The LDS Creation Model

The God of this world (Elohim) was once a man who worked his way to godhead

  •  “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” (D&C 130:22)

  • “This is the way our Heavenly Father became God. Joseph Smith taught: ‘It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the character of God. . . . He was once a man like us; . . . God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did’ (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-46).” (Gospel Principles, 1997. Chapter 47 “EXALTATION”).

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The LDS church teaches that God was once a man who progressed to godhead.1 Mormons believe that God possess a body made of "flesh and bones."2

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  1. Gospel Principles, 1997. Chapter 47 “EXALTATION”

  2. Doctrine and Covenants 130:22


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