Mormon misinformation and misdirection

The Prophet

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In Marvelous Work and A Wonder, Le Grand Richards Page 18 under the heading John’s Testimony of the Personality of God Says “This accords also with the report of John’s baptism of Jesus: 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Here each of the three members of the Godhead are distinctly and separately mentioned; (1) Jesus coming up out of the water; (2) the Holy Ghost descending like a dove; (3) the voice of the Father from heaven expressing his love and approval of his beloved Son. How could one possibly believe these three to be one person without body or form?


President Gordon B. Hinckley explained why he also could not believe in the Trinity: The world wrestles with the question of who God is, and in what form He is found. Some say that the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost are one. I wonder how they ever arrive at that. How could Jesus have prayed to Himself when he uttered the Lord’s Prayer? How could He have net with Himself when He was on the Mount of Transfiguration? No. He is a separate being. God, our Father, is one. Jesus Christ is two. The Holy Ghost is three. And these three are united in purpose and in working together to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ ONE GOD The above comments are clearly antithetical



James Talmage states: “This [the Trinity] cannot rationally be construed to mean that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are one in substance and person (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.40)



1. Hugh B. Brown, The Abundant Life, p.313 Surely this was not ventriloquism where Christ was speaking to and of himself. It was the Father introducing His Son. In this case, the members of the Holy Trinity manifested themselves, each in a different way, and each was distinct from the others. A similar event occurred on the Mount of Transfiguration when members of the Godhead were distinguished in the presence of Moses and Elias, and Peter, James, and John.



What’s interesting about all these statements is that Le Grand Richards, Gordon B. Hinckley, James Talmage, Hugh B. Brown and other leaders like Robert Hales and Jeffrey R Holland lie about is the Orthodox view of the Godhead and pin modalism to Orthodox Christianity and our belief of the Trinity. their is no Catholic or Protestant statement that teaches there the same person, but just the opposite that the 3 persons are separate and distinct persons. Notice below statement from the Lutherans which is a generic statement the could be from any Catholic or protestant teaching that .

 

Authentic Nouveau

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So the bottom line
Leave Mormonism and attend the Methodist Church where Smith started and left. He went down hill from there.

In that century the Methodist were strong and on track.
 

zerinus

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Doesn't Joseph Smith below sound like the Lutheran statement ?
If it doesn't explain the difference :)

Sorry, I don't read or respond to "images". If you are interested in engaging in a serious discussion, type them properly like everybody else does, and if appropriate may deside to respond. You have already made up your mind what you want to believe, and you are not interested in what anybody else says or thinks, and it is impossible to engage someone like that in a serious debate. I am not interested in your opinions frankly, any more than you are interested in mine.
 

The Prophet

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Sorry, I don't read or respond to "images". If you are interested in engaging in a serious discussion, type them properly like everybody else does, and if appropriate may deside to respond. You have already made up your mind what you want to believe, and you are not interested in what anybody else says or thinks, and it is impossible to engage someone like that in a serious debate. I am not interested in your opinions frankly, any more than you are interested in mine.
So why are you even in this Forum ?
 

zerinus

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So why are you even in this Forum ?
I come here to discuss the gospel with those who are genuinely interested in discussing the gospel, and who are willing to do so in a cordial and respectful manner. I didn't come here to engage with those who have already made up their minds, and are not interested in what anybody else has to say, and are only interested in posting silly images, and are not interested in engaging in a rational debate.
 

The Prophet

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Sorry, I don't read or respond to "images". If you are interested in engaging in a serious discussion, type them properly like everybody else does, and if appropriate may deside to respond. You have already made up your mind what you want to believe, and you are not interested in what anybody else says or thinks, and it is impossible to engage someone like that in a serious debate. I am not interested in your opinions frankly, any more than you are interested in mine.
2 Nephi 31:

21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.



Alma 11:

44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but everything shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.



Mormon 7:

7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.



The Testimony of Three Witnesses

And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery

David Whitmer

Martin Harris



Doctrine and Covenants 20 :

28 Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.

5 witnesses that Joseph Smith taught the Trinity

2 Corinthians 13:1

“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
 

zerinus

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2 Nephi 31:

21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.
Alma 11:

44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but everything shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.
Mormon 7:

7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.
The Testimony of Three Witnesses

And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery
David Whitmer
Martin Harris
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.
Doctrine and Covenants 20 :

28 Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.
5 witnesses that Joseph Smith taught the Trinity
Wrong. They teach a form of trinitarianism, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity.
2 Corinthians 13:1

“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
Wrong quotes, wrong examples. The Book Mormon expresses a different theology of the Trinity than traditional Christianity does. Here are some quotes:

Mosiah 15:

1 And now Abinadi said unto them, I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people.
2 And because he dwelleth in the flesh he shall be called the Son of God, having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son
3 The Father because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and the Son—
4 And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth.
5 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the spirit or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation and yieldeth not to temptation, …

3 Nephi 1:

14 Behold, I come unto my own to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world; and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son: of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh.

D&C 93:

2 And that I am the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;
3 And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—
4 The Father because he gave me of his fulness; and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.
• • •
14 And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first.

Mosiah 16:

15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father.

Ether 3:

3 Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have light, and that eternally.


None these verses teach the traditional Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They teach a Trinitarian theology, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional Christianity. Mormonism is Trinitarian, but not according to the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They are two different things. "Three Persons in One God" is not the formula that those verses are advocating. They teach a different Trinitarian theology entirely.
 

The Prophet

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No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

Wrong. They teach a form of trinitarianism, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity.

Wrong quotes, wrong examples. The Book Mormon expresses a different theology of the Trinity than traditional Christianity does. Here are some quotes:


Mosiah 15:

1 And now Abinadi said unto them, I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people.
2 And because he dwelleth in the flesh he shall be called the Son of God, having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son
3 The Father because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and the Son—
4 And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth.
5 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the spirit or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation and yieldeth not to temptation, …

3 Nephi 1:

14 Behold, I come unto my own to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world; and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son: of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh.

D&C 93:

2 And that I am the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;
3 And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—
4 The Father because he gave me of his fulness; and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.
• • •
14 And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first.

Mosiah 16:

15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father.

Ether 3:

3 Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have light, and that eternally.


None these verses teach the traditional Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They teach a Trinitarian theology, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional Christianity. Mormonism is Trinitarian, but not according to the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They are two different things. "Three Persons in One God" is not the formula that those verses are advocating. They teach a different Trinitarian theology entirely.
 

The Prophet

Active member
No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

No arguments. I have no problems with that, and neither does the Church.

Wrong. They teach a form of trinitarianism, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity.

Wrong quotes, wrong examples. The Book Mormon expresses a different theology of the Trinity than traditional Christianity does. Here are some quotes:


Mosiah 15:

1 And now Abinadi said unto them, I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people.
2 And because he dwelleth in the flesh he shall be called the Son of God, having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son
3 The Father because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and the Son—
4 And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth.
5 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the spirit or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation and yieldeth not to temptation, …

3 Nephi 1:

14 Behold, I come unto my own to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world; and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son: of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh.

D&C 93:

2 And that I am the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;
3 And that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—
4 The Father because he gave me of his fulness; and the Son because I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men.
• • •
14 And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first.

Mosiah 16:

15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father.

Ether 3:

3 Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have light, and that eternally.


None these verses teach the traditional Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They teach a Trinitarian theology, but not the Trinitarian theology of traditional Christianity. Mormonism is Trinitarian, but not according to the Trinitarian theology of traditional and historic Christianity. They are two different things. "Three Persons in One God" is not the formula that those verses are advocating. They teach a different Trinitarian theology entirely.
It quite clear you have NO clue what the Trinity teaches

E. Calvin Beisner

God in Three Persons



The Christian Church throughout history has found in order to remain faithful to the teachings of the New Testament regarding the person and work of Christ, it had to affirm at least the following doctrines:

The doctrine of the Trinity----that in the nature of the One True God, there are three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each fully God, Coequal and Coeternal

When we have said these three things, then—that there is but one God, that the Father and the Son and the Spirit is each a distinct person—we have enunciated the doctrine of the Trinity in its completeness.

We may condense this into a somewhat shorter statement, one which is more precise: In the nature of the God, there are three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit ( or substance ) of the one true God, there are three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit p 24

“The Nicene Creed, then, with centuries of theological discussion and controversy behind it, still teaches of the Trinity as the New Testament does: that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, while distinct from each other personally, are the same God” p 153



Trinity

first used by Theophilus (A.D. 168 A.D. - 183 A.D.), or from the Lat. trinitas, first used by Tertullian (A.D. 220 A.D.), to express this doctrine. The propositions involved in the doctrine are these: 1. That God is one, and that there is but one God (Deut 6:4; 1 Kings 8:60; Isa 44:6; Mark 12:29,32; John 10:30). 2. That the Father is a distinct divine Person (hypostasis, subsistentia, persona, suppositum intellectuale), distinct from the Son and the Holy Spirit. 3. That Jesus Christ was truly God, and yet was a Person distinct from the Father and the Holy Spirit. 4. That the Holy Spirit is also a distinct divine Person.

(from Easton's Bible Dictionary, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)



One being. Three persons. In other words, one "what" and three "who"s. There is one being, God. There are three persons: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The distinction is between being and person. One being, three persons. One what, three who's.



All the Persons of the Holy Trinity are IDENTICAL IN ESSENCE but DISTINCT IN PERSONS

John Ankerberg [Everything You Ever Wanted to know about Mormonism]

Page 104-105

1. There is Only One God

2. The Father is God;

3. Jesus Christ, the Son, is God

4. The Holy Spirit is a Person, is eternal and is therefore God


5. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are distinct persons.



Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

(n.) The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.


“Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and co-eternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”


(White, James R. “The Forgotten Trinity” (p. 26). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition)



Tim tebow's father is a Christian Evangelist and here is his statement on the Trinity

We believe God is Trinity, which means that He is one God who has eternally existed in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each one is fully God. God is completely unified in His diversity. All persons of the Trinity are equal , nature, and substance, but they are different in persons. All things are from the Father, through the Son, and by the Holy Spirit. Each person of the Godhead shares all the attributes of God, including eternality, freedom, holiness, righteousness, immutability, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, happiness, wisdom, sovereignty, perfection, goodness, and justice, grace, and mercy. God is holy, which means that he is transcendent over creation. He is the source of life. Nothing exists apart from His sustaining power. Matthew 28:18–19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3–4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1–3; Revelation 1:4–6.
 

The Prophet

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While it has become increasingly popular to suggest that the doctrine of the Trinity is derived from pagan sources, in reality, this Christian essential is thoroughly biblical. The word “Trinity”—like “incarnation”— is not found in Scripture; however, it aptly codifies what God has condescended to reveal to us about his nature and being. In short, the Trinitarian platform contains three planks: (1) there is but one God; (2) the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; (3) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are eternally distinct.


The first plank underscores that there is only one God. Christianity is not polytheistic but fiercely monotheistic. “You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me” (Isaiah 43:10, emphasis added).

The second plank emphasizes that in hundreds of Scripture passages the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are declared to be fully and completely God. As a case in point, the apostle Paul says that, “there is but one God the Father” (1 Corinthians 8:6). The Father, speaking of the Son, says, “Your throne, O God, will last forever and forever” (Hebrews 1:8). And when Ananias “lied to the Holy Spirit,” Peter points out that he had “not lied to men but to God” (Acts 5:3–4).



The third plank of the Trinitarian platform asserts that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are eternally distinct. Scripture clearly portrays subject/object relationships between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For example, the Father and Son love one another, speak to each other (John 17:1–26), and together send the Holy Spirit (John 15:26). Additionally, Jesus proclaims that he and the Father are two distinct witnesses and two distinct judges (John 8:14–18). If Jesus were himself the Father, his argument would have been not only irrelevant but also fatally flawed; and if such were the case, he could not have been fully God.

It is important to note that when Trinitarians speak of one God they are referring to the nature or essence of God. Moreover, when they speak of persons they are referring to personal self-distinctions within the Godhead. Put another way, we believe in one What and three Who’s.

For further study, see James R. White, The Forgotten Trinity (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2001).
 

Aaron32

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In Marvelous Work and A Wonder, Le Grand Richards Page 18 under the heading John’s Testimony of the Personality of God Says “This accords also with the report of John’s baptism of Jesus: 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Here each of the three members of the Godhead are distinctly and separately mentioned; (1) Jesus coming up out of the water; (2) the Holy Ghost descending like a dove; (3) the voice of the Father from heaven expressing his love and approval of his beloved Son. How could one possibly believe these three to be one person without body or form?


President Gordon B. Hinckley explained why he also could not believe in the Trinity: The world wrestles with the question of who God is, and in what form He is found. Some say that the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost are one. I wonder how they ever arrive at that. How could Jesus have prayed to Himself when he uttered the Lord’s Prayer? How could He have net with Himself when He was on the Mount of Transfiguration? No. He is a separate being. God, our Father, is one. Jesus Christ is two. The Holy Ghost is three. And these three are united in purpose and in working together to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ ONE GOD The above comments are clearly antithetical



James Talmage states: “This [the Trinity] cannot rationally be construed to mean that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are one in substance and person (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.40)



1. Hugh B. Brown, The Abundant Life, p.313 Surely this was not ventriloquism where Christ was speaking to and of himself. It was the Father introducing His Son. In this case, the members of the Holy Trinity manifested themselves, each in a different way, and each was distinct from the others. A similar event occurred on the Mount of Transfiguration when members of the Godhead were distinguished in the presence of Moses and Elias, and Peter, James, and John.



What’s interesting about all these statements is that Le Grand Richards, Gordon B. Hinckley, James Talmage, Hugh B. Brown and other leaders like Robert Hales and Jeffrey R Holland lie about is the Orthodox view of the Godhead and pin modalism to Orthodox Christianity and our belief of the Trinity. their is no Catholic or Protestant statement that teaches there the same person, but just the opposite that the 3 persons are separate and distinct persons. Notice below statement from the Lutherans which is a generic statement the could be from any Catholic or protestant teaching that .

So, to clarify, does Christianity reject The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and the Westminster Confession of Faith which state God is “with out body, parts, and passions”?

Christians accuse Mormons of polytheism when we say the Father, Son, and Jesus Christ are 3 persons in one Godhead. But then you say it’s wrong to accuse Christianity of modalism when you believe in only One God.

It’s a Teflon argument, where no wrong can stick to Bible-authority-based Christianity. It’s also fallacious because the goal posts are always being moved to whatever requirements fit the criteria at the time.

So which is it? Is God a single person, or a divine entity? And if a divine entity, then why is the Godhead polytheistic?
 

zerinus

Active member
It quite clear you have NO clue what the Trinity teaches
It is not so much a question of what the Trinity teaches, but what the Book of Mormon teaches. I have given you enough quotes to demonstrate that the Book of Mormon does NOT teach the Trinitarian theology post-apostate Christendom. It teaches A Trinitarian theology; but not THE Trinitarian theology of post-apostate Christendom. You need to get that into your head somehow. I know it is hard, but just try. If you try hard enough, you never know, you might be lucky someday and succeed. If you are lucky enough to get that into your head somehow, it will save you a lot of trouble in the future. So pray for a lot of luck, because you are going to need it to get that into your head somehow.
 

The Prophet

Active member
It is not so much a question of what the Trinity teaches, but what the Book of Mormon teaches. I have given you enough quotes to demonstrate that the Book of Mormon does NOT teach the Trinitarian theology post-apostate Christendom. It teaches A Trinitarian theology; but not THE Trinitarian theology of post-apostate Christendom. You need to get that into your head somehow. I know it is hard, but just try. If you try hard enough, you never know, you might be lucky someday and succeed. If you are lucky enough to get that into your head somehow, it will save you a lot of trouble in the future. So pray for a lot of luck, because you are going to need it to get that into your head somehow.
This is the Trinity theology taught in The Book of Mormon and pre-1836 Joseph Smith :)

2 Nephi 31:

21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.



Alma 11:

44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but everything shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.





Mormon 7:

7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.



The Testimony of Three Witnesses

And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery

David Whitmer

Martin Harris



1 Nephi 13: 41 And they must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb; and the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.



Doctrine and Covenants 20 :

28 Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.



1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. Joseph Smith translation



Moses 1:6

6 And I have a work for thee, Moses, my son; and thou art in the similitude of mine Only Begotten; and mine Only Begotten is and shall be the Savior, for he is full of grace and truth; but there is no God beside me, and all things are present with me, for I know them all.



COUNSEL GIVEN BY PRESIDENT CHARLES W. PENROSE

Now, some of our brethren have taken up quite a discussion as to the fulness of the everlasting gospel. We are told that the Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel, that those who like to get up a dispute, say that the Book of Mormon does not contain any reference to the work of salvation for the dead and that there are many other things pertaining to the gospel that are not developed in that book, and yet we are told that the book contains "the fulness of the everlasting gospel." Well, what is the fulness of the gospel? You read carefully the revelation in regard to the three glories, Section 76, in the Doctrine and Covenants, and you find there defined what the gospel is. There God, the Eternal Father, and Jesus Christ, his Son, and the Holy Ghost, are held up as the three Persons in the Trinity—the one God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, all three being one God. When people believe in that doctrine and obey the ordinances which are spoken of in the same list of principles, you get the fulness of the gospel for this reason: If you really believe so as to have faith in our Eternal Father and in his Son, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, and will hear him, you will learn ail about what is needed to be done for the salvation of the living and redemption of the dead.

(General Conference Report, April 1922, pp. 27-28.)
 
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