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AMBER - Has there been any information provided on whether or not Christ or the Holy Ghost will become gods/fathers of their own worlds, similar to how Heavenly Father is the father of this world?

JOEL - Actually, Christ being the creator of this universe under the direction of the Father, is considered the God of this world and all other worlds in this universe (John 1:1-5). However, the question about whether Jesus will ever be a father to another Jesus in a new and different universe can only be answered through speculation. Eternal progression implies that our Father in Heaven also has a Father who also has a Father, etc. in to infinity. It's a logical assumption but there is no official doctrine on this subject. A few statements from Joseph Smith convey his opinion on the subject:

"In the very beginning the Bible shows there is a plurality of Gods beyond the power of refutation. It is a great subject I am dwelling on. The word Eloheim ought to be in the plural all the way through—Gods. The heads of the Gods appointed one God for us; and when you take [that] view of the subject, it sets one free to see all the beauty, holiness and perfection of the Gods.
If Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and John discovered that God the Father of Jesus Christ had a Father, you may suppose that he had a Father also. Where was there ever a son without a father? And where was there ever a father without first being a son? Whenever did a tree or anything spring into existence without a progenitor? And everything comes in this way. Paul says that which is earthly is in the likeness of that which is heavenly, hence if Jesus had a Father, can we not believe that he had a Father also?" (HC 6:474-77, TPJS, p. 373.)

This would tend to suggest that Jesus Christ will indeed become the Father of spirits and perhaps the father of a son who will do the same thing Jesus did in this universe.

We know even less about the future of the Holy Ghost. Some have speculated that if the Holy Ghost is one of Heavenly Father's spirit children, when the duties performed by Him are no longer needed that He will receive a body and continue on in His eternal progression.

Joseph Smith once said that, "The Holy Ghost is yet a spiritual body and is waiting to take to himself a body, as the Savior did."[Joseph Smith, Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith's Teachings, edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997)]


"The Holy Ghost is now in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has." (Joseph Smith, The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, Nauvoo, 27 August 1843. Reported by Franklin D. Richards.)

However, these statements from Joseph should probably be considered opinion at best, since neither he nor any other prophet has proclaimed it official church doctrine. If they are true then the Holy Ghost would at some point continue on the same path as Jesus and become a Father also. But like I said before this is all speculation.

I like President Joseph Fielding Smith's answer to a question about whether the Holy Ghost would receive a body, which I believe also relates to your question:

"There is so much in relation to the gospel that we are required to do and so many commandments to observe and ordinances to receive in order that we may obtain an exaltation in the kingdom of God, that we should have no time to enter into speculation in relation to the Holy Ghost. Too many members of the Church bother themselves about something which does not concern us and which has not been revealed. They neglect the weightier matters and fail to seek for the light and truth which is revealed and also to obtain and be true to the ordinances and covenants so essential to our salvation."(Answers to Gospel Questions, vol. 2 p. 148)

He's right of course but it is still hard for us to not wonder about such things.

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