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

What kind of beings are we, and how do we relate to God and everything God made? Let’s take a look at how Mormonism answers those questions.

Key Points:

  • Mormons Believe Humans Existed Before This Mortal Life
  • Mormons Believe Humans Are the Literal Offspring of God
  • Mormons Believe Human Beings Are the Same Kind of Being As God
  • Mormons Believe Human Beings Are Capable of Becoming gods Themselves

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What do you love most about being human? What do you wish humans could do that we can’t do?
  3. Read Genesis 2:7. How does this picture of creation square with the idea of a premortal human existence?
  4. Why is a premortal existence an attractive idea to some people?
  5. The Bible emphasizes becoming children of God by adoption (see Romans 8:14-17). How does the metaphor of adoption help you understand what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a child of God?
  6. Talk about the Mormon idea of eternal progression. What do you think of the idea that human beings can become just like God?
  7. “There is comfort in knowing that we are ‘mere mortals’.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not?
  8. What do you think are the results when people minimize the distinction between God and human beings?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the What Mormons Believe series.