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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 130:22-23


(2/22/03)
"I believe without equivocation or reservation in God, the Eternal Father. He is my Father, the Father of my spirit, and the Father of the spirits of all men. He is the great Creator, the Ruler of the universe. He directed the creation of this earth on which we live. In his image man was created. He is personal. He is real. He is individual. He has 'a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's.'" Gordon B. Hinckley, "Faith: The Essence of True Religion," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1989], p. 21

(2/23/03)
"From that spring morning in 1820, when the Father and the Son stood in glorious immortality before the destined head of this dispensation, there has never been any question in the minds of true Latter-day Saints as to the existence of Deity. We worship that God in whose image man is made; that holy and exalted Personage who is our Father in heaven; that Supreme Being of whom the revelation says: 'The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit.' (D&C 130:22.)" Bruce R. McConkie, "Lord, Increase Our Faith," "Faith," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1983], p. 54

(2/24/03)
"The Holy Ghost as a personage does not inhabit the bodies of mortal men, but that member of the Godhead dwells in a man in the sense that his promptings, the whisperings of the Spirit, find lodgment in the human soul. When the Holy Spirit speaks to the spirit in man, the Holy Ghost is thereby dwelling in man, for the truths that man then gives forth are those which have come from the Holy Ghost. 'Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.' (Moses 6:61.)" Bruce R. McConkie, "Doctrinal New Testament Commentary," 3 vols. [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1965-1973], 1:738

(2/25/03)
"Without receiving the Holy ghost, we cannot enter into the celestial kingdom or the presence of the Lord. Baptism alone is not enough. In fact, unless we receive the Holy Ghost, we cannot even belong to the Church. Here again baptism alone is not enough. 'God grants the gift of the Holy Ghost unto the obedient; and the bestowal of this gift follows faith, repentance, and baptism by water.' (James E. Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 163.)" Ed J. Pinegar, "You, Your Family and the Scriptures," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1975], p. 46

(2/26/03)
"Almost everyone has felt the influence of the Holy Ghost at some point in life. It is through the Holy Ghost that truth is confirmed upon our souls. But the special ministry of the Holy Ghost is to help people believe and follow the teachings of the Father and the Son. In order to accomplish this important mission, he must be different from the other members of the Godhead in at least one respect. Through Joseph Smith the Lord revealed that 'the Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.' (D&C 130:22.)" M. Russell Ballard, "Our Search for Happiness: An Invitation to Understand The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1993], p. 84


 
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