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According to the Mormon doctrines, who created the universe?

This may be related to a previous question about the first god who began eternal progression. This is something I've really been wondering for a while. If the Almighty God began life as a man, he ...
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Do Mormons actually believe in any sort of supreme being/ultimate reality/"Absolute"?

From what I've heard about the Mormon God, he doesn't actually seem to fit the description of "supreme being" and rather seems more like a polytheistic Greek or Hindu God. The following may be ...
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Does the Mormon doctrine of exaltation implicitly require acknowledging the existence of sentient extra-terrestrial life?

The Mormon doctrine of exaltation is that we can become like God is, and in essence, attain godhood. This has sometimes been summarized, "As man now is, God once was. As God now is, man may become." I ...
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According to LDS (Mormon) teaching, who was the first God who began the eternal progression?

I understand that the LDS church teaches the concept of eternal progression, that "As God is, so man can become and as man is, so God once was." So, men may attain godhood in exaltation. By ...
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How do Mormons interpret Isaiah 43:10?

"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be ...
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When did the LDS church start teaching that God the Father had a beginning?

As per the question here "Why is God the Father referred to as "Eternal Father" in LDS writings when He is not believed to be eternal?" and in other places, it seems that the LDS church ...
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What was Brigham Young's teaching regarding Adam being God?

I understand that Brigham Young, the second Prophet of the LDS Church, taught what is known as the Adam-God doctrine for much of his tenure as Prophet of the Church. What are the specifics with ...
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According to LDS, on what earth did God live before he became God and created everything?

There is an LDS doctrine which appears in catchy couplet form as follows: As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be 5th LDS President Lorenzo Snow is said to have formed this couplet on ...
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According to LDS teaching, Does God have a God?

This question discusses the LDS teaching that “As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may be.” ( The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, ed. Clyde J. Williams [1984], 1.) The teaching is partially ...
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Does a history exist of the origin and development of the Latter-day Saint teaching of a premortal existence?

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I'm very familiar with the LDS Church's teachings of a premortal existence. I'm interested in the development of that teaching though. ...
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Biblical basis of exaltation (LDS)

In regards to this answer on LDS biblical contradictions. Are there biblical scriptures to support the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints belief in exaltation (progression to godhood) of God, ...
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