Category Archives: Priesthood

The baptism of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery

Recently I had this question brought to me from one of my online students: I’ve always found the baptisms of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to difficult to understand how it all happened, is there someplace you’d recommend going to … Continue reading

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Oliver Cowdery’s Charge to the Twelve Apostles – 1835

Oliver Cowdery’s Charge to the Twelve The following charge was given to the newly called Twelve Apostles by President Oliver Cowdery on 21 February 1835. Dear Brethren—Previous to delivering the charge, I shall read a part of a revelation. It … Continue reading

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Where did Jesus Christ get his authority?

This question has been asked a few times in classes that I have taught over the years and I thought it would be good to share Joseph Fielding Smith’s thoughts on this question. The following is from Answers to Gospel … Continue reading

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Clay and Gold – Inspiration and Incarnation

Scripture is both human and divine First, that in the Bible the divine and human are blended. We must not regard the Bible as an absolutely perfect book in which God is Himself the author using human hands and brains … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith on Keys – Nauvoo Teachings

Joseph Smith on Keys He spoke of delivering the keys of the Priesthood to the Church, and said that the faithful members of the Relief Society should receive them with their husbands, that the Saints whose integrity has been tried … Continue reading

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Keys of the Priesthood

Modern teaching regarding the keys restored in our dispensation to Joseph Smith the Prophet “It is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in,” the Prophet Joseph … Continue reading

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The Priesthood of the Nephites

The Priesthood of the Nephites This is from Joseph Fielding Smith, in his book Answers to Gospel Questions, Volume 1 Related: Were the Nephite Disciples Apostles? Question: “While studying our Book of Mormon lesson in our Sunday School class our … Continue reading

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Prophets have Melchizedek Priesthood

All Priesthood is Melchizedek Answer to the question: Was the priesthood of Melchizedek taken away when Moses died? All priesthood is Melchizedek, but there are different portions or degrees of it. That portion which brought Moses to speak with God … Continue reading

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Ephraim Hanks A Model of Obedience

The Walls The following illustrates the way in which the great quality of obedience was part of the character of this legendary pioneer: “On many occasions Ephraim Hanks was rewarded for his obedience to the Prophet Brigham Young. One spring … Continue reading

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Joseph leaves Wilford Woodruff to heal two children

Joseph Smith sends his handkerchief with Wilford Woodruff to heal two children Wilford Woodruff When we left Brother Noble, the Prophet Joseph went, with those who accompanied him from the other side, to the banks of the river, to return … Continue reading

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