Could anyone have misunderstood President Packer’s Conference address when he called all priesthood holders to convert their authority into power? That call from an apostle hearkens to the priesthood call mentioned in the Priesthood Covenant and what is referred to as the Constitution of the Priesthood. It is the call that distinguishes those who are [...]
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If Zion is “the highest order of priesthood society,”[i] we can be assured that priesthood authority and power will bring Zion about. Every priesthood holder, therefore, would do well to learn his priesthood duty, as it pertains to the establishment of Zion, and do his best to advance this magnificent cause.
When we think about the restoration of the priesthood, we often stop at John the Baptist and Peter, James and John. But, in fact, they were only the beginning. The priesthood is a much larger principle with powers that challenge the boundaries of our appreciation. Once we begin to comprehend the full extent of [...]
(Note: This article has been adapted from a soon-to-be-released, 5-book doctrinal series, called, The Three Pillars of Zion.) Why was the man, Melchizedek, chosen to be a model of a Zionlike priesthood holder? A brief review of his life and example provide answers. Because we assume the name Melchizedek when we are ordained [...]
(Note: This article is adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion, a series of books on becoming a Zion person. This series of books will be released in August.) The Book of Mormon truly contains the fulness of gospel truth. One truth concerns the priesthood-its purpose and its proper use. To teach us that truth, Mormon [...]
A parent shared the following experience. Keep in mind that rescuing wayward children is often a function of personal sanctification. That is, to the degree that we sanctify ourselves we gain power to rescue the person for whom we are praying. Beyond our view, heavenly help is summoned and a plan for rescue is [...]