LDS Church Clarifies That, Yes, Mormons Can Drink Soda. THE DEBUNKER On May 8, 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, two men tried to mix up a batch of a new pain reliever for their pharmacy. The landmark and public clarification that caffeinated drinks bar tea and coffee are fine  was prompted by an NBC 'Rock Center' report which claimed as fact that LDS members were prohibited from drinking coffee. The Word of Wisdom forbids hot drinks, which has been interpreted to mean coffee and tea. Woman starts Twitter debate after questioning whether it's 'normal' to shower with your back to the water rather than facing it - so, how do YOU wash? Mitt Romney with Rick Santorum (left) in 2008: Mitt Romney can officially enjoy a coke or Pepsi or Mountain Dew if he wanted after the LDS declared that Mormons can drink caffeine - just not tea or coffee. 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As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are not specifically commanded to abstain from Coke or any other carbonated and/or caffeinated soft drink. To avoid this, some Mormons choose not to drink caffeinated sodas at all, others just try to drink them sparingly. 'For me it's more of I don't want to get addicted to it. I rarely drink carbonated beverages anyway; I much prefer a glass of good tasting Are Mormons permitted to drink soda? SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons are free to down a Coke or Pepsi. We don’t know why the 2. Many do drink caffeinated coke and pepsi, but they will generally not touch coffee, even if the Portrait of Joseph Smith (left), Prophet of the Mormon faith in a hand painted print in around 1835 and right a cup of coffee which his Word of Wisdom health guidelines outlaws, The students of BRigham Young University a Mormon funded college are served caffeine free coke as most Mormons and the public have assumed that caffeine is not allowed. Now you can add accelerated cellular aging to that list. Have you noticed that most followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) commonly called Mormons, don’t drink coffee or tea? Moderation in all things was an ancient Greek lifestyle. ... During the show, it was stated that Mormons are required to not drink caffeine. Sometimes I want, sometimes, for health reasons, I do not. 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One can drink Coke with caffeine if one wants. Some of those same critics went on to rape women and even children while brutally murdering men, women and children. If you click “Agree and Continue” below, you acknowledge that your cookie choices in those tools will be respected and that you otherwise agree to the use of cookies on NPR’s sites. In the Word of Wisdom, the Lord states that fruits and vegetables should be partaken of with “prudence and thanksgiving” ( … Do Mormons drink Coke? 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. A friend of mine told me this story, and I’m a bit suspicious. 'In fact, I baptized a guy who worked for Coke and he was thinking, 'I might have to get a different job.'. God has given wise counsel to help all His children be healthy. There are certain questions that a bishop (ecclesiastical leader of your given area) will ask members in a "temple recommend interview" to make Question: Is it true that Mormons are forbidden from drinking cola drinks such as Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper? According to an analysis of the survey by the Religion in Public blog, 35% of church members said they consume coffee, 25% consume tea and 25% consume alcohol. I see no harm in simply wanting a healthy life style by cutting out coffee or teas but I do see a problem with you saying it’s biblical but it isn’t at all. To a large extent, this can be attributed to the fact that they had Protestant roots and they needed to read Scripture in order to properly practice their religious beliefs. Published: 10:01 EST, 1 September 2012 | Updated: 10:01 EST, 1 September 2012. It concerns me for you. Many church leaders and members, however, continued to drink their wine, beer and coffee with a clear conscience. Public perceptions of Mormons are high on the agenda following the acceptance of the Republican Party's nomination to run for President by Mitt Romney, a devout follower of the faith. Moderation in all things was an ancient Greek lifestyle. ', The Mormon church outlaws 'hot drink' which are defined as tea and coffee - but has announced that Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew are fine. It is not too strong and has a nice subtle flavor and after-taste. It is up to the individual. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are not specifically commanded to abstain from Coke or any other carbonated and/or caffeinated soft drink. Reclusive adopted children from his abusive marriage to Ronnie Spector and his writer daughter are in line for share of 'one of the world's most valuable song catalogues', Can you spot why everyone is mocking this wedding dress? Play it now. The relationship we have with this world through the foods we eat and the liquids we drink has a powerful impact on our spirituality. Well, as it says in the Bible, … But I find it silly to ban tea and coffee and alchol when it is possible to Bride gets more than she bargained after hundreds blast her for one glaring detail. The church wrote in response: 'Despite what was reported, the Church revelation spelling out health practices (Doctrine and Covenants 89) does not mention the use of caffeine. Winds light and variable.. by Ken Jennings 2 years ago. Harmful drugs of any sort are in a like category” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p.845). This revelation is Section 89 … See details. In church, or any sacred area or site of worship, we are definitely advised to dress nice with nice grooming standards to show respect to our Heavenly Father, and also so that we don't distract from the Spirit and other people's worship. But they almost always know about the Mormon health code! To me, it has a refreshing "bite" & a crisp taste.Pepsi is sweeter & has less carbonation. Too much Coke is a bad thing; too much meat is a bad thing; cooking with wine is a choice that one need not discuss with one’s bishop. The comments below have not been moderated. More Mormons consume coffee, tea, alcohol In a church survey conducted earlier this year , nearly a third of respondents indicated that they had used at least one or …