The Bible does specifically talk about our bodies as temples of the Holy spirit. You can see this for your self in John Chapter 2 Verse 21 and in 1’st Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 19.
So what does this mean? I may never know exactly God intended, but how I understand is it that we should do our best to keep our bodies clean inside and out. I do understand that some people believe that modern medicine has terrible side effects that can damage the body, but I do personally believe that God understands that sometimes to be healed we need to be smart (through free will) and go see doctors. These doctors might prescribe medication that may have adverse side effects, but that will help to cures of illness.
I do not believe that God will not judge us for taking a medication with nasty side effects that may damage our “temples”, but we need to be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies.
God did not say we could not eat French fries, but to many French fries will make us fat and can damage our hearts. God does not forbid us to drink alcohol, but warns us against abusing alcohol as well as it becoming a stumbling block for others. If we drink to much we will damage our bodies.
Basically what I am trying to say is that we need to be smart and take care of our bodies. I truly believe God wants us to be healthy so that we can glorify Him. Two years ago I was 70 pounds over weight (because of to many French fries and ice cream) and I knew it was effecting me. I knew my temple was not pleasing to Jesus and I had to do something about it.
It was really difficult in the beginning to get going. I was afraid to take a diet pill not because I was worried about what God may think, but did not want to damage my body any more than it already was. My church pastor who had lost 40 pounds recommended the natural diet pill Phen375. I am not going to go into a sales pitch here, but it was a great kick starter to my weight loss. I now feel that my body temple is more pleasing to our Lord and I continue to strive to make it better every day.
I just want you to think about what you can do to make your temple more pleasing to our Lord in your daily life. I love you and I pray for you! Have a blessed day!!!