"Christ Not Begotten of Holy Ghost ...Christ was begotten of God. He
was not born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!" (Doctrines
of Salvation, Joseph Fielding Smith, 1954, 1:18).
"Christ was Begotten by an immortal Father in the same way that mortal
men are begotten by mortal fathers" (Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine,
"The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our
children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and
blood - was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers"
(Journal of Discourses, Brigham Young, 8:115).
"...I will say that I was naturally begotten; so was my father, also
my Saviour Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, he is the first
begotten of his father in the flesh, and there was nothing unnatural
about it" (Journal of Discourses, Heber C. Kimball, 8:211).
"Now, we are told in scriptures that Jesus Christ is the only begotten
Son of God in the flesh. Well, now for the benefit of the older ones,
how are children begotten? I answer just as Jesus Christ was begotten
of his father ...Jesus is the only person who had our Heavenly Father
as the father of his body" (Family Home Evening Manual, 1972, Joseph
F. Smith, pp.125,126).
"And Christ was born into the world as the literal Son of this Holy
Being; he was born in the same personal, real, and literal sense that
any mortal son is born to a mortal father. There is nothing figurative
about his paternity; he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal
and natural course of events, for he is the Son of God, and that
designation means what it says" (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, pg.742).
"As far as this life is concerned, [Jesus] was born of Mary and of
Elohim; he came here as an offspring of that Holy Man who is literally
our Father in heaven. He was born in mortality in the literal and full
sense as the Son of God. He is the Son of his Father in the same sense
that all mortals are the sons and daughters of their fathers" (Bruce
McConkie, Mortal Messiah 1:330).
Here is another PERSONAL OPINION from a recent LDS prophet:
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that Jesus
Christ is the Son of God in the most literal sense. The body in which
He performed His mission in the flesh was sired by that same Holy
Being we worship as God, our Eternal Father. Jesus was not the son of
Joseph, nor was He begotten by the Holy Ghost" (The Teachings of Ezra
Taft Benson, pg.7).
And these PERSONAL OPINIONS of First Presidency and Council of the
"Elohim is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also
of the body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh
..." (First Presidency and Council of the Twelve, 1916, God the
Father, compiled by Gordon Allred, pg.150).
"Jesus Christ is the Son of Elohim both as spiritual and bodily
offspring; that is to say, Elohim is literally the Father of the
spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the body in which Jesus Christ
performed His mission in the flesh..." (The Articles of Faith, James
Talmage, pp. 466-467).