Mormon Terminology: Divine

17 March

 “Partakers of the Divine Nature” The Life and Teachings of Jesus and his Apostles, Instructor’s Guide (Rel 211–12), (2000), 109–10; “Theme. The purpose of the gospel is to assist man in overcoming sin so that he might become a partaker of the divine nature of Jesus Christ.”

 

2 Peter 1:3-4; “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”.

While doing my Bible studies the other day, I discovered one of the meanings for the word divine is ‘godhead’. Since Mormons believe people are ‘divine’ and because the word godhead is such a popular word in Mormondom, it of course caught my  immediate attention!

Make no mistake beloved, the Church uses scripture to lure the unsuspecting in while tweaking definitions of words to confuse people.

What struck me in our Mormon reference today is how they’ve obliterated the true meaning of the gospel. Why would God give the life of His Only Son to assist someone? If God deemed it necessary to work for salvation, why would Jesus have to die?

The transliteration for the word ‘divine’ is theios, (theos); godlike (neuter as noun, divinity),  divine, godhead.

It’s no mistake either when the Mormons declare mankind is divine. They obviously knew the meaning of this word is godhead, and have used it as another way to strip God Almighty of His true identity, dragging Him down to your level, and thereby making Him less powerful.

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