The Mormon Faith & Black Folks
Question #2

Q. Isn’t it unfair of God to punish Cain’s descendants for his sins?

No. In mortality, the children (descendants) often pay for the sins of the fathers (ancestors). But In the eternities, in the Afterlife, a son or descendant cannot pay for the sins of his father or ancestors.  Yet in this life, in mortality, sons and descendants paying for the sins of their fathers and ancestors is a fact which cannot be denied. Moses wrote:

“The LORD is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.” (Numbers 14:18)

In Hebrew “fathers” is a term meaning “ancestors”, and “children” is a term meaning “descendants”. The Ancient Egyptians kept the Ancient Israelites in slavery for about 450 years. In return, the Decree of God says that the descendants (children) of the Ancient Egyptians (fathers) must be kept in slavery for 450 years by the descendants (children) of the Ancient Israelites (fathers).

What goes around comes around!

Black Africans are the “children” (descendants) of the Ancient Egyptians, and were kept in slavery by the Jews and Anglo-Saxons (the descendants or ‘children’ of the Ancient Israelites) for 450 years in the Americas.

Whatever a nation, kindred, tongue or people do unto the Covenant People, the Law of God decrees that it shall be done unto them in return; either immediately, or done to their descendants. If good is done, then good is returned. If evil is done, then evil is returned. The LORD said to Abraham, the father of Isaac, the father of Jacob (Israel):

“I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

The children of Israel entered Egypt when there was a famine in Canaan, and when Joseph, one of the sons of Jacob (Israel) who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, became Viceroy of Egypt. But there came a Pharaoh who ‘knew not Joseph’, and the Egyptians enslaved the Israelites. Centuries later Moses, the adopted prince of a new Pharaoh, led Israel from its captivity. But because the Egyptians enslaved the Israelites, the LORD decreed that the descendants of the Egyptians should return to the land of their origin habitation, and become the slaves of wicked men. The prophet Ezekiel wrote:

“And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom.

It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.” (Ezekiel 29:14-15)

The Land of Pathros is Nubia; the original land occupied by the Cushites. Egypt became overrun with Copts (the white-skinned descendants of Greek, Syrian, and Persian immigrants) and ruddy-skinned Arabs. The original black and brown-skinned Egyptians were forced to return to Nubia, and from there to the wilds of West, East, Central, and South Africa where the LORD would ‘diminish’ them; so they would not rule over other nations (races, peoples) again.  He diminished them by dividing them into thousands of small contending tribes; which constantly were at odds with one another.  All attempts at uniting these tribes failed; like when Shaka Zulu tried to create an empire over all Negro peoples. He failed.

The LORD told His Prophet Ezekiel that wicked men would come in ships and enslave the children of Egypt, and disperse them through many nations:

“And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.

In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt; for, lo, it cometh!

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And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.

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And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 30:8-9, 23, 26)

In the Hebrew, the term ‘Ethiopian’ is ‘Cushi’ (pronounced  ‘Khooshee’), and means a “Cushite”; a descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. The name ‘Ethiopian’ is Greek, and doesn’t mean a person from Ethiopia, but rather a ‘black person’. In Greek, Aethiop means “Burnt-blackened face”. The term ‘Ethiopia’ means the ‘land of the men with blackened faces’, or ‘Land of the Black People’.

As the LORD said, the children (descendants) of the Egyptians returned to their original habitation, and were diminished, became a base (weak) kingdom, and messengers came in ships and caused them to be frightened, and gave them pain “as in the day of Egypt” (i.e. ‘slavery’), and scattered them among the nations. The Egyptians were first sent back to Pathos (Nubia), and from their scattered among the native African tribes, and from there men came in ships, to make them afraid, and afflict them with the pain of slavery, and they were further scattered to the Americas and the Middle-East, and from there eventually to Europe and Asia.  The once great, noble, wise, superior Egyptians, became diminished; because they became proud, arrogant, worshiped  pagan gods, and enslaved the Covenant People.

You may not like this truth, but God’s Word is Truth; whether we like it or not. And it remains His Eternal Truth; whether we accept it or not.

Children pay for the sins of their fathers, or parents, every day in mortality. We see it with ‘crack-babies’ who are born addicted, to mothers who use drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, when fathers abuse their children, etc. Yes, in mortality, in this world, children often pay for the sins of their fathers, but not in the Eternal Worlds.


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