Further Clarification on the Godhead

While Latter-day Saints see Jesus and Heavenly Father as separate beings, we do sometimes refer to Jesus as God and the Father, not only because the Father and Son are one in purpose, but because Christ was begotten of the Father and it is through Christ’s atonement that we receive spiritual life. Which is why the Book of Mormon refers to Christ as God in several places where Joseph could have made a change but didn’t.

Learn more about LDS views of Jesus as both the Father and the Son, here.

***Another really important way of understanding the scriptural indication that Jesus and the Father are “one” is by reviewing the following quote by Jesus in the New Testament:

“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

(John 17:20-23)

Obviously Christ is not saying that the disciples will be physically one with the Godhead. We should view scriptures about Christ and the Father being “one” in the same light.