In April 2018, the Church’s new leadership went abroad to numerous countries spreading their brand of the gospel.

On the 16th of that month, their prophet Russell Nelson, along with his entourage, told so many lies it’s hard to quantify how much damage they instilled on these beautiful people. For the sake of clarity we’ve split this up into the two main topics they zeroed in on; dowries, and tithes. Today we’re looking at the latter, and tomorrow it’ll be dowries. We’ve pulled the most egregious statements, and listed them below. To read the Deseret News article in full, see ‘Dowry is not the Lord’s way’: In Kenya, LDS President Nelson says tithing breaks poverty cycle.

Before we begin, I confess that I’m more than a little riled up about this. I’ve found myself having to go to the Lord asking for forgiveness more than a few times already…ugh… For the life of me, I cannot understand why these well-to-do white Americans would go to an African country, and demand their money. I’m still wondering…how do they sleep at night? …

You can be sure they weren’t handing out passages of their canon where it says black people have no place among the righteous.

Moses 7:22 “And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam; and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them.”

Keep this in mind as we look at what Mr. Nelson and other leaders had to say.

In the title of the DN article, it said

‘tithing breaks the poverty cycle’.

Where is that in the Bible?

Jesus was poor, and He tithed, so what happened there? Mr. Nelson went on  to state the reasons why they ‘preach tithing’…

““We preach tithing to the poor people of the world because the poor people of the world have had cycles of poverty, generation after generation,” he said. “That same poverty continues from one generation to another, until people pay their tithing.”

The law of the tithe was followed by ancient peoples as taught by Old Testament prophets. LDS faithful believe God restored the law and its blessings for those who follow it by giving one-tenth of their income to the church.”

In other words, the price of salvation for the average Kenyan is roughly $160. Whatever happened to what their original prophet said in Mormon 8:32 “Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be churches built up that shall say: Come unto me, and for your money you shall be forgiven of your sins.” You can read more of this at Wicked Churches Promise Forgiveness for Money.

Jeffrey Holland also ‘asked’ them to qualify for temple attendance –

‘He also asked them to begin recording their family histories and to attend the temple in Johannesburg, South Africa “as often as the circumstances and the finances and transportation will allow.’

As a reference for what it’s like in Kenya, we pulled a few facts and found the following info:

Nairobi, Kenya to Johannesburg, South Africa is 2,396 miles. It’d take 54 hours to drive that far, and cost $424, which is 25% of their yearly income.

So in addition to costs incurred just to get to the temple, there’s the other ‘little’ item of tithes. As noted above, that amounts to roughly $160 for the average citizen. Now we’re up to $584 just to go to the temple.

This means the Kenyan people are expected to spend 36% of their income to go to temple. And where do they get money for food, shelter, clothing, etc.?

No shame, or pressure there Mr. Holland. As another heads up…Kenyans are some of the most trusting, and loving people in the world. They take everything seriously, so when someone whom they deem as authoritative says things like this – they’re going to be the first in line.

They aren’t the cynical, wary people that Americans have become. The people in attendance at this event spent two days on buses going 50 mph over dirt roads. They’re serious about their faith. It’s incredulous to us here at LAM how the Church has taken such advantage of the poorest of the poor. Shame, shame, shame on them.

Tomorrow we’re taking a very brief look at the history of biblical dowries based on what Mr. Nelson said.

Pray for the 2,000 people who attended this thing won’t you?

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor. 1:18