Category Archives: Holy Ghost

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Promptings from the Holy Ghost and My Own Thoughts?

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of learning to recognize the Holy Ghost. Today, I’d like to explore a related question: How can I tell the difference between the Holy Ghost and my own thoughts? Elder David A. Bednar and … Continue reading

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How Can I Learn to Recognize the Holy Ghost?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, as Nephi enters the city of Jerusalem to make a third attempt to acquire the brass plates, he tells us, “I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which … Continue reading

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What Are the Gifts of the Spirit?

We are all different, and after we become disciples of Jesus Christ, we continue to have different strengths and abilities. When we receive the Spirit of the Lord, God gives us new spiritual capabilities, which we call spiritual gifts or … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Our Advocate?

An advocate is someone who pleads for or promotes your cause. The term comes from the Latin word advocatus, which is a combination of ad (“to”) and vocatus (“called”) (Online Etymology Dictionary). An advocate is a person you would call … Continue reading

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What Is the Liahona?

When God commanded Lehi to leave the city of Jerusalem, he obeyed immediately. He took his family three days’ journey into the wilderness and set up camp by a river in a valley. The family camped in that valley for … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Holy Ghost?

Nephi promised that, if we will receive the Holy Ghost, “it will show unto [us] all things what [we] should do” (2 Nephi 32:5). The Lord told Joseph Smith that the Holy Ghost speaks to our mind and to our … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized with Fire?”

John the Baptist testified of the mission of the Savior by telling the people that he was not worthy to carry the Savior’s shoes. He said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but…he shall baptize you with the … Continue reading

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