Skip to comments.Man will become like God, say Mormons and transhumanists in Salt Lake City
Posted on 04/11/2013 2:55:09 PM PDT by blasater1960
Man becoming godlike: belief or heresy?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), aka Mormon Church, has a concept of boundless elevation and exaltation of Man, through all means including science and technology, until he becomes like God.
Conversely, God was once like Man before attaining an exalted status. [Mormonism] allows for humans to ascend to a higher, more godlike level, writes Max More in his introduction to The Transhumanist Reader, rather than sharply dividing God from Man.
(Excerpt) Read more at kurzweilai.net ...
Standard Mormon theology from way back.....nothing new here.
Jugears and his followers believe he's there............
can we all stop with the Mormon-Catholic-whatever bashing for the sake of restoring our country?
I sometimes think that trolls purposely come to this site to stir up controversy. Meanwhile that devil like creature in the white house runs wild.
You might consider giving a courtesy ping, then.
We are already “Like” God in some ways compared to 2,000 years ago...
We can ascend into the heavens, check
We can make bad water drinkable, check
We can raise the dead, to a degree, check
We can control the weather, check
So we are moving in that direction, however will not BECOME God, be we will become more and more LIKE a “god”, but we will never surpass or even MEET the almighty...
To unite, you need to start with a foundation of truth.
There is no shared truths with Mormons and Christians because the Christians believe in the Bible while Mormons believe in another gospel. Their views of God are completely different. Mormons carry a Bible but that’s like Obama holding onto a booklet of the constitution edited by Saul Alinsky.
The command Be ye perfect is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. He said (in the Bible) that we were gods and He is going to make good His words. If we let Him for we can prevent Him, if we choose He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly (though, of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in parts very painful; but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what He said.
turning you permanently into a different sort of thing; into a new little Christ, a being which, in its own way, has the same kind of life as God; which shares in His power, joy, knowledge and eternity
And some of the early church fathers said some interesting stuff on this too...
St. Athanasius wrote that God became man so that men might become gods.
St. Cyril of Alexandria says that we are called temples of God and indeed gods, and so we are.
St. Gregory of Nazianzus implores us to become gods for (Gods) sake, since (God) became man for our sake.
St. Irenaeus of Lyons stated that God became what we are in order to make us what he is himself.
St. Augustine of Hippo preached To make human beings gods, He was made man who was God.
This is from a non-LDS site.
I'm not here to get into a spitting match with any of the usual suspects, nor will I. I'm here to show there is more than one side to every anti Mormon thread. Take it as you all will. I'm out.
mormoinsim is not conservatism.
mormonism has always taught, and still does that the lds god was once a man, and you can be too, if you follow all the rules and rituals.
a concept of boundless elevation and exaltation of Man
In this country there is a boundless elevation and exaltation of GOVERNMENT.
Can you tell me what books are on either side of Mosiah, I can’t find it in my Bible.
Would you speak up if you witnessed a Christian being seduced by a Mormon telling him that Mormonism is a Christian church?
I think they meant politically unite not religiously unite.
>>>can we all stop with the Mormon-Catholic-whatever bashing for the sake of restoring our country? >>>
>>>I sometimes think that trolls purposely come to this site to stir up controversy. Meanwhile that devil like creature in the white house runs wild.>>>
I’m so glad that you spoke about the trolls. They are evident and should be ignored or told to go away.
Not quite standard Mormon stuff.
The Transhumanism posits nothing whatsoever do do with God, but is instead a proto-nazist creed. Advancing beyond human will be by genetic research and eugenics combined with closed environments and isolation.
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