Title

The Premortal Godhood of Christ: A Restoration Perspective

Keywords

Premortal Godhood, Restoration, Jesus

Abstract

Latter-day Saints declare that all human beings are literally children of God our Heavenly Father, born as spirit sons and daughters of Elohim, the Supreme Being of eternity. The First Presidency of the Church has stated that “all men and women are in the similitude of the universal Father and Mother, and are literally the sons and daughters of Deity.” [1] And yet as noble as that heritage is, there was one who far transcended all the rest, who through the eons and ages of a premortal existence stood “like unto God” (Abraham 3:24). This was the firstborn spirit child of all the Father’s creations—the birthright son—whom we know as our Savior.

Original Publication Citation

“The Premortal Godhood of Christ: A Restoration Perspective,” in Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. Paul H. Peterson, Gary L. Hatch, Laura D. Card, eds. (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), 50-78.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Religious Studies Center

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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