Category Archives: God the Father

Wer ist der, den die Mormonen "Elohim" nennen?

Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Jahrhundertelange haben Christen ihren Glauben an einen Gott bekannt, der allein Gott ist (Jes 44,8) selbst-existent (Jes 43,10; 48,12) transzendent (4. Mose 23,19; Ps 50,21) unwandelbar (Ps 102, 27; Jes 46,10; Mal 3,6) ewig (Ps 90,2; 93,2) allgegenwärtig (1. Könige 8,27; Sprüche 15,3, Jes […]

"Adam-Gott" – Brigham Young’s Theorie oder göttliche Doktrin?

Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Am 9. April 1852 stieg Brigham Young, der zweite Präsident der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der letzten Tage, auf die Kanzel des Salt Lake City Tabernakels und verkündete: “Es ist meine Absicht, diesen Abend mehrere Predigten zu halten, wie viele, weiß ich nicht.” […]

Exodus 33:20: Seeing God

Many skeptics and cultists have compared this verse with verse 11, which says Moses saw God “face to face” (also see Gen 32:30; Deut. 5:4). It is, they say, a contradiction. However, some passages in the Bible are not meant to be taken literally, including the expression “face to face.” This figuratively means that God […]

Exodus 33:11: seeing God

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

Probably the passage most often cited to support people’s ability to see God is Exodus 33:11, which says, “And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” Yet verse 20 reads, “And he [God] said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”

Does Genesis 1:26, 27 Prove God Has a Physical Body?

By Bill McKeever

According to Doctrine and Covenants 130:3, “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.” A common proof text used by Mormons to support Smith’s claim is Genesis 1:26, 27. These passages state:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.