The Godhead

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  • Bruce R. McConkie, "Our Relationship with the Lord", 2 Mar. 1982, BYU Devotional
Godhead explained along with our elationship with them. Asserts that there is no need to have a "special" relationship with any member of the Godhead.
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."
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
See: Johannine Comma, below
  • 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
A good conversion story in which an understanding of the nature of the Godhead plays a central role.
Evidence indicates that 1 John 5:7 is, entirely, an addition to the text that began to appear, initially as a gloss, near the end of the 4th century AD.