Reason #142– One Eternal Roundabout God
Everything about the Mormon godhead is a confused mess if you accept all the supposedly-inspired teachings of LDS leaders. Brigham Young said that God was Adam.[i] Adam, according to LDS theology, was Michael in the pre-existence.[ii] Michael was the godhead equivalent of the Holy Ghost.[iii] The Holy Ghost, said Talmadge, is the Comforter,[iv] and the Comforter is the Spirit of Truth.[v] Christ, though, is also the Comforter,[vi] and the Spirit of Truth.[vii] Finally, Christ is the God of the Old Testament![viii]
So it comes full circle—and even through the Mormon perversion of Scripture, truth prevails. There is only one God!
[i] Journal of Discourses, I, 50.
[ii] Doctrine and Covenants 27:11
[iii] Journal of Discourses, I, 50-51.
[iv] James E. Talmadge, A Study of the Articles of Faith (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1968), 42.
[v] Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, IV, 164-181.
[vi] Joseph Smith Jr., History of the Church, III, 380-381.
[vii] McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 754.
[viii] Doctrine and Covenants 136:21-22.
For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today(Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading devices.