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Do Latter-day Saints believe in an infinite regression of Gods?

The claim can be found in the article Mormonism’s Infinite Regression of Gods: Tenth President Joseph Fielding Smith seems to have understood that Joseph Smith was teaching what is known as an “...
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Can non-inifinite beings make logical deductions about infinite properties of God?

Some of the least useful discussions I've seen in Christianity revolve around the absolute, superlative properties of God. "God is infinitely good, therefore, He ..."; "God is infinitely just, ...
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CS Lewis said time would probably continue in Heaven...But how?

(See 'Letters To Malcolm') CS lewis said, because mankind is by definition finite, that we shall always be in a situation of successive time, with the present becoming past. In 'The Problem Of Pain' ...
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Is Thomas of Aquinas's idea of 'beatification' still held? [duplicate]

If so, how can we agree that man will only reach the end he was meant to enjoy by achieving the highest happiness, where there is nothing left to want or can be had...if we assume we shall remain ...
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Why do theologians and philosophers suppose a connection between God's Infiniteness or Finiteness and Omnipresence, and Problem of Evil?

Why do theologians and philosophers suppose a connection between God's Infiniteness or Finiteness and Omnipresence, and Problem of Evil? Proponents of God's Finiteness (like William James), suppose ...
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What is the consensus within Christianity regarding the application of infinite punishment in response to finite sin?

My understanding is that the concept of Hell can have multiple interpretations. Some see it as a temporary purgatorial state or as a state of separation from god. My question focuses on Christian ...
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HOW good will our joy be when we reach the ressurection? Infinite, transfinite or finite?

CS Lewis keeps calling the joy of the ressurection 'infinite joy'. I brought this up on a site (like this one) and someone replied that he probably meant it as a huge amount of joy...but not infinite ...
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Have any prominent Christian Intelligent Design proponents discussed the issue of a potential infinite regress of intelligent designers?

We can arrive at an infinite regress of designers as follows: Suppose that X is so complex that it's considered to show evidence of design. Accordingly, we infer that an intelligent designer must be ...
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