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Pharisees and the Word of Wisdom

Today I thought I would provide my insider's list of foods and drinks that are and are not allowed based on the Word of Wisdom. It is a list compiled over many years of listening to people offer their enlightened insights and interpretation of Doctrine and Covenants 89.

OK, I don't have a list. But if I had kept one it would knock your socks off, proverbially speaking.

Several weeks ago I was in my brother's ward in Arlington, Va. The gospel doctrine teacher is Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah. The lesson was on D&C 89. When he began he said something very powerful -- that the purpose of his lesson was to discuss the principles of the Word of Wisdom and "to avoid being Pharisaical."

That phrase really struck me.

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