Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Monday, March 30, 2015

There is a reason we call it being "Born of the Spirit"

There is a reason we call it being "Born of the Spirit".

It seems from the scriptures that we are forgiven through the cleansing power of the atonement, but we are changed though the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost. Yes, if our guilt vanishes it is because of Christ. But there is a reason we talk of being "born of the spirit". It is too bad that these days everyone wants to remove the Holy Ghost from the picture. Without remission of sins we could not receive the Holy Ghost. We cannot move forward one step one the path to redemption without the atonement.
But it is through the Holy Ghost that the Father bears witness of the Son, i.e. it the through the Holy Ghost that the sanctifying effect that makes us more like the Son comes about.
Don't know why it has become a fad to try to replace the role of the Holy Ghost and make it all the Savior. But Christ himself talks about the changing effect of the Father sending the Holy Ghost. And of the comfort available through the Holy Ghost.
Oh well.

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