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Holy Ghost Definition

Holy Ghost. The third member of the Godhead who is sometimes described as the Holy Spirit and other times described as distinct from the Holy Spirit. He is a child of God but does not have a body of flesh and bones like Jesus and Heavenly Father. The influence of the Holy Ghost is said to help Investigators know whether the Book of Mormon (and Mormonism) is true.

Mormon Apostle John Widtsoe stated, “The Holy Ghost, sometimes called the Comforter, is the third member of the Godhead, and is a personage, distinct from the Holy Spirit. As a personage, the Holy Ghost cannot any more than the Father and Son be everywhere present in person” (Evidences and Reconciliations, pp. 76-77). The LDS Bible Dictionary claims the Holy Ghost is another name for the Holy Spirit (p. 704). Heber C. Kimball, first counselor to Brigham Young, taught, “The Holy Ghost is a man; he is one of the sons of our Father and our God; and he is that man that stood next to Jesus Christ, just as I stand by brother Brigham” (Journal of Discourses 5:179).

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