“Are Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ the same person?” Some Christians believe in “the Trinity,” which means they believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all one Being. The Church video “The Godhead” helps you understand that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost form a group known as the Godhead.
The Godhead consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Each member is a different, individual being, yet all three are united in thought, knowledge, power, and purpose. They work together in perfect unity with the hope of bringing all God’s children back to live with Them again.
Joseph Smith’s First Vision and modern revelation help us understand more completely. We know that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate People who are united in purpose:
- God is the Supreme Being and all-powerful Father of mankind. He is the literal Father of every human spirit, and every man and woman is created in His image. God—or Heavenly Father, as He is often called—has a glorified, physical body of flesh and bone.
- Jesus Christ is the firstborn Son of God and the great example for all people. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. Like His Father, Jesus Christ has a glorified body of flesh and bone.
- The Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, is the final member of the Godhead. He is a messenger, revealer of truth, and witness of the Father and the Son. The Holy Ghost is also known as the Comforter; His companionship brings truth, peace, and comfort. He is able to dwell within people because He does not have a physical body and exists only as a spirit.
Learn more in the Gospel Topic “Godhead.”
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