“Quench the Holy Spirit”

Alan C. Miner

In testifying of the central message of the allegory of Zenos, Jacob queries "Will ye reject all the words which have been spoken concerning Christ . . . and quench the Holy Spirit . . .? (Jacob 6:8)

McConkie and Millet note that many years later Amulek would plead with the Zoramites:

And now, my beloved brethren, I desire that ye should remember these things [the necessity of calling upon the Lord while it is yet day], and that ye should work out your salvation with fear before God, and that ye should no more deny the coming of Christ; that ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth. (Alma 34:37-38; italics added)

Many years later, Paul would implore 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) [Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. II, p. 80]

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