The Truth About Blacks and the Curse of Cain Part Three
In this final installment of The Truth About Blacks and the Curse of Cain, the question about the curse and how it applies to society today is addressed. There is no satisfactory conclusion in my opinion that will appease everyone. Until a clear statement is officially put forward by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there will exist many interpretations.
The old leaders of the church taught that Negroes are the seed of Cain. Now, there is no teaching about who may be the seed of Cain.
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Only Canaan was Cursed
Ham had a daughter named Egyptus who is said to have had a son named Pharaoh who was righteous but was forbidden from the priesthood because of his lineage from Ham, whose wife happened to also be Egyptus and she preserved the curse in the land.
If Egyptus preserved the curse in the land from Cain, which Abraham informs is not having rights to the priesthood; Noah describes as being a servant of servants and God himself describes as Cain being the ruler of Satan, accursed of men and cut off from God, then it is safe to conclude that Cain was banned from the priesthood and all of his children.
Linking all the scriptures together gives the correct perspective; whereas taking each individually does nothing but fan discord.
Brigham Young used that curse as a standard to put limitations on the priesthood banning Black people until God provided revelation to end such a practice.
What is not true is that Black people are a representation of Satan on the earth or evil from the beginning any more than other racial groups are. Only those who practice the lifestyles contrary to righteousness represent the Devil in mortality.
Every person that was evil from the beginning never had the privilege to come to earth and receive a body. I talk more about this in The Truth about Hell: Avoid it! referring to Satan, demons, and the sons of perdition.
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Do you believe that Blacks of African heritage represent the seed of Cain?
The original curse logically, when combined with the tidbits of explanation throughout the scriptures is to be cut off from God, priesthood, gospel message and spirit.
Joseph Smith is said to have taught that Black people are the children of Ham. Ham's children could not have the priesthood. Brigham Young had a reason to create the policy because it logically made sense based on the information given to him. The Lord never repudiated his decision to ban Blacks until over a century after his death. Apparently, it did not matter to God whether the venue was a governmental meeting instead of an ecclesiastical meeting where President Young announced the ban of priesthood on the Negro members of the Church.
- Race and the Priesthood
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embraces the universal human family. God created many diverse races & ethnicities & esteems them all equally
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It still cannot be determined if God disapproved of the ban without revelation from Him about it. This is an important detail not to read over missing the weight of its truth. Revelation is what it will take to know God's position on the priesthood ban. It is evident that racism perpetuated the ban and the false teachings supporting it, however. Why make assumptions when any petitioner can ask God directly. The Truth about the Curse of Cain is that there isn't enough revelation about it to give a clear explanation. All that we currently have are inferences.
- The Truth About Blacks and the Curse of Cain Part Two
The LDS church was not the only mostly White religion that taught along the lines of a curse on Blacks due to being the descendants of Cain; however, it was the only church claiming to be the Lord's restored church at the time. This is part two.
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