Man of Holiness
From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Author: Jones, Gerald E.
According to Enoch's record, Man of Holiness is one name of God: "In the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ" (Moses 6:57). God further declared in the revelation to Enoch: "Behold, I am God; Man of Holiness is my name" (Moses 7:35). This name reinforces the observation that God the Father is an exalted man of flesh and bones (D&C 130:22), and that every aspect of his character is holy.
In almost a dozen instances, the pre-Christian Nag Hammadi text "Eugnostos the Blessed" uses similar terms-"Immortal Man," "First Man" and "Man"-for the Father (Robinson, pp. 229-31). Another Nag Hammadi tractate, "The Second Treatise of the Great Seth," refers to God as "the Man" and "Man of Greatness" (Robinson, p. 364). Thus, ancient authors likewise seem to have defined the Father as a glorified person with a body in whose image man was created. [See also God the Father: Names and Titles.]
Brown, S. Kent. "Man and Son of Man." In The Pearl of Great Price: Revelations From God, ed. H. Donl Peterson and C. Tate. Provo, 1989.
Robinson, James M., ed. The Nag Hammadi Library, 3rd rev. ed. San Francisco, 1988.
GERALD E. JONES