Speculative Theology

"The Holy Ghost is now in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has.” (Joseph Smith, The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, Nauvoo, 27 August 1843. Reported by Franklin D. Richards.)
I've often wondered what the story of the Holy Ghost would be like. Would he be born very last, after the thousand years of peace, when the spirit is withdrawn and things begin to descend before the final end? Is the spirit withdrawn because he's physically embodied?
Or would he be born on another world?
Or become part of another Godhead?

Comments

mike said…
The way I read that, he's saying it's the latter, and would play the role of Jehovah to another set of children; perhaps they are all spirit children born of a "sister wife" to Heavenly Mother, and the Holy Ghost is the firstborn of those.

On the other hand, there are lots of references outside scripture to the Holy Ghost being female; see, e.g. Sophia, Diana, Athena, or Hokmah in the OT.

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