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.