That is to say, in theosis the saints participate in the grace, power, and glory of God, but they never become God by essence. He has been given a black skin. However, I do not believe the LDS church is what it claims to be.
Many church fathers influential theologians and teachers in early Christianity spoke approvingly of the idea that humans can become divine. The Mormon religion was started by a person called Joseph Smith.
InPresident Brigham Young publicly announced that men of black African descent could no longer be ordained to the priesthood, though thereafter blacks continued to join the Church through baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Henry B. Richards told a general conference audience inThe negro is an unfortunate man.
Yet, there has also been a consistent respect among Church leaders for those who seek to find evidence of the Book of Mormon. These articles cover a variety of topics and attempt to confront the checkered history of Mormonism while smoothing out the rough edges.
I feel aggrieved that in attempting to sustain and perpetuate stories of faith, the church has accredited doctrines to God that are simply fictions.
Yet scholars have said that most of the marriages involved sexual relations. Footnote This quote from Gordon B. By and by I subsided into an indignant silence, and so sat until the end, hot and flushed, and execrating him in my heart for an ignorant savage.
After all, this resource has not been discussed at General Conference and apparently is not the center of attention in Sunday services or other church meetings.