To truly understand the teachings of the Bible we must use the Bible for direction, reproof…2 Tim. 3:16. We aren’t to glory in our own wisdom, Jer. 9:23 says it leads us to trouble and away from the Lord’s loving kindness. So, why then did Joseph Smith continually afford himself this pleasure?
“Personality of the Father and the Son…It must be remembered, however, that this knowledge was not obtained by the Prophet through a study of the Bible. We take the Bible merely to prove that his story harmonizes fully with the teachings thereof…Joseph Smith found that he was as literally in the image and likeness of God and Jesus Christ as Seth was in the likeness and image of his father Adam”. A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, pg. 15, LeGrand Richards.