Last Update: August 12, 2006

Does Mormonism Teach a Belief in Three Gods?

Additional Information regarding the Biblical Doctrine vs Mormonism Chart.

Let's see what the Mormon "prophet" Joseph Smith says.

I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods. If this is in accordance with the New Testament, lo and behold! we have three Gods anyhow, and they are plural; and who can contradict it?"

Let's read another excerpt from this same document by Joseph Smith:

"It reads just so in the Revelation, Hence the doctrine of a plurality of Gods is as prominent in the Bible as any other doctrine. It is all over the face of the Bible. It stands beyond the power of controversy. A wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err therein."

So Joseph Smith says that the right teaching is three gods, and not only that but a plurality of gods. Let's read further what he says about those who say that there are NOT 3 gods:

"Hath he beheld the eternal world, and is he authorized to say that there is only one God? He makes himself a fool if he thinks or says so, and there is an end of his career or progress in knowledge. He cannot obtain all knowledge, for he has sealed up the gate to it."

All of the quotes above are from Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section 6. As for the Book of Abraham upon which this doctrine is, in part, based, it was proven to have absolutely nothing to do with Abraham, but rather was an Egyptian "Book of Breathings" back in the 1960's. Here are a couple of the many sites where one can see the history behind the scroll which Joseph Smith claimed contained the "Book of Abraham".

A quote from the last document:

"The Mormon Church, to it's own dismay, released the news in 1968 that the Joseph Smith Papyri (JS pap) were indeed part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. (More specifically, the Book of Breathing.) The critics who charged that the facsimiles from the Book of Abraham were taken from funerary texts that spoke of Osiris, Hor, and other Egyptian gods and goddesses were correct all along."


Additional resources regarding the Book of Abraham can be found on this webpage:


The Book of Abraham Exposed

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    One Nation Under Gods

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