Everything posted by Roger Beutel
My first impression is that Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ want to reclaim and save those children whose parents have decided to live contrary to God's commandments. It puts these children on The Church's rolls/ records so that active members can minister to these "little ones." My heart is deeply touched by these new adjustments - is it packed with sincere care and love. My daughter said it best, "it's not about changing doctrine or accepting the immorality but allowing those who are or would be withheld from eternal blessings because of the immoral actions of others to still receive them. God wants all of His children home." "But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." 1 Ne. 1:2 God is good.
The reason I enjoy giving fast offerings is that it is the easiest way for me to "impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants." Mosiah 4:26. When I pay tithing I include a fast offering (most of the time). I'm at peace with the amount I include for fast offerings, however, there is no legitimate reason for me not to give more.