Spirit World Behavior Determines Race
“The Church and the Negroid People,” pp. 16-17; “Man will be punished for his own sins and not for Adam’s transgression. If this is carried further, it would imply that the Negro is punished or allotted to a certain position on this earth, not because of Cain’s transgression, but came to earth through the loins of Cain because of his failure to achieve other stature in the spirit world.” – William E. Berrett
1 Corinthians 15:44-47; “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.”
I broke with tradition and used the ESV Bible on this one because of its simplicity and easy to understand English. While it’s not written in 1611 English I assure the reader the meaning of this is the same as the KJV!
There is nothing in the Bible indicating that man was in heaven before living here on this earth and from the example provided today this is made very clear!
We’re from earth – not from a star near Kolob, nor were we with God before we were born. We aren’t a certain color because of any behavioral problem we had before being born…our mothers conceived us and because of Adam’s sin we inherited a sin nature that’s passed on down from one generation to the next.
Wm Bennett (1902-1993) was a VP of BYU and authored many books and student tutorials on the belief system in Mormonism including the book mentioned here which was first published in 1960.