What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Official Answer

The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with the Father and the Son, but is a separate being. Through Joseph Smith, the Lord revealed:

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. (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22)

The special mission of the Holy Ghost is to testify of the Father and the Son, to reveal the truth (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4,5), to comfort us (John 14:26), and to sanctify us. He is a divine guide and teacher.

  • The Holy Ghost is a spirit that the Lord chose to be our companion while we are here on Earth. He is also known as the Comforter. He is the one that helps us make choices between right and wrong; He guides to make our own decisions; He gives us comfort when we feel sad, stressed, or lonely. He helps us feel happy when we are in good places with good people. When I read the Book of Mormon for the first time, it was the Holy Ghost that helped me understand what I was reading and if the Book of Mormon was true. The Holy Ghost also helps us to know if someone needs our help or if we need to get out of a certain situation. He is our guide, and everything He tells us is what the Lord wants us to know. Show more

  • the holy ghost is a guide for us after baptism we receive the holy through the laying on of hands when we are confirmed a member he is our guide friend and companion he gives us inspiration he can warning us in times of need he is always there as long as we live the gospel and work towards being a better person but we have to be open and listening to the still small voice . Show more

  • The Holy Ghost is one of the three beings in the Godhead.(The godhead consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ God's son, and The Holy Ghost) The Holy Ghost testifies of truth regarding the gospel. He does not need to testify that 3X5=15 that would be ridiculous. The Holy Ghost, unlike God and Jesus Christ, does not have a body of flesh and bone, but he is a spirit so he can reside in us and testify when need be. When you pray and ask God something, say "Is The Book of Mormon true?" the holy ghost comes and tells you through your feelings that it is true. Some times the Holy Ghost will tell you things though your thoughts with your voice, like"I shouldn't be dating that girl because she is not modest". Sometimes even, the Holy Ghost will tell you straight out like "go do this" but only if you've been living the gospel as best as you can and that thing really needs to be done. The Holy Ghost will not be with you if you are not living righteously. Show more

  • We believe the Holy Ghost is a spirit person who serves with the Father and His Son-Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost testifies to us of the truth and the Father and the Son. Show more

  • The Holy Ghost is Heavenly Father's agent who is with us day and night. He hears our prayers, and is our protector. He will warns us of danger, or that we might be straying or being deceived. He is that small voice that I listen to, and trust when I need guidance. He is the part of the Godhead of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. After Baptism we are blessed with the gift of the Holy Ghost, but cannot take it for granted. Show more

  • The Holy Ghost is the unsung hero outside the LDS church. The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, he was there when Jesus was baptized, in the form of a dove. When Jesus was on the Earth, the Holy Ghost wasn't. Once Jesus died and was resurrected, the Holy Ghost dwelt on the Earth. The Apostles had the Gift of the Holy Ghost once Jesus left the Earth. Today you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by one holding the Priesthood of God. The Holy Ghost provides comfort and gives us our answers to our prayers and helps us understand doctrine. The Holy Ghost is essential for us. The Holy Ghost helps us in our every day life to discern from good and bad. We need the influence of the Holy Ghost in our lives. Show more

  • We believe that the Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. We believe that He doesn't have a body of flesh and bones, but is a spirit. He helps us in many ways. He testifies of the Father and of Jesus Christ. He helps us to recognize truth. He is also called the Comforter. He can be with us always. He can guide us and protect us from harm. We often refer to it as the gift of the Holy Ghost, and it really is a precious gift to me. Show more

  • The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He does not have a physical body, but is a spirit. He guides honest people to find truth, and can warn of physical or spiritual dangers. We feel his influence as joy, peace, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22). He confirms good actions by giving us these feelings. Show more

  • The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. There are three members, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. All are separate and distinct beings. I know that the Holy Ghost testifies of truth. I can say that I know because I have had that happen in my life. It is not just a belief any more. In fact, if your reading in the New Testament, it tells us in there what the Holy Ghost feels like and when he is testifying that what you are hearing is true. In Galatians 5: 22, that is where it tells a person what the Holy Ghost feels like. When you have experienced the suggestions of the Holy Ghost, and for me that has been a bunch, but somewhat of time in between each experience and based upon needing to know which direction I need to go, spiritually or in a physical scenario, I know that even though I go ahead and move without knowing what is going to happen, the Lord will, through the Holy Ghost, lead and guide me where I should go and what I should do in certain situations that exist in, and throughout, my life. I know that because I have experienced it and I know that it is true. Show more

  • We believe that the Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. They are three distinct separate beings. (Examples, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Acts 7:55, 3 Nephi 11:7) God the Father and Jesus Christ both have bodies of flesh and bones along with Spirits the reside within them. The Holy Ghost is a spirit that does not have a physical body, allowing him to fulfill His mission. (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22-23) The Holy Ghost's role is to instruct (Nehemiah 9:20, John 14:26, 2 Nephi 32:5, Moroni 10:5, D&C 39:6), to bring to remembrance (John 14:26, Mark 13:11), to testify (Nehemiah 9:30, John 15:26, Hebrews 10:15, 2 Nephi 31:18, 2 Nephi 33:1, 3 Nephi 28:11, Moroni 10:5), to guide and to reveal (John 16:13, Mark 13:11, D&C 68:4, 2 Nephi 32:5, Alma 12:3, D&C 8:2, D&C 11:12, D&C 39:6), to bear record of and to glorify God and Christ (John 16:14, 2 Nephi 31:18, 3 Nephi 28:11, Ether 12:41, Moroni 10:7, D&C 20:27), to empower (1 Corinthians 2:13, 2 Timothy 1:7, 2 Nephi 33:1), to sanctify (John 3:5, Titus 3:5, 3 Nephi 27:20), to bring a remission of our sins (2 Nephi 31:17), to speak the Truth (Jacob 4:13, Moroni 10:4-5, D&C 8:2) and to convert (3 Nephi 15:22-23). From Galatians 5:22-23 we learn what the fruits of the Spirit are and how we can recognize them. We believe that the Holy Ghost has a special mission to help us on our journey through mortality to some day return back into the presence of our God, Heavenly Father. Show more

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