Today and tomorrow we’re taking a look at some of the egregious lies the Church has passed off as truth to the most vulnerable: the kids. Today we’re looking at what used to be part of the lesson plan in the LDS Young Women’s Manual. This isn’t something taught a century ago, rather, this is […]
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Lorenzo Snow“The law of tithing is one the most important ever revealed to man … Through obeying this law the blessings of prosperity and success will be given to the Saints.” – Deseret Evening News, p. 3 June 24, 1899 1 Timothy 6:5, 9-11 “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, […]
Liahona, ‘Sacred Transformations,’ December 2012; “If paying tithing means that you can’t pay for water or electricity, pay tithing. If paying tithing means that you can’t pay your rent, pay tithing. Even if paying tithing means that you don’t have enough money to feed your family, pay tithing.” – Aaron L. West, Church Publishing Services Department […]
Discussion 5 – Living a Christlike Life There are four principles discussed with the investigator in this lesson they are: The Two Great Commandments Sacrifice Brings Blessings Fasting and Fast Offerings Tithing Judging by the title of the discussion and the principles it teaches, I think we can safely say the lesson the investigators are […]
2 Corinthians 9:7; “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” It’s interesting how Joseph Smith dogged on the Catholic Church for their stance on tithing when he, and other LDS leaders have done the very same thing. Their comments […]
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend of mine that follows our blog asking me why the Church doesn’t divulge their financial statements. I responded that the Church hasn’t publicly released a financial statement for decades now. Several days later she forwarded an e-mail to me that she received from the […]
The Money Spent by the LDS Church Today I was looking at the front page online edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Their headline story got to me thinking…
Heber Jeddy Grant 1856 – 1945 Heber Grant was a busy guy during his tenure as the seventh president/prophet of the Mormon Church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heber_J._Grant http://www.ldsces.org/inst_manuals/pres-sm/pres-ch-07-09.htm Grant is the reason obeying the Word of Wisdom is mandatory to get into the temple.