Our scriptures tell us that there is only one God.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. (Mark 12: 32-34)
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2: 5)
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Cor. 8: 6)
for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth. (1 Ne. 13: 41)
And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen. (2 Ne. 31: 21)
thus becoming the Father and Sonâ€” And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth. (Mosiah 15: 3-4)
28 Now Zeezrom said: Is there more than one God?
29 And he answered, No. (Alma 11: 28-29)
the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God (Morm. 7: 7)
Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen. (D&C 28:10)
Now I know there have been plenty of attempts in Mormonism to explain away the idea that there is only one God in existence, but lately I don’t find them persuasive. (You know to claims — “there is only one God for this planet” etc.) I am more persuaded by those, like Blake Ostler, who argue that the notion of multiple non-unified potentially competing Gods in existence is not in harmony with the revelations we have from God. In fact, I am becoming partial to the “Divine Chorus” (to borrow the phrase from Mark D) notion of the one God. The basic concept is that the one God is a grand chorus of perfectly unified exalted beings. It is essentially a Celestial version of Zion or a greatly expanded version of the perfectly unified Godhead. I used to somewhat mockingly refer to this idea as “Team God” but I am liking it more and more over time.
What do you think? Is there only one God in existence or not? If there is one God in existence is that one God a great “Divine Chorus” of unified exalted persons or is it a single person or something in between?