Monday, January 26, 2009

The Word of Wisdom’s application

Here’s something i’ve seriously wondered about for a while:

Is the Word of Wisdom also applicable to non-Mormons?

That is, is it also wrong for non-Mormons to disobey the outlines of the Word of Wisdom? I tend to think that the Word of Wisdom applies only to those who have covenanted (through baptism) to follow it—so it’s not a sin (even a sin of ignorance) for non-Mormons to drink coffee or beer, or even to smoke. (It may be unhealthy for them, but not sinful.) For Mormons, on the other hand, doing so is sinful.

That’s simply my own speculation, though—i don’t know if i’m actually right.


Anonymous said...

Well, even if it's not sinful for non-members, it's certainly a good idea for everyone.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I don't think it's meant for anyone but members. Though it would certainly be healthier for everyone to follow the WoW.