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 May 31 – Hosea 11:9; “…for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your midst of thee…” (more…)

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 May 31 – Why God isn’t a man. Hosea 11:9; “…for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your midst of thee…”

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Exodus 15:11; “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”

Articles of Faith, p. 42; “God is not omnipresent…cannot be physically mormon-council-heavenpresent in more than one place at a time … If God possesses a form, that form is of necessity of definite proportions, and therefore of limited extension and space. It is impossible for Him to occupy at one time more than one space of such limits.” – James Talmage

 

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December 29 – Revelation 5:6a, 9-10a; “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

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December 20 – Hebrews 1:3; “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Through the Ages, pg 104; “Mormon prophets have continuously taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was once a mortal man who passed through a school of earth life similar to that through which we are now passing. He became God—an exalted being…” – Milton Hunter

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Who Came First – God or Man?

Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Through the Ages, pg 104; “Mormon prophets have continuously taught the sublime truth that God the Eternal Father was once a mortal man who passed through a school of earth life similar to that through which we are now passing. He became God—an exalted being—through obedience to the same eternal Gospel truths that we are given opportunity today to obey.”

Genesis 21:33; “And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.”

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God the “Great Spirit”

salt lake mormon temple 2Alma 22:9-11; “And the king said: Is God that Great Spirit that brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem? 10 And Aaron said unto him: Yea, he is that Great Spirit, and he created all things both in heaven and in earth. Believest thou this? 11 And he said: Yea, I believe that the Great Spirit created all things, and I desire that ye should tell me concerning all these things, and I will believe thy words.”

Why does Alma disagree with Joseph Smith?

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Creation of Man

Mormon Decisions 10If God has a body of flesh and bones why did he say “Let us go down and make man after our own image?

Weren’t Jesus and the Holy Ghost still in spirit form?

How do you make an image of spirit form?

Genesis 1:26; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

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Bible Bashing 101

Mormon Decisions 10Not My Will, but Thine; “Belief in Deity and in the literal resurrection are usually the first beliefs to be discarded when faith diminishes. Ironically, though we gratefully accept the Bible as the word of God, the very process of its emergence—resulting in a dilution or loss of plain and precious truths—has, alas, led to a slackening or weakening of the Christian faith on the part of some—naturally, with an accompanying diminution of obedience to God’s commandments. Because available Bible sources are not “originals,” however, but represent dated derivations and translations, the “other books” of scripture which have come to us directly are even more to be prized.” – Neal Maxwell

2 Timothy 2:3-4, 15; “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.”

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December 17 – Hebrews 9:11-12; “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

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When I think of Jesus Christ I think about what He did for me, who He was here on earth with the people, the words He spoke and how His heart must be pained by those who don’t know Him.

When I think of Him as a babe in the manger, I think of the fulfillment of prophecies from years before that we read about in Isaiah, Psalms, or Zechariah.

Continue daily to share facts about Jesus with the Mormon.  Jesus is such an obscure concept for them to grasp. His life and service is never looked into from the Biblical viewpoint.  Ask why they believe the Book of Mormon passage here when their doctrine outside the Book of Mormon doesn’t support it.

If God was once a man how can he be the same yesterday, today and forever?

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“For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?  Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.”  Mormon 9:9, 12.

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Eternal Progression

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345; “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity.  I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see.”

Moroni 8:18; “For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable, from all eternity to all eternity.” 

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How God Created Man

Journal of Discourses 11:122-123; “God has made His children like Himself to stand erect, and has endowed them with intelligence and power and dominion over all His works, and given them the same attributes which He himself possesses. He created man, as we create our children; for there is no other process of creation in heaven, on the earth, in the earth, or under the earth, or in all the eternities, that is, that were, or that ever will be.” – Brigham Young,

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According to Mormonism, was Jesus Created?

Yes. 

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 548; “Yet God the Father is not one in substance with the Son or the Holy Spirit, but is a separate being. The Father existed prior to the Son and the Holy Ghost and is the source of their divinity. In classical terms, LDS theology is subordinationist; that is, it views the Son and the Holy Ghost as subordinate to and dependent upon God the Eternal Father. They are his offspring. Thus Joseph Smith referred to the Father as “God the first” to emphasize his priority in the Godhead (TPJS, p. 190).”

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August 14 – 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.  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.’

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August 10 – Numbers 23:19; “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

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August 8 – John5:26; ‘For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.’

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