Is God the only God?
By Jacob Howard
It is a well-kept belief, among true Mormons, that the God they believe in, is only God of this planet and its immediate areas. This is held to because Mormon doctrine teaches that humans can eventually become gods themselves and be granted planets to rule.
In Doctrine and Covenants 132:20 it says:
Then shall they [faithful Mormons] be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting o everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them.
If a faithful Mormon can become a god, then they have all the privileges of a god, including ruling planets, and controlling people. Because Mormons teach that God was once a man, and that He rose the “steps of godhood”, that man can do it to.
Remember that God, our heavenly Father, was perhaps once a child, and mortal like we ourselves, and rose step by step in the scale of progress, in the school of advancement; has moved forward and overcome, until He has arrived at the point where He now is. “Is this really possible?” Why, my dear friends, how would you like to be governed by a ruler who had not been through all the vicissitudes of life that are common to mortals? If he had not suffered, how could he sympathize with the distress of others? If he himself had not endured the same, how could he sympathize and be touched with the feelings of our infirmities? He could not, unless he himself had passed through the same ordeal, and overcome step by step. If this is the case, it accounts for the reason why we do not see Him—He is too pure a being to show himself to the eyes of mortals; He has overcome, and goes no more out, but He is the temple of my God, and is a pillar there.
– Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Volume 1, Page 123
According to Mormon belief, one can only be a god or God if he or she has gone through the trials of life. How else can they rule with mercy, justice and sympathy? So, a man or woman can be born, and through Mormonism, excel to being a god or goddess and rule over their own planet and do what they wish with it.
Now, the Bible says something much different. In 1 Corinthians 8:6 it says:
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.
It also says in Colossians 1:17 that God has existed eternally and was never created or a man. Claiming that God was once a man is blasphemy.
John 4:24 makes it clear that God is Spirit and does not nor ever has had a body, since He is unchanging. James 1:13 tells us that God has never even sinned or can be tempted, making it that He never could have been human.
God was never a man and man can never become a god, much less a god who can rule his or her own planet. It says in Hebrews 9:27:
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: