The Heavenly Mother and Godhood Doctrines
The LDS Position
Although it is not a doctrine which Mormons advertise frequently, they do believe that their God, Heavenly Father, has at least one goddess wife in the celestial kingdompossibly more. This allegedly exalted personage is commonly known as Heavenly Mother or our Mother in heaven.
An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection and holiness was associated with him as a Mother. The begetting of children makes a man a father and a woman a mother, whether we are dealing with man in his moral or immortal state (Doctrine, p. 516).
This makes clear the implicit LDS belief that all people were first conceived by some sort of marital act in the celestial kingdom between a father and a mother god. So central is the concept of a Heavenly Mother to LDS theology that premier LDS hymnologist Eliza Snow wrote a hymn which is well-beloved today by devout Mormons, and which contains the following verses:
Though "Mother" is not often mentioned, partially because of disturbing investigators who may be in sacrament meeting, she is obviously firmly ensconced as an essential feature of the law of eternal progression. There can be no "spirit babies" from God without a "Mrs. God".
The Biblical View
What does the Bible say about this extraordinary "revelation"? First, there is no biblical evidence for God the Father creating human beings as spirit children in celestial glory through sexual intercourse.
Second, although the Bible does speak about a mother in heaven, it is not quite what the Mormons have in mind: "The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger" (Jeremiah 7:18).
Jeremiah 44:25-28 also makes clear that God is furious with the Israelites for offering worship to the queen of heaven. Now surely, if this is God's bride, He would not object to a little honor being shown her, would He? Most husbands are delighted when their wives are treated nicely.
God responds the way He does because this "queen of heaven" has no more to do with truth than does Mormonism's "Heavenly Mother." Both are essentially forms of ancient pagan fertility goddesses like Ishtar or Diana of the Ephesians (Acts 19:24-35). All "Heavenly Mother" does is betray Mormonism's pagan roots.
According to LDS theology, we can become gods ourselves and then have our own planets to fill with our 'spirit children' and start the whole process all over again as has been done by infinite gods into eternity past; that God was once a man Himself before becoming a god, and that he is/was the first of the Human race. In various places, the church leaders go even further to state emphatically that this is Adam. The Adam-God doctrine was taught by Joseph Smith as well as Brigham Young, but the church has attempted to bury this teaching...it was printed in well over 40 different publications of the LDS church however, and is good for research purposes. At one time, LDS theology continued from there and said that the Holy Spirit did not bring about the virgin birth, but that God (Adam), as a deified man, had physical sexual intercourse with Mary to produce the child Jesus. Brigham Young declared,
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