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KnoWhy #289 - What Does The Book Of Mormon Teach About The Priesthood? (Mosiah 23:17)
TitleKnoWhy #289 - What Does The Book Of Mormon Teach About The Priesthood? (Mosiah 23:17)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAuthority; Baptism; Church Organization; Confirmation; Consecration; Dispensation; Elder; Gift of the Holy Ghost; High Priest; Holy Ghost; Ordinance; Organization; Priest; Priesthood; Revelation; Teacher

The importance of the priesthood is firmly demonstrated throughout the Book of Mormon. For Book of Mormon authors, this divine authority was necessary to preach the gospel, to organize and establish the Lord’s church, and to perform sacred priesthood ordinances. Better than any other body of scripture, the Book of Mormon shows how the priesthood was organized and how it functioned in a former dispensation. By carefully studying it and comparing it to the current dispensation, readers can better understand which aspects of the priesthood are adaptable for different times and circumstances, and which are enduring and unchanging.

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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 23:17