RS/MP Lesson 7: “The Holy Ghost” (Gospel Princples Manual)

The first part of this lesson focuses on Moses 5:9. Chapter 5 starts with Adam and Eve being driven out of the Garden, then they begin to labor (v. 1), and to multiply and replenish the earth (vv. 2-3), and then to call upon the name of the Lord (v. 4), then to make offerings unto the Lord (v. 5). Then an angel comes and explains that these offerings are in similitude of Christ (vv. 6-7). Then the angel continues by saying

[T]hou shalt do all that thou does in the name of the Son, and thou shalt repent and call upon god in the name of the Son forevermore. And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the Father and the Son. . . . (Mose 5:8-9)

I’d like to focus most of this post on the events before the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam and Eve (technically, we only read that the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, commensurate with the singular “thou” that the angel uses in addressing Adam in verse 8).

To set the stage for this discussion, I’d like to turn to another scriptural passage cited in the Additional Scriptures for this lesson:

Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart. Now, behold, this is the spirit of revelation; behold, this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground. (D&C 8:2-3)
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