Missionary Chat: Gods & Planets
I’m kind of enjoying chatting with the missionaries online. Â Since it’s on my own terms, it’s kind of nice. Â Here’s my discussion from this week:
Bob (me): Hi. I have a question for the two of you.
Bob: Do you, personally, believe that, after you die, you will become gods and get to create your own planets?
Joey: We believe that we have the potential to inherit all that God hath. We don’t know what that will look like literally. Â There is a great article on the subject if you would be interested in reading in more detail. Â (posted link to recent article)
Bob: I read the article. I know what it says. Â I want to know what Joey and Sean (you two) personally believe.
Joey: I believe that just as a seed grows up to be a strong tree just like the tree it fell from, we have the potential to grow up to be just like our Father in whose image we were created.
Bob: Nice metaphor, Joey. Â Can I take that to mean that you believe you can become a god?
Joey: I believe I have divine potential to become like God. I don’t believe that I will replace God, nor do I believe that I know of all the powers I will have as far as creating worlds and such. I do believe, however, that I will be able to have children with my wife in heaven as an eternal divine being.
Bob: Excellent. Â And Sean, what do you believe?
Sean: I’m not exactly sure what will happen in the next life, but I do know that God has told us we will become like Him. As far as what exactly this entails, I don’t know. It is His purpose, God’s purpose, to help us come back to Him. We are His children in the most real sense. Â As His children, I don’t see how anything separates us in the essence of what we can become. Just as a child follows the example of their father on this earth.
Bob: Great! Thank you both.
Sean: No problem. Anything else we can help you with?
Bob: If you’re okay with it, can I clarify one point in what you wrote, Sean? Â You wrote, “Just as a child follows the example of their father on this earth.” What about women?
Sean: Sure. I just said it like that because God is our Father in Heaven. Â We’re following God. Him. The roles of men and women in heaven will be different, yes, but we will be together, one in purpose. Marriage is meant to be a binding union, where man and wife become one.
Bob: So, men will become something “like” God. What will women become?
Sean: The same.
Bob: Goddesses? Mothers in Heaven?
Sean: Yeah, pretty much. Â Like I said, we don’t know exactly, but it’s safe to say yes to that.
Bob: Okay. Great. Thank you.
Sean: You’re welcome!
So, LDS, Inc. is downplaying the famous couplet, but the missionaries still believe it. Â And they’re sexist.