The Righteous Offering of the Sons of Levi–2000 Years Ago

Mormons believe that on May 15, 1829, John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and conferred the Aaronic Priesthood. ¬†According to Joseph Smith, the angel declared that this priesthood, which Mormons teach is the authority to act in God's name to do such things as baptize, "shall never be taken again from … Continue reading The Righteous Offering of the Sons of Levi–2000 Years Ago

Why the “Lines of Priesthood Authority” Concept is Missing from the Book of Mormon, and How Authority was Obtained to Found the First Known Church of Christ

Many have wondered and speculated how exactly the first Alma received the power and authority to form the church of Christ on earth.¬† Because of our LDS background, we tend to search out lines of authority, wanting to know who gave a man his priesthood, and who gave that man his priesthood, and trace the … Continue reading Why the “Lines of Priesthood Authority” Concept is Missing from the Book of Mormon, and How Authority was Obtained to Found the First Known Church of Christ