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The Laying On Of Hands
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"9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.

12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16 FOR AS YET HE WAS FALLEN UPON NONE OF THEM: ONLY THEY WERE BAPTIZED in the name of the Lord Jesus.

17 THEN LAID THEIR HANDS ON THEM, AND THEY RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST.

18 And when Simon saw that THROUGH LAYING ON OF THE APOSTLES' HANDS THE HOLY GHOST WAS GIVEN, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that THE GIFT OF GOD may be purchased with money.

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity." --- [Acts 8: 9-23 - Bible]


"Neglect not THE GIFT that is IN thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with THE LAYING ON OF HANDS of the Presbytery." --- [1st Timothy 4: 14 - Bible]

{ THE LAYING ON OF HANDS of the Presbytery is not just someone putting his hands on someone's face or arm or body. Nor can it be done by someone who is not ordained and authorized to do it. THE LAYING ON OF HANDS is a Melchizedek Priesthood ordinance that can only be done by someone who has the Melchizedek Priesthood. Since the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood works through the power of the Holy Ghost, who cannot be deceived!, anyone else who attempts to Lay Their Hands on someone and give them The Gift of The Holy Ghost will fail.}


"Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up THE GIFT OF GOD, {The Gift of The Holy Ghost} WHICH IS IN THEE BY THE PUTTING ON OF MY HANDS {Another way of saying THE LAYING ON OF HANDS.}" --- [2nd Timothy 1: 6 - Bible]


"1 The words of Christ, which He spake unto His disciples, the twelve whom He had chosen, AS HE LAID HANDS UPON THEM---

2 And He called them by name, saying, "Ye shall call on The Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this YE SHALL HAVE POWER THAT TO HIM UPON WHOM YE SHALL LAY YOUR HANDS, YE SHALL GIVE THE HOLY GHOST; and in My Name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles.

3 Now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of His first appearing; and the multitude heard it not, but the disciples heard it; AND ON AS MANY AS THEY LAID THEIR HANDS, FELL THE HOLY GHOST." --- [Moroni Chapter 2 - The Book of Mormon]


"38 The duty of the elders, priests, teachers, deacons, and members, of the Church of Christ---An apostle is AN ELDER, AND IT IS HIS CALLING TO BAPTIZE;

41 AND TO CONFIRM THOSE WHO ARE BAPTIZED INTO THE CHURCH, BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS FOR THE BAPTISM OF FIRE AND THE HOLY GHOST, according to the scriptures;" --- [D&C 20: 38 & 41]


"5 Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance, BUT THEY RECEIVED NOT THE HOLY GHOST.

But now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water, AND THEY SHALL RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS, even as the apostles of old." --- [D&C 35: 5-6]


"And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples. He said unto them, HAVE YE RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST SINCE YE BELIEVED? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, UNTO WHAT THEN WERE YE BAPTIZED? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. AND WHEN PAUL HAD LAID HIS HANDS UPON THEM, THE HOLY GHOST CAME ON THEM; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied." --- [Acts 19: 1-6 - Bible]


"For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST not many days hence." --- [Acts 1: 5 - Bible]


"Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also BE BORN OF GOD, and BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST." --- [Alma 36: 24 - The Book of Mormon]


"And behold, whosoever believeth on My words, them will I visit with , and they shall be BORN OF ME, even OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT." --- [D&C 5: 16]


"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT." --- [John 3: 5-6 - Bible]


"For whatsoever is BORN OF GOD overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world: even our FAITH. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that BELIEVETH that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. AND IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS, because The Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in Heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth: THE SPIRIT, AND THE WATER, AND THE BLOOD; and these three agree in one." --- [1st John 5: 4-8 - Bible]


"58 Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children, saying:

59 That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN into the kingdom of heaven, OF WATER, AND OF THE SPIRIT, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified from all sin, and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come, even immortal glory;

60 For by the water ye keep the commandment; BY THE SPIRIT YE ARE JUSTIFIED, and by the blood ye are sanctified;" --- [Moses 6: 58-60 - Pearl of Great Price]


32 And this is my doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given unto me; and I bear record of the Father, and the Father beareth record of me, AND THE HOLY GHOST BEARETH RECORD OF THE FATHER AND ME; and I bear record that the Father commandeth all men, everywhere, to repent and believe in me.

33 And whoso believeth in me, and is baptized, the same shall be saved; and they are they who shall inherit the kingdom of God.

34 And whoso believeth not in me, and is not baptized, shall be damned.

35 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that this is my doctrine, and I bear record of it from the Father; and whoso believeth in me believeth in the Father also; and unto him will the Father bear record of me, for he will visit him WITH FIRE AND WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

36 And thus will the Father bear record of me, AND THE HOLY GHOST WILL BEAR RECORD UNTO HIM OF THE FATHER AND ME; for the Father, and I, and the Holy Ghost are one." --- [3rd Nephi 11: 32-36 - The Book of Mormon]


61 Therefore it is given to abide in you; THE RECORD OF HEAVEN - THE COMFORTER; {Note that THE COMFORTER, which is another name for THE HOLY GHOST, is referred to as, THE RECORD OF HEAVEN. This is because The Holy Ghost bears RECORD of all that The Father and The Son have and do!} "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: 26 - Bible] & "Howebeit, when He, The Spirit of Truth {Another name for The Comforter, or The Holy Ghost.} is come, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH; for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever thing He shall hear, that shall He speak; AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. --- [John 16: 13 - Bible] ... {But continuing with the scripture ...}

the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.

62 And now, behold, I say unto you: THIS IS THE PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH THE BLOOD OF MINE ONLY BEGOTTEN, who shall come in the meridian of time." --- [Moses 6: 61-62 - The Pearl of Great Price]


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