Hi, I’m not the author of the OP, but…
Thanks for the questions. I didn’t realize that the Mormons did not believe in these doctrines. I knew that their doctrine of the trinity was different, but not that they disbelieved.
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My question to the OP was about the doctrines of one divine being,
That Doctrine is based on the word “eternal”. The Being which created the universe is eternal. He had no beginning and has no end. Since He is eternal, He is all Being. Scripture says:
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Therefore, since He is all Being, there is no room for another divine being.
This is revealed by God and documented in the Scripture.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Now, if the Word was God in the beginning, then the Word is God today, because God is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
In addition, Scripture says:
2 Cor. 3:16-18, “but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”
And Scripture also says that we can see the Lord in nature. And the Trinity is seen throughout nature. For example. There are three aspects of time. Past, present and future. Yet the three are seamlessly one. Just try to separate the past from the present or the present from the future. You can’t.
Now, look at matter. All matter exists in three dimensions. Height, width and depth. And the three are seamlessly one. Therefore, the entire universe is in the image of the Living God.
and creation ex-nihilo,
Ex-nihilo, the Doctrine that the universe was created out of nothing. Scripture says:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
There is no mention of Him turning anything into something, so, there you are.
which your response doesn’t address. You reflexively returned to Joseph Smith. I’m interested to hear what he has to say on those topics, if he chooses to respond.
He chooses not to say anything until he’s better able to address the questions. But, perhaps you can explain the Mormon answer to these questions. That way we can compare and see which is more logical and which is more attested in Scripture.