The Mormon Faith & Black Folks
Question #30

Q. If God is a God of love, and we are His children, then why would He want to curse His own children?

A. The LORD only wants to bless His children, but sometimes He must reprimand us. He curses us for the same reason that loving parents correct their own children when they are doing wrong. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Hebrews:

ďAnd ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealing with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then ye are bastards, and not sons.

9 Futhermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence; shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to by joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are.(Hebrews 12:5-11)


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