“Much of the prejudice that prevents the truth of the third angel’s message from reaching the hearts of the people might be removed if more attention were given to health reform. When people become interested in this subject, the way is often prepared for the entrance of other truths. If they see that we are intelligent with regard to health, they will be more ready to believe that we are sound in Bible doctrines.” Counsels on Diet & Foods, p. 76.
Second, to preach the gospel message of salvation, our goal is to proclaim the good news of better health through obedience, both physically and morally, to God’s laws and educate people in the alternative, natural remedies for illness. We do not believe that the health message is the gospel but that it is the “right arm of the gospel.” It gives His ambassadors a more effective representation and presentation of the gospel God has given His people to proclaim to the world. When they radiate health, they can mentally understand the gospel and bodily have the physical strength to carry out their mission effectively. We do believe that our bodies are “the temple of the Holy Ghost” (1 Cor. 6:19), and we are not to defile them but to promote clarity of mind to communicate with a Holy God.