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The Names of God in the Old Testament

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The Names Of God In The Old Testament

The Mormon Church has historically taught that God the Father and Jesus Christ are two separate Gods who can be identified as two separate beings in the Old Testament – the Father being identified as “Elohim” in Hebrew and the Son being identified as “Jehovah.” This paper examines this LDS claim and clearly explains the use of the names of God in the Old Testament, revealing that both words, “Elohim” and “Jehovah” or “Yahweh” refer to the same one, true God of the Bible. Using multiple passages of Scripture that are explained in their context, this paper refutes the erroneous and unbiblical teaching of Joseph Smith that God the Father was once a man like us who was born to a prior God and who worked his way to godhood.