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“As man now is, God once was: As God now is, man may be.”

— Lorenzo Snow

Fifth Mormon prophet
Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, Ch. 9, p. 46

Mormonism teaches that through obedience and loyalty to the church, members can become gods and preside over their own planets—just as Heavenly Father did—starting the cycle over.

Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them. Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye abide my law ye cannot attain to this glory.

Doctrine and Covenants

— Doctrine and Covenants


Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and 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, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power....

What is it? To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a god, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same as those who have gone before.

Joseph Smith

— Joseph Smith

Mormonism founder
"The King Follett Sermon"
General Conference, Nauvoo
Ensign (1971, April),

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