Dating non members lds church
Those who say that it seems odd for someone to want to go into the temple where they will have to agree to consecrate all they have to balk at a mere 10%, must not understand what it's like to depend on every cent to survive.
For those who have very little to begin with and find it hard to make ends meet, they feel guilty if they do not pay a full amount and they have to make an accounting to the bishop.
Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work." To paraphrase: God doesn't demand a fixed amount of money from us; he wants us to give from the heart. When the elderly widow gave her last two mites, it was an offering, not a tithe. We are not called to tithe, but to make an offering to sustain the church. Regardless of how it may have been defined in the past, the LDS Church expects its current members to pay 10% of their income to the church, in addition to fast offerings and other donations.
In addition, why doesn't the church want its members to know how their donated money is being spent?Although in some foreign countries with very high taxation, they have specifically said that members in those countries should pay tithing after tax.Right from the Church's website, is a direct quote from the Family Home Evening Lesson on Tithing: Discuss the following attitudes and decide on the right solution: 1." The Bishop is not supposed to inquire further on how people define income, although I personally have heard it specifically said from the pulpit by local church leaders that tithing is to be paid on "gross income, not net income" but I believe that leader overstepped his authority by declaring that.On March 19, 1970, the First Presidency sent a letter to presidents of stakes and missions, bishops of wards, and presidents of branches in answer to the question, What is a proper tithe?