Men Can Reign as Gods in Celestial Mormon Glory

29 May

 Mormon Doctrine, p. 230; “Every man who reigns in celestial glory is a god to his dominions.” – Bruce R. McConkie (Note: this is also found on p. 322 in non-electronic format.)

Matthew 23:12; “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”

This obviously defies what Jesus said in Matthew, and what God has consistently declared all throughout the Bible. Isaiah 43:10-11

It also contradicts Smith’s prophecy that only Satan would try to take God’s place. Does this mean Smith’s doctrine of eternal marriage is from Satan?

D&C 76:26-28; “And was called Perdition, for the heavens wept over him—he was Lucifer, a son of the morning. 27 And we beheld, and lo, he is fallen! is fallen, even a son of the morning! 28 And while we were yet in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us that we should write the vision; for we beheld Satan, that old serpent, even the devil, who rebelled against God, and sought to take the kingdom of our God and his Christ—”

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