Young Women Lesson 10: “The Priesthood: A Great Blessing,”

Testing the words of LDS leaders with Biblical Truth:

March 2010

Young Women Manual 2

OBJECTIVE: Each young woman will understand more fully what the priesthood is and the blessings she can enjoy through its power.

The Priesthood Is the Authority and Power of God? (page 38):

• What is the priesthood? (The power and authority given by our Heavenly Father to all of his sons who accept and live the gospel.)
Refer to the pictures and ask the following question:
• When a worthy holder of the priesthood performs an ordinance, does it have the same importance to us as if the Lord were doing it? After the young women respond, ask one of them to read Doctrine and Covenants 1:38. Explain that priesthood holders can act with the power of God. For further discussion of this principle, you may wish to read 3 Nephi 12:1–2, which describes how Jesus called his twelve Nephite disciples and gave them power to act in his name.

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

Heavenly Father did not give the power to act in His name to someone who claims to hold the Priesthood. Jesus promised His followers that they would receive power from the Holy Ghost! The prophet Joel prophesied during Old Testament times, that this power would be given to “sons and daughters” and “on my handmaidens”. This power is given to men and women of all nationality! This power is the Holy Ghost and He actually dwells inside of all who have been given faith in Jesus.

To read more about who holds the power of God, go to this blog Post: “Should LDS Women be Allowed to Hold the Priesthood?” written February 27, 2010; or, Click here:
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Heavenly Father and Jesus used the “power of the Priesthood” to create the planets? (page 39):

Ask the young women to explain by what power all of these other planets, as well as our own earth, were made. To clarify this idea, read Doctrine and Covenants 88:45–47. Point out that all of these planets were made by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through the power of the priesthood. It is a power great enough to control worlds, yet gentle enough to bless a newborn baby.

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

Heavenly Father and Jesus did not have to use “the power of the Priesthood” to create the planets, because all power belongs to God!!! “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.” (Psalm 62:11)

The prophet Jeremiah testified that God had His own power:

“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.” (Jeremiah 10:10-13)

The Apostle Paul taught that every earthly King or leader of a country was established by God; in fact –every power is from God: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” (Romans 13:1-2)

To read more about God’s power, go to this blog Post: “Did Jesus Create Every Thing Out of Nothing?” written February 6, 2010; or, Click Here:

Link to LDS Lesson: https://www.lds.org/manual/young-women-manual-2/learning-about-the-priesthood/lesson-10-the-priesthood-a-great-blessing?lang=eng

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