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The Holy Spirit

Comparing the Differences Between Mormonism & Biblical Christianity

The Holy Spirit

What does the Bible teach about the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is God, one with the Father and the Son. One of God’s many blessings to all believers is the companionship of the Holy Spirit, who acts as our advocate, counselor, and helper, teaching, guiding, strengthening, and comforting us.

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession — to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14

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What does Mormonism teach about the Holy Spirit?

Mormonism teaches that the Holy Ghost provides inspiration and witness to help worthy Mormons make the right choices. Some describe his work as a burning in the bosom.

In Mormonism, the greater one’s worthiness, the stronger the Holy Ghost’s presence.

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we should make ourselves worthy to receive this special messenger and witness of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

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All honest seekers of the truth can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost, leading them to Jesus Christ and His gospel. However, the fulness of the blessings given through the Holy Ghost are available only to those who receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and remain worthy.

Gospel Principles, Chapter 7: The Holy Ghost

Why this Matters

When God brings believers into his family through saving faith, he does so through his Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in believers, who are called God’s holy temple, permanently. The Holy Spirit signifies God’s ownership of believers and that they are his sons who now call him Father.

The Holy Spirit doesn’t come and go based on one’s faithfulness; rather, he remains faithful, residing in believers constantly, convicting them of their sin and comforting them with the promises of sins forgiven in Christ Jesus.

Scripture References

Titus 3:6
1 Corinthians 3:16
1 Corinthians 6:19
Ephesians 1:13-14
Galatians 4:6

Summary

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Christianity

The Holy Spirit lives in every believer, teaching, guiding, strengthening, and comforting us.

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Mormonism

The Holy Spirit provides help to worthy Mormons.

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