Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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Section 81 • Revelation, 27 February 1833 [D&C 89]

SECTION LXXXI.
 
A word of wisdom for the benefit of the coun cil of high priests, assembled in ,  and church; and also, the saints in Zion:  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. Given for a principle with  promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak,  and the weakest of all saints, who are or can  be called saints.
 
1 Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto  you, in consequence of evils and designs which  do, and will exist in the hearts of conspiring  men in the last days, I have warned you, and  forewarn you, by giving unto you this word  of wisdom by revelation, that inasmuch as any  man drinketh wine or strong drink among  you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the  sight of your Father, only in assembling your selves together, to offer up your sacraments  before him. And behold, this should be wine;  yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of  your own make. And again, strong drinks  are not for the belly, but for the washing of  your bodies. And again, tobacco is not for  the body, neither for the belly; and is not  good for man; but is an herb for bruises, and  all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and  skill. And again, hot drinks are not for the  body, or belly.
2 And again, verily I say unto you, all [p. 318]

Section 81 • Revelation, 27 February 1833 [D&C 89]

SECTION LXXXI.
 
A word of wisdom for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in , and church; and also, the saints in Zion: 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. Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak, and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
 
1 Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you, in consequence of evils and designs which do, and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation, that inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together, to offer up your sacraments before him. And behold, this should be wine; yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make. And again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies. And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly; and is not good for man; but is an herb for bruises, and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill. And again, hot drinks are not for the body, or belly.
2 And again, verily I say unto you, all [p. 318]
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