Do the Mormon Gods Belong to Multiple Godheads?

If God the Father has a Father, and if the concept of “Godhead” isn’t infinitely expandable to include all Gods, then our Father belongs to two Godheads, one of which Jesus is not a part of. If God the Father does have a Father, and if the Godhead is infinitely inclusive of all exalted Gods, then the Godhead that is “one” is potentially comprised of an infinite number of Gods.

Also, if Jesus becomes a Heavenly Father with his own “Firstborn Son”, and if the concept of “Godhead” isn’t infinitely inclusive of all Gods, then Jesus will belong to a Godhead that our Father doesn’t belong to.

If the concept of “Godhead” isn’t infinitely inclusive of all Gods, just how many Godheads can a God in the Mormon universe belong to?

Can you imagine Jesus saying to the Father, “I’ll be hanging out with my other Godheads this weekend”?

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201 Responses to Do the Mormon Gods Belong to Multiple Godheads?

  1. Olsen Jim says:


    Tell if I am wrong- but you are comparing the revelation extending the Priesthood to blacks to the establishment of canon in ancient days? And you are asking how they are different because both came down to a vote- am I correct?

    My answer is quite simple- President Kimball and the Quorum of the Twelve were ordained Apostles and had the authority to make the decisions about which they prayed. They had the authority to cast votes in that decision.

    Those who compiled what eventually became the canonical New Testament (whomever they were) did not have the same office and commission to do so- at least we have no shred of evidence to the contrary.

    Understand- again that I am not saying lets throw out the Bible. My point is that some fundamental assumptions made about the Bible by EVs are not supportable.

    I know you don’t believe in the calling of Pres. Kimball and the Twelve, but at least from a logical standpoint regarding authority, it makes sense.

    As far as the NT canon- we simply don’t know any details.

    By the way, the canon has changed many times since it was established. The Book of Revelations for one has been a point of particular controversy. At any rate, the fact that what is considered “canon” has changed through the centuries sort of begs the question as to the definition of that word and who controls it.

    By the way, I left a post for you on another thread in our discussion of the BOM and Isaiah. Can’t remember which recent thread, but I am interested in your response if you can find it.

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