General Conference April 2018 LDS Church Names Two Non-White Men as Apostles

04 April

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”.

The phrase ‘if a picture could paint a thousand words’ seems to be an apt way to introduce events that took place in the LDS Church this past weekend. Imagine the story a picture would tell with the new set of LDS apostles

Mr. Gerrit Gong, and Mr. Ulisses Soares are the first non-white men appointed as LDS apostles. Mr. Gong is from China, and Mr. Soares, Brazil.

The appointment of the two men was indeed historic, but not in the way the Church has bragged about it. Once again, they’ve proven to be false prophets and apostles.

Make no mistake beloved, the appointments of these two men are very noteworthy based on the Church’s past behavior. They’re so blatantly wrong, it’s hard to find one word to describe how ungodly they are.

The entire foundation of Mormonism has been based on a racist, works for salvation platform. If you don’t jump through the hoops of their ideals of greatness, there’s no salvation for you. We can read about this in every talk they’ve ever given, and more importantly their own canon.

Here’s what one LDS apostle had to say about people who aren’t ‘white and delightsome’ –

BYU speech on August 27, 1954, Race Problems as they Affect the Church, p.11;

“With all this in mind, can we account in any other way for the birth of some of the children of God in darkest Africa, or in flood-ridden China, or among the starving hordes of India, while some of the rest of us are born here in the United States? We cannot escape the conclusion that because of performance in our pre-existence some of us are born as Chinese, some as Japanese, some as Indians, some as Negroes, some as Americans, some as Latter-day Saints. These are rewards and punishments, fully in harmony with His established policy in dealing with sinners and saints, rewarding all according to their deeds.”  – Mark E. Petersen

Moreover, what about the infamous speech given by Brigham Young himself who claimed non-whites won’t receive the priesthood until after all of Adam’s descendants are born?

Journal of Discourses 2:142-143; “When all the other children of Adam have had the privilege of receiving the priesthood and of coming into the Kingdom of God and of being redeemed from the four quarters of the earth, and have received their resurrection from the dead, then it will be time enough to remove the curse from Cain and his posterity.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, December 3, 1854

If they’re not white, how do they reconcile this with what the Church is trying to pull off today? Even their own canon marches to a racist drum.

How do these two men explain this away to their kids, and grandkids?

Where in the Bible does it justify this blatant hatred for others?

I’ve often wondered how these men sleep at night, and here I am asking the same question yet again…

Filling two empty positions with people of color doesn’t mean you’re not racist. LDS canon proves this to be true, as does the way they haven’t denounced the teachings of past leadership.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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