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What is the Holy Ghost?


In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe in the Holy Ghost, but what is the Holy Ghost? He is a member of the Godhead, a personage of spirit, knows all things, and is known by many names.

Third Member of the Godhead:

The Godhead consists of three separate persons or beings:Being a part of the Godhead means he is one in purpose, in perfect harmony or unity, with the other members of the Godhead.

A Personage of Spirit:

"The Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us" (D&C 130:22.) Spirit is made from matter that is too fine for our eyes to behold (see D&C 131:7-8) and the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit or a spirit being.

Knows All Things:

We believe that the Holy Ghost is omniscient, that he knows everything, just as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do. "Wherefore, watch over him that his faith fail not, and it shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things" (D&C 35:19.)

Known by Many Names:

The Holy Ghost is called by many different names some of which are:
  • Comforter
  • Holy Spirit
  • Light of Christ
  • Spirit
  • Spirit of God
  • Spirit of the Lord
  • Spirit of Truth
  • Still Small Voice
  • Testifier

What the Holy Ghost Does:

The Holy Ghost has many important roles including testify, comfort, guide, instruct, and witness. To learn more continue with the article, "What Does the Holy Ghost Do?"
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