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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About the Author

Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and founding executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. He is Professor of Ancient Scripture and Near Eastern Studies at BYU, a member of the international advisory board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, author of several books and over 200 articles and encyclopedia entries on religious and historical topics. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, holds masters’ degrees from Iliff School of Theology and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. degree in European and Near Eastern history from the University of Denver. He pursued graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and taught at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on several occasions. He taught Military History at the University of Colorado and Ricks College and was the recipient of a U.S. Military Academy Fellowship in U.S. military history. He is married to Janet Corbridge Skinner.

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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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