Priesthood

    The authority and power that God gives to man to act in all things for the salvation of man (D&C 50:26–27). Male members of the Church who hold the priesthood are organized into quorums and are authorized to perform ordinances and certain administrative functions in the Church.

    • Their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood:Ex. 40:15; ( Num. 25:13; )
    • I have ordained you:John 15:16;
    • Ye are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood:1 Pet. 2:5;
    • Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood:1 Pet. 2:9; ( Ex. 19:6; )
    • Men are called as high priests because of their exceeding faith and good works:Alma 13:1–12;
    • I give unto you power to baptize:3 Ne. 11:21;
    • Ye shall have power to give the Holy Ghost:Moro. 2:2;
    • I will reveal unto you the priesthood, by the hand of Elijah:D&C 2:1; ( JS—H 1:38; )
    • The Lord confirmed a priesthood also upon Aaron and his seed:D&C 84:18;
    • This greater priesthood administereth the gospel:D&C 84:19;
    • He took Moses out of their midst, and the Holy Priesthood:D&C 84:25;
    • The oath and covenant of the priesthood is described:D&C 84:33–42;
    • The priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers:D&C 86:8;
    • There are, in the Church, two priesthoods:D&C 107:1;
    • The first priesthood is the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God:D&C 107:2–4;
    • The rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven:D&C 121:36;
    • No power or influence can or ought to be maintained except by virtue of the priesthood:D&C 121:41;
    • Every faithful, worthy male member of the Church may receive the priesthood:D&C OD—2;
    • We believe that a man must be called of God:A of F 1:5;