(02/05/2015) The Curse of Black Skin?

Posted: February 4, 2015 in America, Blasphemy, Judgment, Noah, Scriptures, The Bible, Wrath Against Sin
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Blasphemy, divine curses, judgment against sin, and racism are in view, today.  Christians preparing for the soon coming of Christ to harvest his believers from the earth are convinced that the Savior has already ended every curse, and broken every yoke except his own.  However, in The Book of Mormon:  Another Testament of Jesus Christ, those who were disobedient and rebellious from a Jewish family that was commanded to leave Jerusalem, and went to a land of promise (today, known as America), are described as coming under a judgment of GOD whereby their skin was made black.  The Book of Mormon has been respected by many as having the same legitimacy and status as the holy writings and scriptures found within the Bible.  Even so, specific passages (below) from The Book of Mormon have been used in support of racism along with the account of a curse pronounced by Noah upon his grandson, Canaan, that was intended to afflict his own son Ham, who had mocked his father while Noah was intoxicated (see Genesis 9:  20-27, KJV).  Together these writings have been promoted by frauds, nominal Christians, and those not having the Spirit of Christ as inarguable evidence that GOD himself commanded there should be the enslavement of Africans, ethnic arrogance, hatred, inequality, miscegenation, and the strict racial separation that has repeatedly threatened to warp American culture, and invalidate America’s Constitution.  As with all truth taken out of context and its proper frame, many teachings identified as generated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (called Mormons) are mistakenly condemned as having been intentionally destructive to African Americans, those seeking to serve in the priesthood of their assemblies as well as to the believers and their families that make up the many congregations.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Mark” (Level 1 with 205 points, a member since October 24, 2014) posted the following:


Did Joseph Smith dislike black people? What did he really teach about them?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  (Ephesians 2:  11-22, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Not Yet Delivered From Racism? (12/21/2014); Racism Is Not From GOD (12/22/2014); One Faith, One Lord? (09/26/2014); Healing is By Relationship? (09/27/2014); Beliefs, Customs and Racism? (09/24/2014); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); Escape from Racism (10/24/2012); Christians Who Ignore GOD’s Laws (10/25/2012)


“Mark”, here is an answer from The Book of Mormon on the teachings of Joseph Smith that is always carefully read among Christian believers to avoid spiritual confusion, and the error that racism is promoted among the Latter-day Saints:

Wherefore, the word of the Lord was fulfilled which he spake unto me, saying that:  Inasmuch as they will not hearken unto thy words they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.  And behold, they were cut off from his presence.

And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity.  For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.

And thus saith the Lord God:  I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.

And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing.  And the Lord spake it, and it was done.

And because of their cursing which was upon them they did become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.

And the Lord God said unto me:  They shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in remembrance of me; and inasmuch as they will not remember me, and hearken unto my words, they shall scourge them even unto destruction.

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did consecrate Jacob and Joseph, that they should be priests and teachers over the land of my people.

And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.

And thirty years had passed away from the time we left Jerusalem.  (The Second Book of Nephi:  5:  20-28, The Book of Mormon)


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