Episode 264: Mormonism and the Prosperity Gospel

4 comments on “Episode 264: Mormonism and the Prosperity Gospel”

  1. Rusty Reply

    It would be awesome to get that list mentioned with all the background data on each general authority out on the boards and interwebs.

  2. Duke of Earl Grey Reply

    Slightly off topic, but since someone wondered what legacy was left by President Hunter’s short presidency, I’d say it was the message that every member should have a temple recommend, whether or not they live near a temple and can regularly attend. That was something he said in his keynote address in the only General Conference he presided over. I can’t say if this message has led the church to become more judgmental towards members without temple recommends, but I can’t imagine they’ve become less judgmental since then.

  3. Lord of Darkness Reply

    There is no question, especially here in Salt Lake County, that Mormons associate wealth and financial success with righteousness. And look no further than the Book of Mormon, which repeats from start to finish that “[i]nasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.” 2 Nephi 1:20. Nothing shows “prospering” like an East side address with a German sports car. And it’s always these super rich folk who loves to marinate themselves in the finer things in life while talking about values, etc.

    Back in 2009, Elder Hales introduced his “Provident Living” theme, which the Church has embraced (www.providentliving.org) for the masses while building City Creek for stores like Rolex, Tiffany, and Porsche Design.

    No question the church has more money than it knows what to do with…the $120 million temple is Paris is Exhibit A. You couldn’t find a more inefficient use of temple funds–Church has been dead in France since missionaries arrived in 1850.

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