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Instruction on Priesthood, 5 October 1840

It is a very prevalent opinion that the sacrifices which were offered were entirely consumed, this was not the case if you read Leviticus [blank] Chap [blank] Verses you will observe that the priests took a part as a memorial and offered it up before the Lord, while the remainder was kept for the maintenance of the priests— So that the offerings and sacrifices are not all consumed upon the Altar, but the blood is sprinkled and the fat and certain other portions are consumed These sacrifices as well as every ordinance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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belonging to the priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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will when the temple of the Lord shall be built and the sons of Levi be purified be fully restored and attended to . all their powers, raniffications ramifications, and blessings— this ever did and will exist when the powers of the Melchisida Priesthood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

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are sufficiently manifest. else how can the restitution of all things spoken of by all the Holy prophets be brought to pass , It is not to be understood that, the law of Moses will be established again with all its rights and variety of ceremonies this has never been spoken of by the prophets but those things which existed prior to Mose’s day viz Sacrifice, will be continued— It may be asked by some what necessity for Sacrifice since the great Sacrifice was offered? In answer to which if Repentance Baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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and faith existed prior to the days of christ what necessity for them since that time——
The priesthood has descended in a regular line from Father to Son through their succeeding generations
See Book of Doctrine & Covenants [p. 10]
It is a very prevalent opinion that in the sacrifices <sacrifices> of <which>  were offered were entirely consumed, this was not  the case if you read Leviticus [blank] Chap [blank] Verses  you will observe that the priests took a part as a  memorial and offered it up before the Lord, while  the remainder was kept for the benefit <maintenance> of the priests—  So that the offerings and sacrifices are not all consu med upon the Altar, but the blood is sprinkled and  the fat and certain other portions are consumed  These sacrifices as well as every ordinance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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belonging  to the priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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will when the temple of the Lord  shall be built <and the sons [of] Levi be purified> be fully restored and attended to [illegible]  the Sons of Levi shall be purified. all their powers, raniffications <ramifications>, and blessings— this  ever was did and will be exist when the powers of the Melchisida  Priesthood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

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are sufficiently manifest. else how can  the restitution of all things spoken of by all the  Holy prophets be brought to pass be brought to  pass, It is not to be understood that, the law of  Moses will be fully established again with all  its rights and <variety of ceremonies> ceremonies <this has never been spoken of by the prophets> but those things which  existed prior to Mose’s day viz Sacrifice, will  be continued— It may be asked by some what neces sity for Sacrifice since the great Sacrifice was offered?  In answer to which if Repentance Baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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and faith  were necessary to Salvation <existed> prior to the days of christ  what necessity for them since that time——
The priesthood has descended in a regular line from  Father to Son through their succeeding generations
See Book of Doctrine & Covenants [p. 10]
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, IL, 5 Oct. 1840; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson

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