10 Things People Ask Google About “The Mormons”

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The following was written by Collin Bishop for LDSliving.com

Remember the days before Google? Before we carried one of the world’s most powerful tools–the Internet–in our front pocket?

If you had a question about something, you either asked someone (a real-life human being, in-person) or found a book on the subject.

And the questions you were more shy about, you maybe never asked.

The Internet, smartphones, and Google have changed all of that. Answers to any question you can imagine are at your fingertips. Which also means a lot more people are asking Google (instead of their LDS neighbors and friends) about “the Mormons.”

Today, we’d like to highlight some of the top questions your friends are asking Google about our Church and offer answers to some of the best ones.

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Question 1: “Do Mormons drink?”

Answer: No, we don’t.

From Mormon.org (an official website managed by the Church):

“Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom. In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of:

Coffee and tea
Illegal drugs
God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago.”

Question 2: “Do Mormons believe in Hell?”

Answer: Yes, we do.

From the official Church website:

“Latter-day revelation speaks of hell in at least two senses. First, it is the temporary abode in the spirit world (before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ) for those who were disobedient [on Earth]. In this sense, hell has an end. Second, [Hell] is the permanent location of those who are not redeemed by the atonement of Jesus Christ. In this sense, hell is permanent. This is the place where Satan [and] his angels … will dwell eternally.”

Read the full article at LDSliving.com

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.