Topic Study: High Priest – Melchizedek Priesthood

(July 2005 TG Entry: High Priest - Melchizedek Priesthood) II            A Brief History The following is from Elder David E. Sorensen, Presidency of the Seventy, from June 2005 Ensign, “The High Priest Quorum” Throughout the history of humankind whenever the gospel in its fulness has been on earth, the Lord has called high priests to … Continue reading Topic Study: High Priest – Melchizedek Priesthood

Topic Study: Priesthood Restoration

(May 2005 TG Entry: Priesthood Restoration) I             Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood to Joseph Smith Joseph Smith’s and Oliver Cowdery’s understanding of these principles became perfect one hundred and seventy six years ago this morning.  As we read Joseph Smith history it becomes clear that their knowledge grew line upon line and precept upon precept. … Continue reading Topic Study: Priesthood Restoration

Topic Study: Priesthood, Authority

(May 2005 TG Entry: Priesthood, Authority, Given as a Sacrament Meeting Talk, May, 2005, Woodridge Second Ward, Joliet Stake) Overview This topic discusses the basis and necessity for the priesthood or proper authority. I             Purpose of the Priesthood The follow scriptures explain the necessity for the priesthood. II            God’s Purpose 39  For behold, this is … Continue reading Topic Study: Priesthood, Authority

Topic Study: Priesthood, Levitical

(See Priesthood Restoration, Oath and Covenant. See also TG Entry: Levitical.  Undated entry, assumed near study of Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood.) I             Levitical Priesthood The word “including” in this verse seems to indicate to me that there is a separate priesthood called the Levitical Priesthood. 1  THERE are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, … Continue reading Topic Study: Priesthood, Levitical