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What is meant by omnipresence? Does it mean not bodily, but spiritually? Like the Holy Ghost and Christ and Heavenly Father? You can feel them with you spiritually, but not bodily. So they can be everywhere and only one place at a time? Can they project themselves everywhere at once; their personalities or am I off track?

Tanya

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Tanya, It seems you have already studied a great deal on this topic! One of the things I really love about studying and learning Gospel truths is that they always make sense. A good place to begin with this topic is in the Articles of Faith:

1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

We learn about the physical qualities of these three members of the Godhead in the Doctrine & Covenants:

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.

heavenlyfatherandjesuschristThe Father and The Son both have physical bodies that are glorified and perfected. That makes their bodies very different than ours, even though they are as tangible as ours. The Holy Ghost, according to this scripture, does not have a body of flesh and bones. This is so that He can “dwell in us” as this scripture states.

We really know very little about spirit bodies and how they exist and move. So, we have to rely on faith when we are told that the Holy Ghost can dwell in us and comfort us. We can feel His presence, therefore we know He is real, and we should be able to distinguish the times when He is present and when He is not. We are told that sin grieves Him and will drive Him away. True and sincere repentance, and honestly partaking of the sacrament, are ways we can restore His presence.

As far as how we feel the presence of The Son, since He has a physical body, we can use a physical example that we all know very well. First, let’s return to the Doctrine & Covenants and see what it says about The Son:

88: 11. And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;

88: 12. Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—

88: 13. The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.

If you read this section from the beginning you will see this is referring to The Son. The light described by this scripture that emanates from The Son is often referred to as “The Light of Christ” (see verse 7 in the same section). One of the functions of this light is to act as a conscience to every man and woman born into this world. This helps us make choices that are according to God’s will for us.

If you think of this light described in the Doctrine & Covenants like the light that we get from the sun, it may help to understand how it might work. We can see the sun in the sky and we know it is a great distance away. Yet, on this earth we can see its light and feel its warmth. Without the light and warmth from the sun it would be impossible for us to exist physically. It may be a simplified example, but this is how I view the manner by which we feel The Son’s influence.

As far as feeling the influence of the Father, we have very little to no information to go by. We do know that the way to The Father is through The Son. Jesus Christ should be the center of all we do, say, feel, and think. This will lead us back to the presence of the Father, which I’m sure is far more glorious than we can begin to comprehend.

-Gramps

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