In this thesis prominent teachings of the apostles and prophets were examined on the subject of the divine nature of God. These teachings indicate that among the elements of the divine nature of God is his Holy Spirit, his glory or the light which emanates from his person. God's glory, spirit and light were compared and analyzed to determine their relationship to each other. It was found that they perform the same roles and functions and are often used synonymously. Other aspects of the divine nature were examined, such as life, love, truth and goodness.
The terms omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence were studied in light of statements made by the apostles and prophets. They show that God is omnipotent in the sense that he has all the power that it is possible to have, and that he is omniscient in that he knows the past, present and future. Even though God has an organized, glorified and spiritual body of flesh and bone, he is nevertheless omnipresent through the ubiquity of his divine nature and is in and through all things.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Moody, Lester Young, "The Divine Nature of God: A Study of What has Been Said and Taught About the Divine Nature of God by Ancient and Modern Apostles and Prophets" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 4954.
Mormon doctrine, God