I have been asked on more than one occasion about how I teach the Word of Wisdom to youth in the Church who have had lessons about the Word of Wisdom for years - about how to make it new, fresh or enlightening in any way.
I teach it in that situation by focusing on two things:
1) The first few verses
about "why" - that it was given in warning of addiction peddling in the
future. I mention lots of other things that now are addictive and
ought to receive the same scrutiny - and let them come up with a list,
since that makes it personal for them and allows me to distinguish for them the difference between addictions and occasional actions.
The "what" - and I do that by talking about how dietary and health codes have
changed over time, from the ancient Hebrew / Jewish code to what Jesus
followed (differently than John, the Baptist, for example) to what we
had with D&C 89 when it was counsel to what we have now (when
addiction peddlers are running rampant) as a standard for temple attendance.
How would you respond to such a question?
Enid vs. Banality 2/26/2017
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