Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 2 July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

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effect <of the Holy Ghost> upon a gentile is to purge out the  old blood & make him actually of the  seed of Abraham. That man that has  none of the blood of Abraham (naturally)  must have a new creation by the Holy  Ghost, in such a case there may be  more of a powerful effect upon the body  & visible to the eye than upon an Isra elite, while the Israelite at first might  be far before the Gentile in pure Inteligence
The other Comforter spoken of  is a subject of great interest & perhaps un derstood by few of this generation, After a  person hath faith in Christ, repents of  his sins, & is for the remission  of his sins & receives the Holy Ghost (by  the laying on of hands) which is the first  Comforter. then let him continue to hu mble himself before God, hungering & thir sting after Righteousness. & living by every  word of God & the Lord will soon say  unto him Son thou shalt be exalted, &c  When the Lord has thorougly proved him  & finds that the man is determined to serve  him at all hazard. then the man will  find his calling & Election made sure [p. 19]
effect of the Holy Ghost upon a gentile is to purge out the old blood & make him actually of the seed of Abraham. That man that has none of the blood of Abraham (naturally) must have a new creation by the Holy Ghost, in such a case there may be more of a powerful effect upon the body & visible to the eye than upon an Israelite, while the Israelite at first might be far before the Gentile in pure Inteligence
The other Comforter spoken of is a subject of great interest & perhaps understood by few of this generation, After a person hath faith in Christ, repents of his sins, & is for the remission of his sins & receives the Holy Ghost (by the laying on of hands) which is the first Comforter. then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering & thirsting after Righteousness. & living by every word of God & the Lord will soon say unto him Son thou shalt be exalted, &c When the Lord has thorougly proved him & finds that the man is determined to serve him at all hazard. then the man will find his calling & Election made sure [p. 19]
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