Monday, January 5, 2009

Article of Faith 1

I thought it might be helpful if I detailed and explained each of the articles of faith.

1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
We believe that God, the Father is the literal physical father of Jesus Christ. We believe that they both have bodies of flesh and bone. Their bodies are perfect and immortal. We believe that the Holy Ghost is still only a spirit. This is important for him to fulfill his mission which is to testify to our spirits of the truthfulness of any thing. In the book of Doctrine and Covenants (a book of modern day revelation) we learn: 22 "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but 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.
23 A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him." D.& C. 130, 22, 23

These three personages make up the Godhead. They are three separate beings, but are one in purpose. We pray to God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are given inspiration and guidance from God.

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