Galatians 3:26-28 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Today we’re adding another segment to our Book of Mormon Foundation Series with our list of Racist Book of Mormon verses. It seemed only fitting to give this topic its own category for two reasons.
- Expose the truth about the false Jesus in the BoM.
- Expose the truth about its racist ideologies.
Racism has no place in the life of a true believer. While attitudes towards nonwhites have changed from the time I was a kid growing up in Utah Mormonism, LDS canon remains the same. Along those same lines, the Mormon people are far too accepting of this canon, and their leaders who use it to preach venomous lies.
We’re challenging the ambiguity of the Mormon people, and do so in all sincerity.
If you’re not racist, denounce the doctrine.
You can’t love the Book of Mormon, and hate racism at the same time.
We encourage you to stop being tolerant of ungodly doctrines like the one below that sums up the way leaders answer questions when confronted with this issue.
Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 30, No. 1, Salt Lake City, February 15, 1895, p. 129; “We are asked if the natives of New Zealand and of the Samoan, Society and Sandwich Islands are descendants of the Nephites or of the Lamanites. If of the former, how can their dark color be accounted for? . . . if they are descendants of Nephi, how came they to be dark as the Lamanites?
It is plain from the history which the Lord has given us in the Book of Mormon that this dark skin has been brought upon them by transgression. Whether this transgression occurred before they left this continent or afterwards, is not clear.”
Here are the 21 passages containing all the racist verses in the BoM, and the Pearl of Great Price. Be sure to check back often for our updates of other categories!
(For future reference, simply click on our BoM Foundation Series!)
Book of Mormon Racist Verses
1 Nephi 11:13-15 – Fair & white virgin is mother of Son of God after the flesh (600 BC)
1 Ne. 12:23 – Lsmanites became a dark, loathsome, and a filthy people, full of idleness and all manner of abominations
1 Nephi 13:15 – Gentiles were white and delightsome
2 Nephi 5:21-23 – Nephi’s brothers turned into Lamanites
2 Nephi 26:33 – God denies no one, black, white, etc.
2 Nephi 30:6-7 – White and delightsome changed to pure and delightsome in 1981
Jacob 3:5-9 – Nephites become dark and loathsome like their hated kinsmen, Lamanites
Mosiah 19:13-14 – Fair daughters enticed Lamanites
3 Nephi 2:14-16 – Lamanites turned white
3 Nephi 19:25 – 30 – Jesus & disciples were white
4 Ne. 1:10 – Nephi became strong, fair, and delightsome people
4 Nephi 1:17 – No Lamanites or other ites
Mormon 5:14-15 – People scatter and become a dark, and loathsome people worse than Lamanites
Mormon 9:6 – The righteous are pure, fair and white
Pearl of Great Price Racist Verses
Moses 5:24 “…from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies; thou shalt be called Perdition; for thou wast also before the world.”
Moses 7:8 “For behold, the Lord shall curse the land with much heat…and there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people.”
Moses 7:12 “…Enoch continued to call upon all the people, save it were the people of Canaan, to repent. . . .”
Moses 7:22 “…for the seed of Cain were black and had not place among them.”
Abraham 1:21 “Now this king of Egypt was a descendant from the loins of Ham, and was a partaker of the blood of the Canaanites by birth.”
Abraham 1:27 “…Pharaoh being of that lineage by which he could not have the right of Priesthood. . . .”