The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has debunked the story making rounds that it directed tithes paid by church members to be refunded back to them to help in this trying times.
The Church has come out to say that they did NOT give such directive that 3 years paid tithes should be refunded to members.
The fake picture stating such emerged on social media and did not originate from the church.
In the FALSE picture, the church which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, is said to have directed that members who have been paying tithes since May 2017 be refunded to serve as help during this coronavirus pandemic.
The letter read;
“The ongoing pandemic has created serious challenges for many members of Church, especially for those who suffered loss of employment and other financial setbacks due to economic problems. Our hearts go out to all members of the church during these trying times.
“The Lord has blessed his Church greatly during prior years of prosperity. We have felt impressed to consider what more the Lord would have us do to care for those in need.
“After much discussion, earnest pleading and heartfelt prayer to know the will of the Lord, we feel strongly that Lord’s storehouse should be opened for a season for the blessing of His saints.
“We are pleased to announce a general Tithing Refund Program to serve as a help in these difficult times. The Church will refund up to three years of tithing payment directly to members who have contributed in the past.”