September 29 – John 5:26-27; “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.”
John5:26says nothing of God having a body of flesh and bones. It says that the Father is self existent as is His Son. God is not dependent as man is to get life from an outside source. The rest of these set of verses say that God has given Jesus the authority to judge as He is our Mediator and through His death gave us direct access to the Father. Explain to the Mormon in your life how important it is to take things in context!
“Observation on the Sectarian God. That which is without body, parts and passions is nothing. There is no other God in heaven but that God who has flesh and bones. John 5:26. As the Father hath life in himself, even so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. God the Father took life unto himself precisely as Jesus did.” Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 181.