This is D&C 89:1-21 from the church’s web page. no coffee or tea, unless it’s decaffeinated. It includes not drinking coffee, tea, or other hot drinks. You can also subscribe to the LDS Living newsletter for daily inspiration right to your inbox. Drugs of abuse. There are many reasons for this. Verse 9 (bolded) is the relevant verse. This may well be correct, but God has never specifically mentioned caffeine. Although the Church does not specifically prohibit it, they do not endorse it either. "Hot drinks," meaning coffee and black tea (but not hot chocolate). Why Don't Mormons Drink Caffeine?Some Mormons have noticed that both coffee and black tea have high amounts of caffeine, a substance that science has shown is addictive. We consider jello a "salad," however, which means it's not on the dessert table at ward events. In addition to giving instruction on what not to partake of, the Word of Wisdom gives wise counsel about things that are good for our bodies. In America more generally, about 1 in 3 marriages is now interfaith; for Mormons it’s only about 1 in 9. They can drink decaff, non decaff, eat chocolate. 4 Portions and Fasting. So do Mormons celebrate birthdays is a yes. I love chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, chocolate candies, just about everything chocolate. as an active mormon i always hated coffee, just the taste alone, turned my stomach. 3. One of my daughters is a huge fan of the TV show Cake Boss. What I can say is that Mormons do tend to have large families, and large families tend to have inexpensive food like casseroles more frequently. That’s got caffeine in it.” She wasn’t sure about that one, so I thought I’d ask if any of our Mormon brethren on here could enlighten us? because there is cafeine. Mormon weddings TBM[n]gs or dy know the exmo can't attend. If you ever go to a Mormon pot luck, you will see plenty of chocolate. Can Mormons eat Chocolate now? One reason is Utah has a strong Danish heritage. 13. Mormons, why do eat chocolate and drink hot cocoa? ers would still want to participate, despite. The official list from mormon.org posted above contains a few items that are explicitly banned--you can't claim to be "living the Word of Wisdom" (and be considered worthy of a temple recommend) if you consume them, even occasionally. 4. Mormons have the lowest rates of intermarriage of any other religion in America. President McKay chided an apostle about this stance. Plus, I think members need opportunities to work through questions of right and wrong for themselves." This has led many Mormons to speculate that what God really wants us to avoid is caffeine. Here are a few snapshots of some of the cakes she has created. Jello, which is consumed in Utah at higher than levels than in other states. They can come to your house and chat with you about it and give you a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon. The Mormon Church’s own web page shows this revelation. "I can understand why the church is cautious," Jorgensen wrote in an email. I am Mormon, and do not drink hot chocolate, as I actually do not like ANY kind of hot drink. "Saying that caffeine is OK might sound like saying that caffeine is healthy, maybe even an endorsement of caffeine. There are more Jensens in the phone book than Smiths. Jesus Freak.. Mormon Humor. When people talk about the Mormon health code, known as the Word of Wisdom, they tend to focus on what we can’t have—coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs—and forget that this code also tells us what we should eat. It is not written any where that they cannot. Chocolate of any kind. Well it is now 100 percent official - Mormon's are allowed to drink coke and more specifically caffeine, just not tea or coffee. My mother and I were having a discussion about Mormon dietary rules: ie. All chocolate has caffeine.. the darker the chocolate the more the caffeine. You can perhaps add hot chocolate to that list. I show it in context. I was at a dinner for some elders one night and I asked them this question.. 2 of them said nothing.. and one said "I don't know.. Sometimes with green Jello salad (well, not always just at birthdays :)). She loves to watch all the unique things the Cake Boss creates and she has sort of taken it upon herself to do all of the birthday cakes in our house. The code is called the "Word of Wisdom." Or Jell-O casseroles. None of that. ? When I started drinking green tea at Brigham Young University, the Mormon-owned college in Provo, Utah, I had mixed feelings. 5. Church-owned schools refrain from selling caffeinated beverages in their cafeterias. Featured Stories See pictures of temple progress in 2020 and reflect on other temple announcements from this year In the year 2020, 21 temples started construction. One thing we can say is, ... but don't point this out if they are eating chocolate or drinking Diet Coke. Sep 17, 2013 - Apparently Mormons can't eat chocolate on Tuesdays Explore. Update: Glade B - this was a quickie I threw out in response to something in another question. However, the scripture contains other guidelines whose interpretation is open to debate within the LDS community. Meat in excess, although if you're inviting Mormons over for dinner it's very unlikely they'll object to any meat dish. Chocolate has caffeine as well, but I don't know any mormons who are against that, although I wouldn't be surprised if there are some. The ban is not just on coffee and tea; it applies to any hot beverage. This is from one of the standard works of Mormonism known as the Doctrine & Covenants. In fact, it's just seen as having been that way all along. if mormon can eat jello, they can eat coffee crisps. Gray Matters. (hopefully you don't plan on serving any Marijuana at your dinner party!) Quotes By Genres. 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