LDS Church outlines its approach to charitable giving

by | Aug. 29, 2012

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For leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussion of charitable giving poses a scriptural quandary.

"The church is mindful of Christ's admonition to 'do not your alms before men, to be seen of them' (Matthew 6: 1)," LDS leadership said recently through a posting about LDS charitable donations and contributions on the LDS Newsroom website. "At the same time, it takes seriously the Savior's call to 'let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).'

"The church's relief efforts," the posting concludes, "strive for this balance."

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