I Prefer Sourdough

There are ancient Mesopotamian hieroglyphs from 5000 years ago that show cake or bread dough rising. And when Israel left Egypt thousands of years ago, “… they baked cakes of the dough, which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait ….” [Exd. 12:39]. In order for dough to rise, it has to ferment due to the presence of a leavening agent, yeast. This natural process usually takes eight or more hours.

So Israel left Egypt with unleavened bread. And the eating of unleavened bread, which is the absence of yeast in the dough, was marked for observance by Israel as the high holy Days of Unleavened Bread in remembrance of God leading them out of captivity. [See Exd. 12:15-20; 1 Cor. 10:1-4]. Yeast equating to sin is a spiritual metaphor. The more yeast, the more sin in our lives. [See the Feature article, Can A Christian Sin?].

Christ fulfilled these high holy days on our behalf in the first century though hardly a Christian today is aware of it. As the apostle Paul told the ekklesia, the Christians in Corinth, “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you are truly unleavened. For indeed, Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us. Let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” [1 Cor. 5:7, 8]. For a comprehensive look at the Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread and their significance for Christians, see chapter three in The Hijacked Elephant, and the Feature articles, Days Christians Must Observe? and The Relevance Of The Holy Days In The Plan Of God In The Last Days].

This unleavened bread of truth that Paul spoke of in the first century has all but been lost in our Christian lives regarding the meaning of the Days of Unleavened Bread and their relevance for us. As a result, an inferior product of deceit slowly and deliberately has been killing us spiritually. It has replaced the truth, which should be our nourishing daily bread.

On a parallel note, as a society we are suffering the same debilitating fate with the actual bread we eat daily. In an article written by Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, International Medical Veritas Association, he writes in part, “In commercial bread yeast levels are dramatically increased, accelerants and proving agents introduced including bromide, a known thyroid poison that was insanely substituted for iodine in the US. Fast-made bread is one of the most destructive implementations into the modern diet  …. Poorly-prepared and poorly-digested wheat is the chief contributor to the current plague of “gluten-intolerance,” obesity, diabetes, Candida diseases and many allergenic conditions all of which contribute to the conditions that cause cancer.”

“In an article, published in 1984 in East-West Journal, Ronald Kotsch describes why conventionally yeasted bread contributes to disease. "In (conventional) yeast fermentation, the starch cells of the bread actually explode. The patterns they form are identical to those of cancer cells. According to French researcher Jean Claude Vincent, the bio-electrical energy of the dough also is identical to that of cancer cells.

“Researchers in Sweden at Lund University have noted that the fermentation process that’s involved in the creation of sourdough utilizes carbohydrates, lowering the carbohydrate level in the dough as it’s transformed to lactic acid. The result of this process means that sourdough bread can aid in ensuring that your blood glucose level remains in line, helping to guard against various diseases especially diabetes.

Sircus continues, “According to Walter Last, “Undigested gluten from quickly risen bread can seriously weaken the intestinal wall. Its effect on the tiny absorption villi in the small intestine may be compared to the action of sandpaper on wood. Animal experiments have shown that the intestinal absorption villi are long and slender before they come into repeated contact with wheat protein. Afterwards, they become blunt and broad, with a much-reduced ability to absorb. This greatly contributes to the widespread incidence in our society of people with problems of malabsorption and who are missing out on vital nutrients. In such people, not only are the absorption villi blunted, the irritation caused by the sandpaper effect of gluten produces a protective mucus coating over the intestinal wall and this makes it still more difficult for nutrients to pass through the intestinal wall.”
 See Walter Last Interview. Also, see Solving The Gluten Mystery.

Our lack of the love of the truth has resulted in our spiritual health being infused with dramatically increased and accelerated levels of the yeast of deceit, which is a major contributor to the current plague of lies that are destroying us. Coated by this plethora of deceit and man-made traditions, the unfamiliar light of the truth is unable to reach us. Hence, we are spiritually malnourished, missing the vital nutrients that should be a key part of our Christian life.

Our daily bread from God is the spiritual health and vitality imparted to us by the love of the truth. As physical bread can either nourish us or slowly kill us, so it is with the love of the truth or the acceptance of deceit that has become a cancer in our Christian lives.

See our Feature articles, The War Dispatches and The Love Of The Truth.

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