a Christian sporture?
- Seventh-day Adventists (publishers of SIGNS OF THE TIMES), for example, are advised to stay healthy by not eating meat, drinking alcohol or smoking. Even other Christians think Adventists are extreme for their apparently strict 24-hour Sabbath observance (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset), when church members choose to ignore the activities of the world and focus on worshipping God. This means even after attending church on a Saturday morning, there’s no shopping or mowing the lawn in the afternoon. All because they try and stick to what they believe some old Book says.
- Then there are the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who refuse blood transfusions under all circumstances, even in a life-or-death situation. For nonbelievers, it seems like a pretty torturous lifestyle rule to live—or die—by.
- Perhaps one of the most famous examples of a perceived torturous Christian lifestyle is that of the Amish. Their rules cover most aspects of day-to-day living, from what kind of clothing can be worn to limiting the usage of modern-day conveniences such as electricity, telephones and transportation.