Church Finance (via Truth Hurts)

The following is an extremely well researched four-part posting by Truth Hurts (who’s an active member of the Church, yet highly critical – a paradox that I can’t quite yet grasp) on the topic of Church finance. As I’ve noticed for quite a while now, the Church is much more a business corporation (with tax-excempt status) than it is a religious organization set on saving souls.

It’s a long read, with a few tangent thoughts sprinkled throughout, but it makes for a very interesting and informative (and well-documented) read. Here are the links to all four parts (I found parts 1 & 3 to be the most interesting):

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Church Finance - Part I As general conference approaches, members across the world will once again convene in front of TV sets, internet connections and in other meeting houses far and wide to hear counsel from church leaders.  Every spring general conference these same members are treated to the report from the Church Auditing Department on the financial status of the Church ™.  These reports are generally banal beyond description, with no specifics given as to the fin … Read More

via Truth Hurts

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Posted on 2011-04-09, in Mormonism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. rockwaterman1

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve read it a couple times before and am always impressed by Tom’s insight and analysis. This is the best thing on the internet regarding Church finances and how far from the Law of God the current leadership has drifted.

  2. Dearest member,

    Many of our dearest Latter-day Saints have gravely misunderstood the eternal importance of the principle of tithing. Please see my remarks that you may come to a clearer understanding of this inspired law of heaven:

    http://generalauthority.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/the-sacred-disposition-of-the-tithes/

    Elder Delaney

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