They began to BUILD UP CHURCHES & deny the True Church of Christ [based on BoM, not D&C] (4 Nephi 1:26)
Mormons believe they are the “fastest growing church on earth,” but the truth is, the Seventh-day Adventist Church (33 years younger) surpasses them in growth and retention numbers.
*To slow the decline in church closures, it removed an hour block of time on Sundays—no more priesthood/young women (not enough leaders), and the High Priests were absorbed into the Elders Quorum.
|Sunday School Attendance
|Ordained Ministers, Active
|Total Active Employees
|Tithes & Offerings||$? billion*||$3,276,600,259|
|Family History Centers||5704||na|
|Nursing Homes, Retirement Centers||?||116|
|Orphanages, Children’s Homes||?||15|
|Medical Clinics, Dispensaries
|Countries Receiving Aid
- Highest Rate of Porn Use in United States (2009—Utah No. 1 in Online Porn Subscriptions, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705288350/Utah-No-1-in-online-porn-subscriptions-report-says.html?pg=all; 2016—Utah Governor Declares Pornography a Public Health Crisis, https://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/SCR009.html)
- Highest Rate of Antidepressant Use in United States (2002—Study Finds Utah Leads Nation in Antidepressant Use, http://articles.latimes.com/2002/feb/20/news/mn-28924; 2010—Nearly 1 in 5 Utah Women Use Antidepressants, http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/sltrib/home/50291053-76/utah-women-depression-antidepressants.html.csp)
- Highest Rate of Mental Illness in the United States (2014—Utah Has Highest Rate of Mental Illness in US, http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/utah-has-highest-rate-of-mental-illness-in-us/article_053ef820-584d-5930-953e-c75548be7c5c.html)
- High Rate of Suicide in United States (2012—Utah Has One of the Highest Suicide Rates in Nation, http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/sltrib/news/53530394-78/suicide-utah-percent-health.html.csp; 2014—Utah Suicide Rate Soars: Since 2010, an average 501 -Utahns each year have died by suicide and another 3,968 were hospitalized or treated in emergency rooms from injuries due to suicide attempts, according to the Utah Department of Health, http://www.standard.net/Health/2014/05/22/Utah-suicide-rate-soars)
2500 Criminal Cases (1871-1896)
When Utah became a state in 1896, there were 2,500 criminal court cases on file, 95% of which were sexual.