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Mormon History Podcast: 020: Peter and His Priesthood

Even Joseph Smith was ordained to the High Priesthood by Lyman Wight 1831 http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-circa-3-4-june-1831/2

1834 Priesthood http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-1834-1836/51

The Original Section 27 (Chapter 28) that was in the Book of Commandments can be found here which only contains 7 verses: http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-commandments-1833/64#XC64B36C6-746C-4026-A852-105AA3C7C262

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10 thoughts on “Mormon History Podcast: 020: Peter and His Priesthood

  1. Excellent! It must be time consuming to search it all out. Amazing info. Thank you so much.

  2. The words, “Keys, Power and Authority” should be red flags to all that Jesus warned of.
    Wasn’t it the Pharisees who said, “Obey Us! Don’t question Us! The debate is Over!?” He said that fruits apply to leaders and especially to prophets doing “good works” in His name.
    Matt 7
    Yes, Question them! Jesus did not give free passes and He held leaders to the highest standard for their claims. Those making claims are blasphemers against “God” and all of us.

    • Thanks for your thoughts Tom and for continuing to listen to my ramblings 🙂

  3. Really interesting. In researching a little more about priesthood today, I was struck by how much of the priesthood story, which seems to be missing from first hand accounts of the restoration process, gets filled in with a light dive into freemasonry. (See, for instance, here: http://www.royalarchmasonsalberta.com/index.php/library/aspeslet-library/general/220-high-priesthood-of-melchizedek).

    I wonder if the rest of the story was simply rounded out by fitting it with the freemasonry narrative? I could see BY thinking something like, “Hmm. Don’t see the details about what happened to Joseph, but I don’t really need them, because my Masonic brotherhood has known them all along. I know Freemasonry Is True, so I’ll just fill in the blanks.” Not unlike Joseph sketching in missing pieces of Egyptian facsimiles.

    • Which is why when it comes to Free Masonry and any similarities, they don’t look at it as stealing ideas but rather that Free Masonry has parts that are true but this is the truest of the true!

  4. This is the crux of everything for me in a very big way.
    I was always bothered by the fact that as a missionary I mentioned and shortly afterwards Peter, James, and John restored the priesthood implying that it happened near the very beginning of the church establishment. Now not even the Aaronic Priesthood story adds up.

    You’re stake president may not be interested in those emails, but I am.

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