Wilford Woodruff, His Life and Labors, p 587; “There is one peculiar characteristic noticeable in the journal of Wilford Woodruff, it is that hopeful, joyful spirit that dwells with ever increasing satisfaction upon the things that are good and uplifting…He said in his journal of October, that year, that “Aunt Jane,” the colored sister, had been to see him. She was anxious to go through the Temple and receive the higher ordinances of the gospel.
President Woodruff blessed her for her constant, never changing devotion to the gospel, but explained to her her disadvantages as one of the descendants of Cain. In after years when President Joseph F. Smith preached the funeral sermon of this same faithful woman he declared that she would in the resurrection attain the longings of her soul and become a white and beautiful person.” – 1909
Psalm 139:14; “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
So now that we’re living on this side of 1978, is this same woman or any other black Mormon person for that matter, still living with disadvantages?
Will God still turn them white in heaven?
If God is going to turn them white in heaven for being righteous and joining the Church, why doesn’t he go ahead and do that now like he did for the Lamanites in the Book of Mormon when they turned white?
3 Nephi 2:14-16; “And it came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites; 15 And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites; 16 And their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair, and they were numbered among the Nephites, and were called Nephites. And thus ended the thirteenth year.”
This was originally posted back in 2012. We’ve been praying the Church would denounce this blasphemous false teaching, alas they have not.
My personal question about this?
Will my great-grandmother be white in heaven? She was born into a black Welsh family.
This has to be one of the most egregious teachings in Mormonism. Even back in 1909, it’s shocking Woodruff, and/or Joseph Fielding Smith didn’t think this would be offensive, not to mention highly ungodly. I’ve often wondered what my grandmother thought in those times. If you were the woman mentioned in the article, what would your reaction be?
Unfortunately, Mormonism still hasn’t denounced their racist theology and proof is seen in the canon they hold near and dear.
Pray for all Mormons to stop and think about what this means for them, and anyone of color who’s now a member of the Church!
With Love in Christ;;