Mark of Cain is a Black Skin, Blacks weren’t Valiant in Pre-existence

The Church and the Negro, John Lund,

pg 13; “On the subject of the mark of Cain our prophets have given all the important information that is necessary to our salvation. Frankly, sincerely, and somewhat abruptly, President Brigham Young has told us that the mark of Cain was a “black skin.” For the Latter-day Saint no further explanation is required. However, it is not necessary to rely on this single statement to arrive at the same conclusion. There are numerous references made by both ancient and modern prophets that point to the fact that Cain was the father of the race that became known as the Negroid…”

Pg. 45; “…Mormons view a prophet as God’s literal mouthpiece on earth. When a prophet speaks as a prophet, it carries “the same force as one of the Ten Commandments. This is because of the Mormon belief in continuous revelation as God’s will. Prophets do not inspire God. God inspires prophets…”

Pg. 96; “…When they were cast out, there were many who did not join the rebellious forces, but who were not valiant. Because of their lack of obedience, they were not deprived of receiving bodies, but came here under restrictions. One of those restrictions is that they were denied the Priesthood. They may come into the Church… They can be baptized, and if faithful to the end, then in the next existence and in the due time of the Lord the restrictions placed upon them in the first existence will be removed.”

1 Samuel 167; “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

Joseph Smith came up with a variety of scenarios to use as “revelations” so he could trick people into believing the way he did. The race issue is just one example; polygamy was another.  It’s clear from writings in History of the Church and other documents that Smith didn’t like black people and to poison the minds of believers he used the phrase, “thus saith the Lord”. 

While it was unfortunately the social customs of America at the time to condone and even advocate racism and slavery, the heart of a true Christian should never have tolerated such a deplorable ideology. The simple use of even the most basic concordance would tell even a layman that God never advocated racism of any kind.