Episode 192: D&C 91 – Sections 118 to 120

January 27, 2018

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Episode 192: D&C 91 – Sections 118 to 120

MBoM has a motto now!!!

“Taken out of context it means nothing, which means it means anything you want it to.”

 

All three witnesses to the golden plates have been excommunicated! Thomas Marsh needs to stay in Missouri and work, all the other leaders in the church need to go out and get more followers. Don’t worry, God will provide for their families, just GFTO, leadership. In spring, go to Europe!!!

Tithing is giving all your excess to the church as an initial outlay, then give 10% for the rest of your life. Yes, that’s really what Joseph means to say.

Drink count – 7

 

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2 Comments on “Episode 192: D&C 91 – Sections 118 to 120”

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    New historical information reveals original meaning of LDS tithing
    by Daniel Woodruff

    Tuesday, February 9th 2016

    New historical information reveals original meaning of LDS tithing

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    (KUTV) The LDS church is shedding more light on the faith’s longtime practice of tithing, answering a long-standing debate about how it is referred to in the faith’s scriptures and what it means today.

    Tithing requires members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to pay one-tenth of their income to the church. That money is then used to fund church operations.

    But while tithing has root in Mormon scripture, an LDS historian says the way it was calculated in the late 1830s was far different than what is practiced today.

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    Steven Harper, a former BYU professor who now works at the LDS Church History Department, said tithing was originally based on net worth – not income.

    In an article published on LDS.org, Harper said the practice took shape in July 1838 when the faith’s founder, Joseph Smith, said he received a revelation about it. This came as the church was looking to raise money to build a new temple, Harper said.

    In the revelation as recorded in Mormon scripture, tithing was explained to mean members would give “all their surplus property” to the bishop at the time, Edward Partridge, and thereafter “pay one-tenth of all their interest annually.”

    Current LDS leaders say interest is typically interpreted as “income.” But that’s not what it has always meant.

    “Bishop Partridge understood ‘one tenth of all their interest’ annually to mean 10 percent of what Saints would earn in interest if they invested their net worth for a year,” Harper wrote. He cited an example from Partridge who was reportedly in the room when Smith received the revelation.

    “If a man is worth a $1000, the interest on that would be $60, and one/10. of the interest will be of course $6. thus you see the plan,” Partridge wrote in a letter just days after the revelation was received.

    According to Harper, six percent was a common interest rate at the time.

    http://kutv.com/news/local/new-historical-information-reveals-original-meaning-of-lds-tithing

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