Why Protestants Agree With Mormons? Part Eight

"Here are some examples. [Part seven of eight]

God has a physical body

The LDS Church teaches that God the Father has a glorified and perfected physical body of flesh and bone, and that we are literally created in His likeness and image. The Church also teaches that since Jesus Christ was Resurrected, He also has a body of flesh and bone.

Why do Protestants agree?

Protestants believe in the Nicene concept of The Trinity, which means that God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all the same - three beings on one substance. Protestants also believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ. So if Jesus really was resurrected then that means God has a physical body since Jesus has one since He is God and They are of "one substance"." (Kelly Bingham, Why Protestants Agree With Mormons (They Just Don't Realize It), www.mormoni10.com, December 7, 2007)

The Bible says that both males and females are created in the image of God. The word "image" doesn't refer to just physical characteristics of human flesh. God works on a spiritual level. The image is more related to intangible than tangible. Creativity, Consciousness, Personality, Abstract thinking, Moral judgments, Social skills, Learning skills, Spiritual stimulation, and so forth.
"In John 4:24 Jesus said, "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." He also said, "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9). Paul said Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15). The writer of the Hebrews said the Son is the exact representation of the Father (Hebr. 1:3)." (Will God the Father Have A Glorified Body?, Ask A Bible Teacher, http://gracethrufaith.com)

"Here is a simple explanation of the Trinity that I give to my Jewish people when I witness to them: Jehovah is our heavenly Father, Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer and the Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Teacher.
We cannot know any one of the Trinity without knowing the other two. In other words, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit subsist together in one infinite, divine essence called Jehovah or God. (Answers to your Bible Questions, Charles Halff, The Christian Jew Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, 1972, p. 39, italics added)

Sorry, Mormons and Protestants don't agree here either.


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How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.