The Nehor wrote:
Darth J wrote:
I would like to read this revelation. Where can I find it?
It doesn't have to be explicitly written down to be revelation.
I see. That must be why you have accepted the continuing revelation about not watching rated R movies.viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13128&p=324883&hilit=rated+r
The Church can be equated for being concerned about the taboos of the temperance movement instead of actual, real health principles (such as the benefits of a glass of red wine each day, for example).
Which is guesswork regarding the Church. And of course many of our friends in Europe are now saying a glass of wine a day increases your risk of cancer.
You'd think we'd have answers to all this, what with all that continuing revelation that issues constantly from the Lord's oracles.
The reason is obvious. The hard and fast laws are easy to tell when broken. The fuzzier ones about general health less so. However members who gorge themselves and then claim to keep the Word of Wisdom are lying and it will be treated as such by God.
They are lying about keeping the commandments? Really? How are they lying about doing something that the Church does not prohibit?
I think you are a little slow today. We aren't talking black and white prohibitions. When it tells you to make grains the primary intake with a mixture of fruits and vegetables and meat sparingly it is not a hard and fast rule of so many calories from each. However, the command to follow it is there.
If you don't follow it and claim you are, you are lying.
Unfortunately, real life is inconsistent with your ipse dixit. "The command" is not still there to follow, and never was. While this advice, like other 19th century ideas, is found in D&C 89, Section 89 says that it is not a commandment. Nor has the Church ever taught this to be a commandment. The Church has only cherry-picked the temperance parts to be called commandments (contrary to the text of the D&C).
The temple recommend interview also manages to ask questions that are not hard-and-fast, black-and-white, like "are you honest in your dealings with your fellow man" and whether your behavior toward family members is consistent with the teachings of the Savior. There is also the umbrella question of whether you feel worthy to enter the house of the Lord. So actual church policy is not born out by your "obvious reasons." If the Church can and does ask "fuzzy" questions in a TR interview, there is no reason why a "spirit of the Word of Wisdom" question is precluded, unless, as I said, the Church is concerned mainly with enforcing its own cultural taboos.