LDS Tithing History, Saturday, Oct 6, 1900

LDS Tithing Chronology

-- Saturday, Oct 6, 1900
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] 7 p.m. General priesthood meeting held in the tabernacle, Pres. Lorenzo Snow presiding. ... Corrected list of non-tithe-payers. Tithing settlement in each ward for the year to be made on or before Dec. 31st. ... Pres. Lorenzo Snow said that there had been a great increase in the payment of tithes since the matter was brought to the special attention of the Latter-day Saints. (1)

-- Sunday, Oct 7, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Brigham Young upon sinning among the Saints. Joseph F. Smith on Home Industry, Obedience, and the payment of tithing. ... Preident Lorenzo Snow on payments of tithing. (2)

-- Monday, Oct 8, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Prest. Lorenzo Snow said if we kept the commandments of God we would be gods in eternity. ... John W. Taylor on how to deal with non tithe payers. (2)

-- Nov. 13th, 1900
[Apostle Brigham Young Jr.] Attended meeting at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ... Pres. Snow was there 2:00 p.m. and made pointed remarks on Tithing. We must obey that law or take the consequences for God will not suffer that we shall play with these things. God will not be mocked. Zion will be redeemed, most of those present will live to the hour providing they keep the law which God has given, not without. He spoke 18 minutes, tho he is not strong, suffering from a severe cold. (3)

-- Thursday, Dec 13, 1900
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Pres. Snow said that he desired to hear from the brethren concerning their labors in presenting the law of tithing to the saints. I reported that I had visited the three stakes assigned to meâ€"namely, Davis, Box Elder, and Maladâ€"and had received a report from them giving the names of all the non-tithe-payers, and showing they had all been visited by the bishopric of the various wards; also read a summary report showing other information gathered. Apostles Smith, Teasdale, Grant, Taylor, and Lund reported that they had also presented the matter to the stakes allotted to them. (1)

1 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993
2 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990
3 - Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr.

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