The Seer Stone
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The Seer Stone

Latter-day Saints, Go Ahead and Have That Coffee (or Even Wine!). Your Scripture Even Says You Can.

Long-prohibited in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been coffee, tea, wine, tobacco and “strong drinks” in the faith’s Word of Wisdom. The problem is, Latter-day Saint scripture — in the very section about the health code — allows for their consumption.

Doctrine & Covenants 89: 1–2 says “A word of wisdom … to be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint.”



Latter-day Saint culture & anthropology

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Alysha V. Scarlett

Aly's won 13 writing awards. Formerly: B/R, Screen Rant, & Patch. Author, “Re-finding Yourself in the Age of Trump.” A “big-city cousin.” --a rural, rival paper