Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Prophets have been called of God since the beginning of time. God speaks His will to the inhabitants of the earth through His chosen prophet. In every dispensation of time God has had a leader or prophet amongst the people of the earth. The prophet stands as a mouthpiece of God to the entire world and calls everyone unto repentance, to learn of Christ and follow Him.
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, abut he brevealeth his csecret unto his servants the dprophets. Amos 3:7


As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to be led by living prophets—inspired men called to speak for the Lord, as did Moses, Isaiah, Peter, Paul, Nephi, Mormon, and other prophets of the scriptures. We sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator—the only person on the earth who receivesrevelation to guide the entire Church. We also sustain the counselors in the First Presidency and the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators.

Like the prophets of old, prophets today testify of Jesus Christ and teach His gospel. They make known God's will and true character. They speak boldly and clearly, denouncing sin and warning of its consequences. At times, they may be inspired to prophesy of future events for our benefit.

We can always trust the living prophets. Their teachings reflect the will of the Lord, who declared: "What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same" (D&C 1:38). --www.lds.org

I am very grateful for the knowledge I have of a living prophet today in our time of confusion. Many are lost in forbidden paths and know not where to find the truth.

12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are
ablinded by the subtle bcraftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to cdeceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they dknow not where to find it—D&C 123:12

We, as Latter-day Saints are blessed to know of a Restoration of Truth that occured in the early 1800's and to be witnesses of a living prophet today. . . President Thomas S. Monson is our current President of the Church and prophet of the world.

You can learn more about modern day living prophets and the importance of following their counsels and guidance in a world full of turmoil and confusion... www.mormon.org

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