Reading D&C 107 as a Daughter of Eve
by V.H. Cassler
D&C 107 contains many interesting elements. We learn Noah was ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood when he was but age 10, for example. We learn quite a lot about various levels of hierarchy in the Church, differences between the lesser and greater priesthoods, and the mandates of various offices in the priesthood. We also learn about the privileges of those ordained to these priesthoods, such as communing with the Church of the Firstborn or even Heavenly Father and Jesus.
However, on the surface, 107 appears to be a profoundly “womanless” section of the D&C. Whereas many sections of the D&C seem equally applicable in their exhortations to both women and men, even if women are not explicitly mentioned, it is much harder to say that about section 107. There just seems no place for them at all.
- Testimony of Richard D. Draper
- The Nature of Prophets and Prophecy
- Question: What is Adam-ondi-Ahman?
- Question: Why do Mormons use the Aaronic Priesthood, since Hebrews 7 states that the Aaronic/Levitical Priesthood was “changed” to the unique priesthood “after the order of Melchizedek” held by Jesus Christ?
- Question: Why did Jesus say “Never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created” to the Brother of Jared, when Enoch and others had already seen Jehovah face to face?