Posts Tagged "Joseph Smith"

Adam God: Was the Mormon God Adam?

We have looked at how the Mormon concept of God has moved from modalism through henotheism to the deliberately vague idea of God in modern Mormonism. In the King Follett Discourse Joseph Smith famously preached that ‘God became God.’ Here we look at how Brigham Young carried forward this idea with the Adam/God doctrine. The Mormon Church refers today to…read more →

Joseph Smith at 200

The Mormon Church is marking the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s birth and, in the eyes of many onlookers, making a little too much of Joseph Smith. Mormons insist that they do not “worship” Joseph but simply revere him. In this anniversary year many are asking the question, “In Mormonism, is Joseph equal to Jesus?” How have Mormons come to…read more →