12 1 2015
Is Over Eating a Sin? When people think of sin, the first thing that comes to mind is not over eating or gluttony. I believe that over eating is a sin and we should not ignore it. Gluttony also could have a big impact on someone’s life. I also believe that over eating is idolatry and I will explain that later.
There are different definitions of sin in the Bible. One that comes to mind is “therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). The verse in James shows us that if you know that over eating is a sin and you do it anyway, it is a sin. So when the Bible tells you the right thing to do and you purposely ignore it, for example gluttony, the person is sinning. When a person is over eating, it affects their mind, their body, their spirit, their heart, their emotions, their relationships, and even their finances. There are easy ways for people to fall into the trap of overeating. For example, a person could convince their self that he or she is not addicted to overeating and “can stop at any time”. Jesus teaches, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin (John 8:34). Another way is a person might over eat when nobody is watching. When sin is in your life, it can be easy to keep the sin secretive so no one else will know about it. Once a person realizes this sin they have to confess it. James 5:16 states, “Therefore, confess Koyate 2 your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” The biblical term for “addiction” is “idolatry.” The sin of overeating is idolatry. Idolatry