Decaffeinated Coffee

Decaffeinated Coffee

Is Sanka decaf coffee against the “hot drinks” word of wisdom since it is 99.9% caffeine free? Has there ever been an official stand/letter from a prophet? Many drink coke, pepsi and mtn dew! Steve ___________ Steve, The Word of Wisdom does mention some...
Confession regarding Word of Wisdom

Confession regarding Word of Wisdom

Do I have to confess to my bishop if I ate coffee desert? I ordered it but didnt know it had coffee in it until after I ordered it. If I didnt eat it it’s a waste of money. josh __________ Josh, When it comes to the Word of Wisdom, which this would fall under,...
Tattoos

Tattoos

Dear gramps, I am 19 years old and currently trying to return back to church. I’ve been less active for 5 years. In the time I was away I got two tattoos on my wrists. My question gramps is what does the average church member think about tattoos? Sometimes I...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Dear Gramps, I have obsessive–compulsive disorder(OCD). Sometimes I’m able to control it and sometimes I can’t. It gets to the point that I think it’s the Spirit telling me to do something when it can actually be my mind. For example, I have to go...
Sacrament bread and germs

Sacrament bread and germs

My wife worries about getting germs from the bread during sacrament and would like to know why we can’t use small crackers instead? There have been people who have had MRSA in our area and the hand sanitizer does not kill MRSA. George __________ George, For some...
Word of Wisdom and temple recommend

Word of Wisdom and temple recommend

Gramps, Can you lose your temple recommend if you break the word of wisdom? Jack _____________ Jack, Yes you can lose your temple recommend for not following the Word of Wisdom. Obedience to the word of wisdom is required in order to obtain, and maintain, a temple...
Where does the LDS church stand on vaccinations?

Where does the LDS church stand on vaccinations?

Question I know LDS members who do NOT vaccinate their children by claiming “religious beliefs.” Where does the church stand on vaccinations? Has there ever been a statement one way or another? Doesn’t the church help provide vaccinations for those...
Is caffeine okay in small amounts?

Is caffeine okay in small amounts?

Question   Gramps, I recently read an answer in which you stated that one should not consume something, even if it is healthy, if they cannot get through the day without it. I understand that there are limits, as anyone knows that even if you don’t NEED...
Is it wrong to be a vegetarian?

Is it wrong to be a vegetarian?

Question Gramps, I’ve been a vegetarian for five years. Today in seminary, the teacher told us that we have to eat meat and that vegetarians are bad. Do I absolutely have to eat meat? I really don’t want to. Leah   Answer Leah, Our health is important...
Sacrament and the Word of Wisdom

Sacrament and the Word of Wisdom

What is the meaning of the phrase “of your own make” in D&C 89:6. Does this mean that wine can be used for the sacrament as long as it is “of our own make?” Kurt ______________________ Kurt, I think you are right. As long as the wine is...
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