Holy Ghost Given Commandments: Acts 1:2

Acts 1:2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

LDS believe that the Holy Ghost(?s):

  • is Christ’s minister
  • speaks and acts in the place and stead of the Son
  • mission is to testify of Jesus
  • reveals the mind and will of the Lord
  • to say what Christ would say if personally present
  • So complete, whole, and total is this commission and power that the Holy Ghost speaks in the first person as though he were Christ: Moses 5:10: And in that day Adam blessed God and was filled, and began to prophesy concerning all the families of the earth, saying: Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God.
  • In most instances when God’s prophets and apostles say: "Thus saith Christ the Lord," they are announcing Christ’s words as revealed to them by the power of the Holy Ghost.
  • The Holy Ghost gives commandments today like he did in biblical times.

What do you believe?

  • Does the Holy Ghost give commandments today? If so, to whom are they given and how would you know it?s true and from God. If not, why?
  • Do you believe the Holy Ghost can give you a personal commandment today?
  • Can/does the Holy Ghost give new commandments today?
  • What parts of the LDS position above do you agree with? What parts do you disagree with?

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Posted on February 13, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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