Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother

You sisters, I suppose, have read that poem which my sister composed years ago (Oh My Father), and which is sung quite frequently now in our meetings. It tells us that we not only have a Father in “that high and glorious place,” but that we have a Mother too; and you will become as great as your mother, if you are faithful.” (Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p 7-8)

We are the offspring of God. He is our Father, and we have a Mother in the other life as well. (Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p.191)

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose. (The Family: A Proclamation to the World, Ensign, November 1995, p.102)

All men and women are in the similitude of the universal Father and Mother, and are literally the sons and daughters of Deity. (“The Origin of Man,” Messages of the First Presidency, 4:203)

God made man in his own image and certainly he made woman in the image of his wife-partner. You [women] are daughters of God. You are precious. You are made in the image of our heavenly Mother. (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.25)

All are in the image of heavenly parents” In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency stated: “All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose” (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102; see also D&C 29:31–32; Moses 3:5).

Advertisements

About LDS Scripture Teachings

I write about ways scripture applies in our lives: LDSScriptureTeachings.org
This entry was posted in Heavenly Father and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother

  1. Pingback: Heavenly Father | LDS Scripture Teachings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s