The Heavenly Father
"The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also..."
--Doctrine and Covenants, 130:22
Like most monotheistic religions, Mormons regard God as the all-powerful, all-good ruler of the universe who also loves and cares for humans. 1
Mormonism is unique, however, in its belief that God has a physical body. This belief is based on several biblical passages - such as those in which Moses speaks to God "face to face" or Stephen sees Jesus standing at the right hand of God - as well as divine revelation to Joseph Smith. 2
Mormons commonly refer to God the Father as "Heavenly Father," because "he is the Father of our spirits." 3
- "What is God like?" Mormon.org.
- "We are created in God's image." Mormon.org.
- "God, our Heavenly Father." Mormon.org.
- Mormon Beliefs: God the Father - BBC Religion
- Nature of God - Mormon.org (click on "Index" on the left for full list of topics)
- References for Mormon and Biblical Beliefs about God - Leadership U (non-Morman website)