Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
64. Perspective of a Black Convert
My guest was Marvin Perkins, an enthusiastic Black Mormon.He is a convert to the LDS Church who has spent considerable time pondering and researching the issue of Blacks in LDS history and Scripture.He has been lecturing on the topic with long-time, well-known Black member, Darius Gray.They have published a set of two DVD's of recorded live lectures. These are well organized presentations with a strong focus on insights, and I would say, surprises from the Scriptures. We discussed his perspective and included participants by phone and email. He and brother Gray host a website: http://www.blacksinthescriptures.com/
- Many relevant scriptures including new footnotes in the Book of Mormon.
- Joseph Smith's views on Blacks, slavery and the universality of the restoration.
- Diversity of the views of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith.
- Origin of the priesthood restriction for Black Mormons.
- President David O. McKay's view.
- President Hinkley's view.
- Current needs within the Church to establish fully a universal brotherhood.
- Blacks in the pre-existence.
- The war in heaven.
- The June 1978 revelation.
Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show 23 March 2008
Podcast address: http://mormonmisc.podbean.com
To make a comment here, click on “Comment” below
It is Free