Mormonism and the Economic Kingdom of God

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March 12, 2011 by The Mormon Worker

Here is good blog post from David Bokovoy, who is a Phd candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Brandeis University and an LDS Institute instructor in Boston.

Mormonism and the Economic Kingdom of God

LDS Church history and modern revelation has much to say regarding the economic Kingdom of God. The first modern revelation given by the Lord addressing the need for religious and economic equality among the Saints occurred in January of 1831:

“And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself. For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there—and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just? Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am. I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine” (D&C 38:25-27)

The Lord’s language on the subject of economic equality could not be any clearer. If financial equality does not exist amongst the Saints, then they are not his people. Any system, therefore, that does not allow for this to occur is not of God, including capitalism.

Read the rest of this essay on David’s blog here.


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