Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 20;“He himself [Jesus] specialized in character engineering, to make men, human masterpieces. He took a Peter and made a Saint. He took a Saul and made a Paul. And he took you and me and he will make of us gods if we will comply and follow along. What a picture! So terrible and yet so sublime.”

Isaiah 44:6; “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

Last week I came across a few things taught by the 13th prophet/president of Mormonism, Spencer W. Kimball, who served from 1973-1985. The things he said were so biblically unsound they surprised even me, so we’re taking a look at some of them over the next few days.

The reason why we’re doing this isn’t solely because of what was said, but when. The Church is obviously utilizing Kimball’s works, and the likelihood of those who heard him are still alive, myself included. Of course, this means one important thing. They haven’t changed at all.

When leaders of the Church tell people they’re a contemporary church that speaks to the younger generation today, just how true is that statement? The godhood status theory is still a viable doctrine, just as it was in Joseph Smith’s day.

Moreover, Kimball has shrouded the lies of godhood status in smoke and mirrors by not laying everything out on the table. You can’t become a god without polygamy, and I’m quite certain polygamy was illegal in 1985. So the outcome of the quote above looks like this –

1.You can’t become a god because you can’t practice polygamy, but more importantly is the second problem.

2.God said no. His job is taken and there are no openings!

Lastly, just what did Mr. Kimball mean when he said, ‘so terrible, and yet so sublime’?