Job 36:26; “Behold, God is great, and we know him not, Neither can the number of his years be searched out.”
1 John 1:5; “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
‘Work’ in any ministry entails a lot of reading, and the longer someone is a Christian, the more comfortable and knowledgeable, they’ll become with His word. You learn that He is predictable, trustworthy, able to withstand any onslaught of what might come His way.
In my personal walk with the Lord I’m acutely aware of the times I’m not studying enough, or spending enough time in private prayer, and I’ve learned that it’s like this for all Christians. As someone matures in their life with the Lord, it becomes clearly apparent when study, or prayer time is lacking. The Lord lets them know through a variety of ways that the relationship isn’t where it should, or could be. This is one of the joys of knowing Him!
While I will always love this ‘job’ the Lord has given to me, the longer I’m a Christian and in ministry, I’ve noticed lately the more it hurts my heart for the Lord to read the things people in the Mormon Church say about Him. I used to say all the time that I couldn’t be more shocked about something I had read, but I learned about 20 years ago to stop thinking such things.
And that brings us to where we’re at for today!
During my everyday, regular type of research over the past few weeks, I’ve come upon some off-the-wall, random descriptions LDS leaders have said about different topics, i.e., gods, polygamy, race, blood atonement, et al. In light of my findings, don’t be surprised in the next several days if you see some of the things we’ve found!
And today the subject matter is about the god Mormons choose to worship.
Some of the comments these Mormon men have made defies all Christian wisdom. Even the most liberal of interpretations for the Holy God of the Bible couldn’t be as horrible as those we see here.
As an FYI, I post these things to inform. I don’t do this out of animosity, nor do I do this out of revenge. I pray that Christians will use them to further their understanding on how to witness to Mormons, but even more, I pray Mormons will read this and be horrified enough to cause them to run to the Jesus of the Bible today!
God the Father Born of Woman
Church News September 19, 1936, p. 26; “I know that God is a being with body, parts and passions and that His Son is in His own likeness, and that man is created in the image of God. The Son, Jesus Christ, grew and developed into manhood the same as you or I, as likewise did God, His Father, grow and develop to the Supreme being that He now is. Man was born of woman; Christ, the Savior, was born of woman; and God, the Father was also born of woman.” – Joseph F. Smith
How can God have a body of flesh and bones if He’s a spirit?
Luke 24:39; “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”
John 4:24; “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Joe Smith’s Assessment of God: A glorified, perfected, resurrected, exalted man
A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, Chapter 7, ‘God the Father’, p. 64; ““It is the first principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God,” the inspired word continues, “and to know that we may converse with Him as one man converses with another, and that He was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ Himself did.” The Father is a glorified, perfected, resurrected, exalted man who worked out his salvation by obedience to the same laws he has given to us so that we may do the same.” – Bruce R. McConkie
God is NOT Omnipresent, He Begat All Mankind Including Jesus
Journal of Discourses 6:345-348; “Some would have us believe that God is present everywhere. It is not so. He is no more everywhere present in person than the Father and Son are one in person. The Bible teaches that doctrine precisely as it is…
The same Father that begat the tabernacle of Jesus on the earth brought forth the world of mankind; and we are all his children, whether we do wickedly or not. We are the offspring of one common Father.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 31, 1859
Christians Have Wrong Concept of God and Other Worlds
Journal of Discourses 6:347; “The Christians of the day have no knowledge of God, of godliness, of eternity, of the worlds that are, that have been and that are coming forth. There are myriads of people pertaining to this earth who will come up and receive a glory according to their capacity.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 31, 1859
God is Progressing
Journal of Discourses 11:286; “Some men seem as if they could learn so much and no more. They appear to be bounded in their capacity for acquiring knowledge as Brother Orson Pratt, has in theory, bounded the capacity of God. According to his theory, God can progress no further in knowledge and power; but the God that I serve is progressing eternally, and so are his children; they will increase to all eternity, if they are faithful.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, January 13, 1867
God is Both the Father and the Son
The Promised Messiah, pp. 5-6; All gospel mysteries become plain and simple and easy to understand once the light of heaven sheds its darkness-dispelling rays into the hearts and souls of sincere seekers of truth.
It is almost superfluous to suggest that those who seek the truth and desire understanding will, by instinct, reserve judgment on issues they may not understand (as, for instance, that Christ is both the Father and the Son; or that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God in a sense far greater than merely being one in purpose) until the mystery of godliness, on whatever point is involved, has been set forth in full.” – Bruce R. McConkie
Christian God is Being of Their Own Creation
Journal of Discourses 23:243; “The God whom the ‘Christians’ worship is a being of their own creation…” – Charles W. Penrose, Salt Lake City, January 14, 1883
How God Became God
Journal of Discourses 20:211; “God revealed to him (Joseph Smith) not only the fact of Divine existence, but even how he became God; that it was through living up to correct principles, and by developing within himself every sublime sentiment that had its origin in truth. He taught him how the people “who dwelt on the earth” might also be thus exalted to be angels of God, and finally Gods themselves.” – C. W. Stayner, Salt Lake City, May 25th, 1879
Mormon God Begets Children Like We Do
Journal of Discourses 11:121-122; “We believe in a Deity who is incorporated—who is a Being of tabernacle, through which the great attributes of His nature are made manifest. It is supposed by a certain celebrated philosopher that the most minute particles of matter . . . possess a portion of divinity, a portion of infinite power, knowledge, goodness and truth, and that these qualities are God, and should be worshipped wherever found. I am an infidel to this doctrine. . .
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He (God) created man, as we create our children; for there is no other process of creation in heaven, on the earth, in the earth, or under the earth, or in all the eternities, that is, that were, or that ever will be.” – Brigham Young; Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 18, 1865
Genesis 2:7; “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
God Once in a Fallen State, Begotten by an Ancient Father God
The Seer, p. 23, 132; “The Gods who dwell in heaven…were once in a fallen state…they were exalted also, from fallen men to celestial Gods…our Father in Heaven was begotten on a previous heavenly world by His Father; “He was begotten by a still more ancient Father; and so on from generation to generation, from one heavenly world to another…” – Orson Pratt
Isaiah 6:3; “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Sexuality an Attribute of God, God is a Procreating Personage of Flesh and Bones
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Volume 2, No. 3, Autumn, 1967, p.100; “There are two basic elements in the Gospel…sexuality, far from being the antithesis of spirituality, is actually an attribute of God…that God is a procreating personage of flesh and bone, latter-day prophets have made it clear that despite what it says in Matthew 1:20, the Holy Ghost was not the father of Jesus.” – Carfred Broderick
Matthew 1:20; “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”