Mormon Doctrine of God: A Plurality of Gods

The Mormon belief in multiple gods, one for each earth or planet, goes against the very nature of the Christian concept on monotheism. While the Mormon Church claims to be a monotheistic religion based on the fact that they only worship the god of this earth and not the countless other gods, the very existence of other gods in Mormon theology flies in the face of Christian belief in one God. If each of us has the ability to become a god, with all the powers of God, then we belittle the nature of God and bring Him down to our level as we try to elevate ourselves to His.

The Mormon Church misinterprets the Bible when it warns us not to worship idols and treat them as gods. When the Bible refers to Satan as the god of this world, it is not raising Satan to God’s level, but rather reducing Satan to the level of an idol, a false god. The Mormon Church falls into the trap of taking verses from the Bible out of their context and treating them as if they could stand alone. In interpreting the Bible it is necessary to take it as a whole and interpret a verse in the context of the whole Bible.

The Bible clearly teaches that there is one God. In Isaiah we find “This is what the LORD says- Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God” Isaiah 44:6, and in Revelation, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” Revelation 22:13. Throughout the Bible teaches there is only one true God. All other gods are false and are to be avoided. “You shall have no other gods before me” Exodus 20:3.

About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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