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Zenda was a glam rock artist in the mid 70's who made some EXCELLENT singles, see page 4 for reviews....and also for a writeup sent in by her guitarist from '75 !!!! he mentions current bands she is in....

a 2nd gallery was added 10-15-03, it can be seen in our gateway 2, and a 3rd gallery on MRS. JACKS was added to our 'gateway 2', towards the end of '03, u can get to our gateway 2 from the bottom of our gatway located at the bottom of the homepage and page 21.........

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photo of Zenda from the compilation lp MAGNETIC '75, see bottom of page 5 for more info

ZENDA on stage with guitarist STUART SCOTT

article taken from

The Bible and Vegetarianism, Part I

by Preston Monterrey

MY QUEST in favor of a vegetar-ian diet began twenty years ago, back in 1977, when some friends introduced me to a new lifestyle. They invited me to visit a vegetarian restaurant operated by members of a New Age group in the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua. I must admit that I found their food healthful and tasty. Back in those days I was not aware of the inroads that ancient spiritualism, disguised in the modern form of the New Age movement, was making into our western societies. I did not become a Seventh-day Adventist until 1979, when the fog of error began to dissipate from my mind through the warmth and beams of the Sun of Righteousness.

The scientific reasons provided in behalf of vegetarianism are solid, clear and reasonable. It was while studying those reasons that I became shocked at the realization that I was eating cadavers (dead animals). What a scary thought! I stayed on this no-meat diet about six months. I disassociated from my New Age friends when they invited me to attend a series of meditation sessions directed to worshiping the picture of one of their spiritual gurus. I knew well that only God deserves supreme adoration and reverence.

Looking back, I recognize that intellectually I was convinced about the superiority of a vegetarian diet over a flesh-meat diet. However, my heart was not touched. My entire soul was not committed to this new way of eating. Therefore, I went back to the old ways. To make things more difficult, I was at that time only fourteen years old, and I did not have a job, thus depending on the food supply provided by my parents and relatives, which besides beef, pork and chicken, included some items considered delicacies such as: armadillos, possums, iguanas, rabbits, eels, clams, and so forth. I really marvel at the fact that, in spite of 6,000 years of abuse of the human body caused by the violation of natural laws established by the Creator, the human race is still in existence.

Two more years went by before I stopped partaking of the list of the unclean foods given in Leviticus 11. Then, on December 31, 1979, I made a New Year's resolution--in fact, a resolution for a new decade: I would abandon my flesh foods, including "clean animals." I would fully embrace vegetarianism.

Before continuing further, I shall define the term "vegetarianism":

Vegetarianism consists of a lifestyle--particularly a dietary regime. A vegetarian diet is composed of fruits, grains, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and foods derived from these products, such as tofu, pasta and TVP (texturized vegetable protein), which is used to give the shape and appearance of meat.

There are different degrees of vegetarianism, for example: Lacto-ovo vegetarians use milk and eggs in their various forms, in addition to the items mentioned above. Vegans do not consume meat or any animal products.

There are many reasons why different segments of the population favor a vegetarian diet. Some become vegetarians because of ecological reasons. Much less land is required to raise vegetables and grains than is necessary to raise cattle, and other animals for food.

Others embrace vegetarianism because of humane and health reasons, when they realize that many animals and poultry are farmed in close confinement, not to mention the industrial additives given them. Furthermore, as pointed out by Suzanne Sutton: "Offal [waste parts of butchered animals] from sheep, cattle and other animals, as well as animal feces, is routinely fed to American food animals (cattle, pigs, poultry and fish) in the form of rendered pellets, powder or meal.

In addition, massive quantities of blood meal, bone meal and other animal byproducts find their way into food animal's feed." Our Firm Foundation, April 1997. I must agree with Mrs. Sutton that "It is grossly unnatural and dangerous to feed blood and other animal parts to cattle, which are natural vegetarians." Ibid.

Some people become vegetarians for ethical reasons--nonviolence. Among these we find the Buddhists, Hindus and Jains.

While I do share some of the ecological, health and ethical concerns, my fundamental rationale for my dietary regime is founded in my Judeo-Christian beliefs--my understanding of the sacred writings of the Holy Scripture. As is already suggested by the title of this article, the scope of our present study is the Bible and vegetarianism.

To begin our research we must go back to the very genesis of mankind. It was in this pristine [uncorrupted] state in which the Creator Himself provided a diet for man--a dietary regime devoid of flesh foods. So we read in the Holy Writ:

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29.

It was not God's intent that another creature should suffer, experiencing pain and the agony of death, in order to satisfy the perverted appetite of man.

In the immaculate environment of the Garden of Eden, even animals were designed to feed themselves from the vegetable kingdom.

"And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so." Genesis 1:30. (All emphasis supplied unless otherwise noted.)

But then sin came into the picture and cast the shadow of suffering and death. See Genesis 3. However, it should be emphasized, that in spite of the fall of man into sin, God still basically required a diet free of flesh foods. Thus our Maker said to our earliest ancestors after their fall: "Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb [Heb. Eseb: 'plant or vegetation'] of the field." Genesis. 3:18.

With the introduction of sin into our planet, a set of three curses were inflicted upon nature in a greater or lesser degree. These curses are found in the following passages: Genesis 3:17 after Adam's sin; Genesis 4:11-12 after Cain's crime against his brother; and Genesis 6:11-17 after the increasing perversion of humanity that ended with the obliteration of nearly the entire human race and the animal kingdom by the waters of the flood.

"The first curse was pronounced upon the posterity of Adam and upon the earth, because of disobedience. The second curse came upon the ground after Cain slew his brother Abel. The third most dreadful curse from God came upon the earth at the flood." Counsels on Diet and Foods, 373.

It should be pointed out that with the latter curse and vast destruction that affected the entire globe, God had in mind to shorten man's existence so they would not become masters in the dark science of sin. Man's participation in this hellish science caused "that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Genesis 6:5. "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." Genesis 6:3.

We can identify these 120 years to refer to either (A) the ministry of Noah before the flood or (B) the shortening of man's life span.

We need to ask ourselves the question, What brought on the reduction of man's life span? What was he exposed to after the flood which severely shortened his evil existence?

While some creationist and geophysics scientists attempt to explain this drop of life span from the viewpoint of titanic changes in atmospheric pressures, exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and a decrease in oxygen levels, just to mention a few--which may well be factors that we cannot ignore--nevertheless, we cannot exclude the fact that man's dietary regime was also altered.

Many Bible scholars agree with this conclusion. Inspiration confirms it:

"God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the Garden, was the food man's wants required. God gave man no permission to eat animal food until after the flood. Everything had been destroyed upon which man could subsist, and therefore the Lord in their necessity gave Noah permission to eat of the clean animals [seven pairs of clean animals entered the ark, see Genesis 7:2] which he had taken with him into the ark. But animal food was not the most healthful article of food for man. . . .

"After the flood the people ate largely of animal food. God saw that the ways of man were corrupt, and that he was disposed to exalt himself proudly against his Creator and to follow the inclinations of his own heart. And He permitted that long-lived race to eat animal food to shorten their sinful lives. Soon after the flood the race began to rapidly decrease in size, and in length of years." Ibid., 373.

After the vegetation was utterly destroyed by the flood and Noah came out of the ark, God gave permission to mankind to eat flesh foods. "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. . . . Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things." Genesis 9:1-3. There was, however, a restriction placed upon the human race: "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat." Genesis 9:4.

This restriction was reaffirmed after the children of Israel left Egypt. Through the prophet Moses, God said: "It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood." Leviticus 3:17.

Orthodox Jews have followed these Levitical restrictions generation after generation.

Bernard J. Bamberger, in his article entitled "Kosher," defines the term and describes the implementation of these Levitical principles:

"Kosher" says Mr. Bamberger, is a "rabbinic term, usually applied to food permitted to be eaten by traditionally observant Jews, kosher (or kasher) is a Hebrew word that means 'fit, proper.' The Jewish dietary laws, based on the Bible (Leviticus 11; Deuteronomy 14) as interpreted in the Talmud, concern animal products only.

Kosher foods include barnyard fowl, the meat of cattle, sheep, and goats (and their milk), and such fish as have fins and scales--excluding shellfish, eels, and so on. Poultry and quadrupeds must be killed by specially trained and licensed slaughterers in accordance with detailed rules; the carcasses are drained of blood and inspected to ensure that the animals were not diseased. Unless it is to be broiled, meat must be thoroughly salted and later rinsed before cooking, to remove any remaining blood."-- "Kosher" Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, 1997 edition.

Furthermore, a violation of such principles would result in the separation of the transgressor from the congregation of Israel. "And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people." Leviticus 17:10.

To eat the blood of animals, which is almost always present in the meat tissue that you buy at the butcher shop, to eat meat that is not kosher as served in most restaurants, and to consume barbecues that are not kosher as served at social meetings, are grievous sins before the Lord.

How often, "The meat is served reeking with fat, because it suits the perverted taste. Both the blood and the fat of animals are consumed as a luxury. But the Lord gave special directions that these should not be eaten. Why? Because their use would make a diseased current of blood in the human system. The disregard for the Lord's special directions has brought a variety of difficulties and diseases upon human beings. . . . If they introduce into their systems that which cannot make good flesh and blood, they must endure the results of their disregard of God's Word." Counsels on Diet and Foods, 393-394.

Let me illustrate the sinfulness of this abominable practice of eating blood in the flesh of animals with the following story found in 1 Samuel, chapter fourteen.

Jonathan and his arms bearer had engaged in battle with the Philistines after they had a sign from the Lord to do so. After having twenty of their soldiers killed within the space of half an acre of land, the Philistine army panicked and began to flee in great consternation. When king Saul received news of the confusion in the enemies' camp, he ordered an attack. After a long pursuit of Israel's enemies, the people were very weary.

They "flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood. Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there." Verses 32-34.

These facts clearly show that eating flesh foods with blood is unquestionably a sin. However, the majority of Christian believers seem to ignore this divine prohibition under the rationale that since it is part of the Levitical law, the law of commandments contained in the ordinances, it was abolished with Christ's death on the cross. See Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14. While we recognize that this restriction could well be included as part of the Levitical law, any honest Bible scholar will acknowledge that this restriction is more hygienic than ceremonial.

It would behoove those who believe that, under the gospel dispensation, mankind is free to ignore the Old Testament prohibition of eating blood with the meat tissue, to seriously consider the special consensus that the Council of Jerusalem (A.D. 50) took regarding this specific topic. The apostle James, chairman of this ecclesiastical council, in his closing remarks summarized the unanimous resolution arrived at by the church at large through the Holy Spirit. Here are his words:

"For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." Acts 15:28-29.

Or as another version renders this very same passage:

"The Holy Spirit and we have decided to lay no further burden on you other than these necessary things--that you must have nothing to do with meat which has formed part of a sacrifice to an idol, that you must not use as food the flesh of animals from which the blood has not been properly drained away, and which have been killed by being strangled." The New Testament, Volume 1, A New Translation, by William Barclay, 228.

Let us not overlook that this resolution took place under the guidance of the Holy Spirit after the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection. Thus Biblical evidence supports the concept that these health-related regulations of the Old Testament are still binding today. They were not "nailed" to or abolished on the cross, as happened with the ceremonial laws, which were a type or a symbol of Christ and His ministry of salvation.

The other restriction given in Leviticus 3:17 forbade the eating of the animal fat, which is almost always present in meat served in various restaurants, or purchased over the counter. In many cases it is the presence of this burned fat--its flavor and odors--which is very appealing to many people. Whereas, those who have "educated" their taste buds, according to sound Biblical and physiological principles, find these odors and flavors repulsive.

In the first book of Samuel we find an insightful story of two individuals who were victims of a perverted appetite--particularly regarding the eating of flesh with fat in it:

"Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD. And the priests' custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand; and he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh, unto all the Israelites that came thither.

Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw. And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force. Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD." 1 Samuel 2:12-17. See Patriarchs and Prophets, 576.

Dear reader, the willful ignorance, negligence, or disobedience to a plain command from the Lord has grievous consequences for both our life and happiness now, and for our eternal destiny. These young men lost their lives and Heaven's approval.

The above story should be sufficient evidence for us to avoid the eating of meat with fat or blood. We also have learned through scientific research about the unhealthfulness of saturated fats found in animal products. Those who have greater esteem for the opinions of science than for Biblical evidence, should carefully consider the following statement released thirty-five years ago by the Council of Food and Nutrition of the American Medical Association:

"Saturated fat content in the diet should be reduced. The main reduction of fat in the diet should be obtained from two main groups of food that contribute mostly to the formation of saturated fats: dairy products and meats." --The Journal of the American Medical Association, 181:411, 1962, as quoted in Fundamentos de Nutrición Vegetariana, 25, by Nelsy de Restrepo, MD.

Sad to say, the lives of millions of people could have been healthier and happier if they had followed the restrictions that God lovingly gave nearly 4,000 years ago.

Dear reader, the Word of the Lord clearly teaches us that His original plan for both man and animals was to eat from the vegetable kingdom. See Genesis 1:29-30. In the book of Revelation, chapter 21, verse 4, we are shown that in God's recreated Earth there will not be pain, suffering, or death afflicting the animal kingdom. Because of man's sinfulness, God permitted mankind to eat animals, however, only those He defined as clean.

Even that shortened their wicked lives, but He firmly forbade the eating of the blood or fat. This prohibition is still binding, even after Christ's death and resurrection. How many of us are living in ignorance, unaware of the fact that partaking of flesh foods with blood and/or fat is an abomination before God, unaware that at one time the Lord declared that those who violated this law should be disfellowshiped and separated (cut off) from Israel!

As I share these principles in my preaching engagements, I am often asked: "Pastor, we now know that it is sin to eat meat with blood or fat, but please tell me now: Is it a sin to eat meat itself?"

This question, along with other Biblical principles and stories that shed light on the topic of vegetarianism, will be addressed in our next article. Therefore, "stay tuned."

To be continued . . .

( well here at the 70's invasion we say yes it is a sin to eat meat, and we have a nation of stupid gullible americans following one another like sheep unable to think for themselves, and purchase corpses from the supermarket conviently packaged up to be stored for food, all the while they don't realize it is rotting flesh full of bacteria, DEATH TO THE MEAT INDUSTRY !)
Responsibility for Light "At the time the light of health reform dawned upon us, and since that time, the questions have come home every day, 'Am I practicing true temperance in all things?' 'Is my diet such as will bring me in a position where I can accomplish the greatest amount of good?' If we cannot answer these questions in the affirmative, we stand condemned before God, for He will hold us all responsible for the light which has shone upon our path. The time of ignorance God winked at, but as fast as light shines upon us, He requires us to change our health-destroying habits, and place ourselves in a right relation to physical laws."

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