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6. The PriesthoodThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints (Mormon) beliefs and why they believe so.
We believe the Priesthood is given to man from God for the benefit of his children.
Through the priesthood man is able to perform baptisms, give blessings, to perform miracles, etc. Without the Priesthood baptisms will not be seen as valid in the sight of God.
The priesthood can only be used according to the will of God. Otherwise is wont work as seen in Numbers 22:9-13.
The priesthood is something that you can’t take upon yourself. "And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron." Hebrews 5:4
Bad things can become of those you do try to take it upon themselves. Such as trying to buy it.
"And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money pe
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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