Attributes of God
Mormonism denies that God has any incommunicable attributes. In other words, Mormonism teaches that there is no attribute of God that humanity cannot fully share. The Mormon doctrine of God finds little unique about himself. For Mormons, we should worship God, not because he alone possesses that which makes him God (i.e., divine attributes), but because he happens to be our literal Father.
Mormons would readily admit that God is "all-powerful", "all-knowing", and "everywhere-present", but use radically content behind the terms.
God, in Mormonism, does not have power of all other god-beings.
According to Mormonism, God is finite and can be located within space and time.
According to Mormonism, God was not always all-knowing. He had to learn. Most Mormons affirm that God knows everything now, but this isn't as significant as it is in traditional Christianity, because what God knows is finite.
- See main article: Jealousy of God
- "That God has a physical body (D&C 130:22) is one of the most important of all truths restored in this dispensation: it is inextricably linked to such doctrines as the immortality of the soul, the literal resurrection, eternal marriage, and continuation of the family unit into eternity. In his corporeal, or physical nature, God can be in only one place at a time. His divine nature is such, however, that through his Holy Spirit, his glory, his power, and his influence fill the immensity of space. His Holy Spirit is the means by which God is omnipresent and through which law and light and life are extended to us (D&C 88:6-13.)" (Robert Millet, Getting At The Truth -- Responding to Difficult Questions about LDS Beliefs, 2004, p. 107)
- ↑ Unfortunately, many Mormons will use these terms without informing the listener of the newly supplied meanings (cf. Lying for the Lord).