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 […]
¿El Hombre Puede Ser Como Dios? Por Bill McKeever Aunque no se encuentra en los Libros Canónicos, una copla que define con precisión la enseñanza SUD que los hombres pueden llegar a ser Dioses fue expresada por el quinto Presidente SUD Lorenzo Snow. En junio de 1840, Snow declaró,“Como es el hombre, Dios antes era; Como […]
“It is a wonderful pleasure to speak upon the great things that God proposes to bestow upon His sons and daughters, and that we shall attain to if we are faithful.”
If you are a Christian who thinks that there are many similarities between Mormonism and biblical Christianity, this will be a chapter that will show how far apart these two faiths really are.
By Aaron Shafovaloff
“As man is God once was, as God is man may be.”
Many non-Mormons make the mistake of either stereotyping Mormons as those who firmly believe in the entirety of the Lorenzo Snow couplet or over-generalizing Mormonism as strongly abandoning the belief. Based on the collective experience of myself and those in the ministry with me, here are some thoughts on the issue that I hope will be helpful to anyone trying to sort this out.
By Bill McKeever
The ability to attain godhood in the next life is one of the more unique (and blasphemous) teachings associated with Joseph Smith and the LDS Church he founded. Brigham Young mixed no words when he said,