“The Lord Invites Us to Become like Him and the Father”

Doctrine and Covenants 93:19–20

19 I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness.
20 For if you keep my commandments you shall receive of his fulness, and be glorified in me as I am in the Father; therefore, I say unto you, you shall receive grace for grace.

The Prophet Joseph Smith said:

“Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves, . . . by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, . . . until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power. . . .

“. . . [The righteous who have died] shall rise again to dwell in everlasting burnings in immortal glory, not to sorrow, suffer, or die any more, but they shall be heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. What is it? To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a god, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same as those who have gone before.”

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 221–22.)