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Ogden Krautism Rebuked

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At one time Ogden believed the Pariarchal Priesthood was superior in authority to the Apostleship.  I set him and others in order on this subject, which is now published on pg. 2 (arabic, i.e. 2, not Roman numeration, i.e ii), Vol 1, The Revelations of Jesus Christ.

In August 15, 1981 Ogden wrote me, which letter I have published on my Skydrive account:

"You claim authority from the Church but you have not even received Patriarchal authority from them. This is the higher order of Priesthood, yet you have not received it from any source. You cannot give to others what you have not received yourself." 

Many other challenges were contained within this letter, to which I responded in detail published in Teachings of the One Mighty and Strong.

Some of my rebuttal which I received from the Lord, establish the Apostleship as supreme on the earth or in the Church:

Now I ask you, by what authority wereTemple sraised wherein this Priesthood could be righteously revealed?  I will tell you by what authority they were raised and by what authority this supposedly higher Order of Priesthood was revealed:  It is the Apostleship. The Apostleship is the highest Order of Priesthood in Heaven or on earth and it circumscribes everything else and all other parts or ramifications proceed out of it and nothing else, saith the Lord God of Israel. What was Joseph Smith ordained to when he received authority to build temples, and administer the ordinances and Orders of the Priesthood with all their offices and callings, administrations, sealings and in addition which gave him power to ordain, raise up and regulate the affairs of the Kingdom of Heaven?  It was the Apostleship and nothing else.  All Priesthood is merely parts or ramifications proceeding from the Apostleship and nothing else. (Many other things I wrote which due to brevity cannot be included here.)