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“The idea that the Lord our God is not a personage of tabernacle is entirely a mistaken notion. He was once a man.

“Brother Kimball quoted a saying of Joseph the Prophet, that he would not worship a God who had not a Father; and I do not know that he would if he had not a mother; the one would be as absurd as the other. If he had a Father, he was made in his likeness. And if he is our Father we are made after his image and likeness. He once possessed a body, as we now do; and our bodies are as much to us, as his body to him. Every iota of this organiziation [sic] is necessary to secure for us an exaltation with the Gods.”

~Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 9:286~