Skip to comments.New revelation: Mormons can drink Coke or Pepsi
Posted on 09/04/2012 8:06:42 AM PDT by freedomlover
SALT LAKE CITY Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not forbid drinking cola.
On Aug. 29, the LDS church posted a statement on its website saying that the church does not prohibit the use of caffeine and that the faiths health-code reference to hot drinks does not go beyond (tea and coffee).
A day later, the website wording was slightly softened, saying only that the church revelation spelling out health practices does not mention the use of caffeine.
The same goes for the churchs two-volume handbook, which LDS leaders use to guide their congregations. It says plainly that the only official interpretation of hot drinks
in the Word of Wisdom is the statement made by early church leaders that the term hot drinks means tea and coffee.
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The lds-org denies that Jesus is the Creator, that everything was created THROUGH Him, BY Him and FOR Him.
They deny that Jesus created even the angels out of nothing.
They do NOT teach the truth about Jesus.
One of my fellow Platoon Leaders in my first unit was a pretty devout Mormon, and even he drank the occasional soda. I asked him about it, and he said it had been OK to do for a few years at that point. This was back in 2005.
Those silly mormons can’t make up their minds. Thousands of changes to their scriptures and now they can drink caffeine as long as it’s not hot.
Next they’ll be able to wear Hanes.
And if Romney gets in, we’ll probably have gay marriage followed by polygamy and then they can restore the mormon’s “eternal covenant” of polygamy that they so quickly abandoned just to become a state.
I am curious as to what “mark” you are refering to. Food sometimes has onr or two marks indicating it is kosher. Perhaps that is what you saw.
That’s a step in the right direction. So now you can drink Iced Tea and Ice Coffee? When they let you drink an occasional glass of wine or beer, let me know.
The Mormon Church was founded in a period of American History that was very strong in the Temperence Movement. Maine was the first dry state in 1851. The passage of the law, which prohibited the sale of all alcoholic beverages except for “medicinal, mechanical or manufacturing purposes,” quickly spread elsewhere, and by 1855 twelve states had joined Maine in total prohibition.
The Republican Party was founded by a coalition of Whigs, Anti-Slavery, No-Nothing Nativists and Temperance Movement
Remember that when there is an election for Pope or Bishop, or Pastor, or whatever, in your church. Don’t elect any Mormon.
Now, be a good boy and go out and support Mitt Romney for President because he is a damn site better than the Marxist Muslim Kenyan Keynsian liar in the Oval Office now.
By the way, I’m not a Mormon and I love caffeine - always did. A good beer too.
Bigotry isn’t funny. I am not a Mormon, but I do respect people’s (even yours) religious beliefs.
Grape Nehi futures crash...
WOW! Mormons letting their hair down. but anyway.....
New International Version (NIV)
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
I don’t respect a religion that is constantly changing it’s scripture or rules.
I don’t respect a religion that became a religion by denigrating previous scripture saying it was full of errors and omissions like Islam and Mormons claimed about previous scripture.
I don’t respect a religion that claims to be “I’m Christian too”, but is really there to lure Christians away. And the first thing you learn is that Joseph Smith had a vision where all the Christian denominations were abominations.
The magic underwear just lends itself to ridicule. I find it funny.
What is your denomination? I will do some research on it and trash it. Thanks . Specifically , I need the name of the church.
I try to follow the teachings of Christ. Said another way, I try to be a disciple of Christ.
That’s not fair. What denomination is it? I wanna have some fun, like you.
When I was little, you could only have fish on Friday. By the time I grew up, meat was optional.
Things change. Mormons haven’t cornered the market on it.
Yeah, so inconsistent. Not like those Catholics. Meat on Friday is a mortal sin, going to hell. Oh wait, never mind!
I'm curious too. People do not vigorously spar about what they know to be true, only what they fear may not be true.
For that refreshing Nuke-Clear Taste!
Here's a news flash. All religions and all cultures are not equal. It's why the world rejected Cannibalism.
I ridicule Mormonism in hopes that some of it's adherents will wake up to the fact that they are in a silly "me too" cult. And have been taught a lot of error mixed with a little truth.
Steven, there are many of us who are non-denominational, who follow scripture, not man-made organizations. Many of us.
We call ourselves Christians. We worship with other non-affiliated believers in local groups.
We consider our church to be the universal body of believers to which God the Father adds us when we believe in his Son. (Acts 2, when the church began). We welcome you, and any other believer, to join us.
I suppose that lime flavored jello with small carrot strips embedded is still OK too?
You mean like these?
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
The mormons but a bunch of Coke cola stock and put their mark on the cans a couple decades ago and could drink it in the 80s.
This was not new news to me either. It’s weird it’s being presented that way.
I don’t belong to a particular denomination. I have attended Baptist, Catholic, and most recently, Mormon churches. You are welcome to bash them if you wish. In my opinion none of them are perfect.
Frankly in my opinion whenever “man” gets involved, he tends to screw things up in light of mans ego and thirst for control of others. At the same time, Jesus encouraged his followers to meet in his Name, and in my opinion meeting with other like-minded followers can strengthen one’s faith.
Back to the thread, is there something about its posting that upsets you or you consider to be “bashing”? As far as I know, it is true, and was discussed in at least two Sunday church meetings in a local Mormon church, so it is a relevant discussion point.
Yeah but the Catholics never changed their scripture. The Friday fish was never based on scripture. It was just a tradtion.
I don't know if the Mormon hot drink rule is based on their scripture or not. But the "eternal covenant of polygamy" is in their scriptures. And it is worthy of ridicule.
Common denominator in your examples is that men’s rules always change. And men always make rules. And men always mess things up, complicate things till they’re corrupted.
Take our government, for example. Look at what the Constitution says and what a colossal mess the courts have made of it. The tax code, myriad other examples.
Everything manmade changes, deteriorates.
We wouldn’t have an epidemic of pedophile priests if some robed churchmen hadn’t decided to alter nature and enforce celibacy on its leadership. Of course it attracted the perverted.
Ought to get some incoming fire for that, but it’s true.
Must one be perfect, as Christ was, in order to be able to criticize?
You are not acting in a Christ like spirit and you know it.
That's a frequently misunderstood scripture. Scripture commmands us to "Rebuke our neighbor frankly, so that we do not share in his sin." It tells us to warn the wicked. It tells us to discern spirits.
The kind of judging that we aren't supposed to do. Is the kind that Jonah did. (You should read it, it's short, only 4 chapters). Jonah knew that the city of Ninevah was wicked. Everyone did, including God and Jonah. That's not judging them in the context of the above scripture. That's just recognizing evil.
Jonah was unwilling to go preach to them. He was supposed to go warn them and offer them God's mercy if they repented. Jonah didn't want them to repent. He wanted them to get what was coming to them.
So what follwed is Jonah ran away, ended up in the belly of a fish for three days and got burped out back on land. Which convinced him that maybe he should go preach to Ninevah. Ninevah did repent and Jonah became angry because he had judged them unworthy of God's grace. And in chapter 4 God takes Jonah to task for judging them.
It's not ridiculing evil or the false beliefs that is judging. Prophets of God did that in scripture. It's failure to see their potential and failure to love them despite their actions. That's judging.
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."
No one is suggesting we kill the Mormons. We're simply pointing out their errors in hopes they will see the Light.
21 Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch
22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)according to human precepts and teachings?
23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
When confronted by my Mormon friends about coffee, I always ask them about their meat consumption on hot days. It seems that even Mormons don't take all the "Words of Wisdom" too seriously. I then take them to Colossians 2 and show them that God thinks their little regulations are foolishness. They always leave me alone about my coffee after that.
His wife wrote about it her journal, Smith and his cronies would hang around drinking while smoking cigars.
The Republican Party was founded by a coalition of Whigs, Anti-Slavery, anti-polygamy people.
"ATTENTION: This week's revelation from the Planet Kolob is that soft-drinks are now OK to drink. However, do not spill them on the Sacred Underroos which as you know, have secret Masonic Symbols. This remains a sin. ALL mormons must now drink soft drinks publicly to make our religion look more "normal" and improve Mitt's odds of putting one of us into the White House. That is all. Obey."
So posting an article is not Christ like, what He doesn’t like us to read newspapers?
Well there was the bruised face pharasees. So called because when they saw a woman they would so violently turn away that they would bash into walls.
But you won't find a command to do that in their scripture.
“I ridicule Mormonism in hopes that some of it’s adherents will wake up”
You should reevaluate your tactics. You are only making yourself look bad.
Do you know what those verses mean?
If you read before and after, we are to judge everything against the Word of God.
Mormonism has been judged and it is found lacking.
The Friday fast (only one main meal a day and two light meals that do not equal another main meal) and the abstinence are ways of honoring the death of Christ on the Cross.
We choose our way for a purpose.
Tell me, when did truth become bigotry?
Could you provide a citation from the Catholic Catechism indicating when eating meat on Friday was a mortal sin? Just asking. Thanks
“You are not acting in a Christ like spirit and you know it.”
Again, seriously, if Person A has an issue with how Person B is portraying the teachings of Christ (which I will admit I do vis a vis Mormanism), is it appropriate for Person A to “call out” Person B while still acting in a Christ like spirit?
Some would say that such “calling out” is exactly what Christ did with that aid of a whip to the money changers.
These are not easy issues. That is what makes them appropriate for Religion threads.
Romney or Obama will be the next President. When you spend all your time like this trash talking Romney, you are actively working to re-elect 0.
Romney agrees with 85% of our position. Obama is 100% opposed to everything we claim to be for.
Obama is pro infanticide, Romney is not.
So why are some of you so desperate to help reelect a Pro-infanticide President?
That might not be the intent of your actions, it is the result of them
And spare me the bluster about being in a “safe” state. How your state is likely to go in no way absolves your active campaigning for 0.