Mormonism and the nature of God/Deification of man

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The Latter-day Saint belief in the deification of Man

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Deification of man


It is claimed that the doctrine of human deification is unbiblical, false, and arrogant. Related claims include: 1) Mormons believe they will 'supplant God', 2) Belief in theosis, or human deification, implies more than one "god," which means Mormons are "polytheists," 3) The Mormon concept of "human deification" is a pagan belief derived from Greek philosophy. (Click here for full article)

Is the doctrine of deification of Man unbiblical, false, and arrogant?


Brief Summary: Some Christians claim that the doctrine of human deification is unbiblical, false, and arrogant because they think that Mormons believe they will 'supplant God'. (Click here for full article)
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Gods of their own planets


Brief Summary: It is claimed that Mormons believe that they can push themselves higher in a type of 'celestial pecking order.' This is often expressed by the claim that Latter-day Saint men wish to become "gods of their own planets." (Click here for full article)
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Was God once a sinner?


Brief Summary: If God was once like us, do Mormons believe that God was once a sinner? (Click here for full article)
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