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By Ken Blue
To understand this teaching of Mormonism, one must understand their teaching that every person’s spirit was conceived through sexual intercourse of their god with one of his celestial wives in heaven. These spirits babies continue to progress in heaven while awaiting proper parents on earth. Their behavior in heaven determines their earthly destination and assignment.
As I mentioned in a previous article, Mormonism is an ever evolving religion. Therefore, the information their members are receiving today may be altered from the originals to protect the church. However, they cannot hide the truth from those who seek it. The original writings are readily available to all who want them.
- Apostle Mark E. Petersen presented the Mormon thinking concerning the doctrine of pre-existence: “Is there reason then why the type of birth we receive in this life is not a reflection of our worthiness or lack of it in the pre-existent life? … can we account in any other way for the birth of some of the children of God in darkest Africa, or in flood-ridden China, or among the starving hordes of India, while some of the rest of us are born here in the United States? We cannot escape the conclusion that because of performance in our pre-existence some of us are born as Chinese, some as Japanese, some as Latter-day Saints. These are rewards and punishments, fully in harmony with His established policy in dealing with sinners and saints, rewarding all according to their deeds….Let us consider the great mercy of God for a moment. A Chinese, born in China with a dark skin, and with all the handicaps of that race seems to have little opportunity. But think of the mercy of God to Chinese people who are willing to accept the gospel. In spite of whatever they might have done in the pre-existence to justify being born over there as Chinamen, if they now, in this life, accept the gospel and live it the rest of their lives they can have the Priesthood, go to the temple and receive endowments and sealings, and that means they can have exaltation. Isn’t the mercy of God marvelous?
- Think of the Negro, cursed as to the priesthood…. This Negro, who, in the pre-existence lived the type of life which justified the Lord in sending him to the earth in the lineage of Cain with a black skin, and possibly being born in darkest Africa—if that Negro is willing when he hears the gospel to accept it, he may have many of the blessings of the gospel. In spite of all he did in the pre-existent life, the Lord is willing, if the Negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. If that Negro is faithful all his days, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory (Race Problems—As They Affect The Church, Address by Mark E. Petersen at the Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, delivered at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954).
Mormons believe Cain followed the Devil while in heaven. Cain manages to have a physical birth, and the curse upon the Negroes, through Cain, was the dark skin. Those born in Africa were the vilest, and lowest of all spirits in their pre existance.
- In Joseph Smith’s History of the Church, we read that “the negroes” are the “sons of Cain” (vol. 4, p. 501). Apostle Bruce R. McConkie explains the curse put on Cain as follows: Though he was a rebel and an associate of Lucifer in pre-existence, and though he was a liar from the beginning whose name was Perdition, Cain managed to attain the privilege of mortal birth…. he came out in open rebellion, fought God, worshiped Lucifer, and slew Abel….As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the Negroes, and those spirits who are not worthy to receive the priesthood are born through his lineage. He became the first mortal to be cursed as a son of perdition. As a result of his mortal birth he is assured of a tangible body of flesh and bones to eternity, a fact which will enable him to rule over Satan (Mormon Doctrine, 1958, p. 102).
Thus, as a result of following the Devil, these spirits are cursed, and come through the lineage of Cain. “The black skin and flat nose, is “emblematic of eternal darkness.” They were an “inferior” race.”
(We challenge any Mormon to refute what we have said here.)
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.