Council in Heaven. A council of the gods called by God the Father in the preexistence to determine how the spirit children of God could come to earth as physical beings. Jesus and Lucifer offered two competing plans, with two-thirds of the spirits siding with Jesus. This council was called by Elohim, the “head of the Gods” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 349). Also present were Jehovah, Michael, and Lucifer. This council also determined how mankind would be saved.
Also see Grand Council.
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