Men Will Never Be Given the Priestesshood

Priesthood is authority from God to act in His name. And no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. Hebrews 5: 4.
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Men Will Never Be Given the Priestesshood

Post#1 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:23 pm

The Priestesshood Is Not for Men:

Men will never be given the Priestesshood in this life, nor the next. God will never ordain a man to the Priestesshood. Only the women are given the Priestesshood. Only women will become Priestesses. Only women will receive the Matriarchal Order of the Priesthood. It's not fair, I know, but that's just the way it is.

Women received Pre-mortal Ordination into the Priestesshood, or the Matriarchal Order of the Priesthood.

I quote from here: ... n-for.html

Pre-mortal Ordinances (Consolation for Women)

I had an experience in the temple I hope never to forget. As I was finishing up an initiatory session, I stood there with what must have seemed like the dippiest look on my face. The ordinance worker kept speaking as I had a profound deja vu experience. I had done this before! I had performed in similar ordinances before coming to earth. I could just short of remember being there, taking part in them. I envisioned myself in spirit form, waiting to be dressed in the garment of a physical body. Excited and nervous at the same time.

Why hadn't I thought about this previously?

The scriptures, for example, speak of a heavenly temple (here, here, and here). Then there's President Faust's famous quote: "As a woman you have been born with many unique endowments that are not common to men." I used to take that word, "endowments," for its definition of gifts in general. But now I'm really starting to think he meant it as we understand this ordinance in the temple. In fact, the temple endowment today, to me it seems more like a continuation of things women started prior to coming to earth. A further endowment, if you will.

As I looked for more information on this, I happened upon a book review of Sheri Dew's Women and the Priesthood, written by Professor Valerie Hudson. This quote jumped out at me (I apologize for the length, but it's all so good!):

Dew herself hints as much: “[T]he manner in which He authorizes the distribution of His authority and power throughout the earth is through priesthood keys.” (81; emphasis mine). Like unto the definition of priesthood given in the new Young Men’s and Young Women’s manuals, notice that the priesthood is identified expressly with the authority and power and keys of Heavenly Father—not with the power and authority of “God,” as the previous definitions gave it. We are beginning to see that Priesthood encompasses more than priesthood. That is an important though easily-overlooked shift as well, because we know that there is no “God” without there being an exalted man and an exalted woman married in the new and everlasting covenant. (D&C 132). The new definition leaves room for there to be authority and power and keys that belong to Heavenly Mother—the other “hood,” if you will, in the universe. Women are not required to be ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood to enter the temple because women were already ordained in our own “hood” (probably premortally, which might help explain the difference in conditionality pronounced upon men and women in the washing and anointing ceremony in the temple). Priesthood with a capital “P” encompasses more than priesthood with a small “p,” and so we can begin to see how women hold Priesthood power, even if they do not hold priesthood power, because they have their own “hood” entitling them to divine power.

That other “hood” we call motherhood, though you might just as easily call it priestesshood. It is the apprenticeship of Heavenly Mother’s daughters to become like Her, just as the priesthood is the apprenticeship of Heavenly Father’s sons to become like Him. And that is why it makes no sense to “ordain women” to priesthood office—they have already been ordained to Priesthood office. The seeds of this understanding are visible, but it will take much preparation before those seeds can become what they were meant to be among our people.

This is it for me. This is a conclusion regarding priesthood power that I feel like I've been led to over countless years, temple trips, and pleadings with God. (Look back under my labels temple and feminism to see the journey.) My new focus is this, I'm going to keep going to the temple to understand all that I can, but I'm also going to do my best at recalling and appreciating the many, many things shown and given to me as a woman prior to arriving here, a world in which Adam was meant to be tested. By this, I feel as though two halves of a circle will finally meet.


I believe this to be the true reality of the situation.

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Re: Men Will Never Be Given the Priestesshood

Post#2 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:43 pm

I take up this Topic at this blog:

I got the feeling that ALL women were ordained into the Priestesshood or Motherhood before they were ever born on this planet. Whether that feeling or impression is correct or not, the truth is that women will never receive the Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood, and men will never receive the Matriarchal Order of the Priesthood.

I also got the impression from the Bible that a Deaconess was married to a Deacon, and a Prophetess was married to a Prophet.

When the Reorganized LDS Church started ordaining women to the Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood in 1984, and started ordaining female apostles in 1998, then I knew with a surety that the Reorganized LDS Church is no longer the true church of God, if it ever was.


It's because I know and feel to my very core that God will never ordain a woman to the Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood, just as He and Mother In Heaven will never ordain a man to the Priestesshood or the Matriarchal Order of the Priesthood. God is simply a lot more intelligent than we are, and His Priesthood is only His to give. Never in our world's history has God ever given the Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood to a woman. God won't do such a thing, or He would cease to be God.

Female Temple Workers are also called Prophetesses in the Bible.

In my ward, the Relief Society President is the Prophetess of the Ward; and I, a male, have gone to her for counsel and advice, especially when it comes to the things that she is responsible for. God will never make a man a Prophetess, the President of the Relief Society in a ward. It's just not going to happen, not in the true church of Jesus Christ.

The women who want to be ordained into the Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood simply want to be men; but, they aren't men and God never intended for them to be men. These women have a better calling, a higher and nobler calling, a calling that is sure to gain them entry into the Celestial Kingdom if they pursue it and fulfill it diligently and righteously; but, they can't see it. They don't want to see it. Satan has blinded them to it.

I get the feeling that ALL women were born Priestesses or born into the Motherhood; but, the Priesthood is something that a man has to work for, seek for, strive for, earn, and learn.

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