Mormon Doctrine of Deity the Roberts-Van Der Donckt Discussion: The Roberts-Vander Donckt Discussion
Author: B.H. Roberts
Publisher: Horizon Pub & Dist Inc
Release Date: July 15, 1975
When two local ministers criticized Latter-day Saint beliefs about God in 1901, Elder Brigham H. Roberts of the LDS hierarchy defended the following doctrines:
First, we believe that God is a being with body in form like a manâs; .. That in a word , God is an exalted, perfected man.
Second, we believe in a plurality of Gods.
Third, we believe that somewhere and some time in the ages to come ... man at least may become like Godâ"a God.
Roberts critiqued Catholic and protestant theology, calling it âpaganized Christianityââ" a characterization that promoted the now famous rebuttal from the Reverend Cyril Van Der Donckt of Pocatello, Idaho. To this Roberts penned an even more comprehensive rejoinder.
Published as the Mormon Doctrine of Deity, this debate forms one of he most engaging and compete considerations of the topic ever compiled. It not only showcases two brilliant, quick-witted theologians, it also surveys authoritative historical sources for both the Mormon and traditional Christian beliefs about God.