Posted: Jun 29, 2017 6:27 pm
by duvduv
There must be some historical context that helps us understand how Joseph Smith and company combined traditional Christian ideas with those of pantheism and gnosticism, and paganism. Their doctrines explicitly state that the God of Genesis is not an omnipotent omniscient God of the entirety of creation, but in fact is a "Father in Heaven" who "became" this god, has a body of flesh and bones and was created by a prior God-Father in Heaven.

I suppose this process goes back ad infinitum. And of course through "exaltation" every human being can achieve the same status of this creator God and be worshiped by inhabitants of other planets (without any proof of the existence of alien creatures beyond Kalob I guess). So essentially according to this doctrine there does not even exist a true God over all creation. In any event no one could argue that this set of dogmas is in any way actually relevant to Christianity, but perhaps moreso to Manichaeism etc.

And of course Mormon apologists have a VERY difficult time refuting their practices that clearly emerge from those of the Freemasons, such as special dress, handshakes, etc. etc., given the fact that Joseph Smith, and I assume Brigham Young, were freemasons. Upon pressing these issues of the godhead Mormons online have told me the above description is "CANONIZED DOCTRINE" which I guess means one does not need to reconcile it, describe it or explain it in relation to actual Christianity itself.