Ecclesiastical history preserves the memory of three distinct phases of the dispute regarding the proper time of observing Easter. It will add to clearness if we in the first place state what is certain regarding the date and the nature of these three categories. First phase The first was mainly concerned with the lawfulness of celebrating Easter on a weekday. We read in Eusebius Church History V.
Eli Lilly - 1. Why is it that several large corporations and the average gentile are more charitable than the one and only true church upon the face of the whole earth?
Again, we come back to the fact that the church proportionately spends very little of its wealth and income on helping the poor and unfortunate. If you include investment income, it's much less than that.
Why does there need to be a corporate side? Why does the church need to buy malls, hotels, restaurants, condos, ranches, farmland, Oahu land, resorts, TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, and insurance companies? How does owning these things contribute to the 3 missions of the church of perfecting the saints, redeeming the dead, and preaching the gospel?
The real point is that the church seems to get more money through tithing and investment income than it perhaps knows what to do with. Business Week reported the following in this July article: A fact sheet from the previous year indicates that less than one-third of the sum was monetary assistance, while the rest was in the form of "material assistance.
A recently published article co-written by Cragun estimates that the Mormon Church donates only about 0. Spending suggestions How should the Church spend the money? Christ taught that one should sell all that one has and give it to the poor.
While that's not practical in today's world, why couldn't the church sell its non-ecclesiastical assets and help the poor? Does the church really have need of anything other than chapels, temples, MTCs, family history centers, and visitor centers? Around the yearthe Church laid off the meetinghouse custodians and other church workers, some of whom had worked in the Church Office Building.
The church custodian, although not a high-paying job, was a nice job for at least one person in buildings which house wards on average.
It was often a nice way for the church to help out someone that really needed a job. Now they expect members as if they didn't spend enough time in church service to clean their own buildings on their days off.
The church also scaled back local spending. The church has started cramming as many people as they can into one building. Instead of just one or two wards sharing a building, they now cram in three or four wards.
This makes one or two wards meet at awkward times. Who wants to go to church from 2: Many Protestant Churches will offer two services in the morning like 9: The LDS Church also cut the budgets in many local church programs and they are generally less funded than they were 20 years ago, despite the fact that the church is considerably wealthier now than it was then.
However, one positive move the church did make was to eliminate the building fund and have those expenses utilities mostly come out of the tithing receipts.
We never understood why this wasn't the case from the beginning. The concept is to help unemployed members get jobs.
This is a great endeavor and very worthy of funding in our opinion. The writer of this section has actually assisted many of those offices in their efforts and was the ward employment specialist. The workers in the offices are generally unpaid volunteers on 'work missions' so it doesn't appear to cost all that much for these programs.
We applaud the church's efforts in this area. We hope they expand this program and to all areas. Our Recommendations We would recommend that the church give more money to the poor and needy both inside and outside of the church without expecting anything in return from the members. Also build enough meetinghouses so the members can use the buildings during reasonably desirable times.
The church should raise the ward budgets so the members can actually use more of the money that they donated on a local level and bring back some of the fun activities like 'Road Shows'. The church should employ custodians again and give those jobs to people in the ward that really need them.Official YouTube channel for the Methodist Church in Britain.
Featuring videos from the Connexional Team and submissions from across the Connexion. regardbouddhiste.com The case for church buildings Nearly one church a week has closed in Britain since the late s. The deliberately controversial nature of the theme is designed to open up the discussion.
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