120 years ago today - Thursday, Aug 16, 1900

Some discussion was indulged in regarding non-tithe-payers, and it was suggested by Pres. Cannon that men holding the priesthood who do not pay tithing should be handled in their quorums, and if they did not repent and honor this law, they should be dropped from the quorum, as in his opinion a man who rejected this law was certainly not worthy to hold a standing in a quorum of the priesthood. Also, he thought quorums should adopt a rule requiring the attendance of their members, and an absence from three or four meetings without a proper excuse should be considered sufficient cause for dropping his name from the roll. It was conceded by all present that the suggestions were very good, and it would be well to take them as a text in visiting the various conferences. In regard to some members of the church who were reported up as not believing in the principle of tithing, Pres. Cannon remarked that a man who did not believe in the law was not worthy to hold the priesthood.

[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, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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