When sharing your faith with a Mormon the key word in this verse is “eternal”. In the Greek it is “aion”, or perpetual. It is understood that perpetual, or eternal means without beginning or end. The only “thing” this word applies is to the existence of God. Man is a created being, but to the Mormon they are co-eternal with God.
“The mind or intelligence which man possesses is co-equal with God himself”. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 352.