If one sentence could be used to sum up the difference between Mormonism and Christianity, it could be said without fear of contradiction that Mormonism is polytheistic and Christianity is monotheistic…. The Mormon Church defines the doctrine of the Trinity as actually a belief in three separate gods, which is not monotheism but tritheism.
— Walter Martin, quoted in False Gods of Our Time by Norman Geisler, p. 35
How many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were no Gods and worlds…. (Journal of Disclosures, 7:333)
— Brigham Young, quoted in False Gods of Our Time by Norman Geisler, p. 36
God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!… 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 that idea…. Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourself … the same as all gods have done before you. 6:305-6 Continue reading