Do Mormons believe in the Trinity?


2 Responses to “Do Mormons believe in the Trinity?”

Luciano Prado
2007-11-15 19:19:41
Mormons believe in the Trinity but have a slightly different view than other Christians. Mormons tend to read the New Testament more literally than other Christians when considering this question.

We believe in the divinity of the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost. We believe they are physically separate beings, but that they function in perfect harmony of will and purpose as one monotheistic unit, called the "Godhead," or, as Mormons often shorten it, just "God."

The difference between Mormons and other Christians is that other Christians technically believe that the three members of the Trinity are somehow simultaneously "one and three," but when they talk about the Trinity casually they typically speak of its three members as if they were separate beings. In casual speech Mormons speak the same way about the Trinity, except they actually do believe they are three separate beings (but one in purpose).

In the end, this slight difference in doctrine has virtually no theological consequences. To make a nerdy analogy, it doesn't matter whether you have three computer processors in one case, or three separate computers perfectly networked together. The power and function are the same. :)

And yes, Mormons do believe Jesus is God, and we do worship him.
Bettina Siebert
2007-11-22 06:25:53

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