120 years ago today - Jan 24, 1902

First Presidency statement that the Holy Ghost is a spirit personage, while the Spirit of God is an impersonal influence from God. This resolves a quiet dispute that has existed since Joseph Smith's 1833 Lecutre on Faith that says the Holy Ghost "is the mind of God."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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