Mormonism teaches: God is made of flesh and bone

According to Mormonism, God is an exalted man with body parts, who was originally a human on another planet. Even now, he is comprised of flesh and bone, with eyes, ears, feet etc.

Mormon Scripture / Standard Works

• “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s;” [Doctrines and Covenants 130:22]
• “we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body … of flesh and bones,” [Articles of Faith (1899), 38.]

Mormon Authorities

Joseph Smith (Mormonism's founder-prophet): “God himself… is an exalted Man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens. … if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form—like yourselves, in all the person, image, and very form as a man;” [Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, 3-4.]
Heber C. Kimball (First presidency councilor): “We shall go back to our Father and God, who is connected with one who is still farther back; and this Father is connected with one still further back, and so on. [Journal of Discourses 5:19]
Joseph Fielding Smith (Mormonism's 10th president-prophet): “God is an exalted man... The Prophet taught that our Father had a Father and so on. [Doctrines of Salvation, 1:10,12]
Bruce McConkie: “God is an organized being just as we are who are now in the flesh” [Gospel Doctrine (1966) 64.]
Carfred Broderick: “God is a procreating personage of flesh and bone” [Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (Autumn, 1967), 100-101.]

GOD CAN ONLY BE ONE PLACE AT A TIME

Brigham Young (Mormonism's 2nd president-prophet): “Some would have us believe that God is present everywhere. It is not so”[Journal of Discourses 6:345.]
James Talmage: “If God possesses a form, that form is of necessity of definite proportions, and therefore of limited extension and space. It is impossible for Him to occupy at one time more than one space of such limits”; “God is not omnipresent… cannot be physically present in more than one place at a time” [A Study of the Articles of Faith, 43, 48.]

GOD RESIDES NEAR AN UNCHARTED STAR CALLED “KOLOB”

Mormon Scripture / Standard Works

• “[Abraham] saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; … and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.” [Book of Abraham 3:2 (in The Pearl of Great Price)]

Mormon Authorities

Joseph Smith: “Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to celestial time, which celestial time signifies one day to a cubit. One day in Kolob is equal to a thousand years according to the measurement of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.” [Book of Abraham, Facsimile No. 2, explanations to Fig. 1.]
Joseph Fielding Smith (6th President-Prophet of LDS church): “The Lord made known to him the following facts: That Kolob… is nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. …Oliblish, so called by the Egyptians, stands next to Kolob in the grand governing creation near the celestial, or place where Godresides. This great star is also a governing star and is equal to Kolob in its revolutions and in its measuring of time.” [Man: His Origin and Destiny (1954), 461.]
Bruce R. McConkie (LDS 'General Authority'): “The record says: 'It was after the Lord's time, which was after the time of Kolob (one day on which planet is equal to a thousand years our time);' … “Kolob means 'the first creation.' It is the name of the planet 'nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God.'” [Mormon Doctrine (1958), 184, 428.]
Bruce R. McConkie(LDS 'General Authority'): “Elder William W. Phelps teaches very effectively the endless nature of all good things: If you could hie to Kolob… D'ye think that you could ever, Through all eternity, find out the generation Where Gods began to be?” [Mormon Doctrine (1958), 163-164.] (See “If You Could Hie to Kolob,” Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Church, 1985.)

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