LDS World: Christlike discipleship requires doing charity

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  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 1:58 p.m.

    Ssev posted:

    =Many believe that their tithes and offerings will cover them at the last day,
    =with respect to Christ's decrees regarding the poor. I believe that we must go
    =beyond this, by finding a way to provide the basics for human survival to every
    =human being on Earth. A righteous religion would demand this of its disciples.
    =There is a way.

    I know of no reason to believe that the mentioned tithes and offerings aren't every bit the way Jesus had in mind for us.

  • ssev Maple Grove, MN
    Sept. 13, 2017 8:38 a.m.

    This article has excellent scriptural references on dealing with the poor, including Matthew 25 on what it takes to be found on the Right Hand of Christ at the last day. I’d like to build on the author’s other primary reference--to Mosiah 4--by quoting more of the chapter than the author:

    “[Y]e yourselves will ... administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish. ... I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants. …”

    Many believe that their tithes and offerings will cover them at the last day, with respect to Christ's decrees regarding the poor. I believe that we must go beyond this, by finding a way to provide the basics for human survival to every human being on Earth. A righteous religion would demand this of its disciples. There is a way.

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 12:02 p.m.

    =And what of Dak? Perhaps he could have gone elsewhere and secured good
    =employment and a more comfortable life. Yet he returned to South Sudan to help
    =and lift others.

    It's inspiring to hear stories like this one about Dak who returned to one of the poorest places in the world in an attempt to make life better for people who had grown up like he did.