May 2012

Our God may not be perfect

But he is nearer to us than we think.

In mainstream Christianity, God is considered an eternal being who created the world and the universe in which we reside.  Furthermore, he is a perfect being who cannot be controlled by any part of creation. However, in Mormon thought, we see God not as this platonic ideal but as a being subject to the natural laws of the universe who does not have power to overcome free will.  Does this make the Mormon God any less perfect or powerful than the traditional Christian?