The subject of diet has received strong emphasis among Seventh-day Adventists. This is because of the bearing of nutrition on the individual’s mental, social, and spiritual welfare as well as the physical welfare, and consequently on the person’s ability to serve God and humanity and to comprehend spiritual things. SDA s find both a scientific and a biblical basis for this emphasis: (1) the teaching of science that what we eat and drink affects not only our bodies but also our brains, and (2) biblical admonitions to the Christian to “glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” ( 1 Cor. 6:20 ), and “whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” ( 1 Cor. 10:31 ). Since SDA s, as creationists, accept the Genesis record as...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.