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Here is some past threads dealing with some questions about Mormonism that have been brought up recently. I will answer a specific question for kmbboots after these:


The Banner of Heaven

Prophets, Seers, Revelators

LDS and Nature of Prophets

Philosophy and LDS

Caffeine and Mormons

and the largest one:

A Few Questions

[ December 07, 2006, 10:58 PM: Message edited by: Occasional ]

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Ok, now to explain something from the 6000 years post. Didn't want to derail it to the degree it might go.

"God had fingers?"

"(not talking God as Jesus here) Are they giant fingers? Or normal size? Do they have special fingernails that allow Him to carve stone with them? Does God have lungs? Does He need oxygen? What colour are His eyes? Hair? How tall is He?"

"But I do think that particular idea of God is pretty limiting and opens up all sorts of questions like "how can God be everywhere if God has a body".

It is also pretty odd that we talk about Jesus as the incarnation if God (not Jesus/God) was already incarnate."

Mormons believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Unlike the usual Trinity concept, they are believed to be three seperate individuals. In worship all Three are considered in unity of purpose One God.

God the Father is considered exactly that - a Father of our spirits. He is like each of us mortal humans in shape, size, and all other attributes associated with humans. In fact, he is considered the same species as us. The biggest difference is that he does not have the corruptable mortal bodies we have (that need norishment, oxygen, or blood for that matter), but an undescribable Glorious body well outside our comprehension. His powers and influence are also considered beyond our comprehension to the point where we can say He is Omnipresent and Omnipotent as the closest description.

Jesus is considered the Son of God, not only because the mode of birth on Earth, but because he is a Spirit Child of God. As you might guess, he is considered our Spiritual brother. He is the First Born of Heaven and the Only Born of God of the Flesh (with Mary as mortal mother. How that happened exactly is a mystery). He is also considered both God and Savior. He acts in the name of God the Father as our Advocate, often doing things (such as Creating this World) in the name of the Father. At first he didn't have a body, but was simply a spirit. He came down to Earth and gained a body and now also has a Glorfied and Eternal Body.

The Holy Ghost or Spirit is yet another individual, and perhaps the least understood of the Three and yet still considered God. He testifies of the other Two, teaches us truths, comforts in times of need, and binds any blessings. As the name implies, he doesn't have any kind of body, although Spirits are different substance with the same form as the body.

LDS Scripture, Doctrine and Covenants states:

"22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us."

Anyway, you seemed a bit curious about this. Hope that answers some of your questions.

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Thanks for those answers, Occasional. They do, however, just open up more questions. While I am curious, I am not curious enough to risk wearing out your patience and good will by asking them.
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