There’s a lot to be said about the Mormon “health code,” the Word of Wisdom. Tune in to hear Lindsay Hansen Park, Bryan Buchanan and Christopher C. Smith join with researchers and historians Clair Barrus and Joe Geisner to better understand the history of Mormonism’s most talked about commandment, er, revelation, er, suggestion. You get it, read between the vines! Whatever it is, it is a full-bodied story of pour choices and holy spirits.
Sorry, but the Word of Wisdom does not say that there are punishments for non-observance. Go back and read it again. It promises several blessings for observance, one of which is, “…the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them.” It doesn’t state that the destroying angel will destroy those who don’t observe. By your same logic, the WoW is also promising the punishments of stupidity, sickly navels, marrowless bones, weariness and fainting to those who violate it. There is a big difference between promising blessings and threatening punishments. The WoW does the former, not the latter.
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