for study,
an introduction that will illustrate the continuing thread that permeates all
true scriptures of God and a pointer for those who are lost in a Bible which is
a history of the early peoples — good and evil — who profited from the
buying and selling of beasts of all kinds and did not wish to lose their power
to make money, or to lead the people in such a way that they wouldn’t come to
a knowledge of the truth.
It is not the author’s intention to rewrite history, but to give you
direct quotes from prophets of God and others so that you can see them in the
time line in which they are written and make your own judgments. It is the
author’s intention to present some of the pieces of the puzzle about diet
since the world began so that you can fit those pieces into your personal puzzle
and then act upon it. In light of the eleventh Article of Faith:
“We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the
dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them
worship how, where, or what they may.” (
It is well to say that the quotes in this book are from those who
passionately believe in the gentle gospel of Jesus Christ
, reflect the author’s opinion, and are
primarily to present hidden and buried thought about this subject through the
ages in order that the reader might reach correct knowledge which will enable
him to choose the right.
Note that when there are major departures from original doctrine as
presented in the standard King James
Version of the Bible, the author has used the Joseph Smith
to give clarity to the scripture.
world is growing weary of waiting for the angel to come down with the little
book that contains the mysteries of godliness. At least, I am growing weary of
waiting. There are many who already know the mysteries and there are many who
have part of the answer and others who have other parts. This book is an attempt
by the compiler to assemble those parts into a coherent and understandable
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and
a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet
as pillars of fire;
And he had in his hand a little book open; and he set his right foot upon the
sea, and his left foot on the earth, … (Revelation
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound,
the mystery of God
of godliness] should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the
And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and
take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon
the sea and upon the earth.
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he
said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it
shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was
in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten of it, my belly was
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like
that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was
written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. (Ezekiel
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and
go speak unto the house of
So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels
with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as
honey for sweetness. (Ezekiel
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and
rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
But the wicked shall do wickedly and shall not understand, but the righteous
purify themselves and make themselves white. (Daniel
as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, 494)
little book is for the righteous
those who aspire to be righteous. This book is for those who are willing to
understand, who wish not to talk about God and what He does and who He is — it
is for those that wish to follow in His footsteps and do what He did if they
only had the knowledge of exactly what He did do.
This book is for the many, those who already follow the Savior with full
intent, who understand that the spirit and the body are dual entities and that
the cleansing of one will facilitate the cleansing of the other. This book is
for those who wish to bring to pass their own eternal life and the eternal lives
of their children.
Doing what He did has not been made understandable to those who desire
plainness of words or intent. It has been obscured in the history of time,
trouble, and the misfortunes of the people of the earth. It has purposely been
obscured by “principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world,
and spiritual wickedness in high places (loosely from Ephesians
those spirits who followed the adversary, the Nefalim
(the fallen ones) who lost their
bodies, and seek to weaken ours so that they can have entrance.
The humble of the world will seek understanding, will put the past behind
them and go forward as did Jeremiah
, with joy and rejoicing of heart. This book
is written for those who seek after truth with all their hearts — those who
put the pride of false knowledge behind them, pray earnestly for truth and
follow all the commandments of God from the beginning, once they understand
them: those who persevere in following the Savior no matter the cost, and seek
through His grace to be like Him.
These are they who realize they can’t change the world with laws —
but they can change their own personal world and the good or evil in it.
Morality cannot be legislated. These are they who take full responsibility for
their own lives and eternal soul development. They, when faced with knowledge of
the truth, will make the correct choice, even though it could be difficult.
These are they who have set before themselves a lofty goal, the indwelling and
companionship of the Holy Spirit in its entirety. These are they who realize
that they walk with the spirit of light and the spirit of darkness, who admit
their thoughts are sometimes not as pure as they would wish for themselves and
wish to eradicate the darkness with every method at their disposal. These are
they who wish to follow the straight and narrow path that leads to eternal life
and will confidently face their Maker at the last day in purity of body, mind,
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life.
The understanding in this book was made possible by the teaching and understanding of many. Three people I would especially like to thank are Tom Rodgers for his patience in teaching me the truth, George Ritchie, Return from Tomorrow, whose near-death experience opened a mystery to me that I had long wondered about, and Chuck Juhn, who has also contributed to the book. I continue to be thankful to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have shown me kindness and who have set an amazing example for me. I am thankful for friends and family members who have set an example of honesty and integrity and shown great patience with me. I am thankful for the Prophets of all dispensations who have known and practiced the truth and also for those individuals who have endeavored to practice this truth and have published peace in their books and articles – from which I have quoted from extensively. I am thankful for my parents whose love of truth inspired me to prize it above all else and albeit late in life, to seek it with all my heart.
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