They were to prepare the lamb as a feast and âtake of the blood, and strike it on the â¦ door post of the houses. Itâs well known that tea, coffee, liquor, and tobacco are against it. You can find a companion to whom you can offer a body free from addiction, from depressants, from stimulants, and a mind sensitive to spiritual guidance and impressions. When you want to go to the temple, you will be asked if you keep the Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom is âadapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saintsâ (D&C 89:3). Sometimes, because the effects of our eating habits are not immediately apparent, we wonder if what we eat really does make any difference. Take nothing into it that shall harm the organs thereof because it is sacred. No one will be called to teach or to lead unless they accept them. Iron-deficiency anemia is another widespread nutritional problem. One is the health code that is enforced upon members of the contemporary Mormon Church. âWhen your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by thisÂ â¦Â ? Even though young life is always filled with uncertainties, young people, do not fear the future! Another problem more clearly associated with a high meat (or a high protein) diet is the extra work placed on the kidneys. John B. Parrish, âImplications for Changing Food Habits for Nutrition Educators,â Journal of Nutrition Education 2 (1971):140. It includes instruction about what foods are good for us and those substances to avoid. The Word of Wisdom put restrictions on members of the Church. Like all the doctrines of the gospel, the end purpose of the doctrine of the Word of Wisdom is our happiness. Avoid being extreme or fanatical or becoming a faddist. We are told in Doctrine and Covenants 89:12â13 [D&C 89:12â13] that the use of meats is more appropriate during times of winter, cold, or famine. Eat: Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about a revolutionary new diet plan. There Is A 4th Diagonal Rectangle/Box Behind The Top Two Boxes And Overlapping The Lower Third Box. Roman J. Kutsky, Handbook of Vitamins and Minerals (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973), pp. Surely, young people, you see the prophetic symbolism in the Passover. It is the instrument of your mind and [the] foundation of your character.â That counsel had great influence on me. Always tell your physician if you are taking any herbal teas and know what the tea contains if possible. Thereâs a final promise in the revelation. Thus, the Word of Wisdom was an island of truth in a sea of uncertainty. But young members of the Church, have faith. 22, 24, 30, 34, 51, 55, 123, 186. I bear witness of him and of his sacrifice and of his Atonement and of his love for you, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. 5:7). The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings. In most states and countries a publication listing food values is available from government agencies. Those who eat one type of food exclusively deprive themselves not only of needed nutrients but of pleasure and appreciation for the Lordâs abundance. Some individuals rely heavily on so-called âsuper foods,â which they believe will supply all needed nutrients. Wheat does not grow well in all parts of the world, and there are good alternate grains in most climates. They teach that the good things of the earth âare made for the benefit and the use of man, â¦ Yea,â the Lord said, âfor food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul, â¦ to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortionâ (D&C 59:18â20). Some herbs have medicinal properties as well. What is meatâs nutritional value? Every Primary child can recite what living the Word of Wisdom means: no tea, coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Vitamin C, for one; and many of these foods also contain carotene, an orange pigment our bodies convert to vitamin A. Young people, learn to use moderation and common sense in matters of health and nutrition, and particularly in medication. Severe protein-calorie malnutrition still occurs in many areas where children are weaned from motherâs milk to grain products. Vegetables contain only small amounts of protein, and fruits practically none at all. One problem is that too much whole grain can irritate the intestinal tract and cause discomfort and diarrhea in some individuals. The Wording "Words Of Wisdom" Are Centered At The Bottom Of The Mark Under The" W.O.W" Box. Report of the 166th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises, âIf Thou Wilt Enter into Life, Keep the Commandmentsâ, What I Want My Son to Know before He Leaves on His Mission, Remember How Thou Hast Received and Heard, Twelve Seventies Sustained in New Callings, New Church Headquarters Meeting Hall Announced, President Hinckley Maintains Busy Schedule, Church Officials Visit U.S. Vice President, Missionary Open Houses Share Gospel Message, âThe Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises,â Ensign, May 1996, 17, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. What modern research tells us about the positive side of the Word of Wisdom. Speaking again of those who keep and do and obey these commandments, the Lord said, âI â¦ give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay themâ (D&C 89:21). The Word of Wisdom: Hope, Healing, and the Destroying Angel Is an important book for all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to read because it breaks down the Word of Wisdom into three sections, the Don'ts, the Sometimes and the Dos. If you are one whoâs been wandering off course, now is the time to return. 9, 23, 85, 97, 108â9, 120. The Word of Wisdom counsels us to choose our diets with care. He ordered each of them to drive his coach down a steep, winding road cut into a high cliff. He disliked onions and other vegetables, thought potatoes were âfattening,â and was not interested in fruit. To this day those regulations apply to every member and to everyone who seeks to join the Church. I remember a blessing I received when I was serving in the military. I prayed for a long time and did a lot of scripture and soul searching about that particular section. Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. In some cultures, native drinks are claimed to be harmless because they are not specifically mentioned in the revelation. The second general area for positive action deals with animals and meat: âYea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; âAnd it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.â (D&C 89:12â13.). Itâs nice to know that between the extremes of eating-as-duty and eating-as-self-indulgence lies the Lordâs viewï»¿âthat eating is a pleasant necessity and an occasion for joy and thanksgiving. It is also the name of a health code based on this scripture, practiced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mormon fundamentalists, and to a lesser extent, some other Latter Day Saint … The Lord will be with you; you will be guided. The Pharaoh agreed each time to free the Israelites, but each time he reneged on his promise. Now, the health code described in the Word of Wisdom is widely accepted even in scientific circles. The story is told of a king who was choosing between two drivers for his coach. Along the frontiers, people relied heavily on meat as a staple in their diet because it was available and even plentiful, while crops might be scanty and uncertain. Deuteronomy 4:6 - So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely … Here is a comparison of the similarities and major differences: The body naturally rejects all the things mentioned in section 89. If you are obedient, that spiritual death will pass over you, for âChrist our passover is sacrificed for us,â the revelation teaches (1 Cor. Thus a diet which relies totally on grains, fruits, and vegetables usually means protein deficiency. âAll saints,â the revelation promises, âwho remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments,â are promised that they âshall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bonesâ and âshall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faintâ (D&C 89:18, 20). In short: the Word of Wisdom reveals the “order and will of God” for His children in the last days (D&C 89:2). In addition, fruits and vegetables supply some iron, calcium, and trace minerals, as well as small amounts of other vitamins.