Melchizedek Priesthood Essay

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"You have changed the revelations from the way they were first given and as they are today in the Book of Commandments, to support the error of Brother Joseph in taking upon himself the office of Seer to the church. You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests. You have changed the revelations to support the error of a President of the high priesthood, high counselors, etc. You have altered the revelations to support you in going beyond the plain teachings of Christ in the new covenant part of the Book of Mormon." (An Address To All Believers In Christ, p. 49) "The important details that are missing from the 'full history' of 1834 are likewise missing from the Book of Commandments in 1833. The student would expect…show more content…
"here (June 1831) for the first time I saw the Melchizedek priesthood introduced into the Church" (Apostle Lyman Wight to Wilford Woodruff, 24 Aug. 1857, Lyman Wight Letterbook, RLDS archives (the original letter is in LDS archives) Again we have confirmation that the Melchizedek Priesthood was not part of the original beginning of the Church of Christ in April of 1830. “Several were then selected by revelation, through President Smith, and ordained to the High Priesthood after the order of the Son of God, which is after the order of Melchizedek. This was the first occasion in which this priesthood had been revealed and conferred upon the Elders * in this dispensation, although the office of an Elder is the same in a certain degree, but not in the fullness. On this occasion I was ordained to this holy ordinance and calling by President Smith." (Apostle Parley P. Pratt in Chapter 10 of his autobiography) More confirmation that the Melchizedek Priesthood was not in the Church of Christ at its

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