What Do LDS Believe About Heavenly Father?


The belief in and love of God is the central message of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ, taught:

It is the first principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God. … I want you all to know Him … and to be familiar with Him (History of the Church, 6:305).

The Prophet Joseph was echoing the teachings of the Savior, who said,

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God (John 17:3).

Who is God? And why is it so important for us to know Him? We need to understand the answer to the first question in order to answer the second.

Who is God?

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