Becoming a god is not Mormon doctrine? And if it is Evangelical doctrine, I can't wait to start hearing more layman Evangelicals teach the doctrine of human deification.
Essentially, Mormonism teaches that the God of t his world was once a man
Kind of like how "The Word was God...And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us?" (John 1:1, 14)
perhaps a sinner like all other men
Pure speculation that is the focused on by people like that Aaron S. guy from the incredibly scholarly MRM.
and that through obedience to the laws and ordinances of Mormonism, was resurrected and exalted to Godhood.
Wow, that is more than I really know. This sounds more like a quote from "The God Makers" than any official doctrine.
Speaking of "The God Makers":
"The Mormons are truly "godmakers": as the doctrine of exaltation explains, the fullness of human salvation means "becoming a god." Yet what was meant to be a term of ridicule has turned out to be a term of approbation, for the witness of the Greek Fathers of the Church, described in chapter two, is that they also believed that salvation meant "becoming a god." It seems that if one's soteriology cannot accommodate a doctrine of human divinization, then it has at least implicitly, if not explicitly, rejected the heritage of the early Christian church and departed from the faith of first millennium Christianity. However, if that is the case, those who would espouse such a soteriology also believe, in fact, that Christianity, from about the second century on, has apostatized and "gotten it wrong" on this core issue of human salvation. Thus, ironically, those who would excoriate Mormons for believing in the doctrine of exaltation actually agree with them that the early church experienced a "great apostasy" on fundamental doctrinal questions. And the supreme irony is that such persons should probably investigate the claims of the LDS Church, which proclaims that within itself is to be found the 'restoration of all things.'" (Jordan Vadja, "Partakers of the Divine Nature
He is the God of this earth.
More like the Universe.
All men can become gods by the same route.
God became God by route of the Atonement of Jesus Christ?
On the other hand, Christians believe in the doctrine of divinization or theosis.
Well, considering theosis
means "making divine," I don't see the conflict. Last time I checked, Mormons believed in deification.
But Jordan Vadja makes the distinction fairly well:
"The most profound difference between the doctrines of theosis
and exaltation revolves around the way in which humans become divinized, or become gods. In the doctrine of theosis,
divinization comes about through participation
in the divine energies of the one divine nature, which divine nature is fully possessed by each of the three divine persons who comprise the Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the doctrine of exaltation, divinization comes about through growth
of a capacity which is innate to the children born of Heavenly Parents—the Father and his eternal companion. This difference—the difference between participation
—can be rooted in two very different ontological understandings of divine nature and human nature...The doctrine of theosis
presupposes that there is a fundamental distinction between uncreated being and created being...The doctrine of exaltation presupposes that God is of the same species as human persons. There is no distinction between uncreated and created beings or persons since all persons, divine as well as human, are uncreated. In other words, intelligence,
the core or essence of every person (whether divine or human) is self-existent and eternal, uncreated and uncreatable...Even given this profound difference rooted in ontology, the difference between participation and growth, the doctrines of theosis
and exaltation both agree in teaching that divinized humans are always subordinate to the God who makes their divinization a reality."
There are several views, but absolutely none have anything remotely related to the Mormon view.
Becoming a god doesn't relate to the Mormon view?
For Christians, theosis means we can receive the attributes of God by grace.
Last time I checked, Mormons could only reach godhood by mean of Christ's atonement. What is that called? Oh, that's right, grace.
There never was a time when God was not God.
So, it really only has to do with our view of God. Nothing whatsoever to do with the idea of becoming one.
Notice this opening:
"In his great work, On the Incarnation
, he wrote similarly that Christ 'was made man that we might be made God.'"
Now check out Daniel C. Peterson's findings: http://mi.byu.edu/pu...d=46&chapid=258