To clarify, Mormonism teaches that man is the child of God, essentially made of the same essence and image of God to become like him.
... which contradicts the Bible, which teaches that man is a CREATION of God (cf. the clay pot made by the Potter), and is only a child of God through ADOPTION (Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:5, Eph. 1:5).
Every time you bring up a Mormon teaching, we see it is a contradiction from the word of God, the Bible.
Scripture doesn't specify with exactness. That's the problem.
But it does DENY that God is a man (ie. human).
Even in Mormonism, the term "physical" is up for interpretation, since "There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter"
More Mormon nonsense and psychobabble.
Yes. God is superior to man in terms of honest, single-mindedness, and keep his word. That doesn't mean he can't be a perfect man.
Num. 23:19, 1 Sam. 15:29, and Job 9:32 aren't about being a "perfect man". They simply teach that God is not "anthropos" ("human").
Since Jesus is "fully-man and fully-God", should we see God as superior to Jesus?
We're not talking about Jesus (who TOOK ON a body of flesh, since deity is NOT inherently physical, fleshly, or human).
We're talking about the FATHER.
Unless you're claiming that Jesus is "Heavenly Father", then to bring up "Jesus" at this point is to intentionally muddy the waters, since you can't prove your false teachings.
I can think of one regret God had: "the LORD regretted making human beings on the earth, and his heart was grieved." - Gen 6:6-7 (New American Bible (Revised Edition))
I only make this point to show how "Sola Scriptura" is not a perfect methodolgy.
We're not talking about "regrets".
And we're not talking about "sola Scriptura".
If you want to try to attack Christianity, please do so in an appropriate forum.
This forum is for discussing MORMONISM.
And every time you try to (off-topic) attack Christianity, you PROVE that Mormonism is bankrupt and indefensible, otherwise you wouldn't have to constantly try to derail discussion AWAY from Mormonism.
However you want to describe it - Mormonism believes man is the same as God:
And the Bible contradicts that Mormonism falsehood.
D&C 93: 33 For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
More Mormon falsehood that contradicts the Bible.
Yet, I do wonder if Christians belief if Jesus kept his body or not after he ascended.
Then ask your question in an APPROPRIATE forum, and stop trying to DERAIL discussion away from Mormonism, since by constantly doing so you only continue to PROVE that Mormonism is bankrupt and indefensible.
I think the underlying point upon which we can agree is that man received all of his attributes from God, and not the other way around.
Yes, because God is CREATOR, and man is His CREATION.
The concept of God is of infinite perfection. Man can't comprehend it. I don't think it means that we should rule out than God is of a different species than man, or that it's impossible that we can become like Him:
Gen 3:22 "“The man has now become like one of us",
.... KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.
Why did you intentionally IGNORE the part which SPECIFICALLY defined what was meant?
We all know why.
You want to TWIST this verse to try to make it teach Mormonism.
and you assume on a rationalize on a priori protestant Christian doctrine. So what?
False, irrelevant, and OFF-TOPIC.
But every time you go off-topic, you PROVE that Mormonism is bankrupt and indefensible. That's why you have to constantly try to run away from trying to defend it.
I'm honest enough to admit that I don't know enough to give absolute answers, and smart enough to recognize that you don't either.
Then you should go with the Bible, and reject the evil that is Mormonism.
Because our religion is distinct from the others allowing to be led by revelation, and the religions above do not.
Thank you for proving that "God being a man" isn't "Scriptural", but a man-made invention by Joseph Smith.
But Mormon "prophets" are false prophets, since they contradict God's word, the Bible.