Category Archives: Holy Ghost

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

Make Your Calling and Election Sure Elder Bruce R. McConkie Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, volume 3:323-355 Among those who have received the gospel, and who are seeking diligently to live its laws and gain eternal life, there is an instinctive … Continue reading

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John 14 – The Two Comforters

In John 14, Jesus speaks to the Twelve about the Comforter, the paraclete, calling it the Holy Ghost (see John 14:26). He also speaks of “another Comforter,” teaching that that “he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (see … Continue reading

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Revelation comes when we are moving!

I love this thought by Elder Oaks, and have found it true in my personal life: Going forward with our service and work is an important way to qualify for revelation. In my study of the scriptures I have noted … Continue reading

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The Probationary Test of Mortality

THE PROBATIONARY TEST OF MORTALITY Elder Bruce R. McConkie Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Address given at the University of Utah Institute of Religion January 10, 1982 I’m very pleased and honored to have this opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you

Did the apostles have the gift of the Holy Ghost while they were with the Savior in his mortal ministry? From the text, especially in John 16:7 and John 7:38-39, it would seem that they did not. Robert Millet wrote: … Continue reading

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A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Father and the Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles From Improvement Era, Aug. 1916, 934–42; capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling standardized. In the early 1900s, some discussion arose among Church … Continue reading

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John 20:22 He Breathed on Them

John 20:22 “He breathed on them” President Harold B. Lee said the following about this statement: “He ‘breathed on them and said unto them, receive ye the Holy Ghost,’ (John 20:22) which in all likelihood was the confirmation and the commission … Continue reading

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