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Excerpt from book: as Paul tells, "in the express image of his [the Father's] person" —so, too, the Father God is a man of immortal tabernacle, glorified and exalted: for as the Son is, so also is the Father, a personage of tabernacle, of flesh and of bone as tangible as man's, as tangible as Christ's most glorious, resurrected body. THE ONENESS OF GOD. There are some expressions of scripture to consider which speak of the "oneness" of God. Speaking of the question which agitated the early Christian Church about eating meats which had been offered to idols, Piul says: "We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one." Moreover, Jesus himself made this strange remark —that is, strange until one understands it: "I and my Father are one;" and so much one are they that he said: "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself; but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me."t Consequently our philosophers, especially those who lived when the present Christian creeds concerning God were forming, thought that by some leger- deirain or other they must make the three Gods—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost—just one person—one being; and therefore they set their wits at work to perform the operation. Let us seek out some reasonable explanation of the language used. I refer again to the passage I just quoted from the writings of Paul with reference to there being "none other I Cor. 8: 4. t John 14. God but one." Immediately following what I read on that point comes this language: For though there be that are called Gods, whether in heaven or inearth (as there be God...
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And I the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, Behold the man is become as one of us, to know goof and evil... Genesis 3:28. The first truth spoken by God after man left the Garden of Eden.
In this book, B. H. Roberts and Rev Cyril Van Der Donckt discuss the Mormon concepts of God and in essence became the classic treaties on the Mormon implications of Deity. A major stepping stone in Mormon Theology.About the Author:
Brigham Henry Roberts, born in England in 1857, was president of the LDS First Quorum of the Seventy and Assistant Church Historian. His numerous historical (Comprehensive History of the Church; Life of John Taylor; Outlines of Ecclesiastical History) and theological works (New Witness for God; Mormon Doctrine of Deity; Studies of the Book of Mormon are still considered authoritative and earned him the epithet "defender of the faith." He died in 1933.
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Book Description Signature Books Publishing, LLC, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1560851112