What is Monolatry?

 by Matt Slick

 

Monolatry is the theological position that is a subdivision of polytheism.  It teaches that of all the gods that exist, only one is served and worshiped.  Monolatry is contrasted with henotheism which teaches that of all the gods that exist, one is supreme.

Mormonism is an example of a monolatristic religion.  It teaches that many gods exist in the universe but only the God of this planet is worshiped.

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.