Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 75: August 21, 1913
N ow, God also has a body of ﬂesh and bone like we have. One time when Abraham was in the plains of Mamre, as we read in Genesis, 18th chapter, God appeared unto him when he sat at his tent door. Abraham looked and saw three men coming towards him. Fancy telling men to-day that God is exactly like themselves in form. They would laugh; yet Abraham knew Him at once, and ran to meet Him and bowed himself toward the ground, and said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. And he also asked Him to tarry with him, and let His feet be washed because it was the custom in those eastern countries 'to do so, and also to partake of some food before He went on His journey, and the Lord consented to do so. Fancy a being not having a tangible body stopping to have his feet washed, and partaking of food. The Lord also said at this time that Sarah should have a child, which came to pass. The Lord also told Abraham that He was going down to Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the reports that He had heard regarding the wickedness of these places was correct, and we read that Abraham pleaded with God regarding those places. So there can be no doubt regarding the fact that our Father in heaven has a body exactly like unto our own in form, one difference, among others, being that while we are mortal, God is immortal; but when we rise from the grave this mortal will put on immortality, and then we shall be like Him, immortal also.
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