Priesthood Line of Authority

Priesthood Line of Authority

Dear Gramps, I am a convert to the LDS Church. I was ordained to the office of a Priest shortly after I was baptized and then later I was ordained to the office of the Melchizedek Priesthood. I am trying to trace my Priesthood line of Authority. I contacted the...
Physical Bodies and Priesthood Ordinances

Physical Bodies and Priesthood Ordinances

Dear Gramps, We have been taught that Moses and Elijah were taken from this earth without tasting death because they needed to confer priesthood keys (while they were still in the flesh) upon Peter, James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration (before the...
Worthiness

Worthiness

Gramps, I have been away from the church for sometime and have started attending again. As such, I am attending priesthood meetings and often the subject of being worthy comes up in discussion. Since we are all sinners and only enter heaven through the grace of god,...
Quorum of the Seventies

Quorum of the Seventies

Why don’t we see Seventy Quorum in wards any more? Stephen _____________ Hi Stephen, This is a great question. There really isn’t much said from the Prophets and Apostles regarding the discontinuance of the Seventies at local levels within Stakes. This is...
Priesthood in the Premortal World

Priesthood in the Premortal World

I heard an opinion that every man who has kept his first estate had the priesthood given to him before he came to earth. We know it was given to some in the pre-existence.  For example in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, he said that Adam was given the...
Women and Keys

Women and Keys

Are women given keys? Karen ______________ Karen, In the Church, the term “keys” is typically reserved for priesthood authority. So women are not given keys. -Gramps
Women and Keys

Priesthood Office or Priesthood Keys

Hello Gramps, On a very snowy Sunday, only the 1st counselor in the bishopric showed up (the bishop and 2nd counselor were either ill or snowed in). The 1st counselor conducted sacrament meeting and presided. In my EQ class, the EQ president spoke up in an almost...
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