How is this contradiction of Joseph Smith reconciled with the Bible? I received this information from the following LDS site:
"A person may be temporarily guided by the Holy Ghost without receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (see D&C 130:23). However, this guidance will not be continuous unless the person is baptized and receives the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We read in Acts 10 that the Roman soldier Cornelius received inspiration from the Holy Ghost so that he knew the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. But Cornelius did not receive the gift of the Holy Ghost until after he was baptized. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that if Cornelius had not received baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost would have left him (see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, 97).
Today people who are not members of the Church learn by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true (see Moroni 10:4–5). But that initial testimony leaves them if they do not receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. They do not receive the continuing assurance that can come to those who have the gift of the Holy Ghost."
The following is from Acts 10:44-48.
Vs44, "While Peter was still speaking these words, (The words are in the previous verse 43, "Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.") the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message."
Vs45, "And all the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles also."
Vs46, "For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, Vs47, "Surely no one refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"