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Dang Bao – REL 122 section 29 – 5 hours of study papers The Gift of the Holy Ghost The gift of the Holy Ghost is the privilege to receive guidance and inspiration from Holy Ghost continuously, given to people who have been baptized and confirmed as member of the church, who have faith in Jesus Christ through the laying on of hands by the elders of the church (Moroni 2: 1-3). The constant companionship of the Holy Ghost requires the worthiness of that member (Helaman 4: 24). Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is the first ordinance through the baptism and the laying on of hands (D&C 33:15). Even though nonmembers of the Church may receive the inspiration or be temporarily guided from the Holy Ghost, they don’t receive continuing guidance that can come to those who receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 10). To have the help of the Holy Ghost, each person has to be worthy by repenting (D&C 20:37), keeping the commandments of God (D&C 20:77), keeping his thoughts and actions pure (Mosiah 2:36–37).
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Unformatted text preview: One person can receive help from the Holy Ghost by listening and following the promptings of the Holy Ghost ,which is often referred as the “still, small voice” which comes through each person’s conscience (D&C 8: 2-3). To be able to recognize the promptings of the Spirit, each person has to keep his mind and body clean and free from impurities, avoid unsuitable places and unrighteous situations (Helaman 4:24). In addition, the process of recognizing the promptings comes from learning to trust delicate, sensitive, spiritual promptings, and following them willingly such as Nephi followed to prompting to kill Laban (1 Nephi 4:1–6). The gift of the Holy Ghost is one of God’s greatest gifts given to us, his Heavenly children to help us go through trials in our lives and return to his kingdom. Following the guidance of the Holy Ghost will enlighten our minds, and fill our souls with joy (D&C 11:13)....
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