God‛s authority, called “ The Priesthood,” is given to His Prophets. The Priesthood is the power and authority of God delegated to man to act in God ‛s name.1 Without this Priesthood authority of God, man is
simply acting on his own, and therefore his authority is not recognized by God.2
 
   
  This Priesthood authority is given directly by God through His authorized servants  
  by the laying on of hands,3  
  cannot be taken upon oneself,4  
  cannot be purchased for money,5  
  cannot be acquired by one ‛s personal intellect,6 and  
  does not come through schooling, college degrees, or
the wisdom of the world.7
 
 
     
  Prophets and Apostles are God‛s mouthpiece to the people. Prophets also receive Revelations from God8 and testify of Jesus Christ‛s role in God ‛s plan.  
  1 Matthew 16:19 ; D&C 132:45-47
2 Matthew 7:21-29
3 1st Timothy 4:14
4 Hebrews 5:4-10
5 Acts 8:18-20
6 Acts 4:13
7 Heb. 5:4 ; Prov. 2:6 ; 1st Cor. 3:19-20 ; D&C 10:43
8 Amos 3:7
 
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