BYU Studies, God's progress, theology
In the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the question of whether or not God progresses can be separated into two more precise questions, each of which has been the topic of strenuous debate. The first has to do with whether God has always been divine or achieved that state through eons of progression, passing through a humanity much like ours along the way. The second is whether God continues to progress—and crucially, whether that progression is qualitative or simply quantitative: whether God’s progress means that God learns new things and gains new powers or whether his glory already achieved simply expands as his creation expands. Naturally, the two questions are somewhat interrelated.
"What Is the Nature of God’s Progress?,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 60:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol60/iss3/6