Plurality of Gods

Mormons prefer this term to polytheism. They claim they are not polytheists, although they believe in a plurality of gods, because they worship only one god: Heavenly Father. Their manual on the Old Testament states: “In the very beginning the Bible shows there is a plurality of Gods beyond the power of refutation. It is a great subject I am dwelling on. The word Eloheim ought to be in the plural all the way through—Gods. The heads of the Gods appointed one God for us; and when you take [that] view of the subject, it sets one free to see all the beauty, holiness and perfection of the Gods.” (Teachings, p. 372.)