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My spouse shared that in the ward she grew up attending, a person was baptized by his older brother who had for years lived a lifestyle contrary to the principles of the gospel. When the bishop of her ward was asked about this, he said that the brother had the priesthood and the ordinance was valid - and that the priesthood was dormant during his time away from the church. This seems odd to me. Is this a standard approach? If I chose to live a lifestyle such as this man would the priesthood remain with me, just in a dormant manner? If so this seems to equate sinning (significantly) to be less grievous than unrighteous dominion (Amen to the priesthood of that man), no?