Priesthood Is the Mormon Priesthood really of ancient origin? LDS Church goes into defensive mode with women and the priesthood Priesthood: Restored or Retrofit  Jesus’ Unique Priesthood What do Christians and Mormons say about Priesthood Powers? Review: The Holy Priesthood A Royal Priesthood (Blog) Banning Blacks from the Priesthood Unexplaining the Mormon Priesthood Ban on Blacks A Doctrine … Read more

Review of Blacks and the Mormon Priesthood: Setting the Record Straight

By Marcus H. Martins, Ph.D. Reviewed by Eric Johnson Note: The month of June 2015 marks the 38th anniversary of Spencer W. Kimball and the members of the First Presidency deciding to allow those with black skin to begin receiving the priesthood. Let’s take a look at a book written with the intention of “setting … Read more

A Doctrine that was to always be

On December 6, 2013, the LDS Church published an article (“Race and Priesthood“) that contradicted the facts from earlier church history. Was the banning of blacks holding the priesthood originated by Brigham Young and perpetuated for more than a century? Or was this teaching truly a “doctrine” originated by Joseph Smith as claimed by a number of church leaders?