GODS, PLURALITY OF (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Opposition When Joseph Smith Preached about the Plurality of Gods — Thomas Bullock (June 16, 1844)

. . . now you know that of late some have sprung up & apostatized: & they declare that the Prophet believes: in a plurality of Gods— & lo & behold a very great secret they cry it has been my intention. to take up this subject. & shew what my Faith is in the matter— I have contemplated the saying of Jesus as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be at his 2nd. coming & if it rains ill preach— the plurality of Gods

Discourse, 16 June 1844–A, as Reported by Thomas Bullock, p. 1, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Plurality of Gods Proven in the Godhead & Scriptures — Thomas Bullock (June 16, 1844)

I have selected this text I wish to declare I have allways— & in all congregatns. when I have preached it has been the plurality of Gods it has been preachd 15 years— I have always declared. God to be a distinct personage— J. C. Jesus Christ a separate: & distinct pers from God the Far., the H. G was a distinct personage & a Spirit & these 3 constitute 3 distinct personages & 3 Gods— if this is in accordance with the New Testament— lo & behold we have 3 Gods any how & they are plural any how— our text says the apostle have discovered. that there were Gods above— God was the Far. of our Lord. J. C.— my object was to preach the Scriptures— & preach the doctrine there being a God above the Far. of our Ld. J. C.

Discourse, 16 June 1844–A, as Reported by Thomas Bullock, p. 1, The Joseph Smith Papers.

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