Spiritual Gifts


Spiritual gifts are blessings or abilities given by God to His children through the power of the Holy Ghost. Gifts of the Spirit are given to bless and benefit those who love the Lord and seek to keep His commandments. (See D&C 46:9.)

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Each faithful member of the Church has at least one spiritual gift, and the Lord encourages His children to “seek . . . earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given” (D&C 46:8). The scriptures teach of many gifts of the Spirit:

Knowledge “that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world” (D&C 46:13).

The capacity to believe the words of those who testify of Jesus Christ (see D&C 46:14).

Knowledge of “the differences of administration” (D&C 46:15; see also 1 Corinthians 12:5). This gift is used in administering and leading the Church.

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