– God Condemned the Creeds

The LDS church not only steers clear of the creeds, but they have reason to denounce them. As a boy Joseph had studied the Nicene Creed and the religions of his day. He became confused and asked God for clarification. Jesus Christ personally spoke to him against the creeds.

“I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)–and which I should join. I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that …all their creeds were an abomination…they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.” (JSH 1:19)

The LDS church will never accept the creeds and they have revelation from God that rejects them and have revelations that restore the true knowledge of the Godhead. LDS theology thus rejects the concepts of the Trinity and through direct revelation from God teaches that there are three separate and distinct personages in the Godhead. Bruce R. McConkie, a latter-day apostle stated the LDS beliefs about the Godhead succinctly as follows.

“Three glorified, exalted, and perfected personages comprise the Godhead or supreme presidency of the universe. They are: God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Ghost…Each occupies space and is and can be in but one place at one time, but each has power and influence that is everywhere present. The oneness of the Gods is the same unity that should exist among the saints.” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, under topic of Godhead)

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