Do Mormons eat meat?
Some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints choose to eat meat, but others do not. The official Church position is best summarized with two important scriptural passages:
1. "Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine" (Doctrine and Covenants 89:12-13).
2. "And whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the same, is not ordained of God; For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance" (Doctrine and Covenants 49:18-19).
Some Church members have put a primary focus on D&C 89:13, suggesting that they must only eat meat in extreme conditions, while others have focused on D&C 89:12 and D&C 49:18-19, suggesting that eating meat is a commandment and should be done out of gratitude to the Lord as He created animals for our use. The Church has not preferred any specific interpretation but has encouraged the individual to determine, as guided by the Holy Ghost, what exactly these scriptures are intended to mean and where the appropriate point lies between two extremes of meat consumption. It is also worth clarifying a third scripture which is given as a preface to the Word of Wisdom, a health code which contains scripture number one above:
3. "To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days--" (Doctrine and Covenants 89:2).
This has been used by some members to justify eating meat beyond the limits prescribed by D&C 89:12-13. However, President Joseph F. Smith, who was among the first to designate obedience to the Word of Wisdom as a temple worthiness requirement, explained, "The reason undoubtedly why the Word of Wisdom was given-as not by 'commandment or restraint' was that at that time, at least, if it had been given as a commandment it would have brought every man, addicted to the use of these noxious things, under condemnation; so the Lord was merciful and gave them a chance to overcome, before He brought them under the law." Thus, D&C 89:2 should be interpreted as a provision for the Church at the time the revelation was given (1833) and the Word of Wisdom should be treated as a commandment today as per official Church policy. It is up to the individual to determine, as guided by the Holy Ghost, whether this change to commandment status applies to the entire Word of Wisdom, as some Church members have believed, or just to proscriptions like coffee, tea, tobacco, and alcohol, as yet other members have believed. However, arguably the best counsel on the issue of what is and is not a commandment comes in D&C 89:18-21:
"And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint. And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen."
Whether or not dietary restrictions on meat are required of Latter-Day Saints, those who follow the counsel in the scriptures are promised both temporal and spiritual blessings.
Yes, but they are cautioned to eat meat sparingly.
the same thing everyone else does.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) can eat meat if they want to. The official teaching of the Church is that God provides animals for meat, and that meat is to be eaten in winter and times of need. Some Mormons eat meat and some choose to be vegetarian, it's all just a personal preference.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that God has revealed a code of health called the "Word of Wisdom". This health code says: "Flesh of beasts and fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; And it is pleasing to me that they should not be used, only in times of winter… Read More
Mormons eat food just like other people.
The LDS (Mormon) scripture called "The Word of Wisdom" was prescribed in the mid 1800's as a code of dietary health. The code includes abstaining from strong drink (alcohol), hot drink (coffee and tea), and tobacco. It also recommends eating meat "only in times of winter or famine", eating plenty of grains and herbs, and fruits. It was originally a recommendation and not a commandment. Many years later, LDS leaders announced that members should consider… Read More
I'm LDS (a "Mormon"), and I eat a lot of what most other people eat!!!! We don't drink alcoholic beverages, or other strong drinks, and we are encouraged to eat meat sparingly. To find out more go to http://mormon.org
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) have no guidelines or religious practices regarding how meat or any other food item should be prepared or consumed. Members of the Church are encouraged and expected to follow a health code called the "Word of Wisdom", which they believe was given to the Church from God in 1833. The Word of Wisdom prohibits the consumption of alcoholic drinks, 'hot drinks' (defined… Read More
Mormons have no restrictions on food. They can eat all types of meat, that is unless the person is a vegetarian;) Correction LDS members may not consume food or beverage that is consider to intoxicate or change mental state (except in some cases under a doctor's prescription). So coffee, tea, marijuana, liquor and beer are on the rather long list of forbidden foods.
Yes. I eat lots of it personally. :)
They physically can eat meat, but they choose not to eat meat, which is why they are vegetarians.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) eat whatever foods are common for their nationality and culture, but try to avoid anything with alcohol, tobacco, or tea in it. For example, Mormons in the United States typically eat casseroles, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. Mormons in Mexico eat a lot of tacos, enchiladas, beans, rice, and tortillas. Mormons in Japan eat a lot of rice, sushi, and seafood.
they eat meat meat meat.
Canadians eat alot of fruit's, vegtables, meat and grains. They eat lots of corn and LOTS of meat ! they just love there meat ! MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT !
1. Triceratops don't eat meat. 2. Long-necks and stegosauruses don't eat meat. Iguanodons and hypsilophodons don't eat meat. 3. Anklyosauruses and pachyephalosauruses do NOT eat meat. Minmis, edmontosauruses and riojasauruses don't eat meat.
If they just eat meat then yes. If they eat meat and plants then they are omnivores == No. If an animal eats mostly meat it is a Carnivore. A herbivore can also eat meat, but the primary diet will be plants. Herbivores and Omnivores can also eat meat.
yes they do eat meat! Obviously! But you can train them not to eat meat,which i find appalling
Chimpanzees do eat meat, gorillas do not eat meat. Both are classified as apes.
Raptors by definition eat meat. All raptors eat meat.
Hindus are not really allowed to eat meat but some Hindus do eat meat but most Hindu who eat meat do not eat cows meat because cow is sacred to Hindus
i don't eat meat
no they do not eat meat
No it does not eat meat
they eat meat
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It is not required to eat meat or not eat meat during Lent.
yes we are carnivores we eat meat some people eat meat carnivores are meat eaters do u eat meat? then you are a carnivore
Carnivores. Herbivores eat plants, omnivores eat plants and meat, and carnivores eat meat.
consumers eat meat and vegetables where predators eat only meat and hunt for it. it depends if you mean consumers who eat meat or don't eat meat.
The type of meat Indians do eat is answered in this question. What types of food do the people of India eat Due to religious vocation Hindus do not eat meat. Do Hindu's eat meat
Do Pandas eat meat?
No Apatosaurus did not eat meat
Yes they did eat meat
Yes. They did eat meat.
pink meat is considered the worst meat to eat...
Well mice do eat meat because they are omnvores but i dont know exactly what meat they eat
it is not always bad to eat meat but it is bad to eat blood meat
They have the ability eat meat, but if they did, they couldn't call themselves vegetarian. Vegetarians do not eat meat.
Yes, they do eat meat. Crickets will cannibalize and eat eachother, as well as meat if given the oppurtunity.
no they don't eat meat they eat grass and wheat.
They don't eat meat. They eat roots and plants.
hhmmm................ monkeys eat meat, they eat anything they can get their hands on but for apes they eat meat and do not eat meat u see. chimpanzees eat meat but gorillas don't BUT!!! they both belong to the ape family
Well, almost all birds eat meat. The eagle is part of the bird family and birds eat meat. Some people trian birds to not eat meat. Wild birds and birds in house eat meat, so yes.
People who eat meat think it is just fine to eat meat. Vegans and vegetarians feel otherwise.
most hippies are vegitarian ( dont eat meat), or vegans (dont eat meat or drink milk).
no they only eat fresh meat so keep them alive they are carnivores and only eat meat
Sure they do. Muscles are meat, and lions are meat eaters. Humans who eat meat also eat muscles.
Omnivores eat both meat and plants, Carnivores eat just meat. They both eat meat.
Yes, Christians can eat meat on Fridays. It is optional whether or not to eat meat on Fridays.
Carnivore means meat eater. So yes, they eat meat.