> 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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