Word of Wisdom Promises

D&C 89:18-21; “And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.”

Prophecy given in Kirtland, OH on February 27, 1833. History of the Church 1:327-329. 

Joseph may have promised people good health but I’ve known hundreds if not thousands of Mormons who’ve been devout to the Church and obeyed the Word of Wisdom and have still died.  I’ve been to countless funerals of my relatives alone and like Ed Decker once said;

 In fact, many of the highest leaders of the LDS church (who presumably are keeping this commandment) are sick and dying of degenerative diseases. The entire First Presidency just a few years ago was so ill with blindness, Parkinson’s disease and cancer that a Third Counselor to the Prophet had to be called to take over.”