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God our Eternal Father in Heaven
- It is life eternal to know God Our Eternal Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son, Jehovah Jesus Christ, Yeshua, The Holy Messiah.
- There are three separate Gods in heaven with whom we have affinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Of God the Father we testify:
- “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.” (D. & C. 20:17.)
- He is not a progressive being in the sense that liberal religionists profess to believe.
- He was not created by man.
- He was not a God of vengeance and war in Old Testament times and a God of love and mercy in a later New Testament era.
- He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
- God is known only by revelation.
- He stands revealed or remains forever unknown.
- He cannot be discovered in the laboratory.
- He cannot be discovered by viewing all immensity through giant telescopes.
- He cannot be discovered by cataloging all the laws of nature that do or have existed.
- A knowledge of his powers and the laws of nature which he has ordained does not reveal his personality and attributes to men. This kind of knowledge comes only by revelation from the Holy Ghost as a consequence of obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.
- Man’s purpose in life is to learn the nature and kind of being that God is, and then, by conformity to his laws and ordinances, to progress to that high state of exaltation wherein man becomes perfect as the Father is perfect. (Matt. 5:48; Teachings, pp. 342-362.)
- He is God Almighty.
- He is THE ALMIGHTY God.
- He is not an amorphous personage of Spirit. He is not properly defined by apostate creeds.
- Apostate creeds teach that God is a spirit essence that fills the immensity of space and is everywhere and nowhere in particular present.
- In a vain attempt to support this doctrine that God is a spirit essence, formulated by councils in the early days of the great apostasy, it is common for apologists to point to the statement in the King James Bible which says, “God is a Spirit.” (John 4:22-24.) The fact is that this passage is mistranslated; instead, the correct statement, quoted in context reads: “The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. For unto such hath God promised his Spirit. And they who worship him, must worship in spirit and in truth.” (Inspired Version, John 4:25-26.)
- It is true that God may be said to be a Spirit, but this statement must be understood to mean that he is a Spirit in the same sense that a resurrected man is a spirit.
- When the apostles, beholding the resurrected Lord, “were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit” (Luke 24:36-43), there was not the slightest intimation that the “spirit” was a vaporous nothingness that filled immensity. Spirits are personages. God the Father is a resurrected perfect Man, a glorified, exalted Person with a tangible body of flesh and bones (D. & C. 130:22), in which tangible body His eternal spirit is housed. It is in this sense that God is a Spirit.