Category Archives: The Nature of God

Joseph Smith and Luke 10:22

This article was originally posted on September 4, 2014 on the Mormon Coffee blog.  ______ By Sharon Lindbloom The official History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka History of the Church or HOC) reproduces Joseph Smith’s journal where he stated: “This winter [1832-33] was spent in translating the Scriptures…I completed the translation and review of the […]

Mormonism’s Infinite Regression of Gods

Note: The following was originally printed in the November/December 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. By Bill McKeever On June 16, 1844, eleven days before Joseph Smith would be killed while incarcerated at the jail in Carthage, Illinois, Smith preached his last public sermon. In this controversial message, dubbed The Sermon in […]

Will Mormons Worship Heavenly Father Forever?

by Sharon Lindbloom 5 February 2018 An interesting article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune recently with the intriguing title, “Humans can become like God? Mormons say Orthodox Christians have similar belief — but that’s news to Orthodox Christians.” In this article, Bob Mims presents an overview of both the LDS concept of “deification,” and […]

Does Lorenzo Snow’s famous couplet no longer have a functioning place in LDS theology?

By Bill McKeever  “It is a ‘Mormon’ truism that is current among us and we all accept it, that as man is God once was and as God is man may become.” Apostle Melvin J. Ballard General Conference, April 1921 “From President Snow’s understanding of the teachings of the Prophet on this doctrinal point, he coined […]

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