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Dove, Sign of the

See also Holy Ghost

A prearranged sign by which John the Baptist would recognize the Messiah (John 1:32–34). Joseph Smith taught that the sign of the dove was instituted before the creation of the world as a witness for the Holy Ghost; therefore, the devil cannot come in the sign of a dove.

  • The Spirit of God descended like a dove:Matt. 3:16;
  • After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Ghost came down in the form of a dove:1 Ne. 11:27;
  • I, John, bear record, and lo, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove:D&C 93:15;