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The Elect of God Priesthood in the Church Acts 15. An Issue is decided in Jerusalem by the apostles. Apostles and elders come together to consider the matter of circumcision and keeping the Law of Moses . Acts 15:5-6.

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    1. The Elect of God Priesthood in the Church Acts 15

    2. An Issue is decided in Jerusalem by the apostles Apostles and elders come together to consider the matter of circumcision and keeping the Law of Moses Acts 15:5-6

    3. “Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion.” All things are done in order Acts 20:68 D&C 132:8

    4. “And when they had ordained them elders in every church…” (Acts 14:23) “Every elder, priest, teacher, or deacon is to be ordained…” D&C 20

    5. “…by vote of the church…” D&C 20:63-64

    6. Proper Records Setting Apart D&C 20:64 D&C 85:1 D&C 127:9

    7. “Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.” D&C 107:99

    8. “It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul.” “And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church shall teach the principle of my gospel…” Acts 15: 25 D&C 42:11

    9. “The Priesthood, which is always associated with God’s work…

    10. …continueth in the church of God in all generations… …and is without beginning of days or end of years.” D&C 84:17

    11. “For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods… magnifying their callings… …are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies.” D&C 84:33

    12. “They become the sons of Moses and of Aaron… …and the seed of Abraham… …and the church and kingdom… …and the elect of God.” D&C 84:34

    13. “…all they who receive this priesthood receive me, saith the Lord… “For he that receiveth my servants receiveth me… “And he that receiveth me receiveth my Father.” D&C 84:35-37

    14. “And he that receiveth my Father receiveth my Father’s kingdom… …therefore all that my Father hath shall be given unto him.” D&C 84:38

    15. “When we officiate in the priesthood, we always do it in the name of the Lord. When we act according to proper order of things, we act for the Lord…” Boyd K. Packer

    16. L.D.S. Church Organization The First Presidency President of Church 1st Counselor-----2nd Counselor The Quorum of Twelve Apostles Presiding Bishopric Presiding Bishop 1st Counselor-----2nd Counselor First Quorum of the Seventy (General Authorities) Full-time positions (serve part-time still working reg. job) Area Authorities Seventies Stake Presidency Stake President 1st Counselor----2nd Counselor High Council Stake Patriarch Ward Bishopric Bishop 1st Counselor----2nd Counselor High Priest’s Quorum Priest’s Quorum Elder’s Quorum Teacher’s Quorum Deacon’s Quorum

    17. Sources: Boyd K. Packer “What Every Elder Should Know…and Every Sister as Well”: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government” Feb. 1993 Ensign