Was God Always God?




I have never been able to reconcile the contradictions between this doctrine taught in every book of scripture, and what Joseph Smith taught in the King Follett Sermon. What insight can you give to make it make sense?

Moroni 8:18 – “God… is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity.”
Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever.”
King Follett Sermon, Joseph Smith – “We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea…”



Hi Adrianne,

Thank you for your question.

Let’s look at the scriptures you quoted a little further.

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