Originally Posted by Swag
So, I am a junior in high school at thr moment. I am currently involved in 2 programs here called Christ 4 life and FCA. It was in these programs that I started to doubt the teachings I was being told. I always was at odds with trinitarianism. I never understood how Jesus would explictly say not to pray to him but through him and that he prayed to the Father in the garden of Gethsamine. The LDS faith seems to answer all of my questions about the gospel. I studied for the span of about a year about it and found that it is yhe closest thing to what I believed and fit in with the bible very nicely. I now consider myself to be an unofficial member of the Church. But I do have one nagging question of the doctine.
I do not believe that anything was before God or can br equal. Now I know that the church has no official stance on this issue, but I was wondering what people think/believe on this manner. I personally have a belief that the gods (notice lowercase g) which we can become are in no way the same as God (notice uppercase G) for we still worship our Heavenly Father. I believe from my studies that we can become (for lack of a better word) akin to Angels as we are a celestial being that still worships God.
This brings me to my third question. Is any of this allowable to the church. Is this in conflict to any church doctine. All inputs to this manner are greatly appreciated
My view if God wants anyone as equals he can make them so... However that being said, I do believe an individual can become perfect, become knowledgeable as to know and see all things and gain the ability to use all knowledge. But I dont see how such an individual would ever catch up to God the father in works and deeds, nor can i see any reason of how or why they could cease worshipping and glorifying the Father at that point as well, and remain in such a state. I doubt that Christ will ever cease to worship or bring glory to his father either (and quite frankly the account of christ is probably the best window we have to see how Godbthe father is Like).
All we know is that we can become like God, but we have little detail on all of the specifics that encompasses. Christ is our prime example here and has shown us how we can become. Do we ever replace God? No. Do we ever stop worshipping God without leaving his presence or ceasing from progressing? No.
And finally will your view get you in trouble with the lds church? No. Its fine, as long as its not taught as doctrine of the LDS church.