Some modern feminist Mormons pray to what is known as the “Heavenly Mother,” the mother of all human spirits and the wife of God the Father. Leading figures in the Mormon community, however, reject the idea, saying that only the Heavenly Father was mentioned as the address to the faithfuls’ prayers.
While the doctrines of the Heavenly Mother or heavenly parents are not often discussed, it is still referenced in a number of church hymns and is discussed in church teachings and a number of written sermons. While there is no known record of Smith’s explicit teaching on the subject, several of his contemporaries attribute the beginning of the doctrine to him.
Trinity? No: Godhead
For those who are members of more traditional sects of Christianity, there might be a couple of shrugs. Yeah, God is Jesus, Jesus is God, and Jesus walked the earth. Thus, God walked the Earth. But it doesn't work that way in the LDS Church.
To Mormons, there is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but the LDS Church believes they are separate and distinct beings. However, they are one in thoughts, actions, and purpose and are commonly referred to as the “Godhead.” The LDS Church also believes that God the Father is the literal father of the human spirits.
The Unending Cycle of Gods
In the LDS Church teachings, not only can any man aspire to be a God, the God that is current isn't the first or even the second God that has ever existed, and yes, that means the God the Father, the Lord of all creation kind of God.
There was a God before him, and there was one before that God, and so on. Mormons believe that this cycle has been happening for “reverse eternity,” meaning that there was no true beginning. I think I need to lie down.
Jesus Will be Back to Rule Crystal Earth
To Mormons, God's eternal plan has a couple of twists to it. But what plan doesn't, honestly? The LDS Church teaches that eventually, the Earth will be “baptized by fire” and then ruled over by Jesus Christ himself.
In addition, the deceased will be resurrected with healthy bodies and those that survived the whole experience will never be the same. But honestly, who can ever be the same after a fiery baptism? Well, we don't know.
It's possible that Joseph Smith included this information because he had previously been put on trial for practicing folk magic and being a “stone gazer.”
Under fear of further litigation, he included information that would increase the acceptability of such practices, though, at the same time, he removed allusions to his early life's folk magic elements, such as treasure-seeking activities, divining rods, magic circles, and seer stones in order to remove any pressure from himself. This knowledge, though not a secret, isn't very common now.