God the Father
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- The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.
- For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.
- "there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart."
- Joseph Smith Jr. saw God, the Father, and Jesus Christ.
- "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost."
- "We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof."
- "I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see."
- "Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power."
- Tad R. Callister, "The Inevitable Apostasy", pp. 106-126
- Discusses the nature of God as it relates to the apostasy. Early Christian views discussed in comparison with standard modern views along with the forces that effected change.
- The Nature of God. p. 106
- The adoption of platonic-style monotheism. (One God or Three Gods?) p. 107
- An Immaterial or Material God? p. 114