“For the Spirit of the Lord Will Not Always Strive with Man”

K. Douglas Bassett

1 Ne. 7:13-14; Mosiah 2:36-37; Morm. 1:14-16; Ether 2:15; Moses 8:17; D&C 1:33; Moro. 8:27-28; 9:4-5; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 328; Journal of Discourses 21:317-318; Ensign Nov. 1996, pp. 60-61; refer in this text to Hel. 13:8; Morm. 1:14-17

“This [the Spirit], when withdrawn, will make it difficult for you to pray, difficult for you to have direction and guidance, difficult for you to withstand evil… . I hope you haven’t come to that state, but if you are not careful and this experience is repeated again, with each repetition there comes a diminishing of that spirit until you, like they, will have lost, not only the power of the Holy Ghost, but also the light of the Christ… .” (Harold B. Lee, BYU Speeches, Oct. 1956, pp. 6-7)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon