The And Of The Godhead

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“Oh my God!” is a phrase that has become more and more frequently used in day to day

conversations all across America. We often exclaim His name as we are given a new piece of

information, become annoyed, are surprised, and when we are exhausted and pleading for help

from deity. We hear His name in movies, song lyrics, and everyday life. There is no escaping it.

Do we ever really stop and think about what it is that this phrase is saying? Who is “God” and is

He really yours to be had? How can we as a society say and hear this phrase so often, and yet I

don’t think many of us actually know who this “God” is that we speak of. As we come to learn

and understand who the members of the Godhead are, we will come to know and gain an
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In some Christian religions these three individuals are considered

to exist as one, and it is referred to as The Trinity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day

Saints, however, believes that God the Father, Jesus the Messiah, and The Holy Spirit are three

distinctly separate individuals with their own distinct roles in our eternal progression. According

to the church’s first Article of Faith, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son,

Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.”. We esteem this principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ to

be so important that in the recorded word of God that is the Pearl of Great Price, there is a

Prophet to whom the Lord gave a commandment that highlighted the plain and simple need of

the understanding of this principle. In Moses chapter 7, verse 11, “And he gave unto me a

commandment that I should baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, which is full of

grace and truth, and of the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of the Father and the Son.”

Baptism, being a necessary ordinance for our salvation and eternal life, was to be done in, not

only the name of God the Father, but also in the name of the Son and the Holy Ghost. Each and

every one of them play a necessary role to ensure the progression of the human race towards

eternal life, joy, and happiness.

God the Father, also known as God, or Heavenly Father, is the literal Father of all of
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