Since members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints cannot drink warm drinks, does this mean that hot chocolate is a no-no

Since members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints cannot drink warm drinks, does this mean that hot chocolate is a no-no? If not, then what is the difference between coffee, tea, and hot chocolate? All are warm drinks.

You can check the answer of the people under the question at Quora “why can’t latter day saints drink coffee

0 thoughts on “Since members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints cannot drink warm drinks, does this mean that hot chocolate is a no-no”

  1. First of all, the revelation known as the Word of Wisdom doesn’t use the phrase “warm drinks.” It uses the phrase “hot drinks.” That said, the term refers to the kinds of hot drinks popular in the period in which the revelation was committed to writing. These “hot drinks” have been identified and defined as coffee and tea. Hope this helps to clear things up.

  2. We are allowed to drink warm drinks.
    We are also allowed to drink hot drinks.
    We are however advised strongly not to drink the latter. This advice comes thru a revelation given to Joseph Smith (who restored Christ’s original church to the earth complete with twelve apostles etc and with the help of Jesus himself and of the resurrected Peter, James and John). He received the revelation in the 1800s after praying to God about whether tobacco should not be prohibited. God answered by spelling out advice on types of food and drinks and herbs that are good and bad.
    The revelation expressly warns against tobacco use in one verse and the use of hot drinks in the next.
    Decades later the world discovered thru science that tobacco is carcinogenic. Then in 2016, the World Health Organization announced that hot drinks are carcinogenic especially for smokers, ex smokers and people with smoke exposure.
    Tea and coffee are both bad for humans whether drunk hot or cold.
    Hot chocolate is bad for humans because it’s hot. A healthier version would be warm chocolate or normal chocolate drinks. And cold chocolate drinks I guess.
    I have heard drinking cold drinks can also have implications. But I am not sure.
    I drink them anyway.
    The advice I refer to can be found in the section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants (a book of revelations received by the prophet Joseph Smith).
    We know he was a prophet because the books he brought forth contain truth and power – power to help us fight off temptations to do wrong things, just like the Bible does.

  3. Hot drinks we are warned about. Hot soup isn’t good either, because you see, it’s hot. You’ll burn your lips, tongue and inside your mouth. Frankly, it hurts. It’s common sense, like the directions given for hot things they always say, set aside for 5 or so minutes before consuming. It’s just common sense. Don’t over think things. Keep it simple.

  4. The Word of Wisdom states that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not partake of “hot drinks”, warm never being mentioned.
    These Hot Drinks have since been clarified to be Coffee, and Tea. Further clarification has indicated that extracts from these plants are OK, which is why I happily eat coffee-flavored ice cream, and drink beverages with green tea extract. So-called “herbal teas” are in reality not tea at all, since they do not come from a tea plant. They are actually known in technical parlance as “herbal infusions.” So there is no problem with Yerba Mate for example.
    Hot Chocolate is OK for the same reason we don’t have a stipulation against hot water. Because all the hot chocolate is, is chocolate melted in hot/warm water.

  5. wow, I didn’t know that they cannot drink hot beverages; when I was hanging with the LDS about 30 years ago, to get to know them while I was still a child and looking to know all that was possible about religions and philosophies to form my own mind, I remember they couldn’t drink coffee but there were no rules against hot or warm beverages – I also remember that somewhere, I believe in “Pearl of Great Price”, one of their 2 main texts, there was a rule that would make them be vegetarians except in case of necessity to eat meat to survive when there was nothing else at your disposal but none I knew at the church was a vegetarian


Leave a Comment