In this article, we examine the question of lineage; why is it important? How does the patriarch know? Why do different members of the same family sometimes have different lineages? Is there such a thing as patriarchal priesthood? Why are patriarchs ordained instead of set-apart?
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“Orlando can claim to be the site of many happy memories for countless individuals. But lasting happiness, even joy, comes to those who keep the commandments of God,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Nelson addressed thousands in a gathering in Florida on Sunday evening, a destination known around the world for its theme parks and sunny beaches.
“The Church is young there, very young,” Sister Harkness said. “But the leadership is valiant, awesome and powerful.”
We all shouted for joy for the opportunity to come into this world to grow and progress. It involved descending from a high spiritual plane to a much lower Telestial one. We all knew we would experience desires and reactions not in keeping with holiness (sin), because we understood that this is what the “natural man” does. And yet we still elected to come. Why was that?
Legions of women teach in over 30,000 Relief Society units across the globe—delivering weekly lessons that champion gospel learning, unity, and spiritual growth. But only one Relief Society instructor, Anna Savage Hodge, goes to work each morning with a U.S. Army Ranger Tab sewn on the shoulder of her camouflage uniform.