Becoming like God

LDS Quotes on Becoming like God

Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“For each of us to “come unto Christ,” to keep His commandments and follow His example back to the Father is surely the highest and holiest purpose of human existence. To help others do that as well—to teach, persuade, and prayerfully lead them to walk that path of redemption also—surely that must be the second most significant task in our lives.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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“There is one thing the Lord and Lucifer have in common: they both desire for us to become as they are.”

Sheri Dew

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Neal A. Maxwell Headshot

“The more we become like Jesus, the more useful we are to Him.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  Ensign, July 1993, p. 74

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“[God] was made flesh in order that we might be enabled to be made gods.”

Athanasius of Alexandria (AD 295–373)  |  See Athanasius, Orationes Contra Arianus (Four Discourses Against the Arians)


One who really prays that this kingdom will come…[will make the effort to] keep himself in harmony with the order of the kingdom, to subject the flesh to the spirit, selfishness to altruism, and to learn to love the things that God loves. To make the will of God supreme on earth as it is in heaven is to be allied with God in the affairs of life.

James E. Talmage  |  Jesus The Christ - Page 157

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As I think about faith, this principle of power, I am obliged to believe that it is an intelligent force. Of what kind, I do not know. But it is superior to and overrules all other forces of which we know. . . . [We] have had this great power given unto us, this power of faith. What are we doing about it? Can you, can we, do the mighty things that our Savior did? Yes. They have been done by the members of the Church who had the faith and the righteousness so to do. Think of what is within your power if you but live the Gospel, if you but live so that you may invoke the power which is within you.

J. Reuben Clark  |  Conference Report, April 1960, p. 21

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