Christianity has always taught that only God is an exalted being and not people. Paul taught, “wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11) However, in Mormonism, they take exaltation and proclaim it is now for believers also. How many people have become Gods and we also need to learn to become Gods ourselves. Joseph Smith said, “here, then, is eternal life — to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one.” (King Follett Discourse) Where do you read this in the Bible? The answer, it doesn’t exist, but in the thoughts of man.
This is in contrast to what the Bible says about there being one God. Moses wrote, “unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.” (Deuteronomy 4:35) “Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.” (Deuteronomy 4:39) And therefore, we teach our children the same thing. That there is only one God in the heavens, On the other hand, Joseph Smith taught the Mormons the opposite and said, “from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power. And I want you to know that God, in the last days, while certain individuals are proclaiming his name, is not trifling with you or me.” (King Follett Discourse) And to this day Mormons believe in exaltation to Godhood, while denying that there is only one God. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, wake up the Mormon people to their idolatry. So many of them don’t realize it but a belief in exaltation is idolatrous. Truly, this sin comes from Satan, for He desired to exalt himself to Your throne, before being thrust down to earth like lightning. God, I do not wish for the same thing to happen to these idolaters, but it must happen because of justice. You have stated in Your Word, the Bible, that all idolators shall have their part in the lake of fire. I can just imagine what this looks like. For a person to first go to hell when they die, be judged, and then be thrown into a lake of fire, which is the second death. This must be terrifying and so painful to bear. I truly feel for these people. Not to say that most of them have been warned of the wrath to come and have denied their chance to be saved. As for those who never knew any different, thinking they were on the right path, I know that You will be able to sort it all out on judgment day. You are so good, God. I want more of You and less of me. I love You, Jesus. Amen.