Black Lives Matter: The Heavenly Solution
The answer to the debilitating circumstances in all societies is the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. The answers to what ails us is usually not a complicated matter. The simplicity of the way is a great stumbling block for many people because it cannot be that simple, right?
Here, a reader can conclude that I mean to have a sermon preached and a church plotted for the new followers of the right way of thinking. I would like that. Yes. It is not, however, the true meaning of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many elements determine how the Gospel can help any society. It can help the Black community in ways that will only become aware when the benefits become effective in the lives of the individuals involved.
What is the Restored Gospel?
Without going into the long theological explanation, the Restored Gospel is the original teachings of Jesus Christ revealed again in these modern times to a prophet in preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Yes, it sounds fantastic in all of the meanings of the word.
A man by the name of Joseph Smith Jr. related a theophany to the world where God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in answer to his prayer about which church to join at the eager age of 14 years. In answer to his prayer, Jesus told him that Joseph had great work to do. One thing he was instructed to do was translate by divine aid The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The other thing was to establish Christ's church again on Earth called by His name with His priesthood authority. The Church is called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Religious Freedom is Fundamental
The answer to this question is so simple that it will cause scoffs and scorns. First, however, there must be understanding. Religions abound in the world today. All of them are equally protected under the law in free societies (hopefully) and have a right to exist. All of them are worth dying for the right of the adherents to exercise those faiths. I will put my life on the line to preserve the rights of my Muslim brothers and sisters. I will fight for the freedom of my Wiccan practitioners. Religious freedom is the foundation of free society and a thriving and vibrant world. Each place where religion is unrestricted and constitutionally protected is a place where prosperity will most abound. If my brother's right to worship how, where, and what he wants is protected then so are my rights to worship in like manner. It is a collective protection all people of faith should have for each other.
How is the Restored Gospel the Solution
All religions being equal under the law does not mean they are all efficacious for salvation. What follows will offend many people. I own my words and take full responsibility for them.
The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is the solution to the evils of society, specifically for the Black community for this discussion because it teaches people how to receive personal revelation directly from God. That is the key!
Amid all the religions of the world, the answers to life's questions are in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Where did we come from, humans? Why are we here on Earth? What happens after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does hate exist in the world? Why can't we see God? Where can I get answers to life's hard questions? Does God answer my prayers and how? Can I speak to God?
God provides all answers through The Restored Gospel as found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The answer to the question is simple. The challenge comes in discovering independently for each person if it is real.
The Black family in America is under attack. God has a plan for families that will heal the divide. It will be hard work, but it is worth the efforts because of the nature of family in God's plan of salvation.
Black men dying in gang violence and from confrontations with cops are horrendous. God has an organization in place to train men to be loving fathers, husbands, sons, and citizens by ministering to each other and all in their areas of influence.
Black women having multiple fathers for their children or over 70% of Black homes lack the natural father is mournful and tragic. This generation will not feel it, but the Atonement of Christ can heal the breaches in the existing systems and prepared the next generation to kill that statistic.
Any religion can teach a form of prayer, or a mantra, or a mode of living, or give a kind of hope. Only one shows how to speak to God, listen to Him as He speaks back, know if the source of inspiration is genuinely from God, and trust the individual to do it privately without directions from the organization.
Most Black Americans will not seek out the Restored Gospel. Most people are not Christians around the world. In Western culture, the statements made in this article are offensive to most religious groups. It comes off as arrogant, to say the least!
It, however, is true. The government cannot fix the problems in the Black communities. Church is a band-aid. Living the teachings of Jesus Christ is the solution. Living the life is available from every Bible on the planet. The Restored Gospel adds the element of continuous revelation from God. He has much more to say than what is in one book or even 1000 books.
It is popular to suggest any other solution to the problems of society other than living the religion of following Christ. It is a viable psychological solution that creates stability--having a moral code.
The Heavenly solution
Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.
And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them. Mosiah 4:9-10
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