Skip to content

Why Most Latter day Saints Are Over paying Their Tithing By 1000s Of Dollars

  • by

Most faithful Latter-day Saints pay tithing on their gross income with a few paying on net income. But do the historical documents and past teachings of Prophets, Seers, and Revelators support either of those two interpretations? We take a deep dive into the historical context exploring D&C 119, A First Presidency Letter in 1970, old manuals and handbooks, Heber C Kimball, Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F Smith, James E Talmage, and even the words of Bishop Edward Partridge who was the very First Bishop in the Church along with getting a modern clarifying statement from Church Historian Steven Harper about how “interest” has been interpreted in Church History. In the end a third interpretation rises to the surface that will allow every believing faithful member to save themselves Thousands of Dollars while still living the law of tithing faithfully.

RESOURCES:

Outline of this presentation with all documents sourced – https://mormonismlive.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Why-Latter-day-Saints-Pay-Too-Much-Tithing-Outline.pdf

PDF of the slide show – https://mormonismlive.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Why-Latter-day-Saints-Pay-Too-Much-Tithing.pdf

LDS Tithing: What’s in a word?

http://puremormonism.blogspot.com/2012/12/are-we-paying-too-much-tithing.html

Tithing and the poor

https://mormonsundayschool.org/044-tithes-and-fasting-doctrine-covenants-and-church-history/

http://lds-church-history.blogspot.com/2010/12/lds-history-summary.html

The law of tithing (part three)

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

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1974/04/i-have-a-question/what-figure-should-we-base-our-tithing-on.html?lang=eng https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/102-17-29.pdf

Play

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *