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Elohim. God the Father. The literal father of Jesus Christ. According to Apostle James Talmage, “Elohim is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh …” (The Articles of Faith, 466-467). Elohim was once a mortal man who progressed to the level of God and is a “Being who has attained His exalted state” (Ibid., 430).

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