What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is perfect, all wise, and all-powerful; the ruler of the universe. He is also merciful, kind, and just. He is our Father in Heaven. We are created in His image. He has a body that looks like ours, but God's body is immortal, perfected, and has a glory that words can't describe. Because we are His children, He knows and loves each of us individually. He has a plan to help His children find joy in this life and return to live with Him when this life is over.

We believe in a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to be happy and successful and knows ways that we can receive that happiness. One of His greatest expressions of His love was sending his Son Jesus Christ to save the world from their mistakes or sins so that we can one day return to live with our Father in Heaven again in His presence. One of the other multiple ways that our Father in Heaven shows His love towards us is by giving us commandments that we may live by and follow. Many might think that God's laws are just a form of control, when actually it's not the case at all. We believe that Heavenly Father has given us commandments for our own benefit, just like laws of driving a car is not to inhibit a driver's freedom but to insure safety of the driver and society, so it is with obeying God's commandments and the nature of God.

God is the father of our spirits. He loves everyone of his children here on earth no matter what choices we make. God knows each of us personaly and desires to hear from us and have as great a relationship with each of us just as a father would want to have with his son here on earth. God knows everything that was, everything that is, and everything that will be. he has the power to cause anything to happen. He is a just god and a merciful god. He created all of us in his image, thus he has a body of flesh and bones like ours, except his is perfect, all glorified, and eternal. Of all these things the most important and great is that we are children of god and he loves us without end.


This information is from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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