"Medical care, or what we might call health concerns in Adventism, is deeper than just an institutional format. Deep in our history is the whole concept that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and they belong to God and we ought to care for them."
George Knight, Historian
"If you believe that the body is the temple of God, the hospital should be a place that's a temple to heal the temple. So that what we're trying to do is create this kind of environment where the temple of God on a human dimension is actually supported by a group of ministers. It is somewhat like the concept of sanctuary was captured by the ornithologists. A bird sanctuary is where you keep out all the predators and you have ministers within that bird sanctuary who take care of the habitat for the birds and provide them with a environment where they can thrive."
Des Cummings, Jr., PhD, President, Florida Hospital Foundation
"Seeing my body as a temple of God allows me to have an external standard that I think is important. if I'm just going by me, one day it's a doughnut, next day it's pizza, the next day itíll be a salad, and then the next day I canít eat anything for the next three days cause I have to purge. And that's typical relying on my own wisdom - I've lived long enough to know that I don't get everything right."