The Calling of a Mormon Prophet

15 January

Micah 4:5; “For all people will walk everyone in the name of his god, And we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.”

With the advent of a new Mormon prophet being called into office, we thought we’d look at how the Church does this, and compare it to what the Bible says.

We’re on our knees praying the Mormon people will take heed of the declaration in Micah and denounce the false gods they’ve embraced!

According to the Church’s website, a new prophet isn’t actually chosen in the way you, or I, might think. The next prophet simply takes his new job based on seniority. The apostle that’s been in office the longest is next in line.

Seniority…The Lord controls the order of succession through seniority (determined by the date the Apostle was ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve, not his age). “The Lord … permits to come to the first place only the one who is destined to take that leadership. Death and life become the controlling factors.” – LDS.org

They base this off what it says in Acts 1:15–26. While the majority of that passage speaks of the death of Judas, the key verses are actually in vv. 20-26 –

“20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. 21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”

Apparently, the new apostle should’ve been with the other apostles to witness Jesus’ resurrection. Furthermore, they cast lots to make their selection from those who were qualified.

Neither of those scenarios took place in Mormonism, so why are they using this bible passage to show how they went about choosing their next prophet?

Moreover, according to their rules, and regulations, they really don’t need to pray when the system is set up to install the next in line according to seniority! What if the next in line isn’t fit to serve as the prophet? Is it just the next in line once again?

What if the next in line doesn’t feel qualified to serve as God’s appointed?

From the looks of things, Russell M. Nelson should be the next appointed prophet. The Church announced they’ll make an official announcement about the new leadership on January 16, 2018.

We’re also wondering why the Church has so many apostles. The Bible only mentions the original twelve, plus the one chosen after Judas committed suicide. If the LDS Church is really modeled after the original church, why so many apostles? To date, the they’ve had 100 apostles since their inception in 1830.

Pray for Mormons everywhere to think about this man-made system to be exposed for what it is: a pyramid scheme.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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