To those who drink coffee, do you truly believe that caffeine is not detrimental to your well being, but in fact favorable? That its consumption aids productivity; that its use is necessary for performance? I beseech thee to examine this habit. With scrupulous attention, study the basis for its desire in the system, and its effect on the body and mind. Exercise self-control and keep the body in subjection for the sake of the experiment. Determine for yourself if this stimulant is truly advantageous. Do not rely solely on the fact that many have reached old age, while consistently indulging; this argument will in no wise convince the temperate.

The truth is, for those who have ears to hear, coffee is a harmful indulgence. Do not be fooled, though it momentarily stimulates the mind and invigorates the imagination, know that there are serious repercussions. Like alcohol, coffee has a pernicious effect on morality. A peaceful man often becomes belligerent when intoxicated with strong drink. Similarly, a person who is kind and patient becomes irritable and rash by the indulgence of coffee. This injurious beverage debilitates the mind, and leaves the body exhausted. The deceptiveness of coffee is not well understood due to man’s short sidedness. We trade in our health, life’s most precious gift, for fleeting worldly treasures. We perish “for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6), and every cup of coffee taken lessens the mental powers. Being deceived by the short term boost in energy, the mind is consequently left lethargic. Habitual coffee drinking is very much like global monetary policy. The unconstitutional central bank, who refuses to allow mal-investment to crash, prints money and continues to misallocate resources; and in the short term is able to prop up the economy; but afterwards leaves the population prostrated with no employment. A country must produce in order to become wealthy and not borrow from its reserves, lest the nation becomes bankrupt. The human body must build itself up on fruits, grains, vegetables, and seeds. The body needs proper rest and lots of water. Those who use coffee to accomplish tasks strain the nervous system to complete untimely requests. Like central bank monetary policy we borrow future resources for its present use. By drinking coffee we are misallocating our time and physical resources. The action the mind takes is unwonted; and though things may be accomplished in the short term, the crash is greater than the stimulus. How appropriate is it that the euphemism for money printing is called “stimulus.” The central bank never had the right to borrow reserves from the citizenry because it does not belong to them. We do not have the right to drink coffee, thus taxing our system, because this body belongs to God. It is written, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are… 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?” {1Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19} Take the time to study the organic laws of our nature. Due to ignorance, many defile the temple of God. Would any claim that God’s temple, the temple of the Holy Ghost, belongs to them? “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” {1Cor. 6:20}. Our bodies were purchased with the blood of Jesus. By drinking coffee, ignorant or not, we trodden the blood of Jesus underfoot.

Those who eat fatty animal flesh or rich foods, and drink coffee must take this message to heart. The combination of these wearing habits can be fatal. Heart Disease is an epidemic, its claims an unbelievable amount of victims. Our diet plays a paramount influence on our blood pressure (hypertension). By subsisting on flesh meats, or too much poor fatty foods, there becomes an extreme risk of a cardiovascular event (CVE). A determining risk factor for a heart attack is high blood pressure. Coffee can increase the risk of a CVE because it “exerts an acute unfavorable effect on aortic stiffness.”1 There is a relationship between arterial stiffness and an increased risk of cardiovascular event like a heart attack.

1{Caffeine increases aortic stiffness in hypertensive patients Presented in preliminary form at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, May 14–18, 2002, New York, New York.}

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