In all of Christendom Mormons are unique in declaring that multiple diving beings exist in the heavens. An organized explanation of that belief is the subject for another post, in this one I wish only to provide a list that I have compiled of bible passages that seem to demonstrate that basic fact. Some of them are more impressive than others, and taken as a whole they provide a strong argument for the fact that the various authors of the bible believed in the existence of multiple divinities.
God of Gods
(What sort of praise is it to say God is above all gods if no other gods exist?)
(Matt 22:32, Mark 12:27, Luke 20:38; God is not the God of the dead, but of the living)
Gen 1: 26 Let us make man in our image, after our likeness
Gen 3: 5 ye shall be as gods
Gen 3: 22 the man is become as one of us
Gen 11: 6-7 let us go down
Exo 15: 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?
Deut 10:17 the LORD(yehvah) your God is God of gods
Josh 22: 22 The LORD(yehvah) God of gods, the LORD(yehvah) God of gods
2 Chron 2: 5 our God above all gods.
Psalm 82: 1 GOD standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
Psalm 82: 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Psalm 86: 8 Among the gods
Psalm 95: 3 above all gods
Psalm 135: 5 above all gods
psalm 136: 2 the God of gods
Psalm 138: 1 before the gods
Isa 14: 13 above the stars of God… upon the mount of the congregation
Daniel 2: 47 God is a God of gods
Dan 5: 14 spirit of the gods
Daniel 11: 36 against the God of gods
Most High God
Gen 14: 18 -20,22 most high God
2 Sam 22: 14 the most High
Psalm 7: 17 LORD most high
Psalm 18: 13 the Highest
Psalm 47: 2 LORD most high
Psalm 50: 14 the most High
Psalm 57: 2 God most high
Psalm 78: 56 the most high God
Psalm 82: 6 you are children of the most High
Psalm 83: 18 the most high
Psalm 91: 9 the most High
Psalm 92: 1,8 O most High
Heb 7: 1 most high God
Deut 4:19 them(gods), which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Exo 22: 28 Thou shalt not revile the gods
Exo 23: 13 the name of other gods
Psalm 29: 1 O ye gods (benê ’elîm)
Psalm 96: 4 above all gods.
1 Cor 8: 5 -6 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
Deut 32: 8 -9 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of El (Universally accepted as “children of El” by scholars…the KJV is wrong).
9 For the LORD’s(yhwh) portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. (Yahweh is one of various gods who received a nation to rule….his received Israel.)
“Oneness of God”
Gen 1:26-27 “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…..So God created man in his own image” ( God is an US)
Gen 11: 6 the people is one
Ezek. 37:16-17 stick of Judah and stick of Ephraim become “one stick” and “one in thine hand”
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
John 17:21-23 ; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Acts 4: 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Galat. 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
1 John 5: 7–8, 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Eph 3: 14-15; 14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Tim 2: 5 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Heb 8: 6 he is the mediator
Heb 9: 15 he is the mediator
Heb 12: 24 Jesus the mediator
God of Jesus Christ
John 20: 17 to my God, and your God.
Matt 27: 46 , My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Heb 1: 8 -9 therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
2 Cor 11: 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Eph 1: 3 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Eph 1: 17 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Common arguments against a multiplicity of Gods:
Deut 6: 4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:(Hear, O Investigator: Elder Jones our missionary is one Elder.)
Isa 43: …before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. (There is no before or after God, God is eternal)
Deut 4:35,39; 32:29; Isa 44: 6 Isa 44:8; 45: 5, 18, 21; 46: 9,6 ‘beside me there is no God.’(Isa; 47: 8,10; Zeph 2:15; Babylon and Ninevah say the same thing, it only means they are the best, not the only city in existence)
Psalm 86:8,10 (‘among the gods….thou art God alone’) this phrase does not exclude the existence of other gods)
Ephesians 3:14-19 14 ¶ For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.