In the Church’s habitually feeble attempt at looking Christian, they’ve taken another step back in the recently issued Official Statement last month. We’re wondering how they fulfill the tall order of their latest statement of condemning white supremacy, and the one from their prophet Gordon B. Hinckley, if they’re not denouncing their past. They’ve condemned themselves by their own standards.
As most people are aware, the foundation of the LDS Church is built upon doctrines that have swayed greatly from biblical standards. Adding insult to injury, is their own canon.
Take a look at some of the past comments from highly respected LDS leaders, and as always, remember to pray for those caught in these lies. We pray the Lord will clear their minds, so they can see the inherent problems in the way they keep themselves enslaved to such contradictions!
We need to publicly ask the obvious –
Are their past and present leaders still considered true Latter-day Saints?
In 2006, their much loved prophet Gordon B. Hinckley made the following comment at their spring General Conference –
General Conference, ‘The Need for Greater Kindness,’ April 2006; “I am told that racial slurs and denigrating remarks are sometimes heard among us. I remind you that no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
Do they still consider one of their most respected historians, BH Roberts, a true disciple of Christ?
The Seventy’s Course in Theology 1, p. 166; “That the negro is markedly inferior to the Caucasian is proved both craniologically and by six thousand years of planet-wide experimentation….” – BH Roberts, 1907
What about their apostle George Cannon, and the others listed below? Where do they fit in with Mormonism?
Doctrinal Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, 1967, pp.406-407 “…conduct of spirits in the pre-mortal existence has some determining effect upon the conditions and circumstances under which these spirits take on mortality… the worth of the principle is so great that spirits are willing to come to earth and take on bodies no matter what the handicap…among the handicaps, failure of the right to enjoy in mortality the blessings of the priesthood…Under this principle there is no injustice whatsoever involved in this deprivation as to the holding of the Priesthood by Negroes.” Hyrum Andrus
The Church and the Negro, p. 42; “It is the Mormon belief that in our pre-mortal state there were a large number of individuals who, due to some act or behavior of their own in the pre-existence, forfeited the right to hold the Priesthood during their mortal lives…The Negro is thus denied the Priesthood because of his own behavior in the pre-existence.” – John Lewis Lund, 1967
Juvenile Instructor Vol. 3, No. 18, September 15, 1868, p.141; “Last in order stands the Negro race, the lowest in intelligence and the most barbarous of all the children of men.” – George Cannon
Church News 15 August 2017; “White supremacist attitudes are morally wrong and sinful, and we condemn them. Church members who promote or pursue a ‘white culture’ or white supremacy agenda are not in harmony with the teachings of the Church.”