David Barton: Science Will Eventually Catch Up to The Bible
The results of several recent studies on the intake of salt have been widely reported in the media for about a year now. The New York Times, USA Today and lesser known papers, CNN, the broadcast networks, and countless news web sites have all covered the story at different times going back to the end of last year.
In a nutshell what the studies have found is that salt in moderation is probably not as bad for you as we have been led to believe in the last couple of decades. They also found that too little salt, just like too much, can also put you at risk of cardiovascular disease. Generally the research concludes that for most people a little more salt than is recommended in current federal health guidelines will not cause adverse effects. However some people really are more sensitive to salt than the general population and need to stay at a reduced intake level.
Okay, now lets get to David Barton’s take on this issue…
You also get the promise of Exodus 15:26 that says now if you do all of the things that I command you, you won’t be stuck with all those diseases I put on the Egyptians, you’ll really be health. And so this is really the basis of healthcare is actually doing your body the way God wants you to do your body. That’s one of the great books out of the 60’s called “None of These Diseases” by Dr. S.I. McMillen who’s just a medical doctor and he said ‘hey, let’s go back and look at what God said about health things in the Bible.” And, my gosh, four thousand, five thousand years later we doctors have finally figured out God got it right.
And I’ll make a speculation on this because I think the Bible is always right on science and science eventually does catch up, we’re going to find out salt is not that bad a deal for you. There’s a reason Jesus made salt a good thing, that we are the salt, we are the light, we’re the preservative. Now anything taken too much is going to be a problem, but I have seen in the last two weeks new studies coming out saying well, it turns out salt is not as bad as we thought it was.
So he is “speculating” on salt based only on his biblical knowledge and not in fact from the very studies he says he has read? Aren’t the studies that have been out for around a year now the only reason he is even discussing this issue to begin with? I do not want to know what type of mental gymnastics it takes to convince yourself that science is wrong and the bible is right and to then use science to try to prove it.
More about that book he is plugging “None of These Diseases” in a page coming soon…