Saturday, January 30, 2010

Uniting All Fitness-Minded Christians on Facebook

I think one of the most understated or under-taught lessons from the Bible is that of maintaining the body (or temple) to be fit and healthy. It is sad and painful for everyone in a church when a pastor dies of a heart attack or a parishioner becomes paralyzed from a stroke. There is substantial scientific evidence that the chances for such diseases are much reduced with a fit and healthy life. (Another “side” benefit to a fit and healthy life is looking better and feeling better.)

I’ve been to many churches and usually can’t find more than two Christians in any one church who truly understands the importance of maintaining the fitness of one’s physical body (temple). Fortunately, we can unite all the fitness-oriented Christians from different churches since we live in the age of new social media and web 2.0 (which includes tools like Facebook). If God is willing, I hope we can spread this way of life in maintaining our bodies.

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” - 1 Corinthians 3:16 – 17

If you would like to take one step toward becoming a fitter you, I encourage you to join the Facebook group, Christians into Fitness, at We all know the effectiveness of joining in numbers, especially in the Lord. (Ecclesiastes 4:9)

“No branch can bear fruit by itself” John 15:4

This is also true for a Christian trying to lose weight or get fit. To bear fruit in this area of one's life, we need to unite all the fitness-minded Christians together (at least on Facebook first). Together, we can make a difference in all the different churches we belong to. If you understand, are encouraged, or are inspired by this, please join my group, Christians into Fitness at

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