LDS General Conference Includes Major Announcements On Mormon Missionaries And New Temples
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will rapidly increase the number of missionaries it sends throughout the world, church leaders have announced.
Men will now be able to embark on missions one year earlier at age 18, while women can now go on missions two years earlier at age 19.
There are currently 139 Mormon temples and 37 under construction in the world. Only Mormons can enter temples, which are reserved for special, sacred ceremonies. The churches where Mormons meet for services on Sundays, meanwhile, are open to the public.
"The Lord is hastening His work," said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the church's high-level Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who explained that the church needs extra missionaries to spread the faith around the globe.
More Mormons is something the world doesn't need.
The Mormons are a hate group.
translation: we have been losing active members like crazy since Prop 8, and we need new sources of income to pay for our shopping mall investment strategy.
OP, I'm adding a quote from one of the 12 "officials of LDS" from Huffpo
Andersen acknowledged that for unmarried adult Mormons and gay members it can be a severe test of faith to remain chaste. But he said it is possible.
"The world protests: ‘How can you ask so much?’ " Andersen said. "The Lord responds, ‘As the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways.’ "
Cook said in today’s morally deteriorating world, the Utah-based LDS Church faces at least two major challenges: increased unrighteousness across the globe and apathy among some of its own members.
He lamented the portrayal of violence and immorality in music, entertainment and media today as "unprecedented." He also cited unkindness, violence, domestic abuse, sexual immorality and impure thoughts as leading Mormons astray.
"Many who are in a spiritual drought and lack commitment have not necessarily been involved in major sins or transgressions," Cook said, "but they have made unwise choices."
He said some who stray from the faith do so by casual observance of sacred covenants while others devote their time to lesser causes. Some, he added, "allow intense cultural or political views to weaken their allegiance to the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Both Andersen and Cook warned Mormons not to believe all the disparaging messages they read about their religion and its roots on the Internet.
Mormonism, Scientology and the Jehovah Witness should be banned from existence under anti-cult laws.
Sharing one of the better comments.
Snarky is my middle name.
Come and listen to a story about a guy named Joe
Who tried to scam his neighbors, treasure hunting for some dough.
Then one day as he plotted and he schemed
He made up a bigger racket than anybody could have dreamed.
A religion, that is. The Mormon Church.
Well the first thing you know ol’ Joe says that he’s found
A bunch of golden plates that were buried in the ground.
Said “I got these from an angel but you’re not allowed to see”
“They’re all printed with a language that no one can read but me.”
Egyptian, that is. Reformed. Which is fake.
Well now it’s too late to say goodbye to Joe and all his kin.
He suckered all those folks and now the bucks keep rolling in.
Now those young men in starched white shirts will come and pester you
So you can be deluded and believe in Kolob too.
That’s a planet. That doesnt exist. Mormons believe this. Really.
Y'all don’t vote for Mitt now, y'hear?
Mormon-related threads always make good reading.
Another tax exempt hate group...spreading the seeds of hate, world wide.