There are some peculiar consequences that flow from the LDS doctrine of “an infinite regression of LDS Gods.” As I understand it, “God the Father” is the God of “this Earth,” but comes to us from another Earth, who was a faithful LDS follower on that other Earth. That other Earth had a different LDS God who also came from yet a different Earth. And so on, and so on, and so on… for an infinite number of regressions (or iterations).
To understand one of the most significant consequences, I need to talk about the “family tree” of LDS Gods. Family trees have two dimensions – generations back in time, and generations across time. On this planet, for example, there are a few billion people. The family tree of humanity has only so many “generations back in time” before we reach our first human parents (Adam and Eve). But, today, the billions of people are “generations stretched across time.” The tree has a “height” back to Adam and Even, and a “width” across all the billions of people alive today.
The LDS God family tree is both infinitely high and infinitely wide. Consequently:
[list]there are an infinite number of “Earths” in existence today.[/list]
If the LDS teachings are true, then we know that some percentage of the Earths will have active LDS temples. Consequently
[list]There are an infinite number of active LDS temples.[/list]
[list]There are an infinite number of LDS weddings taking place.[/list]
[list]There are an infinite number of LDS people entering the spiritual world.[/list]
But, the question becomes – how long does it take for there to be an infinite number of LDS people entering the spiritual world? Since there are an infinite number of Earths, in only requires the smallest instant of time. Any tiny fraction – no matter how small – when multiplied by infinity – results in infinity. And, when looking at a process – if some number are produced over a period of time – if the amount produced is infinite, then each division of time also produces an infinite quantity. Thus, an instant might be only one second. Or, it might even be a tiny fraction of a second. Regardless, in each instant:
[list]The LDS God Family Tree grows by an infinite amount of new LDS Gods.[/list]
How many instants have flown by since the time you started reading this post? A whole bunch!!! And, in that time, the ranks of the LDS God family has grown by a difficult to comprehend amount! Even if each atom in the Universe were to be counted – it would be nothing compared to the number of LDS Gods that have been created in just this very instant!
How long has this been happening? Since we are talking about an LDS God Family Tree that goes back into time for an infinitely long amount of time – the proper answer is:
[list]An infinite quantity of LDS Gods have been added to the LDS God Family Free for each instant of time for ***an infinitely LONG amount of time!!***[/list]
The one thing that I find most peculiar is the consequence of the teaching that each new LDS God is given “an Earth” by their previous LDS God. Maybe I have this wrong. But, even if a tiny fraction of new LDS Gods are given an Earth, the results are the same. Namely:
[list]an infinite number of new Earths come into existence each and every instant.[/list]
[list]this has been occurring for an infinitely long period of time[/list]
If you thought the Universe was big – that is (literally) nothing when compared to the reality of an infinite quantity of Earths – if the LDS teaching is true. That is what I find most peculiar about the Infinite Regression of LDS Gods.