Have you ever thought about the amount of light and energy generated by our sun? The amount is almost beyond comprehension. Yet the heat and light that we receive come as a free gift from God. This is another proof of the goodness of our Heavenly Father. The light from the sun breaks through space, bathing our planet as it encircles the sun with life-giving warmth and light. Without the sun, there could be no life on this planet; it would be forever barren, cold, and dark. As the sun gives life and light to the earth, a spiritual light, gives nourishment to our spirits. We call this the Light of Christ. The scriptures teach us that it "lighteth every man that cometh into the world." Thus, all mankind can enjoy its blessings. The Light of Christ is the divine influence that allows every man, woman, and child to distinguish between good and evil. It encourages all to choose the right, to seek eternal truth, and to learn again the truths that we knew in our premortal existence but have forgotten in mortality. The Light of Christ should not be confused with the personage of the Holy Ghost, for the Light of Christ is not a personage at all. Its influence is preliminary to and preparatory to one's receiving the Holy Ghost. The Light of Christ will lead the honest soul to "harkeneth to the voice" to find the true gospel and the true Church and thereby receive the Holy Ghost.
Light of Christ
(Moroni 7:12–19) Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin talks about the importance of the Light of Christ.