> And I've done some research and determined that those who
> mentioned previously that [bishop] is a position in the
> Aaronic Priesthood are partially incorrect.
I don't recall anyone saying it was a position in the Aaronic
Priesthood; rather, they said it was an office in the Aaronic
Priesthood. I believe this is beyond all dispute. If you have evidence
to the contrary, I'd love to see it.
> Those who receive it otherwise (not of Aaron's lineage), receive
> it as an office in the Melchizedek Priesthood.
I have never heard of "bishop" being considered a Melchizedek Priesthood
office, except in the sense that the Aaronic Priesthood is a subset of
the Melchizedek Priesthood, and therefore all Aaronic Priesthood offices
(deacon, teacher, priest, and bishop) form a part of the structure of
the Melchizedek Priesthood. Obviously, current Church practice specifies
that any bishop hold the office of high priest, but that doesn't negate
the fact that "bishop" is an Aaronic Priesthood office.
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