Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

Jesus is important to both Latter-day Saints and traditional Christians. Both largely agree on Jesus' earthly life, but diverge significantly about Jesus' pre-earth identity.

Key Points:

  • Why We Believe God Is a Spirit
  • An Embodied Being Is Limited
  • What About Bible References to God’s Bodily Features?
  • As a Spirit, God Is Omnipresent
  • As a Spirit, God Is Worthy of Worship

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Read John 4:21-24. What does it mean to say that “God is Spirit”? How is that different from saying that God has a spirit?
  4. What are some ways that God would be limited if he had a body?
  5. Read Psalm 91:1-4. What does this verse say about God’s physical attributes? Do you think it is literal or metaphorical? Explain.
  6. Read Jeremiah 23:23-24. How can a physical being be “close at hand” and “far away” at the same time?
  7. What difference does it make to our lives if God has a body or if God is spirit?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Understanding God After Mormonism series.

This is part of the About Mormonism series.