Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”.
Doctrine and Covenants 42:58; “And I give unto you a commandment that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.” – Revelation given to Joseph Smith, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 9 and 23, 1831.
Freeing Slaves Endangers Female Chastity
Messenger and Advocate, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp 289, 300, April 1836; “I am aware, that many who profess to preach the gospel, complain against their brethren of the same faith, who reside in the south, and are ready to withdraw the hand of fellowship because they will not renounce the principle of slavery and raise their voice against every thing of the kind. This must be a tender point, and one which should call forth the candid reflection of all men, and especially before they advance in an opposition calculated to lay waste the fair States of the South, and set loose, upon the world a community of people who might peradventure, overrun our country and violate the most sacred principles of human society, – chastity and virtue.” – Joseph Smith
Today we’re looking at a couple of Joe Smith’s so-called prophecies he claimed God gave to him directly.
The reason we’re doing this today is twofold –
1.To clear up any misunderstanding on the part of Mormons who believe the problem with racism originated with Brigham Young, not Joe Smith.
2.To ask why Joe Smith, and subsequently his church, didn’t obey God’s commandment to teach their gospel to all men. It was a long standing policy with Smith that missionaries were not to share the gospel with black slaves. Regardless of anyone’s personal opinion, these people were part of ‘all men’, right?
In 1831, Smith claimed that God told him to take his gospel to all men. Five years later, Smith’s story had obviously change, and dramatically so.
The Mormon references we’ve listed here today should put doubts, and finger pointing to rest. Smith was indeed racist. At the time when many Christian pastors and churches were active abolitionists, Smith and company deliberately chose the road that would feed their sinful appetites of hatred. Smith was nothing less than complicit in spreading rumors, and hatred toward God’s creation.
Pray for those who hold tight to these demonic traditions that they would let Jesus free them from this awful predicament!