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The Priesthood

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The Priesthood

What does Christianity teach about the priesthood?

All believers in Jesus’ substitutionary work form a royal priesthood, a people belonging to God for the purpose of praising him.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

What does Mormonism teach about the priesthood?

In Mormonism, only worthy, male Mormons may be a priesthood holder and be endowed with the power and authority of God.

Our Heavenly Father delegates His priesthood power to worthy male members of the Church.

Gospel Principles, Chapter 13: The Priesthood

The priesthood is the eternal power and authority of our Heavenly Father. Through the priesthood, God created and governs the heavens and earth. Through this power He redeems and exalts His children. He gives worthy priesthood holders authority to administer ordinances of salvation. All of Heavenly Father’s children can qualify to receive these ordinances and access the power and blessings of the priesthood.

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Summary

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Christianity

All believers form a royal priesthood.

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Mormonism

Worthy male members may be priesthood holders.

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