What Do Mormons Believe: Health

June 14, 2011

“Because we are created in the image of God (see Genesis 1:27), our bodies are temples and should be treated with care and respect (see 1 Corinthians 3:16–17). “The Word of Wisdom, found in Doctrine and Covenants 89, is the Lord’s code of health and was revealed to Joseph Smith in 1833. It teaches that we […]


If I were a Mormon, I would have to stop . . .

December 13, 2010

In nearly every conversation I have with people about my beliefs, they say something to the effect, “If I were a Mormon, I would have to stop drinking coffee, I just can’t live without coffee.”  Or, “I couldn’t drink alcohol anymore.”  Or, “I would have to get married to my girlfriend.” Of  course people have […]


Health and the Word of Wisdom

May 18, 2009

For the past two years I have sat for probably thousands of hours learning and studying about the human body as a medical student.  The more I learn, the more I realize that our God truly is God.  It is amazing to think that there is someone who knows perfectly how our bodies work and […]


Prophetic Prophets

December 8, 2008

I have been amazed as I have reviewed the addresses from our prophets and apostles during last General Conference (October, 2008). They spoke right to the difficulties that were coming with the economic crisis and the backlash against the church for proposition 8. Even though I have long believed that they can see “down the […]

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July 10, 2008

Q. Why do you think smoking is so bad? Why is everything so bad? You sound like a struggling nicotine addict I knew, who wanted me and God and his conscience to stop pestering him to straighten up. By demanding from me an ever-better-but-never-good-enough reason to quit, he was really making for himself an excuse […]

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