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"7 The office of an elder comes under the priesthood of Melchizedek."

"8 The Melchizedek Priesthood holds the right of presidency, and has power and authority over all the offices in the church in all ages of the world, TO ADMINISTER IN SPIRITUAL THINGS." --- [D&C 107: 7-8]

{ TO ADMINISTER IN SPIRITUAL THINGS" includes THE SPIRITUAL HEALING OF THE SICK.}

{To show that "ELDERS" is an actual Priesthood Calling, and not just old elderly men, I have included the two passages in The Bible about being "ORDAINED" to the office of an "ELDER:" }


"For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ORDAIN ELDERS IN EVERY CITY, as I had appointed thee; --- [Titus 1: 5 - Bible]


"And when they had ORDAINED THEM ELDERS IN EVERY CHURCH, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed." --- [Acts 14: 23 - Bible]


"14 IS ANY SICK AMONG YOU? LET HIM CALL FOR THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH; AND LET THEM PRAY OVER HIM, {LAYING THEIR HANDS ON HIS HEAD} ANOINTING HIM WITH OIL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD." --- [James 5: 14 - Bible]


"13 And they cast out many devils, AND ANOINTED WITH OIL MANY THAT WERE SICK, AND HEALED THEM." --- [Mark 6: 13 - Bible]


"44 AND THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH, TWO OR MORE, SHALL BE CALLED, AND SHALL PRAY FOR AND LAY THEIR HANDS UPON THEM IN MY NAME; and if they die they shall die unto me." --- [D&C 42: 44]


"15 AND THE PRAYER OF FAITH" { FAITH , that is, in the Priesthood Blessing which was given by} "THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH," } SHALL SAVE THE SICK, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." --- [James 5: 15 - Bible]


"4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit."

"8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;"

"9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another THE GIFTS OF HEALING by the same Spirit;" --- [1st Corinthians 12: 4 & 8-9 - Bible]


"8 And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny not the gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God. And there are different ways that these gifts are administered; but it is the same God who worketh all in all; and they are given by the manifestations of the Spirit of God unto men to profit them."

"11 And to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, THE GIFTS OF HEALING by the same spirit;" --- [Moroni 10: 8 & 11 - The Book of Mormon]


"HAVE ALL {ELDERS} THE GIFTS OF HEALING? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?" --- [1st Corinthians 12: 30 - Bible]

{There is a general feeling in The Church that because you are an Elder (A Melchizedek Priesthood holder) you automatically have The Gift of Healing by the power of The Priesthood. I could be wrong, but I don't believe this is the case. As the scriptures in this scripture set attest, The Gift of Healing (The Gift TO HEAL SOMEONE) is a GIFT! And not everyone has the same GIFT. } "HAVE ALL THE GIFTS OF HEALING?" {I assert, No! Nonetheless, an Elder typically does not know if he has The Gift of Healing until he tries a few times to heal someone and can see the results.}


"Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy ACCORDING TO THE PROPORTION OF FAITH;" --- [Romans 12: 6 - Bible]


"10 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should always remember, and always retain in your minds what those gifts are, that are given unto the church."

"11 For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God." --- [D&C 46: 10-11]


"43 AND WHOSOEVER AMONG YOU ARE SICK, AND HAVE NOT FAITH TO BE HEALED, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness, with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy." --- [D&C 42: 43]


"19 And again, TO SOME IT IS GIVEN TO HAVE FAITH TO BE HEALED;"

"20 AND TO OTHERS IT IS GIVEN TO HAVE FAITH TO HEAL." --- [D&C 46: 19-20]


"And again, it shall come to pass that HE THAT HATH FAITH IN ME TO BE HEALED, AND IS NOT APPOINTED UNTO DEATH, SHALL BE HEALED." --- [D&C 42: 48]


"13 Require not miracles, except I shall command you, except casting out devils, HEALING THE SICK, and against poisonous serpents, and against deadly poisons;"

"14 AND THESE THINGS YE SHALL NOT DO, EXCEPT IT BE REQUIRED OF YOU BY THEM WHO DESIRE IT, that the scriptures might be fulfilled; for ye shall do according to that which is written." --- [D&C 24: 13-14]


"And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, AND PRAYED, AND LAID HIS HANDS ON HIM AND HEALED HIM." --- [Acts 28: 8 - Bible]


{Yes, it is true that Jesus himself healed at times without Laying His Hands on some of the recipiants. But He was The Saviour! For the rest of us, including even the great Paul, The Laying On Of Hands is required to heal someone ...}


"LAY YOUR HANDS UPON THE SICK, AND THEY SHALL RECOVER. ... --- [D&C 66: 9]


"And after that he came men also were saved by faith in his name; and by faith, they become the sons of God. And as surely as Christ liveth he spake these words unto our fathers, saying: Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is good, IN FAITH BELIEVING THAT YE SHALL RECEIVE, behold, it shall be done unto you." --- [Moroni 7: 26 - The Book of Mormon]

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