mightymite "I wonder how much holiday relief for pior and unfortunate people
this vast amount of advertising money could have done."Financial
relief without a message is sort of empty isn't it?
Ricotta, I agree that Christians are concerned with both the temporal and the
spiritual. I have many wonderful memories of the 35 years I spent as an LDS
member, lots of service opportunities where I learned to help others.But I can tell you that in the past 26 years as an evangelical Christian I
have been closer to the universal community of believers. There are several
theological reasons, but when you make a big distinction of your denomination,
you tend to separate yourself from the whole body. This "I'm a
Mormon" campaign seems to be trying to tell the world how special and unique
LDS are, yet other denominations are unphased: We all serve and love within our
own churches and don't feel the need to tout our special programs and
service.This is just a perspective from someone who was born and
raised in the Church. I know how loving and generous Mormons are. But so are
millions of other churches. The distinctions in our congregations do not lie in
our community outreach. They lie in our theology. That's really all the
Mormon campaign needs to highlight- the differences in the LDS gospel from the
I did one of these videos and I've had so dang many blessing since then.
Even rich blessings.
Christians, such as the Mormons, are concerned about the temporal AND spiritual
well-being of their brothers and sisters here on earth.They make
tremendous efforts and expend an enormous amount of resources in both arenas.Food for the mortal welfare. The good news of Christ for the eternal
JimInSLCThanks for the comment and for reminding us to worry about
what we individually are doing to help others and not just what others may or
may not be doing.
I think the Savior said it best himself:And when he had fasted forty days
and forty nights, che was afterward an hungred.And when the tempter came
to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made
bread.But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not blive by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
There is so much money wasted on buying material things, distracting peoples
attention from the meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate. Maybe if more
people caught the spirit of the season, less would be spent on material things
and more given to aid the poor. Why was not this advertising money not given to
the poor? Reminded me of the comment Judas made to Christ, "Why was not
this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" Of
course, in that case Judas held the purse and cared not for the poor.
Mightymite,The more folks in the gospel, and the more active they
are, the more fast offerings are collected, and the more poor are helped.So, yes, it will be helping many poor and unfortunate people.
I wonder how much holiday relief for pior and unfortunate people this vast
amount of advertising money could have done.