Why Voddie Baucham is losing weight

Mike Miller  ·  May 24, 2011

Samaritan member and highly regarded teacher Voddie Baucham has started using a new health and fitness program, he reports in his new email newsletter. He has lost 15 pounds so far.

The former college football player has found a powerfully spiritual reason to lose the weight and become more fit:

I know I’m going to die some day.  However, I’d rather get hit by a bus, or martyred preaching the gospel in hostile territory than have a heart attack in my forties because I didn’t eat right and exercise (emphasis added).

Better that we suffer from a cause outside of ourselves rather than because we simply didn’t take better care of the temple God’s living in.