Why can t mormons drink hot beverages?

Asked By: Cornell Rau
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 12:08 PM
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In the Word of Wisdom, the Lord commands Mormons to abstain from harmful substances. Mormons are taught not to drink any kind of alcohol (see D&C 89:5–7). Mormons are also taught not to drink “hot drinks,” meaning coffee or any tea other than herbal tea (see D&C 89:9), and not to use tobacco (see D&C 89:8).
Answered By: Susan Hoppe
Date created: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 7:45 AM
Why Don't Mormons Drink Hot Drinks?The "Word of Wisdom" actually doesn't mention coffee by name. Instead, it talks generally about avoiding "hot drinks." Through additional messages given by God, Mormons have learned that "hot drinks" refer to coffee and black tea. Herbal teas are okay, unless they are made from the same plant as black tea.
Answered By: Jedidiah Shields
Date created: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 6:21 AM
Many Mormons aren’t sure why the church forbids hot beverages because they are allowed to drink caffeinated soft drinks. It has long been assumed that because tea and coffee contain caffeine (which is addictive), that was the reason for avoidance. However, it seems that many Mormons follow what the health code advises without questioning why.
Answered By: Trycia Rice
Date created: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 8:42 PM
The only revealed answer to the question of why hot drinks (interpreted at present as coffee and tea) are prohibited by the Word of Wisdom is "because God told us they are." Faithful members of the Church accept the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants as scripture, as sustained by a personal witness of the Holy Spirit.
Answered By: Florian Howell
Date created: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 8:26 PM
Over the years, the meaning of hot drinks has come to mean tea and coffee. BOWMAN: But many Mormons who read this as a health code look at tea and coffee and say well, what do these things have in ...
Answered By: Leo Marks
Date created: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 5:16 AM
They were crazy for Postum. Postum was a roasted grain and molasses drink produced by Kraft Foods. It was discontinued from production in 2007. Mormons also favor the following drinks served both warm and cold: herbal tinctures, milk, and non-alcoholic apple drinks. They also enjoy Italian sodas, fruit drinks, and milkshakes. Postum 8 Oz. Roasted Wheat-Bran & Molasses Instant Warm Beverage
Answered By: Joana Mohr
Date created: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 8:13 PM
Mormons opt not to drink iced black/green iced tea/hot tea and coffee along with alcohol specifically because it’s in the Words of Wisdom, specifically the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89, which states that the use of ‘hot drinks’ are forbidden.
Answered By: Americo Nolan
Date created: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 7:16 PM
It was dictated in 1833 by Mormon founder Joseph Smith and bars consumption of wine, strong drinks (alcohol), tobacco and "hot drinks," which have been defined by church authorities as tea and coffee.
Answered By: Chloe Hamill
Date created: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 2:40 AM
There is a simple reason why Mormons don’t drink coffee: We believe the prophet Joseph Smith received revelation from God commanding the church to follow a specific diet. We believe that God blesses us with health and other spiritual blessings for following this commandment. This is not unusual when you think about it.
Answered By: Gunner Block
Date created: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 4:57 AM
Mormons are not allowed to drink coffee because of the Word of Wisdom, which is a health law found in the unique LDS scripture Doctrine & Covenants 89 whereby God supposedly commanded His people to abstain from hot drinks (interpreted as coffee and tea) as well as tobacco, excessive amounts of meat, and alcoholic beverages.
Answered By: Deshawn Dibbert
Date created: Sat, Mar 13, 2021 2:17 AM
According to the US Dietary Guidelines, 2015-2020, people should limit their alcohol-related risks by drinking in moderation, meaning up to 1 serving of alcohol per day for women and up to 2 servings per day for men. 4 Daily drinking may indeed be harmful for you, especially if you suffer from certain health conditions, mental health issues, or have a family history of substance use disorders.
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