Volunteerism – Mormon Quotes

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1539; Members strive to govern themselves and voluntarily find ways to serve within the principles, objectives, and guidelines taught by the Church. While all members are commanded to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will” (D&C 58:27), it is not customary for members to offer unsolicited advice, to intervene in the responsibilities of others, or to suggest themselves for specific Church callings. Most members accept whatever callings are extended to them, and few request to be released except under difficult circumstances.

James 2:17-18Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

No we wouldn’t want the Mormons to be inspired to do something unsolicited like think for themselves or to be inspired by God instead of the Church…good grief.  They don’t request to be released because they know it’ll cost them their temple recommend.

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