“That Ye May Be Sanctified by the Reception of the Holy Ghost”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Sanctification is the process by which the Saints of God are cleansed from the effects of sin, spiritually renewed, and prepared to enter into the presence of God. The Atonement makes this process possible, and the Holy Ghost is the vehicle or means by which it is fulfilled. The Spirit is the means by which human hearts are made pure before God, whereby dross and iniquity are burned out of the soul as if by fire, and by which the Lord can come to live in us (see Alma 13:10-12; Helaman 3:35; Galatians 2:20).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4