Development of the Church Welfare Program

Development of the Church Welfare Program

The Great Depression hit the United States hard on Ocotber 29, 1929.  Its effects reached everyone, the Saints not excluded. In 1932 unemployment in Utah had reached a staggering 35.9 percent. Many were willing to work, but were unable to find it. People had to stand...
Law of Consecration

Law of Consecration

As the Saints were gathering to Kirtland, many of them were leaving all of their possessions behind to obey the commandment of God. Others were poor to begin with. Joseph saw how so many were suffering and turned to the Lord to inquire what should be done. Joseph had...
Morality

Morality

The morality of Mormonism is sometimes considered old-fashioned. It is, of course-it was taught to Adam and Eve from the beginning of time. In the second chapter of Genesis, Adam was instructed to cleave unto his wife. From this time on, God began to teach His...
Mormon Tithing and Donations

Mormon Tithing and Donations

The word tithing, or tithe, means a tenth part. The paying of tithing to the Lord and His church has been a commandment for thousands of years. The first record of tithing is found in Genesis 14:20, when Abraham paid tithing to Melchizedek. In the biblical days of the...
Mormon Doctrine Regarding Prophets

Mormon Doctrine Regarding Prophets

Mormon Doctrine States God’s Pattern of Revelation: Prophets and Scripture Mormon doctrine asserts belief in prophets, both ancient and modern. God, according to Mormon doctrine, desires to talk to mankind and to teach them His truth.  The Apostle Peter taught that...
Morality

Death

For Mormons, death is merely another step in the eternal progression planned for us by God, our Heavenly Father. Mormons don’t fear their own deaths, and when a loved one dies, they grieve only as they would if someone moved away. For Mormons, life begins not on...
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