Aaronic Priesthood Lesson 4: Companionship of the Holy Ghost

Testing the words of LDS leaders with Biblical Truth:

January 2010

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

* The Holy Ghost can dwell in us because he is a personage of Spirit (page 11):

• Who is the Holy Ghost? (The third member of the Godhead.)
• If you were describing the Holy Ghost to someone who didn’t know about him, what would you say? Have the young men read… Doctrine and Covenants 130:22. Be sure they understand that the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit in the form of a man. [D & C 130:22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but 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.]

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

God the Father is a Spirit: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) In fact, both God the Father and Jesus can and do dwell in all believers!
God the Father:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Co 6:14-16

And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.” 1 Co 14:25

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Eph 3:10-19

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Eph 4:4-6

And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” 1 Jn 3:21-24

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 Jn 4:12-16

Jesus the Christ:
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Eph 3:10-19

For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Ga 2:19-21

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” Jn 15:1-8

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 2 Co 13:4-6

To read more, go to this blog Post: “God’s Nature: What Does He Look Like?” written January 14, 2010; or, Click here:

* We Must Learn to Recognize the Influence of the Holy Ghost (page 12:

Explain that hearing and understanding the promptings of the Holy Ghost takes practice and effort. We do not usually receive help from the Holy Ghost in a voice or a sudden manifestation. The whispering of the Holy Ghost often comes through our conscience. Because he can be recognized by a peaceful feeling that accompanies his guidance, the Holy Ghost is sometimes referred to as the “still, small voice.” … “If you will listen to the counsel of your parents and your teachers and your leaders when you are young, you can learn how to follow the best guide of all—the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. That is individual revelation. … “The basic exercise for you to perform in your youth to become spiritually strong and to become independent lies in obedience to your guides. If you will follow them and do it willingly, you can learn to trust those delicate, sensitive, spiritual promptings. You will learn that they always, invariably, lead you to do that which is righteous”…
• How can we learn to follow the whisperings of the Holy Spirit? (By following the counsel of parents and leaders while we are young.)

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

If you listen to the council of LDS leaders, you will be led astray! Placing your trust in “a peaceful feeling” will lead you astary if you do not test that feeling with God’s Word! Many people of many different religions have “a peaceful feeling” that what they are doing is from God. The truth is that individual revelation comes through reading God’s Word–the Bible. Jesus told the Pharisees that when they read scripture–God spoke to them (Matthew 22:31). God’s Word tells us that there will be deceiving and false spirits and commands us to “test the spirits”. God revealed how to determine if something is true through the Apostle John: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God” (1 John 4:1-6). Test your feelings by testing the message that the spirit brings. Compare what the spirit has witnessed as truth to you with revealed scripture. Then you can know if your feelings are truly from the Holy Ghost.

To read more about this, go to this blog Page: “Are Your Feelings from the Holy Ghost or a Seducing Spirit?” written February 3, 2009; or, Click here:

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