Not too eccentric!

THE article by William Marshall “Lessons of a no bran situation” (Courier, March 23), made interesting reading, particularly as he mentioned my church, the Seventh-day Adventist, in relation to the biggest breakfast cereal manufacturer in the world.

My breakfast experience reflects William Marshall’s in that I remember having fried egg and bacon every morning for breakfast. This gradually changed to boiled egg and toast daily and latterly a variety of cereals.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church may seem eccentric to some, because we strongly encourage a vegetarian diet in tune with God’s instructions in the first chapter of Genesis. In this respect, science seems to have caught up with the Bible in recommending a generally similar diet!

The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches a holistic form of Christianity, which some other Christians also practice to their advantage. The British connection is that the British Vegetarian Society grew out of a Christian sect in Bristol based on the same Bible teaching regarding vegetable food.

The Seventh-day Adventist teaching about salvation and its relevance to all people is the same as every other mainstream church, and despite what some believe about us, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is considered by the World Council of Churches as a Christian Church, so not too eccentric after all, William!

Graham Rigby

Jubilee Road