Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sabbath Day, December 16, 2007

What a great country we live in, this great United States of America, that we have the freedom to practice our religion.

"Freedom of religion is a guarantee by a government for freedom of belief for individuals and freedom of worship for individuals and groups. It is generally recognized to also include the freedom not to follow any religion. Freedom of religion is considered by many in many nations and people to be a fundamental human right."
-The freedom of religion as stated by Wikipedia

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sunday is a day of rest from our weekly schedule of work. Today is a day that we reserve for worshipping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Today I wish to give a brief list of Doctrines regarding the Word of Wisdom as written in the summary of the "We Believe" book mentioned last week.

...The Word of Wisdom is a commandment of the Lord.

...Our bodies should be kept clean and pure; hence, we are to be concerned with the nature of the food and drink taken into our bodies.

...Observance of the Word of Wisdom increases the health of both the body and the spirit.

...We are not to drink alcoholic beverages.

...We are not to use tobacco.

...We are not to drink tea (certain herbal tea=okay) or coffee.

...The use of a habit-forming drug of any kind violates the spirit of the Word of Wisdom and defiles both body and spirit.

...The meat of animals is intended for our food, but we are to use it sparingly.

...Wholesome herbs and fruits are intended for our food; we are to use them prudently.

...By obedience to the Word of Wisdom we may gain great wisdom, understanding, and hidden treasures of knowledge.

For more information regarding the Word of Wisdom, please refer to the book called "We Believe" and connect to

Have a wonderful and uplifting Sunday.

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