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Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton

By Joseph, January 5th, 1841. Answer to the question, was the Priesthood of Melchizedeck taken away when Moses died.
All priesthood is Melchizedeck; but there are different portions or degrees of it. That portion which brought Moses to speak with God face to face was taken away; but that which brought the ministry of angels remained. All the Prophets had the Melchizedeck Priesthood and was ordained by God himself.
The world and earth are not synonymous terms. The world is the human family. This earth was organized or formed out of other planets which were broke up and remodelled and made into the one on which we live. The elements are eternal. That which has a beginning [p. 5]
By Joseph, January 5th, 1841.  Answer to the question, was the  Priesthood of Melchizedeck taken  away when Moses died.
All priesthood is Melchizedeck;  but there are different portions or  degrees of it. That portion which  brought Moses to speak with  God face to face was taken away;  but that which brought the min istry of angels remained. All the  Prophets had the Melchizedeck  Priesthood and was ordained by  God himself.
The world and earth are not  synonymous terms. The world is  the human family. This earth  was organized or formed out of  other planets which were broke  up and remodelled and made  into the one on which we  live. The elements are eternal.  That which has a beginning [p. 5]
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, IL, 5 Jan. 1841; in L. John Nuttall, journal, pp. 4–8; handwriting of L. John Nuttall; L. John Nuttal Papers, BYU.

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