Historical Mormon Smackdown: Relative General Authority Edition!

Last week, blogpoll went nuts and I made a mistake which meant that the people say that a member of the Presidency of the Seventy has more impact on the church than the general Relief Society President than the general Sunday School President.

In a further effort to fill out my flow-shart of popular understanding of church hierarchy, we have the following:
Which priesthood body has a greater impact on my church experience: the Presiding Bishopric or the Presidency of the Seventy?

The Presiding Bishopric is the governing body of the Aaronic Priesthood (but are overseen by the Quorum of the Twelve and God). They are primarily concerned with overseeing the physical and financial needs of the church.

The Presidency of the Seventy is concerned with overseeing the growth and maintenance of the worldwide church in a more ecclesiastical sense (but are overseen by the Quorum of the Twelve and God). I believe that they also preside over the other seventies in the same limited sense.

Please click on the link below to vote and comment below. I will post daily results and try to figure out how to do screen captures so you can see the final results yourself.

Click here to take survey

  • John C.

    a couple of hours in, I can say that the presiding bishopric enjoys a 5-3 over the presidency of the seventy. As usual, I voted in the minority.

    Tell me, bishopites, what gives?

  • John C.

    After one day, the voting is 9 for the presiding bishopric and 4 for the presidency of the seventy.

    So, what is it about your church experience that makes the temporal more important than the spiritual?

  • J. Watkins

    I love your new survey site except for the fact that I can’t actually see the current results. As for the other thing, my family grew up on church welfare (or so it seems to me now). That alone has in many significant contributed to the way I see the Chruch and the gospel. At least, that was the connection I made.

  • http://familyhistorynews.blogspot.com Maggie59

    To God there is nothing temporal; all things are spiritual.

  • John C.

    Current voting:
    10 for Presiding Bishopric
    5 for Presidency of the Seventy

    So, is this more an issue of it being unclear what the seventies actually do?

  • John C.

    Current voting:
    10 for Presiding Bishopric
    6 for Presidency of the Seventy


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