April 5 – Acts 8:14-7; “Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.”
It’s rather ironic that the Church would bless its members with the gift of the Holy Ghost. They don’t believe He can be in more than one place at a time. In the book Articles of Faith, pg. 160 it says; “Plainly, such expressions as being filled with the Holy Ghost, and His falling upon person, have reference to the powers and influences that emanate from God, and which are characteristic of Him; for the Holy Ghost may in this way operate simultaneously upon many persons even though they be widely separated, whereas the actual person of the Holy Ghost cannot be in more than one place at a time”.
Point 8. “The true church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. Acts 8:14-7.”