**I don’t bear the burden of proof. He he fabricates nonsense has the burden of proof. Our doctrines are official and published in the Bible, Book of Mormon, D&C, and Pearl of Great Price.
Let’s see you provide proof of what you claim.
Prediction: Can’t and won’t.**
**WRONG! I can and I will.
First off, if your deceased Living Prophet Joseph Smith doesn’t know what Mormon Doctrine is, who does?
He has said the following things:
"God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man . I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute the idea… " (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-48).
From this we can deduce the following things:
The Mormonoid God the Father had a father before him, etc.
God is NOT eternal.**
". You have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you . " (Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 348). “Sons of God who exalt themselves to be Gods, even from before the foundation of the world, and [sic] are the only Gods I have a reverence for” (Ibid., p. 375). “. There is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation, and are thus gods” (McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 577).
From this it follows that the purpose of salvation in Mormonism is for a human being to be exalted to the status of a god.
And if this is not polytheism, what is?
Deceased Living Prophet Brigham Young (who likewise ought to know what Mormon Doctrine is) taught:
“When the virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, p. 50). “When the time came that His first-born, the Saviour, should come into the world and take a tabernacle, the Father came Himself and favoured that spirit with a tabernacle instead of letting any other man do it.” (Ibid., vol. 4, p. 218). “The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood - was begotten of His Father, as we were of our fathers” (Ibid., vol. 8, p. 115).
Apostle Orson Pratt taught, “.It was the personage of the Father who begat the body of Jesus; and for this reason Jesus is called ‘the Only Begotten of the Father;’ that is, the only one in this world whose fleshly body was begotten by the Father… The fleshly body of Jesus required a Mother as well as a Father. Therefore, the Father and Mother of Jesus, according to the flesh, must have been associated together in the capacity of Husband and Wife; hence the Virgin Mary must have been, for the time being, the lawful wife of God the Father. [NB–Since Momonism teaches that every person dwelling on this planet started out as a spirit child of their god the father, what does this say about the nature of the relationship of their gtf and his putative spirit daughter? bpbasil].God having created all men and women, had the most perfect right to do with His own creation, according to His holy will and pleasure: He had a lawful right to overshadow the Virgin Mary in the capacity of a husband, and beget a Son, although she was espoused to another; for the law which He gave to govern men and women was not intended to govern Himself, or to prescribe rules for His own conduct. It was also lawful in Him, after having thus dealt with Mary, to give her to Joseph her espoused husband. Whether God the Father gave Mary to Joseph for time only, or for time and eternity, we are not informed. Inasmuch as God was the first husband to her, it may be that He only gave her to be the wife of Joseph while in this mortal state, and that He intended after the resurrection to again take her as one of His own wives to raise up immortal spirits in eternity” (The Seer, p. 158).
Deceased Living Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith (who should know Mormon doctrine) taught, “Our Father in heaven is the Father of Jesus Christ, both in the spirit and in the flesh…I believe firmly that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh…not as the Son of the Holy Ghost, but the Son of God…Christ was begotten of God. He was not born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!” (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1. p. 18).
Deceased Living Prophet Ezra Taft Benson (who should know Mormon doctrine) said: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the most literal sense. The body in which He performed His mission in the flesh was sired by that same Holy Being we worship as God our Eternal Father. Jesus was not the son of Joseph, nor was He begotten by the Holy Ghost. He is the Son of the Eternal Father!” (Come Unto Christ, p. 4).
Just because these are NOT the “Standard Works” does not mean these are not Mormon Doctrines.
As I have said, your own deceased living prophets should know what Mormonism teaches, as you yourselves believe they hold the office of “prophet, seer, and revelator.”
If they don’t know what Mormonism teaches, can YOU claim to do so?