Sunday, July 27, 2008

Show Notes for Radio Program July 27, 2008 (http;//

70 These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical.
78 Wherefore, they are bodies terrestrial, and not bodies celestial, and differ in glory as the moon differs from the sun.

(D&C 76:70,78)

20 That bodies who are of the celestial kingdom may possess it forever and ever; for, for this intent was it made and created, and for this intent are they sanctified.

(D&C 88:20)

39 All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds.
40 [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
41 [There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory.
42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

(1 Cor 15:39-42)

168 For this purpose did I the Lord God place the barrier of color to separate Shem, my chosen, through whom the promises and the blessings made unto the Fathers were preserved.
169 And it is that a skin of blackness was placed upon Ham and his seed, which thing hath always followed them who be apostates from the Holy Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God*.
170 And this mark hath been upon them in all ages of the world, saith the Lord, that my people who are of the House of Israel should not desire them to mix their seed with them, that they and their children should be a pure and holy people unto me, forever undefiled, For I the Lord God am the author of the races, and who is it, saith the Lord, that stretchest forth his puny arm, to alter the decrees of the Most High which were made from before the foundation of the world?
171 For it was that the spirits of men were segregated according to valiance and also intelligence in races and grades, and that teaching that all men are the same is an abomination in my sight, saith the Lord, for ye, even ye, O man, who dare raise thy head in ignorance of my power in these things, yea, even my sovereignty over the nations shall be ground into powder when it is that more than twelve legions of my little ones shall reap down thy earth, O man and O woman, whose hearts bleed for Cain, the first murderer.
172 Yea for ye shall be consumed at that day which shall burn as an oven.
173 For as in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
174 For it is that my decrees shall not be abro
gated nor done away with by the weak and ignoble and ignorant of the children of men, who have no voice, saith the Lord. 175 And my word which I have spoken in this day by my servant shall not return unto me void, saith the Lord of the races of men. The Revelations of Jesus Christ, Section 2.

118 And the spirits of all men and women were arranged in races and grades according to intelligence from before the foundation of the world and according to their performance in that war fought in heaven.
119 Yea there was a race of men cursed to be a servant of servants 5 from before the foundation of the world, for lack of valiance and bravery in that war in heaven, and this is the curse of Cain the first murderer and this curse wast it not preserved through that which is known as the flood through Ham? Section 3, RJC


And now concerning them who call them­selves saints of the Most High, did I not speak unto my servant that cursed is he that relieth upon the arm of flesh or he that maketh flesh his arm?

How is it O Israel, that ye cannot hear when I the Lord your God speak unto thee out of the heavens?

Did not my servant Joseph and also Brigham, speak unto them who comprised my Saints,saith the Lord that they depended on the prophet, and did not seek unto me for them­selves1, hence their minds were darkened, and this because of the neglect of the things which were delegated unto them?

For it, saith the Lord, is appointed unto every tub, that it shall stand upon its own bottom, saith the Lord.

Yea, know ye not that mine annointed is but a man, and that even Moses required that his arms be supported in the weight therof?

And did not my servant Moses exclaim, Would to God that all of Israel were prophets?

And did he not pray unto me that I the Lord God should grant unto the Seventy, that they also should prophesy and share the burden?

And did I the Lord not place my spirit also upon them?

And was not my servant Moses, who was in the similitude of mine Only Begotten not com­forted in these things?

And how much greater was my servant Moses, than them who ye sustain as your presi­dents?

Have I not spoken and said time after time, that he that is commanded in all things is a sloth­ful and an unwise servant?

O ye wicked and perverse and stiff- necked generation who are full of lies and iniquity, saith the Lord, your refuge of lies in the which ye cover yourselves, and say unto this people, who seeth us or who knoweth us shall be swept away by a tem­pest of hail and a destroying storm which shall sweep away the lies and the waters shall sweep away even your refuge, saith the Lord.

For the Lord God hath a mighty and strong one, even as I the Lord God did speak through the mouth of Isaiah, my servant who is even now with me.

For upon his gaze, saith the Lord, did burst a vision of fu­turity in the which he did see that Ephraim, even Ephraim, should be gathered out of the nations upon the head of the fat vallies.

And verily, this prophecy contained in the 28th Chapter thereof is fulfilled in your ears.

For whom shall he teach knowledge?

And whom shall he make to understand doctrine?

For by his knowledge shall my righteous servant save many, saith the Lord God, even them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts, even Sarai.

And did I not reveal unto my servant Joseph that that which contradicts a former reve­lation is false even though it be from an angel from heaven?

And how much greater is an angel from heaven than them who ye sustain and your presi­dents, saith the Lord?

For behold, my servants the prophets see in part and know in part, but mine angels, saith the Lord, see face to face and thereby know much that is truth, for they behold my glory.

And them which are false prophets see not at all, but divine lies, and behold, saith the Lord, how is it that ye in your heartsdo worship them, when it was that John my Beloved, who would fain have worshipped my mes­senger on the Isle of Patmos was forbidden, even though his voice shook the ground upon which he stood,and the brightness of his appearing wast beyond all imagi­nation?

And did I the Lord not speak through the mouth of my servant Joseph that I the Lord God would send one Mighty and Strong, even unto thee, O Israel, and did not the knowledge thereof, even the might of my spirit cause the bones of my ser­vant to quake from the power thereof and did it not cause even his mighty frame to quake, yea from the glory of my power, saith the Lord?

While that man who was called of God and appointed, even the President of my Church, saith the Lord, yea even him who did unrighteously contrary to my will, who did stretch forth his hand to steady the ark of God, did I the Lord God not speak that he should be smitten by the shaft of death as by the vivid shaft of lightning?

And did I the Lord God not smite him, saith the Lord, and did I the Lord God not put the life of thy president, even Spencer W.

215 And did not I the Lord god not speak through the mouth of my servant Joseph that many would be hoisted into power within my Church, who have broken the New and Everlasting Covenant at this time, and these things because of the money and the worldly learning which they seemed to be in possession of?2
216 And thus the devil, is he not transformed into an angel of light, even in these things, and doth he, the devil, not transform his ministers into ministers of righteousness?
217 For it was that my servant Joseph Smith and Brigham Young prophesied3 these things that they should come to pass, and that One Mighty and Strong, that he should come to set in order the Church, by the power of the scepter which he doth hold in his hand, even the keys of the Apostleship, which he doth hold for his generation as Peter at the gate, doth he hold judgment for this generation.
218 And ye shall be redeemed by power as in days of old, even as Enoch and Moses, when I the Lord God shall speak through his mouth in that day, saith the Lord.
219 And ye shall receive him, saith the Lord, or ye shall be damned and cut of from first to last as the Jews.
220 For he is also a tried and precious stone, also rejected by the builders, as was mine Only Begotten, who is now with me, saith the Father.
221 And thus it is that my friends, saith the Lord, have been cast out from among thy midst, as anciently, O Israel.
222 And did I the Lord God not reveal unto
my servants, Joseph, Heber, and John that the sons of Cain shall not have right unto the Priesthood nor their generations until after that which is known as the millenium among men?
223 Therefor by this key, saith the Lord, the devil may be detected even though he should appear unto thee as an angel of light.
224 And how much less, saith the Lord, are your Presidencies than an angel of light?
225 And how much less are they than Brigham, Heber and John Taylor?
226 Yea, thus saith the Lord, think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am come not to destroy, but to fulfill.
227 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
228 Yea, thus saith the Lord, have all things been fulfilled?
229 Behold I say unto you, nay.
230 for has the millenium, even the thousand years of peace, hath it passed, or hath it been fulfilled?
231 I the Lord thy God, who maketh the heavens and the earth and set them in their proper frame and orbits say unto you, O man, nay.
232 Hath the earth received her resurrection and her final reward?
233 I say unto thee, O man, who walketh about in darkness at noon-day, nay.
234 Have all the sons and daughters of Adam received of the blessings which shall be theirs?
235 I say unto thee, O man, nay.
236 And it is not until all these things, even that which hath been spoken by the mouths of my servants the prophets be fulfilled that the Sons of Cain, the first murderer, shall receive of the blessings of the Priesthood of the Son of God, and then they shall be resurrected to receive of that which hath been appointed unto them from before the foundation of the world.
237 For the blood of righteous Abel did cry up
unto me, even in these things.
238 And it is because of unbelief that this great wickedness hath come among you, even at this time.
239 Whosoever shall therefor break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: But whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
240 And how much greater, saith the Lord, is my servant, Art Bulla, than those whom ye sustain as your Presidencies?
241 For the keys, even of the Kingdom of God have been taken, even from them, and given unto him who shall do my will, and believed in my words and my works from before the foundation of the world, saith the Lord God of Israel, even unto my servant have they been given, that he may prove unto you, O man, that I the Lord thy God am the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
242 For, saith the Lord, there is no agency except their own wicked hearts of unbelief, in your prophets at all, but they, even they, are as wood and stone.
243 Therefor it is, O Israel, that for this idolotry, that ye shall be cut off from under the heavens, if it so be that ye continue on in the stubborness and rebellion of your hearts.
244 Therefore mock not, for all shall be consumed at that day, and he who fights against Zion shall be damned and burned.
245 Therefor beware that ye raise not your heel against mine annointed, and judge no longer after appearances, for do I not cover the heavens with sackcloth and make the rivers to dry up that the fish stink, that ye may know of my power?
246 And I will prove them and see who is acquainted with my voice.
247 For my voice is my spirit.
248 And whoso hearkeneth unto the voice of my spirit, these are they who inherit Celestial glory with me, saith the Lord.
249 And all those who are not acquainted with my voice are not of me.
250 And I will prove them, saith the Lord, and I will prove them, whether they shall be obedient unto whatsoever I shall command them.
251 And how shall I command except by my voice, saith the Lord?
252 And again I say that my voice is my Spirit.
253 Therefor, whosoever is unacquainted with my spirit, how shall they obtain the knowledge wherein that they may know how that they should act according to my will, or as is commonly spoken of, work?
254 For if they be not acquainted with my voice, then their works are not according to the commandments given through the power of my voice, and every man shall be judged according to his works, that thereby they will be accounted of, for their thoughts, their hearts, and their outward acts of the flesh, and from these things, they shall be given their respective opportunities and blessings and cursings in the eternities to come.
255 And wo be unto the disobedient, for where I am, there they cannot come, saith the Lord.
256 Therefor give heed concerning yourselves, for even so, will I judge you when you shall come into the presence of mine annointed to be evaluated and judged for the deeds of the flesh, whether in the heart or manifested outwardly.
257 Thereby, O ye hypocrits, and liars, ye shall be found out.
258 Therefor, Wo!
259 Wo! be unto those who are found to be thus, for shall they escape my awful wrath in that day, saith the Lord?
260 Nay, but they shall be destroyed, saith the Lord, that their esteeming of sacred things as a thing of naught, shall no more come up unto me as the abominations of the past which abominations caused mine anger to be kindled against the inhabitants of the whole earth.
261 For will I that the earth be polluted any
more by them, saith the Lord?
262 Nay, for I will cleanse the earth by fire in that day that I may discover their iniquities no more.
263 And the earth in this day shall be made as a paradise for them that remain.
264 Even so, I have said it by the mouth of my servant in whom I am well pleased and surely his words also shall come to pass, for by the mouth of my servants of by mine own mouth, saith the Lord God, it is the same.
265 Therefor beware how thou holdest the oracles of God. Even so. Amen.

* 2 Nephi 5:21-25.
1. Footnote, bottom of pg. 18, vol 5, DHC.
2. Journal of Mosiah Hancock; LDS Church Historian's Office.
3. D&C 85:7-8.

Note: "Let this Church which is called the Kingdom of God on the earth. We will summons the First Presidency, the Twelve, the High Council, the Bishopric, and all the Elders of Israel, suppose we summons them to appear here, and here declare that it is right to mingle our seed, with the black race of Cain, that they shall come in with us and be partakers with us of all the blessings that God has given to us. on that very day and hour we should do so, the Priesthood is taken from THIS CHURCH AND KINGDOM and god leaves us to our fate. The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain, the Church must go to destruction*we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the Priesthood until that curse be removed." Brigham Young Addresses, Ms D, 1234, Box 48, Folder 3, dated Feb. 5, 1852, located in the LDS Historical Dept. SLC, UT.

21 I saw another, who seemed to be a very high military officer who arose and said: "I will go down to yonder earth and surely I will bring all your children back to you so none of them shall be lost.
22 "The plan of the first was ac­cepted as being the only sure plan for an exaltation.
23 The plan of the second was rejected with great kindness; but the second was not satisfied; and while the first stood in great humility by the side of the Fa­ther, the second with many who stood in with him, went about among the Heavenly hosts to ad­vocate the plan, that was put forth as the rights of the second.
24 This one was Lucifer, a son of the morning, for many had been with the Father for count­less ages, and learned their les­sons well, and he had been no dull scholar.
25 Finally Lucifer openly re­belled against the Fa­ther and the Son, and six other mighty ones who stood faithful with them and declared, "I will have it my way.
26 " I saw the faithful ones gather around the Fa­ther and the Son, and Lucifer's workers gathe­red around him, when one of the notable ones, who was called Mi­chael, arose and said, "We will de­cide the contest.
27 " It seemed that a platform was extended into space, upon which we could operate, by what power I could not tell.
28 We who were faithful to the Father and the Son, had a white star upon us, and the others chose a red star; about one third of the males and females would not accept of either star, but with­drew from the conflict, the females taking the males by the arm, said, "Come, let us not take part with either side.
29 Let us retire.
30 " (Note 2) (When they were cast out after the manner of spiri­tual warfare,) they had no power to return.
31 When they were all cleared from the platform and Satan and his followers were all cast down,
their female companions wept, and we all wept.
32 No females took part against the Father and the Son, but all took sides in their favor, except the neutral ones already men­tioned.
33 After the tears were dried, from our eyes, the voice of the Great Eternal, spoke again and said, "Hear, O ye my chil­dren;" His voice penetrating the im­mensity of space so that all could hear it; it is decreed by the Great Eternal that the females shall not follow their males in their ban­ishment, but for every male that has kept his first estate and fought valiantly for the Father and the Son, there are two fe­males. Mosiah Hancock Vision

Zebedee Coltrin Controversy

Had I anything to do with the Negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species, and put them on a national equalization. (Joseph Smith; TPJS, p. 270) And a year later, January 1844, the Prophet Joseph, as mayor of Nauvoo, fined two Negroes "for attempting to marry white women." (DHC 6:210) The Prophet also explained: . . . that the curse is not yet taken off the sons of Canaan, neither will be until it is affected by as great [203] power as caused it to come; and the people who interfere the least with the purposes of God in this matter, will come under the least condemnation before Him; . . . (Joseph Smith; Mess. Adv. 2:290 DHC 2:438) Here is evidence that the curse is exemplified through "a black skin" and that when that "curse" is removed, then the dark skin will be removed by "as great power as caused it to come." Also, a part of that "curse" was the restriction of the Priesthood. Abraham O. Smoot inquired of the Prophet Joseph Smith-What should be done with the Negroes in the South as I was preaching to them? (Joseph) said I could baptize them by the consent of their masters, but not to confer the Priesthood upon them. (L. John Nuttall Journal, May
31, 1879)
Details of this account are available from another source: Brother A. O. Smoot said W. W. Patten, Warren Parrish and Thomas B. Marsh were laboring in the Southern States in 1835 and 1836. There were Negroes who made application for baptism. And the question arose with them whether Negroes were entitled to hold the Priesthood. And by those brethren it was decided they would not confer the Priesthood until they had consulted the Prophet Joseph, and subsequently they communicated with him. His decision, as I understood was, they were not entitled to the Priesthood, nor yet to be baptized without the consent of their masters. In after years when I became acquainted with Joseph myself in the Far West, about the year 1838, I received from Brother Joseph substantially the same instructions. It was on my application to him, what should be done with the Negro in the South, as I was preaching to them. He said I could baptize them by consent of their masters, but not to confer the [204] Priesthood upon them. ("The Church and the Negroid People," as quoted in Mormonism and the Negro, Stewart, p. 11) It has been reported that a Black man by the name of Elijah Abel was ordained to the Priesthood by Zebedee Coltrin on March 3, 1836. John Taylor thought that perhaps Elijah had received the Priesthood before the word of the Lord was fully understood, and that it had been one of the mistakes of early Church history. (See Minutes of the Council of Twelve, June 4, 1879.) The Council Minutes of August 26, 1908, state that "this ordination was declared null and void by the Prophet himself." In 1879 Zebedee Coltrin related to a small group of Priesthood leaders that Brother Joseph had told him in 1834 that "the Spirit of the Lord saith the Negro has no right nor cannot hold the Priesthood." (Nuttall Journal 1:293) The Salt Lake Tribune reported in an October 26, 1970, article, "The Prophet Joseph Smith was commanded by God to withdraw the Priesthood from Elijah Abel, and to revoke the ordinations." So even though Elijah had only a very small percentage of Negro blood, he was still not supposed to have the Priesthood. He did go on an LDS mission in 1883, but there is no record of his performing any Priesthood ordinance work. Brigham Young made some very forceful statements concerning the status of the Black race and the Priesthood: We know there is a portion of inhabitants of the earth who dwell in Asia that are Negroes, and said to be Jews. The blood of Judah has not only mingled [205] almost with all nations, but also with the blood of Cain, and they have mingled their seeds together. These Negro Jews may keep up all the outer ordinances of the Jewish religion; they may have their sacrifices, and they may perform all the religious ceremonies any people on earth could perform, but let me tell you, that the day they consented to mingle their seed with Canaan, the priesthood was taken away from Judah, and that portion of Judah's seed will never get any rule, or blessings of the priesthood until Cain gets it. Let this Church which is called the kingdom of God on the earth; we will summons the first presidency, the twelve, the high counsel, the bishopric, and all the elders of Israel, suppose we summons them to appear here, and here declare that it is right to mingle our seed, with the Black race of Cain, that they shall come in with us and be partakers with us of all the blessings God has given to us. On that very day and hour we should do so, the priesthood is taken from this Church and kingdom and God leaves us to our fate. The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain the Church must go to destruction-we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the priesthood until that curse be removed. * * * What the Gentiles are doing we are consenting to do. What we are trying to do today is to make the Negro equal with us in all our privilege. My voice shall be against it all the day long. I shall not consent for one moment. I will call them a counsel. I say I will not consent for one moment for you to lay a plan to bring a curse upon this people. It shall not be while I am here. (Brigham Young Addresses, Ms d 1234, Box 48, folder 3, dated Feb. 5, 1852, located in the LDS Church Historical Dept., SLC, Utah; also Teachings of Brigham Young, Collier, ed., pp. 45, 46)

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