The Primary Purpose of a Sign

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Gifts of the Spirit which the Lord bestows upon those who believe and obey the gospel of Christ are calledsigns. That is, their receipt stands as an evidence or sign of the presence of that faith which results from believing the truth. Signs are wonders and miracles; they always and invariably are manifest to and among the faithful saints.

In every gospel dispensation, the saints have had this promise:

‘These signs shall follow them that believe—in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover; And whosoever shall believe in my name, doubting nothing, unto him will I confirm all my words, even unto the ends of the earth.’

(Morm. 9:24–25)

(Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 713)

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)