One significant lacuna in Mormon doctrine, to me, is the identity of the Holy Ghost. We are told that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, the only Begotten in the flesh. However, we are not told who the Holy Ghost is. Another Son of God, and therefore our brother? God’s brother? God’s wife? A single individual or a plurality of individuals? We do not know.
Neither are we very sure how exactly the Holy Ghost is (a) God. Is the Holy Ghost worthy of worship? I don’t know of any context in Mormonism where the Holy Ghost is worshiped. There are no songs, hymns, prayers, or devotions to the Holy Ghost, directly. Is the Holy Ghost equal in power and glory to the Father and the Son? Does the Holy Ghost derive power from the Father, or does (s)He have power of his own? Continue reading