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Holy Ghost on Probation and Still Waiting for His Body

Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, p. 323 “Words of Franklin D. Richards: Joseph also said that the Holy Ghost is now in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has. (Joseph Smith, The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; standardized)…But the Holy Ghost is yet a spiritual body and waiting to take to himself a body, as the Savior did or as God did or the gods before them took bodies; for the Savior says the work that my Father did do I also. . . . He took himself a body and then laid down his life that he might take it up again. (Joseph Smith, The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 382; standardized).”

Matt 15:9 “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

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Honoring Him who was and is from the beginning. January 1 –– Jude 24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

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Mormon Terminology2February 1840 Discourse, Washington, DC

Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, p. 237; “Fall of Adam and Eve. I believe in the fall of man, as recorded in the Bible; I believe that God foreknew everything, but did not foreordain everything; I deny that foreordain and foreknow is the same thing. He foreordained the fall of man; but all merciful as He is, He foreordained at the same time, a plan of redemption for all mankind. (Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Vols. 4:78)” – edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997], also see same entry for this on p. 270

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