By Chris Layton
October 9, 2019
By the testament of Joseph Smith Jr. he is no more or less than the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
“The spirit of truth is of God, I am the Spirit of truth, and John bore record of me, saying: He received a fullness of truth, yea, even of all truth;” D&C 93:26
John the Baptist testified:
“I indeed baptize you with water, upon your repentance; and when he of whom I bear record cometh, who is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, (or whose place I am not able to fill,) as I said, I indeed baptize you before he cometh, that when he cometh he may baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire.” JST Matt 3:38
The baptism of John is of the water but the baptism of Jesus Christ, is of the Holy Ghost.
“And ye may know that he is, by the power of of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I would exhort you, that ye deny not the power of God: for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children of men, the same to-day, and to-morrow, and forever.” Moroni 10:7
And the power of the Holy Ghost is the power of God because He is God.
“…I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people:…” Mosiah 15:1