A Blurb About Tithing

Part of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, involves paying tithing.  No one makes you do it, but in order to attend the temple and enjoy the blessings of that holy house, you are required to be a “full tithe payer”.  A full tithe is 10% of your yearly increase or income.  So if you have no income, you don’t pay anything and you are still a full tithe payer.  Hubby and I choose to pay 10% of our paycheck every month so that we don’t have to worry abut it at the end of the year.  The Bishop of your ward determines your status as a tithe payer at the end of each year by showing you a record of what you paid (for your tax records) and asking you if you consider yourself a full tithe payer.  No one checks up on you to see how much you really made, correct your math, or find out if you cheated.  It’s up to you to decide if you paid a full tithe.  The Church uses tithing money for building and maintaining meetinghouses and temples, helping with missionary work, temple work, educational services, and family history work, etc.

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