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Mormon Thoughts

Mormon Thoughts

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you...

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Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Being Made Strong Through God

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Being Made Strong Through God

In my Book of Mormon class here at Brigham Young University my professor often reiterates this plea to make it our story. He wants us to read these sacred scriptures and then find ourselves in them. I felt the power of this request in my life this week as I read 2 Nephi, Chapter 3, verse 7. Here the patriarch of the main family being portrayed in Book of Mormon named Lehi, is dying and giving last words of wisdom to his children. He...

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Mormon Priesthood – A Chosen Generation

Mormon Priesthood – A Chosen Generation

Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward.   Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints define the priesthood as “the eternal power and authority of God.” Members of the Church undeniably profess that through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth, and that it is through that power He...

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward.       Mormonism’s Sacred Voice is America’s Choir After singing the sacred hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”) for more than a century and a half, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has...

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What is Tithing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

What is Tithing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tithing (the practice of giving a tenth of one’s income),[1] has been around since at least the time of Abraham (see Genesis 14:18-20). Ancient Israel was constantly reminded of the necessity to pay a tithe, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8). On 8 July 1838, Joseph Smith, the first Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

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Mormons, Tithing, and Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Mormons, Tithing, and Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Mitt Romney’s tax returns were released Tuesday, January 24, 2011, and one feature of them deserves a little more explanation: the $4.1 million he and his wife, Ann, have contributed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the past two years. Romney and his wife, along with other members of The Church of Jesus Christ (often called  “Mormons”) pay  10% of their income in tithing to the Church each year....

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