Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jesus and Lucifer

It is my opinion that Romney's religious beliefs are not relevant to the question of whether he might be a good President. That decision should be based on his qualifications and positions on the issues. However, the fact that he is a Mormon, and that Huckabee has raised a question about Mormon doctrine [for which he says he has apologized], has provided a teachable moment about LDS doctrine.

Julia Duin, at her Belief Blog, has tried to track down the answer to the question of what, exactly, Mormons do believe about whether Jesus and Lucifer were brothers.
So I began trolling about. First I looked at a document, dated January 2000, that the two men left me. Also posted on the front page of, it is called "The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles."

It says "(Jesus) was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament."

Then I learned that several LDS apostles and luminaries, including Spencer W. Kimball, president of the church from 1973 to 1985, had referred to God having two spirit sons known as Lucifer and Jehovah.

Here is another Mormon-related site that explains the "spirit brother" connection. Basically, there was an incident before the dawn of time when God knew he would have to send down a savior. Two of his spirit sons, Jesus and Lucifer, volunteered. This is explained in Abraham 3:27 and Moses 4, both chapters in the "Pearl of Great Price," one of the LDS scriptures. When God chose Jesus, Lucifer rebelled. [more]
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1 comment:

  1. I agree ultimately, that in the end, if he is the choice, I will vote for him in a heartbeat. But this doesn't mean that we shouldn't study and include discussion on Mormon theology. Many mention JFK's Chatholism, or other senator’s Jewish faith. But none of them claim they can become a god. Keep in mind there is precedence in Mormon theology to become a god before exultation after death.


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