Well, he'll be at our place Thursday evening for dinner. I think all we have in
the house is orange juice, cocoa and ginger ale. I'll have to go to SuperStore and
get some real Jamaican ginger beer for them -- that stuff's almost flammable
(totally alcohol free -- flammable in the spicy sense).

Paul Osborne wrote:

> JWR's assessment of the WoW is exactly how I think. It's too bad we live
> so far away from each other or we could sit down and celebrate our
> agreement with a Coke!
>
> ;-)
>
> Paul O
>
> On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:15:05 +0000 "John W. Redelfs"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Because the WoW is not so much a health law as it is a spiritual
> > law.
> > It is one of the ways that the Church uses to determine which
> > members
> > are serious about the restored gospel and which are not.  That is
> > why it
> > is one of the temple recommend questions.  But temple recommend
> > interview is not asking us about caffeine, meat, eating sparingly,
> > drinking mild barley drinks, etc.  It is specifically asing us about
> >
> > tea, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco.  Beyond that there are a lot of
> > things we can  do to improve our health.  It is just not that part
> > of
> > the WoW that the Lord is currently using to deterine temple
> > worthiness.
> >
> > Maybe the Lord should include regular aerobic execise, or avoiding
> > too
> > much salt, or cutting down on our cholesterol, etc.  He could have
> > included these things in the WoW if he had wanted to. But he didn't.
> >
> >
> > I think it is wrong for me to drinks Cokes, but not because it is a
> > WoW
> > violation.  I don't think it is.  The reason I think it is a sin for
> > me
> > to drink Cokes is because I become addicted to them and lose control
> >
> > over how many of them I drink.  But every person is different.  A
> > lot of
> > people can drink Cokes without becoming addicted.
> >
> > So, caffeine is a bad idea for those who have a weakness for it.
> > But it
> > is not mentioned in the Word of Wisdom and is not part of it any
> > more
> > than avoiding fatty foods or using too much white sugar.
> >
> > Besides, several places in the New Testament the Savior teachines
> > that
> > true religion is not a matter of meat and drink but charity, loving
> > our
> > neighbor, administering to the needs of widows and orphans, etc. If
> > we
> > get hung up on WoW, we are going to overlook the more important
> > parts of
> > the gospel.
> >
> > Or at least that is the way it seems to me today.
> >
> > Your friend and brother,
> > John W. Redelfs, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
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