Friday, May 30, 2008

Is the Mormon God the same as the Christian God?
In spite of the opposition of the sects, in the face of direct charges of blasphemy, the Church proclaims the
eternal truth: “As man is, God once was; as God is, man may be.” (The Articles of Faith, James E. Talmage,
1982, page 430, emphasis in original)
Three separate personages — Father, Son, and Holy Ghost — comprise the Godhead. As each of these
persons is a God, it is evident, from this standpoint alone, that a plurality of Gods exists. To us, speaking in
the proper finite sense, these three are the only Gods we worship. But in addition there is an infinite number of
holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods …
there is “a god above the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…. (Mormon Doctrine, 2nd Edition, Bruce R.
McConkie, 1966, pages 576-577, emphasis in original)
There is no end to this development: it will go on forever. We will become gods and have jurisdiction over
worlds, and these worlds will be peopled by our own offspring … our Father in heaven was once a man as we
are now, capable of physical death. By obedience to eternal gospel principles, he progressed from one stage of
life to another until he attained the state that we call exaltation or godhood. In such a condition, he and our
mother in heaven were empowered to give birth to spirit children whose potential was equal to that of their
heavenly parents. We are those spirit children. (Achieving A Celestial Marriage, student manual, 1976, page
132, emphasis in original)
Christ Performed His Atonement so That We Could Become Gods (Achieving A Celestial Marriage,
student manual, 1976, page 136, emphasis in original) —~Truth Seeker~

Is the Baptist God the same as the Lutheran God? There are no two churches that teach all the same things about God. If there were, they'd be the same church. I would think this was obvious. If you're going to copy/paste your comments instead of thinking for yourself, at least delete all the line breaks so it's not obvious.

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