Potential for Godhood Status
What is it? To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a God…the same as those who have gone before…My Father worked out his kingdom with fear and trembling…when I get my kingdom, I shall present it to my Father, so that he may obtain kingdom upon kingdom, and it will exalt him in glory. He will then take a higher exaltation, and I will take his place, and thereby become exalted myself.”
Isaiah 43:10-11; “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
I remember well the days at the end of my Mormon life I prayed that heavenly father would send me to hell if it meant I had to keep working and being pregnant. The whole scenario is so dismal. Imagine…if you’re a good Mormon you have the potential of becoming a god…
By whose standard are you being judged to be “a good Mormon”? The Mormon bishop, that’s who and what if the bishop who is your judge in Mormonism doesn’t like you because his wife doesn’t really get along with your wife? What if your wife wanted to be the Relief Society Pres but the bishop’s wife always got called to that position and tensions were apparent in the hallways of the ward?
Fast forward and let’s say you’ve been judged to be a good Mormon after you die and the next hoop to jump through is working to earn the potential of becoming a god? Because the rules aren’t written down anywhere in Mormon literature of what you’ll have to do in heaven what if the goals are unobtainable and you find out you’ve spent your entire earth life working for naught? Now what?
And what do you make of this passage in Isaiah if you’re a Mormon? No God formed. No God after Him. And no God beside Him.
This would mean He has no brother God which is the goal of every Mormon out there. And if there wasn’t a God before Him that negates what Smith said in our example today. And if there’s no God after God that means true salvation in Mormonism is not what they purport it to be. And finally it says besides Him there is no savior. This completely throws the idea of baptisms for the dead out the window. You can’t act as their savior if God says there aren’t any others. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 330)
This text also says “…my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he…”
Are you His servant? If you don’t accept what He has to say the scripture is pretty clear that you wouldn’t be.