Excerpt from the June 2018 LDS New Era magazine, ‘What, Why, and How: A Breakdown of the Restoration’: 1

How apostasy happens:

God calls a prophet, who teaches the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

The people who follow the prophet’s teachings are blessed

Some of the people become prideful and reject the prophet.

The Lord often removes His prophet from the people who reject the principles of the gospel.

When the time is right, God calls a new prophet to restore the truth, the priesthood, and the Church.

Apostasy=wickedness. When an individual or group turns away from the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, rejects the prophets, and falls into sin, they are in apostasy.


LDS Prophet Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, March 8, 1863: 2

“Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.”


1 What, Why, and How: A Breakdown of the Restoration – https://www.lds.org/new-era/2018/06?lang=eng
2 Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110 – https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/JournalOfDiscourses3/id/4266