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TANYA - Is there a difference between a personage of spirit (a person made up of spiritual maternal)and "taking on the form of a man." Everyone I talk to now seems to believe that the HG literally indwells you due to being made up of spirutal maternal, but in Nephi the spirit took on the form of a man what does this mean a Spirit has no form, wouldn't it have to in order to be an enity or maybe spirits have entities but don't need a form of a man

JOEL - There is no difference between a personage of spirit and a spirit taking on the form of a man. All spirits are in the form of a man or woman. In the Book of Mormon Nephi learned this about the Holy Ghost:

"And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another." (1 Nep 11:11)

Joseph Smith said:
"There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified, we shall see that it is all matter."

The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit; meaning that he is made of spirit matter but is in the form of a man. The Brother of Jared learned that our spirit looks like our body when he saw the spirit of Christ:

"Behold, this body, which ye now behold, is the body of my spirit; and man have I created after the body of my spirit; and even as I appear unto thee to be in the spirit will I appear unto my people in the flesh." (Ether 3:16)

We also know the following:
"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.
A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him." (D&C 130:22-23)

I don't know how the Holy Ghost, which is a single personage of spirit in the form of a man, is able to dwell inside us. Does He do it one person at a time? Is it mostly just his influence that dwells within us? The bottom line is a spirit (including the Holy Ghost) does have form and is made of a special spirital matter that we cannot comprehend right now.

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