Friday, August 23, 2013 11:21:12 AM
Almost certainly NOT Mormon origin. (Was one for 30+ years). Terminology is all wrong. "Christ Jesus" wouldn't be used. "Ministry" isn`t used. And Mormons don`t have "offering plates". Could have been a atypical Bishopric, but this is a highly unorthodox (by Mormon standards) letter. I haven`t stepped foot in a Mormon church for 12+ years, but they aren`t exactly known for changing with the times.
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:27:17 AM
Just pointing out... I was born and raised Catholic and while some priests took the financials way way way too seriously, I have never once been forced to give anything to anyone in any parish I've ever been in. That would the end of that church for me. I knew a African-American priest once who gave nearly every cent he had to the poor all the time. He rarely had any money to buy himself food. "Someone is always moved by God to offer me a sandwich", he said to me.
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:00:36 AM
This is a Mormon letter from the looks of it mykunter, and they are quite serious about their tithing; it's one of the reasons I have so very, very little respect for their cult. @Jake Justus, my mom is Mormon and I have actually heard her say (more than once) "The more money I give to the church, the more money I have!" .... This coming from a woman who`s had to declare bankruptcy twice in her life already. You can`t reason with Mormons, they are (almost all of them, there are a FEW exceptions) crazy and brain-washed even more so than most religious people, I find.