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Help students understand the following principle: If we will exercise faith in Jesus Christ, then sincere questions can eventually bring answers from our Father in Heaven. Explain that one of the historical issues about which some Church members have questions stems from a Church policy that was in place from the mids through restricting black males of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood. It also prohibited black women and men from participating in the temple endowment or in sealing ceremonies. Ask students to think about how this information might help those who have concerns about this historical issue.
Throughout the history of the Church, people of every race and ethnicity in many countries have been baptized and have lived as faithful members of the Church. Early in its history, Church leaders stopped conferring the priesthood on black males of African descent. What important truths does this statement contain for those who may struggle with this issue? Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:. We [mortals] can put reasons to revelation.
We can put reasons to commandments. Why is it wise to avoid speculating on reasons why individuals of African descent were not given the priesthood or granted access to temple ordinances prior to ? Man speaks from a limited perspective, and God has not told us the reasons. Emphasize that today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past on this issue: black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse; black skin reflects unrighteous actions in a premortal life; mixed-race marriages are a sin; or blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else.
Church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form. Explain that before , thousands of people of African descent in various nations had come to know of the truthfulness of the restored gospel. Volume 64 Issue 1 Jan , pp. Volume 63 Issue 1 Jan , pp. Volume 62 Issue 1 Jan , pp.
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