Video: The Doctrine of the Priesthood

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I used Elder McConkie's talk, The Doctrine of the Priesthood, frequently as a YM Pres. I find this quote is helpful in clarifying the oath.

"Anciently the Aaronic Priesthood was limited to the Levites. It came because of father and mother; it was conferred only upon the worthy male descendants of Levi. But the Melchizedek Priesthood was to be conferred upon any male person of any lineage who was worthy to receive it.

"God swore with an oath that Christ would be exalted, and he swears anew, at the time each of us receives the Melchizedek Priesthood, that we will have a like exaltation if we are true and faithful in all things.

"Thus we make the covenant with Deity; and God swears the oath to us all, to show the importance and eternal worth of the covenant."