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Character of God (Smith)

Posted in god, mormonism on May 11, 2009 by ewakening

It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did.

— from The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith

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Pre-existence of the spirit (B. Young)

Posted in mormonism on March 16, 2009 by ewakening

I want to tell you, each and every one of you, that you are well acquainted with God our Heavenly Father, or the great Eloheim. You are well acquainted with him, for there is not a soul of you but what has lived in His house and dwelt with Him year after year; and yet you are seeking to become acquainted with Him, when the fact is you have merely forgotten what you did know.

— Brigham Young, from the Journal of Discourses