>Here are some of the former occupations of all the current apostles. Neither President >Hinckley nor President Packer could have become wealthy from their employment, so >Paul's theory fails in those cases (granted, they may have made money from their >books, investments, consulting fees, etc.). All or almost all the Brethren have >university degrees and several have multiple degrees. None appear to have been >mainly manual labourers.
Did I say that a man had to be wealthy to become a GA? The unwritten rule is that he has to have money and resources. He almost always has a prestigious job and a fine education. That is what the Lord is looking for. If you don't have those benefits you can't be called to be a GA, let alone a SP. The Lord doesn't accept manual laborers into the apostleship. >President Hinckley: employee of the Church since completing his mission. Yes, and he worked with the finest men. You can't do that unless your getting a pretty good salary. He worked his way to the top. >President Monson: general manager of Deseret Press. >President Faust: attorney (lawyer). $$$ and prestige. >President Packer: pilot during WWII, supervisor of Seminaries and Institutes of >Religion. A pilot is about the most prestiges job in all of the armed forces. I'll bet he had a fine salary as he worked his way up in the church religious system which is certainly a prestiges place to be by LDS standards. >Elder Perry: vice president and treasurer of department store chain in Boston. >Elder Haight: district and regional manager of large retail store chain, assistant to >president of BYU. $$$ and prestige >Elder Maxwell: executive vice president of the University of Utah, Church >commissioner of education. >Elder Nelson: Renowned surgeon and medical researcher. $$$ and prestige >Elder Oaks: nine years as president of BYU, and three years as Utah Supreme Court >justice. >Elder Ballard: various business enterprises, including automotive, real estate and investments. $$$ and prestige >Elder Wirthlin: president of trade association in Utah. >Elder Scott: Worked 12 years developing military and private nuclear power reactors; >subsequently consultant to nuclear power industry. $$$ and prestige >Elder Hales: jet fighter pilot; was an executive with four major national companies. >Elder Holland: president of Brigham Young University. >Elder Eyring: president of Ricks College, 1971-77 $$$ and prestige Need I say more? Paul O [EMAIL PROTECTED] ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================