Mormon Dilemma 259

20 May

Adam with Title of God

Evidences and Reconciliations, pg 67; “The Father called all spirits before Him at the creation of man, and organized them. He (Adam) is the head, and was told to multiply. The keys were first given to him, and by him to others. He will have to give an account of his stewardship, and they to him.””Adam holds the keys of the dispensation of the fulness of times; i.e. the dispensation of all the times [that] have been and will be revealed through him from the beginning to Christ, and from Christ to the end of dispensations that are going to be revealed.” …Certainly, under Christ, Adam stands at the head of the human race; as certainly, he will be blessed with the title God.” – John A. Widtsoe

Isaiah 45:5-6; “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.”

Well they can say what they want but God has made it pretty clear – there are no other gods besides Him.

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5 Responses to “Mormon Dilemma 259”

  1. fred May 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    (there is no God beside me)
    (there are no other gods besides Him.)

    Why do you use the words “beside” and “besides” as if they mean the same thing?

    One word means that “there is no other God as great as me”; the other word means that “there is no other God”.

    besides (bɪˈsaɪdz) — prep
    1. apart from; even considering: besides costing too much, the scheme is impractical — sentence connector
    2. anyway; moreover
    — adv
    3. as well

    Word Origin & History
    c.1200, beside + adv. gen. -s. Once sharing all the senses of beside, now properly limited to “in addition to, otherwise.”

    beside (bɪˈsaɪd) — prep (often foll by with )
    1. next to; at, by, or to the side of
    2. as compared with
    3. away from; wide of: beside the point
    4. archaic besides
    5. beside oneself overwhelmed; overwrought: beside oneself with grief
    — adv
    6. at, by, to, or along the side of something or someone
    [Old English be sīdan ; see by , side ]

    Word Origin & History


    O.E. be sidan “by the side of” (only as two words), from sidan dative of side (q.v.). By 1200, formed as one word and used as both adverb and preposition. The alternative M.E. meaning “outside” led to the sense preserved in beside oneself “out of one’s wits” (late 15c.).


    • lifeafterministry May 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      If you have a problem with the way God phrases things, take it up with Him – I’m providing the info of what the Bible states and it says what it says with no hidden agenda.

    • fred May 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      I have no problem with the way God phrases things, it is the way you added letters to the word He used.

      You added an “s” to Gods word and made “beside” into “besides”.

      And there is something about not adding to God’s word without being a prophet.


  2. Boxwood Gardens (@Boxwoodgardens) May 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Fred- The Bible says NO other gods…that is the point. Mormonism says Adam…so that is in error. The use of the wording “besides,etc” is not the point here.
    No gods means no gods; Satan’s lie is you can become a god….Where in the Bible does it say we can become a god?

    • fred May 21, 2012 at 3:31 am #

      (The use of the wording “besides,etc” is not the point here.)

      It sure is, when it is your teachers that are adding to God’s Word in the Bible, and by doing so they are changing what God had said in the Bible.

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