In the movie The Cider House Rules, there are rules posted on the wall, but none of the workers who live in the room can read them, so they can’t follow them. Likewise, the Church’s Handbook of Instruction contains guidelines for members on all manner of detailed decisions: family planning, funerals, and so forth. But members aren’t given a copy of this guide, only leaders. Is it binding?
Are members obligated to follow the counsel in the CHI?
- The CHI is for leaders only, in case they are asked thorny questions. People should learn to follow the spirit more and ask bishops less. (68%, 65 Votes)
- No - if we were supposed to follow it, we'd have a copy. (32%, 30 Votes)
- Yes - these are areas of life that aren't really open to opinion. Any good member would know to ask. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 95