|New member Michael Wood and his sweet wife, Jucilene|
Recently I have learned through the teachings of Elder Bednar that this is not the case. In October 2010, Elder Bednar taught:
This fits so very well with the gospel doctrine of agency. We each must choose for ourselves to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. Once that gift is received, we then must stay worthy, repenting often, and renewing our covenants regularly so that we may "always have His Spirit to be with them".
As I listened to the confirmation of new convert Michael Wood in the Auckland Ward today I felt an absolute witness of the truthfulness of this doctrine.