Healthcare and the Word of Wisdom: A Principle With a Promise
In light of recent discussions of a “healthcare reform plan” I have decided to write on Healthcare and the Word of Wisdom. I believe that the Word of Wisdom is the real solution to the healthcare problems of the world.
Since when did the federal government obtain the right to make any laws regarding healthcare? The simple answer is “It didn’t”. The Constitution doesn’t allow for the government to provide or ‘reform’ healthcare. End of discussion.
You might be familiar with G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, an exposé on the Federal Reserve and the banking system…
Griffin has also written an excellent exposé on the medical system, World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17. This book is a must read for understanding the dishonesty and corruption in the field of drug research, the medical system and pharmaceutical companies in general.
If you have any interest in either an effective treatment for cancer, in world politics, or in politics and the medical field you simply have to read this book.
What does all of this have to do with the Word of Wisdom? The Word of Wisdom and other scriptures/teachings are God’s revealed word on the subject of healthcare.
Consider this statement by George Q. Cannon:
If objection is raised against the laying on of hands because its effects are not uniform in every case, the poet’s advice, “Throw physic to the dogs” should be followed, for there is nothing more uncertain than the results of medical treatment, and we should therefore use no drugs and fee no doctors. [“The Ordinance for the Sick,” The Deseret News, vol. 26, no. 33 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Brigham Young Jr., 19 Sept. 1877), p. 518.]
A Principle With a Promise
The Word of Wisdom (D&C 89), the order and will of God, a principle with a promise for the weakest of all the saints, states that we shall receive health in the navel and marrow in the bones, shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint; even the destroying angel shall pass us by and not slay us…
Those are the blessings of avoiding harmful substances and consuming wholesome herbs, fruits, vegetables and grains (and very little meat, if any at all).
And why was this counsel (and DOUBLE WARNING) given?
Because “of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days”.