High Priesthood: Quick Quiz

Here is a short quiz for new readers of this blog-

Who was the first person of Joseph Smith’s dispensation to be ordained a high priest? Was it Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, or Sidney Rigdon?

If you guessed any of them, you are wrong.

Who was the Lord speaking about when he said “Many or called but few are chosen?”

If you guessed the newly ordained priesthood quorums of the early Kirtland era, you are wrong.

During a church priesthood meeting in the Kirtland area, a man weighing over 200 pounds that was sitting in the opening of a window was thrown across the room by an evil spirit. Do you remember the associated circumstances?

Is there a difference between the term “Church of God” and “Church of Christ”?

Does the apostleship represent the highest priesthood in the church?

When scriptures in the D&C use the term “endowment” it always refers to the outpouring of spiritual blessings and power from on high. The modern LDS church uses the term “temple endowment” in a much different way.

Here is the definition of “ritual”:

A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence. Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of a community, including a religious community. Rituals are characterized but not defined by formalism, traditionalism, invariance, rule-governance, sacral symbolism, and performance.

When did the Melchizedek priesthood endowment take place?

The topic of Podcast #15 is on the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood. It might just contain a few surprises for you.

It is now available at the link below-


During the discussion, a heated argument ensued and a fight broke out between me, MD, and Searcher.

It was ugly.

We have decided to discontinue the podcast

Just kidding



4 Responses to High Priesthood: Quick Quiz

  1. Andy says:

    Part of the confusion of the Apostle vs High Priest is that my understanding of an apostle is that they are those who are to go out and set up new stakes and wards. But in order to staff that new ward, you need a bishop who has to be a high priest if he’s not a descendant of Aaron (which has certain criteria that’s broken out) 107:17.

    It would seem that in order to set up these new wards and stakes, I’d think you’d need to be a high priest in order to set apart other high priests to be a bishop.

    So what I’m getting at is that being a high priest seems like it should be part of being an apostle at least as of 1835 when section 107 was given. Otherwise, how can you do your job?

    • To add to the confusion, there is not legitimate need for a true Bishop unless the law of consecration is being lived and there is a legitimate Bishops storehouse.

      That is why the office of Bishop was introduced at the beginning of the restoration of the church.

      It was introduced later when the it was time to begin living the law given in section 42

  2. B says:

    Perhaps that’s a part of why elders and high priests are now one giant elders quorum; because there are no “real” high priests acting in wards atm.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: