Date: November 15, 2013 06:51PM
It was the Lorenzo snow manual lesson in tithing where they removed his comment about tithing "who has means" that pushed my wife and I over the edge.
We found the original general conference talk, saw that they deliberately removed those words, were SO angry, then decided to stop kidding ourselves that they LIE to us.
Also, Malachi 3 was speaking to the church leaders, not members.
I then put this thread together on a very pro LDS web site, which ended up with hundreds of posts and discussions.
You can refer this site and page to any Tbm its a safe site as far as they would be concerned.
Page 1 covers it all.
I broke it into 5 posts.
Tithing was on surplus. Period. After Reed Smoot the church was almost broke cos people didn't pay cos why would you if the USA govt would just confiscate it. Plus too many hands in the till.
So Lorenzo rattled the can and it morphed into on income.http://www.ldsfreedomforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=28207
1st page covers absolutely everything about tithing. Abraham, jacob, Malachi, LDS, 1890s, 1970 statement.
"Who has means"
Little did they know.