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One God 2The Lord has provided for us abundantly in life. From the comfort we have in knowing Jesus is our Redeemer to His unchanging word where we can go to for guidance; we are truly blessed! Today we’re looking at the subject of monotheism. The Bible contains numerous passages describing God that can keep anyone busy for quite awhile. What I found so endearing when I became a believer is learning that names actually carry a descriptive meaning and one of the major shocks for me when I left Mormonism was finding out there are no other gods. Man can’t become a god and there wasn’t a council of gods who created the earth as Joseph Smith taught (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p 349).

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October 2 – Exodus 3:14; “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

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Mormon Decisions 10God (Elohim) an Exalted Man

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p 345; “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted Man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens. That is the great secret… It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God and to know…that he was once a man like us. Here, then, is eternal life—to know that only wise and true God, and you have got to learn how to become Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you. .. God himself, the father of us all dwelt on an earth the same as Jesus Christ.”

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September 5 – Romans 1:18-20; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000Lesson 21 covers chapters 1-3, and 8 of 1 Samuel (with no mention of chapters 4-7). I don’t know why I continue to be amazed at the way they bulldoze over God’s word in a Sunday school class just to get to the bits and pieces they need to use for their lesson. But I am!

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March Witnessing Tip of the DayMarch 10 – Matthew 1:21; “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:  for he shall save his people from their sins”.

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March Witnessing Tip of the DayMarch 5 – We can take refuge in remembering Jesus’ promise to us in John 14:16; “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever”.

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