130 wordofwisdom

130 wordofwisdom - I might say also that strychnine and...

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Cola Drinks and Other Word of Wisdom Items Spencer W. Kimball (Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, page 202) I never drink any of the cola drinks and my personal hope would be that no one would. However, they are not included in the Word of Wisdom in its technical application. I quote from a letter from the secretary to the First Presidency, “But the spirit of the Word of Wisdom would be violated by drinking or eating anything that contained a habit-forming drug.” With reference to the cola drinks, the Church has never officially taken any attitude on this matter. ..but I personally do not put them in the class as with the tea and coffee because the Lord specifically mentioned them [the hot drinks].
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Unformatted text preview: .. I might say also that strychnine and sleeping pills and opium and heroin are not mentioned in the Word of Wisdom and yet I would discourage them will all my power. .. Regarding the eating of meat, the Church leaves that also to the discretion of the individual. What would be required by one person might be too much for another. It would seem to me that a man engaged in very heavy, physical manual labor would require more meat than one sitting at a desk. If one’s physical condition required an extra supply of meat, I would not worry about the breaking of the Word of Wisdom, in that matter especially, if this was on doctor’s orders or if they felt that this was the thing to do....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course REL A 130 taught by Professor Randylbott during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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