The true doctrine of the Godhead was lost in the apostasy that followed the Savior's mortal ministry and the deaths of His Apostles. This doctrine began to be restored when 14-year old Joseph Smith received his First Vision. From the his account of that First Vision and from his other teachings, we know that the members of the Godhead are three separate beings. The Father and the Son have tangible bodies of flesh and bones, and the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit.
Although the members of the Godhead are distinct beings with distinct roles, they are one in purpose and doctrine. They are perfectly united in bringing to pass Heavenly Father's divine plan of salvation.
I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and that he did see our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He talked with them, learned from them, and restored their true doctrine to the earth. I am grateful for his courage to ask a simple question and have faith he would receive an answer.
What are your thoughts of the Godhead?
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