Authority

    The permission granted to men on earth called or ordained to act for and in behalf of God the Father or Jesus Christ in doing God’s work.

    • I have sent thee:Ex. 3:12–15;
    • Speak all that I command thee:Ex. 7:2;
    • He gave the twelve disciples power:Matt. 10:1;
    • Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you:John 15:16;
    • Nephi and Lehi preached with great authority:Hel. 5:18;
    • Nephi, the son of Helaman, was a man of God, having great power and authority from God:Hel. 11:18; ( 3 Ne. 7:17; )
    • Jesus gave power and authority to twelve Nephites:3 Ne. 12:1–2;
    • Joseph Smith was called of God and ordained:D&C 20:2;
    • No one shall preach my gospel or build up my Church unless he is ordained and it is known to the Church that he has authority:D&C 42:11;
    • Elders are to preach the gospel, acting in authority:D&C 68:8;
    • The Melchizedek Priesthood has authority to administer in spiritual things:D&C 107:8, 18–19;
    • What is done by divine authority becomes law:D&C 128:9;
    • Any who preach or administer for God must be called of God by those in authority:A of F 1:5;