Godhead as taught in the Mormon Church

[Father God in Mormonism is a former mortal man, married and polygamist. Mormonism teaches that all mankind are literal spirit children of God, born to God and his wives in pre-existence.]

“The Father of Jesus is our Father also…Jesus, however, is the firstborn among all sons of God – the first begotten in the spirit and the only begotten in the flesh. He is our older brother, and we, like Him, are in similitude of the universal Father and Mother and are literally the sons and daughters of Deity…God Himself is an exalted man, perfected, enthroned, and supreme. Man is the child of God, formed in the divine image and endowed with divine attributes, and even as the infant son of an earthly father and mother is capable in due time of becoming a man, so the undeveloped offspring of celestial parentage is capable, by experience through ages and eons, of evolving into a God.” 
(Ensign, February 2002.)

MORMON DOCTRINE, page 278 (1966 ed.), under 
Father in Heaven, says,
God the Eternal Father, our Father in Heaven, is an exalted, perfected, and glorified Personage having a tangible body of flesh and bones. (D&C 130:22) The designation Father is to be taken literally: it signifies that the Supreme Being is the literal Parent or Father of the spirits of all men… All men, Christ included, were born as his children in pre-existence (D&C 93:21-23; Moses 1; 2; 3; 4; Abr. 3:22-28.)

Mormon Doctrine, page 319, under Godhead, we read,
Three glorified, exalted, and perfected personages comprise the Godhead or supreme presidency of the universe(Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, pp. 1-55.) They are: God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Ghost… Each occupies space and is and can be in but one place at one time…”

Mormon Doctrine, page 751, under Spirit Children, we read,
“1. All men in pre-existence were spirit children of God our Father, an exalted, glorified and perfected Man. ‘The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.’ (D&C 130:22); the offspring born to him in that primeval sphere had bodies of spirit element. ‘I was in the beginning with the Father, and am the Firstborn’, Christ says of himself: and of all men, his spirit brethren, he says, ‘ye were also in the beginning with the Father.’ (D&C 93:21-23.)
2. In a future eternity, spirit children will be born to exalted, perfected, glorified couples for whom the family unit continues.
The very glory of exalted beings is to have ‘a fullness and continuation of the seeds forever and ever.’ (D&C 132:19-15, 29-32; 131:1-4.)

Mormon Doctrine, page 576, under Plurality of Gods, we read,
“Three separate personages – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – comprise the Godhead. As each of these persons is a God, it is evident, from that 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… Indeed, this doctrine of plurality of Gods is so comprehensive and glorious that it reaches out and embraces every exalted personage.”

Mormon Doctrine, p. 546-547, under Only Begotten Son, we read, “These name-titles all signify that our Lord is the only Son of the Father in the flesh. Each word is to be understood literally. Only means only; begotten means begotten; and Son means son. Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by their mortal fathers.”

Mormon Doctrine, p. 359, under Holy Ghost, we read,
The Holy Ghost…He is a Personage of Spirit…He can only be in one place at one time, and he does not and cannot transform himself into any other form or image that of the Man whom he is…”
Apostle Heber C. Kimball, in Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 179, said about the Holy Ghost (a spirit-brother of Jesus, Lucifer and all mankind), “…the Holy Ghost is a man; he is one of the sons of our Father and our God.”

Gospel Through Ages (LDS Priesthood Manual, [“Written and published under the direction of Council of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] teaches that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers who both wanted to become Saviors of the world. From pages 14-15 we read, “…Heavenly Father proposed as  the center of the plan of salvation that one of His sons be appointed to be the Savior of the world…The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind.”

Come Unto Christ, written in 1983 by President of the LDS Church, Ezra Taft Benson, p. 4 says,
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the most literal sense. The body in which He performed His mission in the flesh was sired by that same Holy Being we worship as God, our Eternal Father. Jesus was not the son of Joseph, nor was He begotten by the Holy Ghost. He is the Son of Eternal Father.”

In April 1977 General Conference, Bernard P. Brockbank, said, “It is true that many of the Christian churches worship a different Jesus Christ that is worshipped by the Mormons… The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worships God and Jesus Christ with bodies, with parts and with passions…These two concepts are…completely different.”
(Ensign, May 1977, p. 26-27.)

As was reported in the LDS Church News (June 20th, 1998, p. 7), LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke in summer 1998 in Paris, France and in Frankfurt, Germany and also in Geneva Switzerland, where he had said: “In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside of the Church who say that Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ. NO, I DON’T. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak was revealed in this Dispensation of Fullness of Times. He, together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.”

LDS apostle, Jerediah M. Grant, said (recorded in the Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, p. 345-346), “The grand reason why  the Gentiles and philosophers of his school persecuted Jesus Christ, was,because he had so many wives: there were Elizabeth, and Mary, and host of others that followed him… we might almost think that they were Mormons.”
Apostle Orson Hyde spoke in the General Conference of the LDS Church in Oct. 6, 1854, and said, “…Jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage at Cana of Galilee…that before the Savior died, he looked upon his own natural children, as we look upon ours; he saw his seed, and immediately afterwards he was cut off from the earth…” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 82.)

[We have added some emphasis to these above quotes that are taken from Mormon Doctrine, Gospel Through Ages, Come Unto Christ, Ensign, The Church News and Journal of Discourses.]

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