We are having closing after closing being announced.
Yesterday a closing was announced, and the Stake President stated there are 800 units in Europe which are considered too weak and would need to merge. Holland with 34 wards will close 5 at least this year.
According to Maijastina Kahlos "monotheism was pervasive in the educated circles in Late Antiquity" and "all divinities were interpreted as aspects, particles or epithets of one supreme God". D.) stated: "In such a mighty contest, sedition and discord, you will see one according law and assertion in all the earth, that there is one god, the king and father of all things, and many gods, sons of god, ruling together with him." Rabbinical Judaism as it developed in Late Antiquity is emphatically monotheistic.
However, its predecessor—the various schools of Hellenistic Judaism and Second Temple Judaism, and especially the cult of Yahweh as it was practiced in ancient Israel and Judah during the 8th and 7th centuries BC—have been described as henotheistic.
Kurt Noll states that "the Bible preserves a tradition that Yahweh used to 'live' in the south, in the land of Edom" and that the original god of Israel was El Shaddai.One day, my husband brought a book home from the church library that they were apparently throwing away because it was discovered to be an “anti” book. At one point, my dad asked me about a PBS documentary he had seen on Mountain Meadows.My party-line response was, “Oh that can’t be true”.So even with less people, the Church can make a higher turnover.The main reason given is that these units are too weak to run programmes aimed at the youth.