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Black Americans: One Group of the Chosen

Updated on July 16, 2019
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Lives matters because the worth of a soul is great to God. Black Lives Matter through the media indicates otherwise. That needs to change.

The Americas are chosen lands by God

When the waters of the global flood receded off of the Americas, they became a land of holiness of the Lord. Only those led to the Americas went and settled the lands. Speaking to an ancient American prophet by the name of Nephi in 2 Nephi 10:19 found in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, God told Nephi,

Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed, and them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.

God's stipulation for living in the Americas was that the people should worship Him. He also promised the land to the Nephites who lost favor with Him for failing to worship properly. Later, God led the Europeans to the Americas via the ambition of one Christopher Columbus. The man was not perfect, but God used him to bring the attention of the continents to Europe.

Moroni, the last writer in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ counsels the European and other who settled in the Americas:

For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.

Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written. Ether 2:10 and12

Worship the God of the Americas and no other nation shall have the power to bring bondage. The only way to destroy an American nation is from internal strife and irreligious society. This goes for all people who settle here, including those who became slaves. This article is about the chosen nature of Americans of faith, particularly the Black Americans.

Jesus is the Key

God promised that if the people of the lands of America worships Him, they would not be in bondage. Does that mean that the Americans of African heritage stopped worshiping the God of the Americas in the 1600s? When the Africans first arrived in the Americas, they were not slaves. They were servants like the other people who came here as such who received their freedom after a contracted period. God allowed the Europeans to enact Colonial laws that over the years took all the rights of Black people born in the United States away.

The Whites were in bondage as long as slavery existed because society did not forget that the Black people were human despite laws that put this segment of America in bondage. The White people had their minds darkened to the whole truth, but God put it in the hearts of wise men to write inspired documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. With these documents staring back in the American people's souls it was not long before men of conscience stood up for their Black brethren to treat them equitably.

God promises that if the people of this nation serve Jesus Christ, the nation will be free of bondage, captivity, and the need of every other nation. If Blacks in America serve Jesus Christ they will be free from bondage (racist disenfranchisement), captivity (unjustified prison) and other nations under heaven (other nations will call America Blessed and idolize her freedom again).

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Blacks of the Americas are Chosen

African Blacks have been a hiss and a byword among the Gentile or nonJewish nations of the world in recent generations, especially in Europe. Americans of African descent as a group know what it's like to be despised and rejected. To be men and women of sorrow and acquainted with grief. For whatever reason God has, He saw fit to bruise this group. He allowed this treatment, why?

God tries all of His people. One among many as this group is, Black Americans are a chosen people—a marked people. Every group that came to the Americas are marked—led here by the Lord—whether by choice or compulsion. Father Lehi said, “I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord” 2 Nephi 1:6.

So, the land bridge where the people are purported to have crossed into Alaska… led by God.

The Vikings and other groups alleged to have visited the Americas… led by God.

The Pilgrims, the Conquistadors, the French, and the slaves of African origin all entered the Americas due to the will of God. Unfortunately, the Africans who went to the Americas overwhelmingly went by force. They must have loved Africa too much to listen to the promptings of the Spirit; so, God used the flawed thinking of other people to accomplish the goal of getting those millions of Africans to the American continents.

William Johnson, Iva Melton, Laura Bell: Some of the Black Latter-day Saint pioneers of the South in Pueblo.
William Johnson, Iva Melton, Laura Bell: Some of the Black Latter-day Saint pioneers of the South in Pueblo. | Source

The Latter-day Saint Pioneers suffered before the Lord prospered them—He sent them to Utah where they could foster a culture that would enable them to prosper. Now they influence the most august councils in the world.

The Jews suffered just like the Latter-day Saints—exile, slavery, extermination and much more before the Lord prospered them. Now there exists a powerful nation of Israel. The Gentile nations carved out an inheritance for them in the Middle East.

The Blacks’ suffering will be rewarded, has been rewarded and is being rewarded in many ways. Americans of African heritage will prosper if they heed the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Slavery beat the hell out of them, the Civil Rights Movement tried remuneration for them, but only Jesus Christ can save them. All of them. Black Lives Matter to Jesus.

Blacks of America are not meant to be a separate people when it comes to their blessings in America. Blacks will not get a country of Blacks of American heritage to lead. That was tried with Liberia. It did not work out well.

Blacks are meant to stay in America and build a nation of promise with the other races in America--all worshipping the God of the land who is Jesus Christ. The binding document in the United States of America is the Constitution. God provided it for all races and people of all religions no matter their heritage before they became Americans. Serving the God of the land, in this case, means protecting the right of each person to worship as they please with full protections under the law. Be they of whatever faith they are, we serve the God of this land by serving each other.

And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the serviceof your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. Mosiah 2:17

One day and in the due time of the Lord, all faithful people will enjoy one faith. Until that time, we serve the God of the land by being of service to each other.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Rodric Anthony

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