Exodus 15:11; “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”
Articles of Faith, p. 42; “God is not omnipresent…cannot be physically present in more than one place at a time … If God possesses a form, that form is of necessity of definite proportions, and therefore of limited extension and space. It is impossible for Him to occupy at one time more than one space of such limits.” – James Talmage
Numbers 23:19; “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
Today’s Mormon reference is a basic example of the god Mormons worship. He’s just one in a pantheon of men-turned-gods whom they believe earned his way into an exalted stature, just as billions of other gods have done before, and alongside of himself.
While on the surface it seems like just another false idiosyncrasy of Mormonism, there are a few things to take special note of in today’s lesson.
1.Placing God in such a position fundamentally strips away any potential relationship between Him and mankind.
2.Demeaning God in this manner produces a trickle-down effect for His creation. If He’s not a God of excellence worthy of worship, His ability as a Creator and even what He’s created, has little to no value.
3.The conflicting doctrine produced about God in the various canon Mormons espouse, produces confusion.
4.There’s no evidence in Mormon doctrines where adherents are encouraged to have, and/or build a close relationship with Him. (Example, they’re told not to bother him with unnecessary requests.)
5.Without a chain of historical references about this god, it’s made him incomplete, and obscure.