To Become Like God

by Andrew C. Skinner


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What does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? A joint-heir with Jesus Christ? A possessor of all that the Father has? What did ancient Christians believe about the ultimate purpose of our creation? Do any other Christians hold similar views today?

Since the restoration of the gospel one doctrine in particular seems to have captured the imagination—and in some circles, the contempt—of the religious public. It is the doctrine of deification: all mortals may become like God, their Father in Heaven.

In To Become like God: Witnesses of Our Divine Potential, author Andrew C. Skinner delves into writings of ancient and modern Christians to show us that what the Prophet Joseph preached was a restoration in its purest sense—deification is a doctrine that had been lost or explained away by some when Christianity descended into apostasy.

With that restoration of eternal truths comes clarity. Our ultimate purpose in mortality is to receive the blessings of our divine parentage and the fight of Jesus Christ's Atonement: to become like Them.

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Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a professor of ancient scripture and Near Eastern studies and holder of the Richard L. Evans Professorship of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University, where he served as dean of Religious Education and as the first executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. A member of the international editorial group that translated the Dead Sea Scrolls and author or coauthor of more than two hundred articles and books on religious and historical topics, Dr. Skinner taught at the BYUJerusalem Center and was its associate director. He has served in the Church in several capacities: bishop, counselor in the Israel district presidency, member of the Correlation Evaluation Committee, and member of the Sunday School General Board. He and his wife, Janet Corbridge Skinner, are the parents of six children and grandparents of seven.

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By , Submitted on 2017-08-01

This book is one i could hardly put down. I have sent it to my son in law. It is so informative. It tells us how we can become like God, and that we are truly children of our Heavenly Father and we can become like our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus. I love it and will give one to each of my children and grandchildren..

To Become like God, by Andrew C. Skinner
By , Submitted on 2016-08-16

Solid doctrine, no fluff, real food for the mind. And thoroughly readable! Loved it!

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