I am still trying to figure out why blacks became ‘worthy’ or ‘human’ or what ever it was in the 1970s and how if god ordained polygamy as a tenant of faith how come he changed his mind, when it meant Utah could not become a state.
It is all sooooooooo confusing.
Well if you live in the twin cities @ the SW Utah-NW AZ border (Colorado City, etc.), the Mormon god hasn't changed his mind. If you live in the celestial kingdom, the Mormon god hasn't changed his mind. It's only if you lived in all other colonies, that he put it on hold for a bit.
I am still trying to figure out why blacks became worthy or human or what ever it was in the 1970s...
Well, I'll tell you one thing: Those African-American athletes playing for BYU are quite valiant, after all!
I am curious as to how Joseph Smith was able to translate the ancient (unknown) language on the golden tablets into English. It must have taken him a long time. How could he lose the golden tablets before anyone else could see them?
“I am still trying to figure out why blacks became worthy or human or what ever it was in the 1970s”
There were more than a few Protestant ministers in the 1800’s who argued that blacks had no soul and salvation was not extended to them. Sometimes they would dress up in white sheets and hood and lynch a black man or just burn a cross.
We never held such beliefs, we opposed slavery and didn’t force blacks out of our congregations to form their own ‘black churches’. They were not permitted to hold the priesthood for a time, just as the gospel was withheld from the Gentiles for a time, and the priesthood was once limited to only the Levities. There was never any reason revealed by God for the ban, but even back at the start of it BY said a day would come when it would be lifted, something incompatible with racist motives. The ban was lifted when God revealed it was time to lift it, and the members of the church welcomed it gladly. They did not resist it like bigots resisted the civil rights movement.
“if god ordained polygamy as a tenant of faith how come he changed his mind”
The BoM is clear that there are times God commands it and times he forbids it according to his wisdom and purposes.