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Whether or not caffeine is against the Word of Wisdom is a personal definition. By the letter of the law, no. Caffeine is not mentioned at all in the Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom as found in Doctrine and Covenants section 89 probhibits "strong drink" (later defined by prophets as alcohol) and "hot drink" (later defined by prophets as coffee and tea). More recently, church leaders have advised avoiding the use of 'harmful and addictive substances', where caffeine may be included. They have specifically stated that we should avoid energy drinks because of their extreme caffeine levels, but have not specifically told us to avoid the lower levels found in sodas or chocolate.

That being said, we should be following the 'spirit of the law' and not the 'letter of the law'. Jesus Christ said that he who must be commanded and compelled in all things is slothful and not a wise servant. (Doctrine and Covenants 58:26)

Check out the "Related Link" below to see a recent Ensign article about the dangers of energy drinks.

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