Now that we had been authorized from
God, John instructed us to baptize each
other. This we did. ( Joseph Smith History verses 68-74 )
 
  “ Having been commissioned
of Jesus Christ . . .”
 
     
  John the Baptist ? Wow ! Did he
also give you his autograph by signing
a certificate to that effect ?
 
     
 
  Upon you we
confer the Melchizedek
Priesthood . . .
 
  John the Baptist explained that the ancient Apostles, Peter,
James, and John, held the higher Melchizedek Priesthood
which has the power to ordain members to leadership positions,
perform sacred ordinances, and give the Gift of the
Holy Ghost. They were to visit and confer the authority
upon us, which they did in a few weeks !
 
     
  This is really strange. In spite of what Hebrews 5:4 says, thousands of churches have been set up by good, committed people and none of them claim to have had Heavenly Visions, much less being visited by Apostles. Not only that, none of them recognize the separate ordinance of laying on of hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost.  
 

 

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