This political season is bringing about the opportunity to share the Latter-day Saint (LDS) faith with others, because Mitt Romney is running for the Republican candidate, to eventually run for the office of the President of the United States. It is interesting on how people do not know, or have been misguided, about the LDS faith.
This is a great time in US history. Technology is allowing us to share our faith worldwide, like no other time in history. Before this time, people had to walk from place to place to share their beliefs. People in the Bible, and in the Book of Mormon, like Alma and Amulek in Alma 10, went from village to village. Now, it is much easier. I thank God for inspiring those who worked so we can have our present-day technology.
Although, falsehoods can also be spread by the same technology. So, I find that it is important to be active, and to have reliable resources, to correct such misunderstandings. I had the opportunity to do that this evening, and I am thankful for the love my friend and I shared as we came to a better mutual understanding of the truth.
For example, my friend had the misunderstanding that Latter-day Saints were forced to tithe, and I corrected him. I explained that we Latter-day Saints are not forced to tithe. As a matter of fact, only one-third actually do tithe. When we tithe, it is between us and God. We tell our Bishop that we are a full tithe payer, and he believes us. We do not have to bring in our tax returns to prove it. It totally from the heart.
Finally, the truth was clarified, and two humble servants of the Lord had a very nice exchange of ideas.
This is what I previously wrote after reading Alma 10: Blessed Both Temporally And Spiritually