Times and Seasons, 5.618, January 1844-January 1, 1834; “Let no man presume for a moment that his place will be filled by another; for, remember he stands in his own place, and always will; and the Twelve Apostles of this dispensation stand in their own place and always will, both in time and in eternity, to minister, preside and regulate the affairs of the whole church.” – Brigham Young, August 15, 1844, Nauvoo, IL.
2 Peter 2:1-3; “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
This is actually a false prophecy – why did they fill the empty spot of the prophet of the deceased Joseph Smith if they said they weren’t going to?