“Quench the Holy Spirit”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Paul implored of the Thessalonian Saints: “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21; italics added) Persons “quench the Spirit” when they break the commandments of God and fail to repent; when they begin to ignore the certain voice of conscience and thus sprinkle water upon the flame-the Spirit kindled within them. We also quench the Spirit by ignoring its pleadings, by failing to heed the still, small voice.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2