Thursday, August 30, 2012

Do Mormons Really Believe They Can Get Their Own Planet?

Do Mormons Really Believe They Can Get Their Own Planet?

Mormon Infographic, Do Mormons really believe they can get their own plantet?

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Q: Do Mormons really believe they can get their own planet?
A: No!  They believe they'll get their own universe.
"As man is God once was; as God is man may be"


[1]     Mormon News Room, "Mormonism 101: FAQ" 
         Do Latter-day Saints believe that they will “get their own planet”?
         No. This idea is not taught in Latter-day Saint scripture, nor is it a doctrine of the Church.

[2]     Lorenzo Snow; “The Grand Destiny of Man,” Deseret Evening News, July 20, 1901, 22
          "As man is God once was; as God is man may be"

          This quote is reiterated in the 2012 manual:
          "Teachings of Presidents of the Church", George Albert Smith, Chapter 7

Teachings of George Albert Smith

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[Heber C. Kimball] When we escape from this earth, (do) we suppose we are going to heaven? Do you suppose you are going to the earth that Adam came from? that Eloheim came from? where Jehovah the Lord came from? No. When you have learned to become obedient to the Father that dwells upon this earth, to the Father and God of this earth, and obedient to the messengers He sends---when you have done all that, remember you are not going to leave this earth. You will never leave it until you become qualified, and capable, and capacitated to become a father of an earth yourselves. 160 years ago today - Nov 14, 1852

Gospel Principles, Chapter 47, Blessings of Exaltation

Those who receive exaltation in the celestial kingdom through faith inJesus Christ will receive special blessings. The Lord has promised, “All things are theirs” (D&C 76:59). These are some of the blessings given to exalted people:
  1. 1. 
    They will live eternally in the presence of Heavenly Father and JesusChrist (see D&C 76:62).
  2. 2. 
    They will become gods (see D&C 132:20–23).
  3. 3. 
    They will be united eternally with their righteous family members and will be able to have eternal increase.
  4. 4. 
    They will receive a fulness of joy.
  5. 5. 
    They will have everything that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have—all power, glory, dominion, and knowledge (see D&C 132:19–20). President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote: “The Father has promised through the Son that all that he has shall be given to those who are obedient to His commandments. They shall increase in knowledge, wisdom, and power, going from grace to grace, until the fulness of the perfect day shall burst upon them” (Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols. [1954–56], 2:36; italics in original).

Gospel Principles


  1. Finally something that Mormons really believe! Great scriptural references! But I think we could add at least one more as recorded by the apostle John (10:34-36), quoting Jesus: “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God.” Jesus was partly quoting from the Old Testament (Psalms 82:1,6-8): “ GOD standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Jesus elaborated a bit in explaining David, but of course that’s O.K. So according to Jesus Christ, those people who really have the word of God know they have the capacity to be gods because they are children of the Most High God. Conversely, anyone who does not know this principle ,has not yet received the word of God or it would be plainly manifest to them through the scriptures, which cannot be broken, which testify of this fact through the teachings of Jesus and David, as well as others, both ancient and modern (like the above quotes). Jesus took a lot of flak for pointing this out to the unbelievers (they beat him and killed him later on) and so do his saints.

    1. god, God, and GOD

      They are not the same translated words. Your exegesis is very poor. We are not destined to become God. But yet Mormons are taught that.

      "As man now is, God once was:
      As God now is, man may be."
      2013 Lorenzo Snow Manual


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