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Slide1:  Mormon Concept of God By Cky J. Carrigan, Ph.D. Interfaith Evangelism, NAMB ccarrigan@namb.net www.ontruth.com Slide2:  What Do Mormons Believe About God? The Heavenly Father is an Exalted Man with a physical body of flesh and bones God is not a Trinity in the historic sense The Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three absolutely separate Gods God is NOT one in essence, but in purpose only Slide3:  The Biblical and Reasonable Doctrine of the TRI-UNITY of GOD Slide4:  Six Propositions on the Tri-Unity of God The Father is God The Son is God The Holy Spirit is God God is ONE The Bible is True and Doesn’t Contradict The Trinity is a Unique Mystery with No Exact Analogy Slide5:  The Tri-Unity 0f God is NOT . . . Oneness in Purpose Only (Mormons) One Person Known by 3 Titles Three Parts of One Whole (Egg, Pie) One God in 3 Modes, Manifestations, Forms (Oneness Pentecostals) Expressed by the Formula 1 x 1 x 1 = 1 Expressed by the Formula 3 = 1 Slide6:  The Tri-Unity IS Expressed By The Formula 3 & 1 Slide7:  The Tri-Unity of God Three-Ness of Tri-Unity One-Ness of Tri-Unity God is THREE in Person-hood Eternal Father Eternal Son Eternal Holy Spirit God is ONE in Essence Or Being-ness Or Nature Slide8:  GOD Father Holy Spirit Son is is is is not is not is not Slide9:  Mormon Concept of Jesus Christ By Cky J. Carrigan, Ph.D. Interfaith Evangelism, NAMB ccarrigan@namb.net www.ontruth.com Slide10:  What Do Mormons Believe About The Son of God? Temple Square Visitor’s Center Salt Lake City What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God?:  What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God? Jesus Christ is the Twice-Sired Son of the Heavenly Father (First & Second Estate) What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God?:  What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God? Jesus was the spiritual first-born Son of God in the first estate Like all of mankind, Jesus was a product of sexual intimacy between the Heavenly Father and His Heavenly Wife in the first estate Jesus was also the physical offspring of the Heavenly Father and Mary by means of sexual intimacy in the second estate What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God?:  What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God? There was a time when the Son of God was not the Son of God (First Estate) There was a time when the Son of God was not God (First Estate) What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God?:  What Do Mormons Believe about the Son of God? The fullness of salvation, exaltation, is not the result of the work of Christ His suffering and bleeding in Gethsemane and on the Cross (not his death) only provides for the immortality of all people in a universal resurrection His suffering does not provide for the fullness of salvation for anyone Slide15:  Genuine Christianity Asserts the Full Deity of Christ Asserts the Full Humanity of Christ Asserts the Two Natures Uniquely Unified in the One Person of Christ Slide16:  77 Mormon Christological Propositions Adapted from “An Assessment and Critique of the Distinctive Christology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)” By Cky J. Carrigan, Ph.D. Dissertation @ Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000 Slide17:  Pre-Incarnate Son of God Propositions about the nature of all earth-born humans including the Son of God: 1:1. All earth-born humans, including the Son of God, were the offspring of God (Elohim) before becoming incarnate mortals. 1:2. All earthborn offspring of God, including the Son of God, therefore, have a pre-incarnate existence. 1:3. All earth-born offspring of God, including the Son of God, have existed in two pre-incarnate states of existence. Therefore, the Son of God is not the only pre-incarnate son of God. Slide18:  Pre-Incarnate Son of God 1:4. All earth-born offspring of God, including the Son of God, have existed as an eternal intelligence and a pre-incarnate offspring of God before becoming an incarnate mortal. 1:5. All earth-born offspring of God, including the Son of God, have existed as an eternal intelligence before becoming an pre-incarnate offspring of God. 1:6. All earth-born offspring of God, including the Son of God, have existed as a pre-incarnate offspring of God before becoming an incarnate mortal. Slide19:  Pre-Incarnate Son of God 1:7. All pre-incarnate offspring of God, including the Son of God, were sired by God and given birth by a wife of God in the first estate. 1:8. All pre-incarnate offspring of God, including the Son of God, were sired in the same manner as all offspring are sired in every context, by the sexual union of a male (the Heavenly Father) and a female (a Heavenly Mother). 1:9. All pre-incarnate offspring of God, including the Son of God, were probably sired, born, and raised in the physical celestial dwelling place of God called Kolob, which is near a star, or planet, by the same name. Slide20:  The Nature of the Son of God 1:10. The Son of God was the offspring of God before becoming an incarnate mortal. 1:11. The Son of God, therefore, has a pre-incarnate existence. 1:12. The Son of God has existed in three pre-incarnate states of existence. 1:13. The Son of God existed as an eternal intelligence, a pre-incarnate offspring of God and a pre-incarnate God before becoming an incarnate mortal. Slide21:  The Nature of the Son of God 1:14. The Son of God existed as an eternal intelligence before becoming a pre-incarnate offspring of God. Therefore, the Son of God has not always been an offspring of God. 1:15. The Son of God existed as a pre-incarnate offspring of God before becoming a pre-incarnate God. Therefore, the Son of God has not always been a pre-incarnate God. 1:16. The Son of God existed as a pre-incarnate God before becoming an incarnate mortal. Slide22:  The Nature of the Son of God 1:17. The Son of God was the only offspring of God to become a pre-incarnate God. Therefore his status as pre-incarnate God is unique among the offspring of God. 1:18. The Son of God, during his existence as a pre-incarnate God, possessed a spirit-body that was the same in appearance as his incarnate mortal body. 1:19. The Son of God was the first-born pre-incarnate offspring of God. Therefore, the Son of God is unique in the order of his conception in the first estate. Slide23:  The Nature of the Son of God 1:20. The pre-incarnate Son of God was sired by God and given birth by a wife of God in the first estate. 1:21. The pre-incarnate Son of God was sired in the same manner as all offspring are sired in every context, by the sexual union of a male (Elohim the Heavenly Father) and a female (a Heavenly Mother). 1:22. The pre-incarnate Son of God was sired, born, and raised in the physical celestial dwelling place of God called Kolob, which is near a star, or planet, by the same name. Slide24:  The Incarnate Mortal Origin of the Son 1:23. All incarnate mortals, including the Son of God, are sired in the same manner as all offspring are sired in every context--by the sexual union of a male and a female. 1:24. The Son of God was sired in such a manner that a corporeal God (Elohim) caused the pregnancy of Mary so that the incarnate mortal Son of God possessed the biological substance of both Elohim and Mary. Slide25:  The Incarnate Mortal Origin of the Son 1:25. The Son of God was sired in the same manner as all offspring are sired in every context--by the sexual union of a male (Elohim) and a female (Mary). 1:26. The Son of God is the only incarnate mortal offspring of God. Therefore, the Son God enjoys a unique status as the only incarnate mortal offspring of God. 1:27. The Son of God was born on 4-6-1 B.C. Slide26:  The Relationship of the Son of God to the Father and the Holy Ghost in the Godhead 2:28. The Father (Elohim), the Son (Jehovah) and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) constitute one Godhead composed of three Gods. 2:29. The Godhead of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is one Godhead with reference to sharing one common mind, one common spirit, one common purpose, one common power, and a common body of attributes. 2:30. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are three physically separate and distinct Gods, persons, or substances. Slide27:  The Relationship of the Son of God to the Father and the Holy Ghost in the Godhead 2:31. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are not one Godhead with reference to one ontological being, one nature, or one essence. 2:32. The Father is the supreme member of the Godhead and the Son is subordinate to the Father on the basis that the Father became a God before the Son became a God, and on the basis that the Son derived his Godhood from the Father. Slide28:  The Exclusive Identity of the Son of God as Jehovah of the Old Testament 2:33. Since the Heavenly Father and the Son are separate Gods, as a rule, terms, or titles, for God used in LDS Scripture usually refer to only one of the Gods in the Godhead. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however. 2:34. The Hebrew word "Elohim," is the exclusive name for the Heavenly Father in the Bible. Slide29:  The Exclusive Identity of the Son of God as Jehovah of the Old Testament 2:35. The Hebrew word "Jehovah" is the exclusive name for the Son of God in the Bible. 2:36. Elohim (Heavenly Father) never directly encountered man after the fall except to testify of the Son. Therefore, nearly all references to God in LDS Scripture are references to the Son. Slide30:  The Figurative Fatherhood of the Son 2:37. The Son of God is the figurative Father of creation in the sense of his role in creation. 2:38. The Son of God is the figurative Father of mankind in the sense of his role in redemption. 2:39. The Son of God is the figurative Father in the sense that Elohim has invested power and authority in the Son. 2:40. The Son of God is not, however, the figurative Father in the sense that the Father is identified as Elohim. Slide31:  The Marital & Parental Status of the Son of God 2:41. The Son of God was married to multiple wives during his existence as an incarnate mortal on earth. 2:42. The Son of God physically sired children who were born during his existence as an incarnate mortal on earth. 2:43. The Son of God was married to multiple wives and physically sired children in the flesh because to do so is to fulfill the requirements of righteousness and incarnate Godhood. Slide32:  The Salvation of the Son of God 2:44. The Son of God worked out his own salvation. The Son is a saved being who required, and will benefit from, Elohim's plan of salvation so as to experience eternal life. The Son is not, however, saved from sin or death. Slide33:  The Role of the Son of God in Creation by Organization 3:45. Matter is eternal, or necessarily existent. 3:46. No one in the Godhead is capable of originating matter or destroying it. 3:47. The Son of God did not create ex nihilo, but rather by organizing existing unorganized matter, or creation-by-organization. 3:48. The Son of God created-by-organization many worlds in the Heavenly Father's domain. Slide34:  The Role of the Son of God in Creation by Organization 3:49. The Son of God first created-by-organiza-tion a spiritual realm, which corresponded to the physical realm, before he created-by-organization the physical realm. 3:50. The Son of God created-by-organization with the help of other high-ranking pre-incarnate offspring of the Heavenly Father. 3:51. The Son of God did not create-by-organization the physical bodies of Adam and Eve. This creative or procreative task was reserved for the Heavenly Father. Slide35:  The Application of the Atonement of the Son of God 3:52. There are two applications of the atonement of the Son of God: universal-unconditional and individual-conditional. 3:53. The direct object of the universal-unconditional application of the atonement of the Son of God is the transgression of Adam, which resulted in death and separation from God for Adam and his entire family. 3:54. The indirect beneficiary of the universal-unconditional application of the atonement of the Son of God is the entire family of Adam. Slide36:  The Application of the Atonement of the Son of God 3:55. The universal-unconditional application of the atonement of the Son of God produces im-mortality in the resurrection for the entire family of Adam. 3:56. The universal-unconditional application of the atonement of the Son of God does not produce the highest degree of salvation (eternal life) for any individual in the family of Adam. 3:57. The individual-conditional application of the atonement of the Son of God applies only to those individuals who meet the conditions for eternal life. Slide37:  Application of the Atonement of the Son of God 3:58. The conditions for eternal life are directly related to the individual's degree of repentance and obedience. Those who repent and obey to a greater degree receive a greater kind of immortal body and are assigned to a greater realm at the resurrection. The reverse is true as well. 3:59. The individual-conditional application of the atonement of the Son of God also applies to earth-born humans who died after their eighth birthday never having heard the LDS Gospel. These persons are given the opportunity to meet the conditions for eternal life during a probationary period in the realm of the dead. Slide38:  The Manner of the Atonement of the Son of God 3:62. The atonement of the Son of God was not directly achieved by his death on the cross. The actual death of the Son was only a necessary event preceding his resurrection. 3:63. The atonement of the Son of God was directly related to his suffering and the flow of blood. 3:64. The atonement of the Son of God occurred during the simultaneous suffering and bleeding of the Son in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. Slide39:  The Manner of the Atonement of the Son of God 3:65. The suffering of the Son of God was primarily the result of the Father's withdrawing of his Spirit from the Son. The Father withdrew his Spirit while the Son was in the Garden and on the cross. 3:66. The Son of God bled in the Garden and on the cross. The blood of the Son of God flowed from his pores in the Garden and from his wounds on the cross. Slide40:  The Post-Ascension Bodily Appearances of the Son of God to 1st Cent. Mesoamericans & to 19th Cent. Latter-day Saints 3:67. The Son of God appeared bodily to the Hebrew descendants of Lehi in Mesoamerica after his ascension from Judea in A.D. 33. This appearance lasted three days and occurred near the temple at Bountiful. 3:68. The Son of God appeared bodily with the Heavenly Father to Joseph Smith in the spring of 1820, near Palmyra, New York. 3:69. The Son of God appeared bodily to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon on February 16, 1832, in Hiram, Ohio. Slide41:  The Post-Ascension Bodily Appearances of the Son of God to 1st Cent. Mesoamericans & to 19th Cent. Latter-day Saints 3:70. The Son of God appeared bodily to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on April 3, 1836, in the Kirtland, Ohio Temple. 3:71. The Son of God appeared bodily to Saints on at least three occasions during the first decade of the restoration. 3:72. The Son of God appeared bodily to Apostle Lorenzo Snow in 1898. Slide42:  The Return of the Son in the Eschaton 3:73. The Son of God will appear openly to the world sometime in the beginning of the seventh thousand years of the earth's physical existence. 3:74. The Son of God will make a secret bodily appearance with Adam in Davies County, Missouri before appearing globally at the eschaton. 3:75. The Son of God will be endowed with the authority to rule in the millennium during his secret appearance with Adam in Davies County, Missouri. Slide43:  The Return of the Son in the Eschaton 3:76. The Son of God will make a limited bodily appearance to righteous Saints in New Jerusalem (Independence, Missouri) before appearing globally at the eschaton. 3:77. The Son of God will make a limited bodily appearance to Jews in Jerusalem, Judea before appearing globally at the eschaton.

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