MG-06 – Does Genesis Teach the Mormon Belief that God’s Image is Human?
The Mormon Church claims in their Gospel Topic Essay on “Becoming like God” that this doctrine is taught in the first chapter of Genesis where “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26-27). But every Mormon needs to consider the irrationality of that argument.
Who was the “us” that God was talking to when He said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”? Since the other two persons of the Godhead (the Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost) did not posses a physical human body at creation, there is no possible way that the image and likeness of the Godhead given to Adam and Eve in the Garden comprised of a physical human body.
Not only does Genesis not support the Mormon belief in “becoming like God,” it argues against this very doctrine at Genesis 3:4-5, where we read that it was Satan’s idea that by eating the forbidden fruit, men would become “like” God.
If you get the character of God wrong, you get everything wrong.
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