First Presidency—Heber J. Grant, Anthony W. Ivins, Charles W. Nibley; “Man is the child of God, formed in the divine image and endowed with divine attributes, and even as the infant son of an earthly father and mother is capable in due time of becoming a man, so that undeveloped offspring of celestial parentage is capable, by experience through ages and aeons, of evolving into a God” (in Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 5:244).” – Also see The Origin of Man
Isaiah 43:10-11; “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”
It seems I use this passage from the Bible a lot! I still remember seeing it for the first time not long after I left Mormonism and its impact some twenty years later is still felt every day!
How can this Mormon god who doesn’t hold enough power to create the universe out of nothing extend godhood to men? Where is the rationale in this?
And undeveloped offspring – really? That term sounds like a bad Star Trek episode… Where is God’s glory in this? How does this lead us into a closer relationship with Jesus or prompt us to hit our knees and worship Him?