You say that the verse in," 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a royal priesthood , an holy nation,
a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out
of the darkness into his marvellous light.", is the bases of everyone holding the priesthood.
In 1 Peter 2:10 it says,"Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of
God;: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." This is speaking of the
Gentiles. It says they now can have the blessings of God and they are now able to hold
the Priesthood if they are worthy.
In 1 Timothy 4:14 it says,"Neglect not the gift that in thee, which was given thee by
prophecy, with the the laying on of the hands of the presbytery."(Elders)
Because of authority the laying on of hands as stated in scripture. Where again did your
authority to the Priesthood come from? Everyone has the right to read and relay what you
believe the Bible says but, it still does not give you the authority of the Priesthood.