Melvin Joseph Ballard, Sermons and Missionary Services, page 247; “Now, my brothers and sisters, I would like you to understand that long before we were born into this earth we were tested and tried in our pre-existence, and the fact that of the thousands of children born today, a certain proportion of them went to the Hottentots of South Africa; thousands went to the Chinese mothers; thousands went to Negro mothers; thousands to beautiful white Latter-day Saint mothers: You cannot tell me that the entire group was just designated, marked, to go where they did, that they were men and women of equal opportunities. There are no infant spirits born. They had a being ages before they came into this life.” – 1949
1 Cor. 15:44; “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
Two things of import here. Hottentots? I just cannot imagine referring to someone in such a degrading way.
Mr. Ballard may not have been convinced here on earth that God actually created us but I am certain he figured it out when he met his Maker.