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12-9 Duties of a Bishop

Section 12: Doctrine and Practice
12-9 Duties of a Bishop

Explanation:

The early Christian bishop was originally a leader of a local congregation. In the letters of 1 Timothy and Titus, the duties and characteristics required of a bishop are spelled out. Taken together, these epistles prescribe twenty-four qualities of the bishop. These attributes are as appropriate for bishops and leaders of the church today as they were in the first generation of Christians.

References:

John A. Widstoe, ed., Discourses of Brigham Young (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1977), 143-46.