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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less

Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - points of difference Show more Show less

There are over 16 million Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints – often called the Mormon church.
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LDS Church Officers

Men in the LDS who meet certain standards are ordained to specific offices.
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Mormonism assigns considerable authoritative status to church tradition and ecclesiastical leadership. Male members of the church who meet standards of worthy behaviour and church participation are generally ordained to specific offices within the priesthood. It reflects Mormon society’s Patriarchal system. These are not full time roles but assigned to men who fulfill certain criteria. There are several levels - the Aaronic priesthood is conferred upon male church members beginning at age eleven. Previously it was not permissible for non-whites to become priests. Children from a same-sex marriage are still barred. To receive the Melchizedek priesthood in the church today, the recipient must hold the Aaronic priesthood and be at least 18 years old.

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