A Response

Methodist vs. Mormonism
(This is a response to the comment in part two of this subject. I thought it important to post here.)

Dear Alma,
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
I can elaborate a bit on this without writing a book. "Holy Race" is indeed considered by the Mormons as all who will become gods. Those who claim to be the 'Jews' of this dispensation.
In 1978 the revelation was not a "thus saith the Lord" revelation. (I guess this means that the 'revelation' did not come from the Lord.) The manifesto only changed the way Mormons do business and was under enormous pressure to change policy or risk their tax exemption status. "In 1966 Wallace Turner's, The Mormon Establishment, stated: "The most serious problem facing the LDS church today is the Negro question." Turner forcefully added that as long as the LDS church clung to its racist practices, it would be "a political and social cancer".........But as Turner wrote these words, events were taking place that would gradually lead to a drastic 1978 policy change for Mormons concerning Blacks and the priesthood. These events began unfolding as early as 1951, when David O. McKay took over as LDS president." (One Nation Under Gods, Richard Abanes, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002, pg 364-365)
The docrine of the pre-existance which taught that everyone's place in the world is pre-determined by their conduct in the pre-mortal world. The more righteous spirits were born white and the less commendable spirits were not so fortunite to be born under favorable conditions. The less quality of life lived in the spirit world, the less quality of life in the mortal world. The punishment was being born with dark skin. Darker the skin, the less righteous the spirit.
In 2 Nephi 30:6, the scripture was changed from using the word "white" to "pure". The Book of Mormon has had 3,913 changes since Joseph Smith wrote it. This is what Joseph Smith had to say about Blacks: "Had I anything to do with the negro, I would conifine them by strict law to their own species..." (Joseph Smith, Jr., January 2, 1843, HC (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1976/1980), vol. 5, 217-218), One Nation Under Gods, Richard Abanes, Four Walls Eight Window, 2002, pg 355-357)
Yes, I am careful.


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.