A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
See also Authority; Call, Called of God, Calling; Hands, Laying on of; Office, Officer; Priesthood
To appoint or confer authority or office. To use authority in the Lord’s Church, a person must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority (
A of F 1:5). Although a person may receive authority by ordination, he uses it under the direction of those who hold the particular keys for that authority.
Having authority from God, Alma ordained priests,
Men are ordained unto the high priesthood with a holy ordinance,
Jesus called and ordained twelve disciples,
3 Ne. 12:1.
Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands,
Wait yet a little while, for ye are not yet ordained,
Joseph Smith was ordained an Apostle of Jesus Christ,
D&C 20:2 ( D&C 27:12).
No person is to be ordained without the vote of the Church,
It shall not be given to any one to preach my gospel, except he be ordained by some one who has authority,
Elders are ordained to preach my gospel,
It is the duty of the Twelve to ordain and set in order all the other officers of the Church,
I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained,
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery ordained one another to the Aaronic Priesthood,