Christ's Service Places Goodhood Within Man's Reach

John Taylor, Third President of the Mormon Church

As a man through the powers of his body he could attain to the dignity and completeness of manhood, but could go no further. As a man he is born, as a man he lives, and as a man he dies. But through the essence and power of the Godhead, which is in him, which descended to him as the gift of God from his Heavenly Father, he is capable of rising from the contracted limits of manhood to the dignity of a God, and thus through the atonement of Jesus Christ and the adoption he is capable of eternal exaltation, eternal lives, and eternal progression.—John Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, p.58 (See Also, John Taylor, Meditation and Atonement, 139-141.)