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Is Eating Too Much A Sin

Is eating too much of something or eating something that is really good a sin? If yes, why? If no, why?

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 ---barbara on 6/8/06
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barbara-- Regarding your original question, I'd say God intended for us to ENJOY food. Your mother apparently enjoyed some foods immensely! But just enjoying something doesn't make it sinful!
If you eat too much, or too much of the wrong things, it is to your peril.

But I don't think God put us here to identify every "sin" we observe in others. Rather we should be more concerned with being, ourselves, what God wants us to be.
---Donna66 on 7/14/11

John ... You promised not to SHOUT
---alan8566_of_uk on 7/14/11

Ohhh mercy... here we go with the POTLUCK thing again
---CraigA on 7/13/11

And I suppose that's how you get a POT BELLY
---Christina on 7/13/11

---John on 7/13/11

A Sin When We Eat To Much Is Called "Glotony"
---Bella_rona_s._llegaria on 7/13/11

Deuteronomy 21:20 and Proverbs 23:21 tell us not to be gluttons. Eating too much is gluttony so, yes, it is a sin. However, I'm sure that God wants us to enjoy what we eat, that is why He provided such good things. He just doesn't want us making ourselves ill with it or depriving others of their share.
---M.P. on 1/12/08

They better get off their duffs and move around. Sitting in one place all day is not a heart/body healthy activity.
---Thunder on 5/5/07

Eating to sustain is not a sin but over indulgence is,Hence the saying"Do you eat to live OR live to eat"Healthy are those who leave the Table just satisfied than those oversatisfied & oversized.Jesus fed 5000 with 5 loaves & 2 fishes & they were filled!!!
---Emcee on 5/5/07

Many are quick to judge someone with some weight on them saying they are commiting gluttony. Don't forget there are peope who eat the same amount as these people yet burn it off and are trim. These thin people will have to be guilty of the same thing if they eat the same amount as those who are obese. Think on that. There are people who eat only till when they are full yet are still overweight. It's because not everyone does physical activities. The person you call a glutton may eat the same as you.
---Matthew on 5/5/07

"Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things."
--Phillipians 3:17
---Murray on 5/5/07

Proverbs 23:20-21 "Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags." Proverbs 28:7 declares, "He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father." Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, "put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony."

---Murray on 5/5/07

Physical appetites are a reflection of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits (anger), unable to keep our mouth from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites. Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, 2 Corinthians 10:5. God has blessed us, we should honor God's creation by eating them in appropriate quantities.
---Murray on 5/5/07

Gluttony seems to be something that Christians like to ignore. We are quick to label smoking and drinking as sins...but for some reason gluttony is accepted or tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette, but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table to the point that they feel like they are going to explode.
---Murray on 5/5/07

I will leave the first half to those with a theological bent. But the second half ... How can it be sinful to eat something that is really good? Should we confine ourselves to eating only bad things? Or do you mean something that is really delicious? In that case, I do not know any scripture that says you should not eat it.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/5/07

Yes, it's called gluttony, a sin of the flesh as I sit here eating my spinach and cheese manicotti with bread. LOL Is it still a sin if it's in your heritage to like to eat good food?
---Donna9759 on 6/9/06

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1 Corinthians 8:8
But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
Hebrews 13:9
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
---tofurabby on 6/8/06

Actually, the moderator changed my question. I said my mother used to say, "this is so good it is a sin" when she would eat something she liked. Is there food that is actually sinful to eat? And is it sinful to eat...chocolate cake, pizza, or other foods of that nature?
---barbara on 6/8/06

Yes!! Eating too much food is a sin(gluttony). I am guilty of this sin, among a multitude of others. But now for some good news. Lord Jesus Christ through his grace and sacrifice has fourgiven us of our sins, and Ohl I am so happy and free because of what He is done for me.
---mima on 6/8/06

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