Teachings of John Taylor, pg. 1; “What is [man]? He had his being in the eternal worlds; he existed before he came here. He is not only the son of man, but he is the son of God also. He is a God in embryo, and possesses within him a spark of that eternal flame which was struck from the blaze of God’s eternal fire in the eternal world, and is placed here upon the earth that he may possess true intelligence, true light, true knowledge,—that he may know himself—that he may know God—that he may know something about what he was before he came here—that he may know something about what he is destined to enjoy in the eternal worlds.”
Psalm 8:4; “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
If only the Mormon leaders could see the error of their ways. It’d mean they’d have to be humble and for the Mormon, that’s a hard pill to swallow.