The fact of the matter is that the trinity has been popular among Christians throughout the centuries since Jesus. No wonder is it found in the Book of Mormon. It is written, speaking of Jesus, “and he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.” (Mormon 7:7) So three persons in one God, or one being. However, the Mormon church doesn’t believe this and says, “the Trinity of traditional Christianity is referred to as the Godhead by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like other Christians, Latter-day Saints believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). Yet, Church teachings about the Godhead differ from those of traditional Christianity. For example, while some believe the three members of the Trinity are of one substance, Latter-day Saints believe they are three physically separate beings, but fully one in love, purpose and will.”
Joseph Smith did believe in the trinity and that is why it is found in 2 Nephi 31:21 and Mormon 7:7. I am not saying the early Mormon church was true, but that their early beliefs consisted of the trinity and made its way in their Book of Mormon. Speaking of the trinity, the Bible says, “and God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26) The Us in this context is Elohim, being one God in a plural nature. This being the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) Jesus said, “go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19) All three being one God. John said, “for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7) Therefore, the book of Mormon’s teaching of the trinity is a contradiction to the godhead teaching in Mormonism. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord and my God, hear me now as I call upon Your Name. Your Name is higher than any other Name. You deserve the praise and all the glory and honor. Who am I to give anyone praise but to You and You alone. You are mighty to Save, Jesus, and I am grateful that You have come into my life in order to save a wretch like me. I don’t deserve Your love, but You show it just the same. In my tears do You come and wipe them all away. You are the bearer of joy and continue to remove all the sadness from my heart. I have been down and depressed at times in my life and You always came through, while bringing me peace and comfort that I surely needed to go on in life. My life may not be perfect, but with Your presence with me, I am much better off in this darkened world. I still have some pretty rough days, but You continue to swoop in and carry me when I am unable to walk on my own. Lord, because I have breath, You have caused it to be so. I am alive now because You have more work for me to do in Your Kingdom. Thank You for trusting in me as Your servant and witness on earth. Help me to achieve the things that You desire for my life. I love You, Lord. You are my God and my King. I worship You. Amen.
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