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From: Kristy (spider-ntc-tg042.proxy.aol.com)
Subject: Can someone help me exlpain this??
Date: February 2, 2003 at 9:14 pm PST

My husband is taking a religion class and one day they were talking about the word of wisdom. The book they're using is The Life and Teachings of Jesus and his prophets...In it, there's a quote given from Bruce R McConkie...
"There is no prohibition in Section 89, for instance, as to the eating of white bread, using white flour, white sugar, cocoa, chocolate, eggs, milk, meat, or anything else, except items classified under the headings, tea, coffee, tobacco, and liquor. As a matter of fact those who command that men should not eat meat, are not ordained of God, such counsel being listed by Paul as an evidence of apostasy. God has created meats, he says, 'to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth'."(1 Tim 4:3)

I dont really understand. I'm a vegan and my husband is not and this just gives him ammunition saying that a vegan lifestyle doesn't go along with the church. But I dont get it. In the talk, he says "those who COMMAND that men should not eat"...does that mean that choosing not to eat meat is ok, as long as you dont COMMAND others do the same thing??

Maybe this doesn't make sense, but I hope someone can be of some help to me :)
Thanks


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