Originally Posted by Swag
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
I dont think that the belief you have is wrong. I dont know what to believe about
: if there was something before God: as it is not told us. It really does not matter in our salvation and we are here to get through this part of our eternity. I believe we can speculate, but we need to be clear in what is spekulating as long as we are not given more light about things. We cant push our opinion, speculation, as truth to anyone. So if someone claims this or that and you dont believe it and it is not in the scriptures be in peace you are right! Remember speculations are not part of what is expected the LDS to believe.
I believe that God will always be above us, no matter if He would make us same level as He is. It is like a father or mother, you can become even cleverer than them, but you will always be their child.... and hopefully act respectfully.
Dont worry about thingsd you dont understand at the moment... life is like a long staircase, on each stepp you learn something new adn jumpping too fast or over steps can cause you to loose your balance and roll down adn hurt yourself... step by step is the safest way to God. Not every staircase are alike, everyone has their problems to overcome, their part of knowledge they must aceive. Your staircase is made jsut for you, you cant compare your staircase with someone eleses either. It is to make you whole.