Mormon Dilemma 417

26 October

Paid Ministry Contradictions

D&C 42:71-73; “And the elders or high priests who are appointed to assist the bishop as counselors in all things, are to have their families supported out of the property which is consecrated to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned; 72 Or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services, either a stewardship or otherwise, as may be thought best or decided by the counselors and bishop. 73 And the bishop, also, shall receive his support, or a just remuneration for all his services in the church.”

 

2 Nephi 26:31; “But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.”

1 Timothy 5:18; “For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.”

Don’t let the Mormon Church let you believe they have no paid ministry. While lower positions of authority figures in the Church do not get paid, General Authorities, apostles and prophets do. Paid salaries are administered to anyone who works full time in the Church.

Many church members believe that only the evil ministers and priests of Christianity get rich by serving in their prospective denominations.

Typically, pastors, ministers and the average Christian missionary don’t go into this business for money. Like teachers, they do this because the Lord has called them to the ministry and because they love what they do.

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