IS THERE ONE GOD OR MANY?
"A time to come in the which nothing shall be
withheld, whether there be one God or many gods, they shall be manifest."
(Doctrine and Covenants 121:28).
The preface reads, "Prayer and prophecies written by Joseph Smith the Prophet in
an epistle to the Church while he was a prisoner in the jail at Liberty,
Missouri, dated March 20, 1839." So it was 1839.
In 1830, he seemed to still know about God, "By these things we know that there
is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting
the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which
are in them" (20:17).
"And gave unto them commandments that they should love and serve him, the only
living and true God, and that he should be the only being whom they should
"Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without
end. Amen." (20:28).
In 1831, he had some truth. "Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from
all eternity to all eternity, the Great I Am, even Jesus Christ" (39:1).
Mormonism is cut-and-paste with a long history of its changing god. There are
truth in The Book of Mormon that agree with the Bible. As in 2 Nephi 31:21; Alma 11:44; and The Testimony
of Three Witnesses, agreeing with the early Doctrine and Covenants that the
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit are one God. And this is not to be
confused with the LDS “Godhead of three gods”.
The Mormon god became three gods. An LDS bestseller, “Mormon Doctrine” is
emphatic that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three gods. That to the LDS is
three beings who are one in purpose, which means it is wrong on multiple gods,
but on the number of divine Persons (personages or beings).
THREE Persons who are ONE "in purpose" rather than one God is just adding to
Scripture. Never does the Bible or even the Book of Mormon claim that the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are just "one in purpose". Three Persons each one
revealed to be the one God. And that is what God says about Himself.
The Bible writers were Jewish monotheists who consistently believed in one God.
To the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith was the "AUTHOR" and he was not consistent.
Because the longer he preached the further he got from the God of the Bible.
(Google it the 1830 preface page for the "AUTHOR").
To the LDS, whether Jesus is God or not depends upon who you are talking to. So
do the Mormons then worship three gods? If not three, then who is the one God
they worship? Jesus is to be worshiped as God. (Mat. 28:9, 17). And yet to
become a Mormon God, you must have a body and be married in a temple. So “The
Father has a body of flesh and bones” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22). The
Mormon Jesus was married according to them. Was the Holy Ghost married? Does He
have a body? Moroni supposedly followed the LDS
gospel but only got to be an angel. Why did he not achieve the LDS Godhood like Jesus.
Joseph Smith in his early days believed Jesus to be the same person or the same
individual as the Father. That is the Modalism heresy from the Book of Mormon as
in Mosiah 15:1-5; Alma 11:38-39; Ether 3:14 and other places that have taught
contrary and brought confusion.
The imagination deepens as the LDS claim that God the Father has God parents.
And God was a sinner who had to progress. Jesus to be God was a sinner who
needed to progress. And the LDS "God" of this planet has goddess, polygamist
wives, one being our heavenly mother. The marvel
would be then when God speaks for Himself to say He does not know her! (Isaiah
And this LDS goddess mother gave birth to spirit children, so then Jesus and the
devil, Lucifer, are two of our brothers.
Rather than God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit being our Creator as revealed
by Scripture, a whole council of Gods created in the Pearl of Great Price
Correctly, JESUS CHRIST is the ETERNAL GOD in the Book of Mormon preface. The
emphasis belonged to Joseph Smith. But by at the end of his life from knowing in
1830 that there is one God, Jesus is God, but then thinking Jesus is the Father,
then he did not know for sure anymore in 1839.
Then Joseph Smith set out to remake God as his doctrine evolved to preach how
that LDS men are Gods in embryo to become Gods. And isn’t that exactly what
Satan wants us to believe with his lie to Eve? (Genesis 3:5). Isn't this exactly
why Lucifer was thrown out of heaven, for wanting to be as God? (Isaiah
14:12-15). And isn’t this exactly what God has forewarned us about for the
protection and purity of His people, to censure every prophet like Joseph Smith
who goes after other gods (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)? Then finally, after at least 25
years, Brigham Young who obviously never knew God was leading the LDS to believe
that Adam is God. (Google it). What happens to millions of precious people in a
religion who will follow after the men who never knew God?