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Skippy, I hope you have also learned that Churches of Christ do NOT subscribe to the notion of original sin as you erroneously claim nor do they believe that unbaptized little children are destined for hell. You will not find elders in Churches of Christ being paid, except very rarely and that is a fully scriptural thing that Mormons should not make any objection to. I Timothy 5:17 & 18 makes that very clear:

"17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

18For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward."

As to the priesthood, I go by what the scriptures say. Peter wrote about the priesthood, which he assigns to the whole body of Christians, not to some elite group:

"9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"

The priesthood of the type prescribed in the Old Testament was done away with when Jesus established a New Covenant. Read all about that in Hebrews 10. No Apostle, evangelist, or other person in the First Century Church was ever referred to in the new Testament as a "priest" other than in the passage I have quoted above from I Timothy. The two forms of the Mormon "priesthood" have no legitimate place in the church that Jesus established, nor do the contrived Mormon offices of President, Quorum of the Seventy, First and Second Counselors, etc. These are all parts of a system that bears no resemblance to the Biblical model for church governance. The Mormon office of "high priest" is a blasphemous invention, since the Bible clearly states that Jesus is our High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). How dare any man usurp the office bestowed on Jesus Christ? You need to read the Book of Hebrews, Skippy, especially Chapters 7-9 and try to get yourself straight on this priesthood thing. The Mormon priesthood is a mongerel concept, created by unscripturally bringing into your cult elements of the Old Testament that have been replaced by a newer and better covenant.

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