The Godhead - God

 

 

God was once a mortal man

 

 

 

Mormons teach that God was once a mortal man. Here is what Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, said: ‘God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! That is the great secret. If the veil were rent today, and the great God who holds this world its in orbit, and who upholds all worlds and all things by his power, was to make himself visible – I say, if you were to see him today you would see him like a man in form – like yourselves in all the person, image and very form as a man; for Adam was created in the very fashion, image and likeness of God, and received instruction from, and walked, talked and conversed with him, as one man talks and communes with another. In order to understand the subject of the dead, for consolation of those who mourn for the loss of their friends, it is necessary we should understand the character and being of God and how he came to be so; for I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did…….’ (Robert L. Millet, Joseph Smith: Selected sermons and writings, N.J. (U.S.A.) 1989, pages 131-132. These words were spoken by Joseph Smith in 1844 at the funeral of Elder King Follett).

How did he become a holy and exalted man, a glorified and resurrected Personage, and attain his present status of Godhead? In the first place, he took advantage of every opportunity to learn the laws of truth, from day to day he exerted His will vigorously, he gained more knowledge, thus he grew in experience and continued to grow until he attained the status of Godhood!!!

 

Confutation

 

The Scripture clearly teaches that God has been always the same and He will be always the same. For God said through the prophet Malachi: “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3:6 – NIV), Moses said to God: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2 - NKJV), and the Psalmist says to God: “You remain the same ….” (Psalm 102:27 - NIV). And since Jesus stated that God is spirit (John 4:24), we infer that God has been always a spirit. And since a spirit does not have flesh and bones as we have (Luke 24:39), it is evident that God has never been a man like us.

To sum up, there was never a time when God was not God, for He is God from all eternity. There was never a time when God was a mortal man, for He has never been a man like us. Therefore, God cannot be an exalted man (that is, a man who one day rose from the dead and became an exalted man); He is the King “immortal” (1 Timothy 1:17 - NKJV) because He “alone has immortality” (1 Timothy 6:16 - NKJV), so He has never tasted death.

Mormons are greatly mistaken, for they deny the immutability of our great God. So, brethren, beware of them.

 

 

 

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