It was actually two sets of questions. The one was too logically unsound, but the other kind of fits a discussion of the Old Testament.
I was asked “what about the rumor that Elder Bednar paid no tithing in 2021 on his retirement, social security or stipend but still asked others to pay tithing? And what about the rumor that members aren’t allowed to make their own garments like they did for scores of years to financially benefit the Smith family company that makes all the garments?”
First “what about a rumor?!”
Eli was a prophet, and his sons took bribes
Selling out the judgment seat, destroying peoples lives
They took care of Eli and he grew quite fat
Bought himself a stool and there is where he sat.
Samuel was a prophet and his sons ran whores
Lined them up by troops at the tabernacle doors
As for the bribes, they took money hand over fist
And of their sins Samuel did not make them desist,
God can judge a prophet, but more importantly
God will judge us all and God will judge me
I’ll leave judgment of others and the Smiths to God for eternity
Pay attention to the Iron Rod and then we will see
Jake wasn’t happy with the answer, which is one of the major points of the Old Testament. He pretty up and challenged me on it, claiming Christ would say I was flat out wrong.
Matthew 23:2-3 is exactly what Christ had to say.
Not a single word about all of that being an excuse not to follow.
What do you think. Would you give a different answer?