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KnoWhy #305 - Why Does The Lord Require People To Live The Laws Of Tithing And Fasting? (3 Nephi 24:10)
TitleKnoWhy #305 - Why Does The Lord Require People To Live The Laws Of Tithing And Fasting? (3 Nephi 24:10)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsEarly Church History; Fasting; Joseph Smith; Malachi (Prophet); Prophecy; Revelation; Tithing
Abstract

The Prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation about tithing on 8 July 1838 in Far West, Missouri, in which the Lord announced, “the beginning of the tithing of my people” (D&C 119:3-4). Furthermore, a revelation given through Joseph Smith in 1831 had instructed the saints to use the “Lord’s day” as a day of “fasting and prayer” (D&C 59:13, 14). Elsewhere, the Lord gave the saints a commandment that they should “continue in prayer and fasting from this time forth” (D&C 88:76). There are many examples from the Book of Mormon that helped the early saints to understand the meaning and purpose of these laws and that surely helped learn to live them faithfully.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-does-the-lord-require-people-to-live-the-laws-of-tithing-and-fasting
Citation Key3265

Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 24:10

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