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To: Colofornian

You omitted one McConkie's most famous fundamental teachings:

In the pre-existent eternity various degrees of valiance and devotion to the truth were exhibited by different groups of our Father's spirit offspring. One-third of the spirit hosts of heaven came out in open rebellion and were cast out without bodies, becoming the devil and his angels. The other two-thirds stood affirmatively for Christ: there were no neutrals. To stand neutral in the midst of war is a philosophical impossibility.

Of the two-thirds who followed Christ, however, some were more valiant than others. Those who were less valiant in pre-existence and who thereby had certain spiritual restrictions imposed upon them during mortality are known to us as the negroes.

Negroes in this life are denied the priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.

The present status of the negro rests purely and simply on the foundation of pre-existence. Along with all races and peoples he is receiving here what he merits as a result of the long pre-mortal probation in the presence of the Lord. The principle is the same as will apply when all men are judged according to their mortal works and are awarded varying statuses in the life hereafter.

Horne, Dennis B. (2000). Bruce R. McConkie: Highlights From His Life & Teachings. Eborn Books. ISBN 1-890718-01-7

As you know, McConkie was the author of Mormon Doctrine: A Compendium of the Gospel. Written in 1958, published by Deseret Books, edited and rewritten many times over the years as new embarrassments for the church came to light, finally abandoned a few years ago, McConkie's tome remains a delightsome reference on Mormonism and its ever-changing beliefs.
12 posted on 05/06/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: Zakeet; All
Yes, I did neglect that point. And I actually thought about including it...

I had one other thing to attend to...and knew if I took the xtra 5-10 minutes, it'd delay posting this article & I figured I could eventually follow up.

But I ALSO thought at the time...oh, somebody will contribute this aspect of McConkie (& perhaps others)...and your moniker actually passed thru my brain as one of those potential contributors...and sure enough, you came thru (as usual).

When McConkie was proved to be a racist fool by the 1978 "revelation" the Mormon leaders had toward blacks, he uttered:

"Forget everything I have said, or what...Brigham Young...or whomsoever has said...that is contrary to the present revelation. We spoke with a limited understanding and without the light and knowledge that now has come into the world."
Source: Bruce R. McConkie, “New Revelation on Priesthood,” Priesthood (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981), 126-137, esp. 126-127. Note: This was the published date of this quote; McConkie supposedly first uttered it tho in August, 1978...about two months post-new revelation by Lds "prophet" Kimball.

So...Mormons...take McConkie's advice to heart: Forget EVERYTHING Mormon leaders have told you. Because the true Jesus Christ Himself is the Ultimate Revelation. His presence, when He returns. will be the Ultimate Light; the Ultimate Knowledge. And everything the Mormon leaders have taught will turn into a pillar of salt that will blow away in the Holy Spirit's wind.

The Mormons' leaders light & knowledge & understanding was limited by the bondage of their own rituals & legalism. As McConkie said, "Forget EVERYTHING I have said..."

14 posted on 05/06/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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