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Ordain, Ordination

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.

  • I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations:Jer. 1:5;
  • Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you:John 15:16;
  • Having authority from God, Alma ordained priests:Mosiah 18:18;
  • Men are ordained unto the high priesthood with a holy ordinance:Alma 13:1–9;
  • Jesus called and ordained twelve disciples:3 Ne. 12:1;
  • Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands:Moro. 3:1–4;
  • Wait yet a little while, for ye are not yet ordained:D&C 5:17;
  • 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:D&C 20:65;
  • It shall not be given to any one to preach my gospel, except he be ordained by some one who has authority:D&C 42:11;
  • Elders are ordained to preach my gospel:D&C 50:13–18;
  • It is the duty of the Twelve to ordain and set in order all the other officers of the Church:D&C 107:58;
  • I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained:Abr. 1:2;
  • Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery ordained one another to the Aaronic Priesthood:JS—H 1:68–72;