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LDS, do you believe Jesus is God?

I have been told that LDS don't believe Jesus is God. Is that true? And if so, why is that?

Update:

glade: yeah, your answer confused me. Sorry pal. :(

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We believe that Jesus Christ was a God before he came to earth, that He is Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament.

    We believe that He is a separate being from His Father, whose name is Elohim. Old Testament names that contain references to God the Father often had "el" in them, for example, Beth-el: the house of God.

    OT references to Jehovah (or Yahweh), the premortal Christ, would have Yah, as in Aleluyah: praise Jehovah.

    We believe that they are one in purpose, love, and unity. We do not believe in the concept of the Trinity which was formed by committee in the third and fourth centuries AD.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is an interesting question. The answer is both yes and no.

    Yes: Mormons believe that Jesus is the same person as Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. Even the title page of the Book of Mormon states that it was written "to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God".

    No: When "God" refers to the Father, we do not believe that Jesus is God, but rather the Son of God. There are three distinct individuals which comprise the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. They are separate entities but united in purpose.

    Sometimes the word "God" can be ambiguous, as it may represent the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, or all three together. Generally speaking, however, the word "God" is used to represent our Heavenly Father, unless the context dictates otherwise.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When I asked a similar question, I got the same mixed results. It turns out that when you use the word God, many automatically assume you are referring to the Father, so you get this automatic no to your question. Truth is, Mormon doctrine teaches Jesus is God, and God is more of a status. They believe Jehovah is Jesus.

    To confuse you even further, there is certain context where Jesus is also referred to as the Father.

    Mosiah 7:27

    And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and said that he should take upon him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon him flesh and blood, and go forth upon the face of the earth—"

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  • rkd6
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    LDS believe Jesus is Jehovah, thus we DO consider Jesus to be deity. LDS do not believe Jesus is his own Father. We believe the Father and the Son are actually different beings. When Jesus prayed to the Father, he wasn't praying to himself.

    • jimblejam6 years agoReport

      How do you interpret the statement of Jesus, 'if you have seen me, you have seen the Father'?
      John 14:9 excerpt

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  • Kerry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    As is recorded in the Bible, Jesus is the Son of God. Thats how the Bible states it. As the Son of God, he is divine. Chrsit is a member of the godhead, three divine beings that include the God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the HolyGhost. As the divine Son of God, Christ was able to atone for the sins of the world, through his grace. A mere mortal could not accomplish that. But a divine Son of God could.

    Source(s): Lifelong Mormon
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  • Yes, we do believe that Jesus is the only begotten son of God the Father

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The LDS doctrine regarding the divinity of Christ is that he is the son of god, and a separate being.

    The LDS can do math quite well... lol... 1+1+1=3

    Source(s): Ex-mo
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is true - they believe He is the Son of God and redeemer of us, but not God Himself.

    Why? Because Joseph said He saw Jesus separate from God.

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  • Ender
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    We believe that the Godhead is

    God the Father (literally our spiritual father)

    Jesus Christ (literally our brother)

    The Holy Ghost

    Most of the time when it refers to "God" in the Old Testament it is referring to Christ and not God the Father.

    So Christ is a member of the Godhead but not God the Father.

    Joseph Smith saw both of them. They both have physical bodies. This is one of the MANY truths that was clarified with the restoration of Christ's church.

    ...............but don't believe me, ask God. Seriously....ask him.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No. That is what other people believe.

    We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that they are two separate individuals.

    Source(s): LDS
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