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Do Mormons believe Jesus is God?

For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time. 2 Nephi 11:7

This verse found in the second book of the Book of Mormon makes it very clear that God is Christ and Christ is God.  He created all things.

And as I spake concerning the convincing of the Jews, that Jesus is the very Christ, it must needs to be that the Gentiles be convinced also that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God. 2 Nephi 26:12

This verse also makes it very clear that the Book of Mormon believes that Jesus always existed.  "Eternal" means forever in the past, present and future. 

However, Mormons believe that God was once flesh and bones and Jesus is literally the son by birth of God.  God had a birth day and so did Jesus.  The Holy Ghost is a spirit of God and not God.  This is not "eternal."

The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.  Doctrines & Covenants 130:22

The Book of Mormon contradicts later revelations to Mormon leaders by calling Jesus "God" and "Eternal."  To be a "Son of God" is not the same as being "God," as Mormons believe.  Jesus is a son of God, they say, just as we all are...spirits born in heaven to a God who was once a man on a planet somewhere.  Jesus just so happen to be the first spirit born to him.  However, you can't call something eternal if it has a birthday.

So for the Bible to call Jesus "God" and the "Son of God" is the same thing.  "God" in terms of nature and "Son of God" in terms of title.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.   In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:1-5
John 1 says:
  • The Word (Jesus) always was God.  He has no birth day.
  • Jesus created everything.
  • Jesus is life and light.
Mormons will say Jesus is the Son of God, but they mean Jesus exhibits the limitations of a once flesh and blood person who ascended to godhood.  That is not eternal.