Monday, June 23, 2014

Mosiah 12-17

Another questions I am often asked as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is 'How is your Godhead different than my trinity?'. The answer to this is usually surprising and often leads to an argument, which is not something I like to do: argue about deity. So, in hopes that I won't start an argument, here is my answer, from the words of a prophet of God, an unwavering source of our knowledge on earth.

"How can Jesus Christ be both the Father and the Son? It really isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Though He is the Son of God, He is the head of the Church, which is the family of believers. When we are spiritually born again, we are adopted into His family. He becomes our Father or leader. …In no way does this doctrine denigrate the role of God the Father. Rather, we believe it enhances our understanding of the role of God the Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. God our Heavenly Father is the Father of our spirits; we speak of God the Son as the Father of the righteous. He is regarded as the ‘Father’ because of the relationship between Him and those who accept His gospel, thereby becoming heirs of eternal life. And the third member of the Godhead, God the Holy Ghost, has the specific mission to teach and to testify of truth as it pertains to the divinity of both God the Father and God the Son".

We believe that God the Father, is the literal father of us all. He created us, and through Him the world was created. We believe that a separate, andd different personage is Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God the Father, who is sometimes referred to as our Father, as explained above. Then, a third separate personage is the Holy Ghost, who does not posses a body, but is a spirit. These three make up the Godhead, and are very seperate beings, with one purpose which is the exact same.

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