Line of Authority
Every holder of the Melchizedek Priesthood can trace his authority back to the restoration of that Priesthood by Christ’s original Apostles in 1829 to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Every Melchizedek Priesthood holder can also request a copy of their line of authority online. Just click here and follow the instructions from the Church of how to request your own.
I have created 3 formats to organize your own line of authority which you can use:
- Basic Format
- Backward Format: Start with your name and go back to Jesus Christ
- Forward Format: Start with Jesus Christ and follow down to your own name
What’s the point?
Having your line of authority is very significant. It links you to the Restoration and to Jesus Christ. It helps you understand how dependent you are on both. It also shows others that the Priesthood is restored and can be traced directly from the Savior Jesus Christ.
Just insert the names of your own line of authority in the place of mine here: