Today across many Ministries that outreach to Mormons is I agree with Moroni 8:18 day. There is a video above by my friend Aaron Shafovaloff explaining what we mean by this but here is an explanation. Firstly lets look at this verse that comes from the Book of Mormon.
This I would hope to Christians sounds like a very sound statement, in the bible we see strong support for this.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
The God of the bible has always been God and does not change, interestingly the Book of Mormon here supports this, however what have Mormon Leaders and Prophets said about this over the years.
“We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple. It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did, and I will show it from the Bible” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-346. Italics in original. See also Gospel Principles, 1997, p. 305).
Brigham Young, 2nd Mormon Prophet
“When you can thus feel, then you may begin to think that you can find out something about God, and begin to learn who he is. He is our Father—the Father of our spirits, and was once a man in mortal flesh as we are, and is now an exalted Being. How many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were not Gods and worlds, and when men were not passing through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. That course has been from all eternity, and it is and will be to all eternity. You cannot comprehend this; but when you can, it will be to you a matter of great consolation” (Brigham Young, October 8, 1859, Journal of Discourses 7:333).
Wilfred Woodruff, 4th mormon Prophet
“GOD IS INCREASING IN KNOWLEDGE. If there was a point where man in his progression could not proceed any further, the very idea would throw a gloom over every intelligent and reflecting mind. God Himself is increasing and progressing in knowledge, power, and dominion, and will do so, worlds without end” (The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, p. 3).
Lorenzo Snow, 5th Mormon Prophet
“As man is now, God once was; as God is now, man may be” (The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p. 2. See also The Life and Teachings of Jesus and His Apostles manual, 1979, p. 59).
Joseph Fielding Smith 10th Mormon Prophet
“Our Father in heaven, according to the Prophet, had a Father, and since there has been a condition of this kind through all eternity, each Father had a Father, until we come to a stop where we cannot go further, because of our limited capacity to understand” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 2:47. ).
Mormonism like many worldviews has evolved in its thinking over the years, the Book of Mormon has hardly any of the distinctive doctrines of Mormonism in it, in many ways it is quite biblical which makes sense as around a third of it is copied from the King James Bible. However as Joseph Smiths thinking developed so did his notion of God, this carried on with Brigham Young teaching that Adam was God and so on, please watch the video above and leave any thoughts you have.