(2 Tim 1:6) Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
(1 Tim 5:22) Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; keep yourself pure.
This meant that Saint Timothy should not to grant the priesthood hastily, via laying on of hands, to those unworthy, otherwise he would share in their punishment.
This “laying on of hands” was carried out in all nations, until our time which we have received, is the same priesthood granted by the Lord to His disciples.
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