Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Plan of Salvation/Pre-Mortal Life

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It is claimed that the LDS doctrine of a "premortal existence" is pagan, unchristian, or unbiblical, and therefore false.

Were some people "neutral" in the "war in heaven"?

Summary: It is claimed that LDS scripture states that those with lighter skin color "are favored because of what they did as spirits in a pre-earth life." Critics note that some Church leaders taught that people who were born with dark skin were "neutral" in the pre-existence.