Question: If only God the Father had a physical body at the time Adam was created, why did He say 'Let us make man in OUR image'?

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Question: If only God the Father had a physical body at the time Adam was created, why did He say 'Let us make man in OUR image'?

The pre-mortal Christ told the Brother of Jared that the "body of the spirit" has the same appearance as the body of the flesh

The Book of Mormon teaches that the appearance of the spirit is the same as that of the body. Consider the vision in which the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ is talking to the brother of Jared:

Ether 3:15-16

15 And never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created, for never has man believed in me as thou hast. Seest thou that ye are created after mine own image? Yea, even all men were created in the beginning after mine own image.

16 Behold, this body, which ye now behold, is the body of my spirit; and man have I created after the body of my spirit; and even as I appear unto thee to be in the spirit will I appear unto my people in the flesh.

Therefore, the "body of the spirit" has the same appearance as the body of the flesh.

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