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Gift of the Holy Ghost

It is the right of every worthy baptized member of the Church to have the constant influence of the Holy Ghost. Following a person’s baptism into the true Church of Jesus Christ, he receives the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands from one who has the proper authority (Acts 8:12–25; Moro. 2:1–3; D&C 39:23). Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is often spoken of as a baptism by fire (Matt. 3:11; D&C 19:31).

  • Men are commanded to repent, be baptized, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost:Acts 2:38;
  • Peter and John conferred the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands:Acts 8:14–22;
  • The Holy Ghost is given by the laying on of hands:Acts 19:2–6;
  • The remission of sins comes by fire and by the Holy Ghost:2 Ne. 31:17;
  • We believe in the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost:A of F 1:4;