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Gramps,

I really love this website!  I have a question regarding the Holy Ghost.  Will he receive a body of his own at some point?  Thank you for all your time and effort in answering people’s questions the best you can!

Allison

 

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Allison,

Good question, I think it is one we have all wondered about at least once.  I know I have.  So I was thrilled to find this quote: Joseph Smith said,

“The Holy Ghost is yet a spiritual body and is waiting to take to himself a body, as the Savior did.”[Joseph Smith, Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997)]

We have not been told when this will happen, but we can make a reasonable guess based on the scriptures.  Before the Savior died, He told His apostles:

“I will not leave you comfortless … But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:18, 26.)

So a reasonable hypothesis may be that when the Savior returns to the earth, then it will be time for the Holy Ghost to receive a body.  But again this is a guess.  It’s not really important that we know when the Holy Ghost will receive a body.  What is important for us to know is that Christ will not leave us comfortless.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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