Man, Men

    Refers to all mankind, both male and female. All men and women are the literal, spiritual offspring of a Heavenly Father. When they are born into mortality, they receive physical, mortal bodies. These bodies were created in God’s image (Gen. 1:26–27). Men and women who are faithful in receiving the necessary ordinances, keeping their covenants, and obeying God’s commands will enter into their exaltation and become as God.

    Man, a spirit child of Heavenly Father

    • They fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh:Num. 16:22; ( Num. 27:16; )
    • Ye are the children of the Lord your God:Deut. 14:1;
    • Ye are gods and all of you are children of the Most High:Ps. 82:6;
    • Ye are the sons of the living God:Hosea 1:10;
    • Have we not all one Father? Hath not one God created us?:Mal. 2:10;
    • We are the offspring of God:Acts 17:29;
    • The Spirit itself beareth witness that we are the children of God:Rom. 8:16;
    • Be in subjection unto the Father of spirits:Heb. 12:9;
    • The spirits of all men are taken home to that God who gave them life:Alma 40:11;
    • The inhabitants of the worlds are begotten sons and daughters of God:D&C 76:24;
    • Man was in the beginning with the Father:D&C 93:23, 29;
    • God created all men spiritually, before they were upon the face of the earth:Moses 3:5–7;
    • I am God; I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh:Moses 6:51;

    Man, potential to become like Heavenly Father

    • Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father:Matt. 5:48; ( 3 Ne. 12:48; )
    • Is it not written in your law that ye are gods?:John 10:34; ( D&C 76:58; )
    • We may become heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ:Rom. 8:17;
    • Thou art a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ:Gal. 4:7;
    • When he shall appear, we shall be like him:1 Jn. 3:2;
    • To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me on my throne:Rev. 3:21;
    • To them have I given to become the sons of God:3 Ne. 9:17;
    • Those who inherit the celestial kingdom are gods, even the sons of God:D&C 76:50, 58;
    • Then shall they be gods, because they have all power:D&C 132:20;