If you’re a Mormon who considers yourself to be a Christian, we want you to seriously consider what you are teaching your children about God. Mormonism teaches that God is an exalted man like us, and that someday, all men and women on this earth will have the opportunity to become gods and goddesses of their own worlds. But where does this non-Christian doctrine come from?
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). 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.”? Was it not the Godhead, which is comprised of the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost? Is there a single Mormon today who believes that the Holy Ghost has a physical human body?
No. Mormons don’t believe the Holy Ghost has a human body.
And what about Jesus Christ? Did He possess a physical human body at that time when God created Adam and Eve?
No. Not a single Mormon believes that Jesus had a physical human body before He was born on the earth.
So how can the Mormon Church claim that the “image” and “likeness” of God that the Godhead gave to Adam and Eve at creation was a physical human body when neither the Son nor the Holy Ghost possessed a human body at that time? Not only does Genesis not support the Mormon belief in “becoming like God” it argues against this very doctrine at Genesis 3, where we read that it was Satan’s idea that by eating the forbidden fruit, men would become “like” God. Mormonism distorts the very character of God. If you get the character of God wrong, you get everything wrong.
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