Origen was the first to teach the theory of purgatory, Hell was non-existent and all non-baptized infants could not go to heaven. This teaching did not last long and was quickly destroyed. Many as Fifty were killed and buried together, because of the multitudes that were slaughtered.
We understand that when God made man in his own image and pronounced him very good, that he made him white. When God cursed Cain for murdering his brother Abel, He set a mark upon him that all meeting him might know him.
After the flood this curse fell upon the seed of Shem, through the sin of their father, and his descendants bear it to this day.
The pure Negro, as represented by the people of Guinea and its neighboring countries, is generally regarded as the unmixed descendant of Ham.
Their skin is quite black, their hair woolly and black, their intelligence stunted, and they appear never to have arisen from the most savage state of barbarism Juvenile Instructor, October 15,p. The November 15,Juvenile Instructor looked forward to the day when all men capable of receiving the priesthood, enlightened by the spirit of God and guided by its whisperings, will lose their extravagances of character and appearance, and become "a white and delightsome people" physically as well as morally Juvenile Instructor, vol.
Why is it, in fact, that we should have a devil? Why did not the Lord kill him long ago? He needed the devil and great many of those who do his bidding just to keep. When he destroyed the inhabitants of the antediluvian world, he suffered a descendant of Cain to come through the flood in order that he [the devil] might be properly represented upon the earth Journal of Discourses, vol.
Early Mormons believed the devil to be black in appearance. Blacks In Mormon Folklore. From them we learn what we should believe and how we should behave.
For example, many Mormons believe that a black skin is the result of a curse placed on Cain and his descendants. Black is thus associated with evil, an association strengthened by our legends. One of the stories current among nineteenth-century Mormons was that when people apostatized from the Church their skin color darkened.
Inversely, today some tales tell us that when blacks join the Church their skin lightens. The many stories circulating in the Church about experiences with evil spirits or the devil further strengthen the association of black with evil.
These stories speak of a dark power, a dark form, a dark cloud or mist, or an overpowering blackness. Frequently the evil spirit of the devil is clothed in black, and in some stories he is black himself. President John Taylor once said that the black race was preserved through the flood "because it was necessary that the devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God".
Some stories tell not of the devil, but of Cain, who also appears as a black man. As early asApostle David Patten claimed to have encountered Cain while on a mission in Tennessee. Wilson and Richard C. Poulsen, Sunstone, Novemberp. The concept of the devil being black was reinforced in the early LDS temple ritual which has since been removed.
It has been changed numerous times in the past. Even before the most recent update, I can think of a number of changes implemented just since I have been attending the temple: Norman, Sunstone, Augustp.
Not only was the devil believed to be black, but those who apostatized from the LDS Church also became black.Seed of Cain.
After the Mormons moved west, Brigham Young grew very adamant in his disapproval of blacks. Curiously, he never connected the curse of Cain with failed performance in the pre-existence.
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